Join us on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm to enjoy a performance by violinist Emma Meinrenken and pianist Thomas Weaver. Emma is a recent graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music. This is her second appearance at these concerts.
The program will be announced soon.
About the Artists
Emma Carina Meinrenken
Canadian violinist Emma Carina Meinrenken was a Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation Annual Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Ida Kavafian. Emma graduated from Curtis in May 2022. Former teachers include Atis Bankas and Victor Danchenko.
Emma has won top awards at numerous competitions, including first place at the Stradivarius International Violin Competition, the Jury Prize at the Jascha Heifetz International Violin Competition, the silver medal at the Stulberg International String Competition, and grand prizes at both the 2012 Canadian Music Competition and the 2013 FCMS National Competition. She was also a semi-finalist at the last Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition. In Summer 2016, she was a student at the Verbier Festival Academy.
Emma debuted with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the age of 10, and has since performed with many other orchestras, including the Utah Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal.
Emma performs on the 1689 “Baumgartner” Stradivarius violin, on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Thomas Weaver is an American pianist, composer, and educator. His extensive repertoire contains music of the past as well as new compositions, including many pieces written especially for him. A native of Marlton, NJ, he began his study of piano at the age of eight, giving his first public performance at the age of nine. He is currently based in Philadelphia.
Thomas Weaver maintains an active solo and chamber career that has included performances in the United States, Europe, and Asia. His playing has been hailed as displaying both “sensitivity” and “incredible dexterity.” Weaver has appeared in many concert halls, including those in New York (Carnegie/Weill Recital Hall, Greene Space, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall), Philadelphia, Washington D.C. (Phillips Collection), Boston (Jordan Hall), Chicago, Nashville, Dallas, Berlin (Germany), Itami (Japan), the Tanglewood Music Festival, Red Rocks Music Festival, New York Chamber Music Festival, and others. Weaver has performed with a number of eminent musicians including Elmira Darvarova, Jess Gillam, Kenneth Radnofsky, Jennifer Frautschi, Gene Pokorny, and members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and others. Weaver is a currently a member of the Amram Ensemble, Trio Ardente, and New England Chamber Players.
Weaver is on faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he teaches Core Studies (harmony, counterpoint, and analysis), Keyboard Studies, and Supplementary Piano. He is a staff pianist and accompanist at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and at Mannes College. He holds a Master of Music degree in both Piano Performance and Composition from Mannes College, and a Bachelor of Music degree, summa cum laude, from Boston University. His primary piano teachers include Anthony di Bonaventura, Victor Rosenbaum, and Pavel Nersessian. His primary composition instructors include David Loeb, Dr. John Wallace, Dr. Martin Amlin, and Jonathan Coopersmith.
About the Concert
Our concerts take place at a private home in southern Rhode Island, near the village of Wakefield. The street address is 103 North Road, South Kingstown, RI 02879.
This performance begins at 7:30 pm. One hour before the performance, join us for a discussion about the music on the program (afternoon concerts only). After the performance, you’ll have an opportunity to chat with the artists and learn about their backgrounds, interests, and career plans.
Advance reservations are required. If you’d like to attend this concert, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of the guests in your party. If seating is available, we’ll confirm your reservation; otherwise we’ll add you to the waiting list. If you have a reservation and a member of your party decides not to attend, please let us know so another guest can take their place.
The suggested contribution is $40 per person. If your resources are limited, please contribute whatever you can afford. Contributions are collected at the door. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards.
IMPORTANT: As a precaution, we’d like everyone attending this concert to be fully vaccinated and symptom-free. Masks are optional at this time.
Seating capacity for this concert: 20