Summitt Pianos, at 6209 Lee Hwy., will host a Chamber Music Recital on Sunday at 3 p.m. An RSVP is required by calling Buddy Shirk at 499-0600. Limited seating available. Admission is free.
The recital will feature Lee University Assistant Professor of Piano, Dr. Cahill Smith, as well as UT Knoxville Lecturer of Violin Geoffrey Herd, violist Deanna Anderson, and cellist Heather Anderson. The program includes piano quartets by Mozart and Brahms.
Mr. Herd and Dr. Smith have performed around the U.S. together as a duo, including recitals at Boston’s Isabell Stewart Gardner Museum, Rice University and Weill Hall Carnegie Hall in 2014. Mr. Herd is sought after as a soloist and chamber musician, and has been featured with the Rochester Philharmonic, the Ithaca College Symphony, and the Finger Lakes Symphony, among others. He received an Artist Diploma from Yale University where he was the recipient of the Broadus Erle Prize for excellence in violin, and also holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Rice University. Mr. Herd recently joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville as lecturer of Violin.
Dr. Smith performs as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, including three programs at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, as well as venues in China, Ukraine, England and Ireland. While pursuing his doctorate at Eastman School of Music, he received the Douglas Lowry award for excellence in performance, won the Eastman Concerto Competition, and was awarded the Prize for Excellence in Teaching as a graduate assistant. He also holds degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Deanna Anderson, a Minneapolis–Saint Paul native, is a freelance performer and teacher recently based in Paris, France. She holds degrees from the Juilliard School, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Conservatoire de Paris. Through the Conservatoire de Paris, Ms. Anderson has performed in collaboration with the Ensemble Intercontemporain with conductor Mattias Pintscher. She has also participated in numerous small-ensemble contemporary music projects.
Currently based in Chattanooga, Heather Anderson teaches and performs as a chamber and orchestral musician. She has performed with the Greenville Symphony, the Eastman Philharmonia, and the National Orchestral Institute Orchestra, among others. Recently, she has held principal positions with the Orford Academy Orchestra and the Colorado College Summer Music Festival Orchestra. Heather holds a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from the Eastman School of Music where she studied with David Ying of the Ying Quartet.
Mozart – Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493
Brahms – Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25
A reception will follow the concert.