DUC Chamber Music Series: Maryse Carlin and friends

The Classical Quartet

Leann Schuering, soprano
Leighann Daihl, flute
Stephanie Hunt, cello
Maryse Carlin, fortepiano

Sonata in G Major for flute and continuo CPE Bach

Variations for fortepiano “La Belle Françoise” W.A. Mozart

Cantata 'Ariadne a Naxos' F. J. Haydn

Andantino for cello and fortepiano W.A. Mozart

Trio in G Major for flute, cello and fortepiano F.J.Haydn

Maryse Carlin, fortepiano, has performed throughout the United States and abroad, both as a pianist and harpsichordist. She made her debut recital at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York under the auspices of Jeunesses Musicales. Since then, she has appeared at the Whitney Museum in New York, at Jordan Hall and on the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and as guest artist with the Boston Musica Viva, Fromm Foundation Concerts at Harvard University, the Marlboro Music Festival, and the Pulitzer Foundation Chamber Series in Saint Louis. As soloist with orchestra, she has collaborated with conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, Roger Norrington, José-Luis Garcia, and Nicholas Mc Gegan. She appeared as fortepianist on the “Great Performers at Lincoln Center” Mozart Marathon at Alice Tully Hall. Recent concert appearances have taken her to Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, and China. She is a frequent harpsichordist with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and teaches at Washington University in Saint Louis. Maryse Carlin is the artistic director of the Kingsbury Ensemble, and of the “Festival de Musique Ancienne” of Saint Savin, in the French Pyrénées.

Stephanie Hunt, cello, is a versatile musician, performing on both modern and baroque cello. She has attended a number of music festivals, including Festivalensemble Stuttgart, the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, and two summers as a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude, from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music and received a Master of Music from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. She graduated with both a Bachelor of Music honors and a Master of Music in baroque cello from the Utrecht Conservatory(Netherlands). Her teachers include Viola de Hoog, Norman Fischer, Hans Jørgen Jensen, Ross Harbaugh, and Monique Bartels. After living in the Netherlands for five years, Stephanie returned to the States. She freelances, maintains a private cello studio in St. Louis, and teaches in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Suzuki program and at Lindenwood University.

Coloratura soprano Leann Schuering’s presence has been described as “sparkling” (The News Gazette).   Beautifully animated and energetic on stage, her warm coloratura voice is praised for its effortless top, changing on a dime from thrillingly bright to chillingly soft. Leann was awarded third place at the International Czech and Slovak Singing Competition in Montréal.  She is a two-time District Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a Third Prize recipient at the Regional level. Her concert repertoire includes Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Mozart's Requiem, Villa-Lobos'Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, and multiple works by Händel, including Messiah and Solomon.   For a performance of Brahms’Ein Deutsches Requiem, Leann was lauded for her “very beautiful, ethereal sound” . Leann can often be heard as a soloist with the St Louis symphony chorus, and recently was the second soprano soloist in Vivaldi Gloria, Nic McGegan conductor.

Leighann Daihl, historical flutist, has concertized throughout central Europe as well as the United States both as a soloist and as a collaborator of chamber and orchestral music. Leighann regularly plays with period instrument ensembles thorughout the Midwest, like New Comma Baroque, Baroque Band, the Newberry Consort,  and the Bach and Beethoven Ensemble.  Her performances can frequently be heard on Chicago's Classical Radio Station WFMT, 98.7.  In the spring of 2014 she was chosen to give a Dame Myra Hess Memorial concert which was broadcast live on WFMT. Leighann holds a Bachelor's degree in modern flute from DePauw University (Greencastle, IN) as well as a Master's degree in modern flute from Indiana University (Bloomington, IN).  In addition, she holds a Bachelor's degree in traverso from The Royal Conservatory of The Hague (The Hague, The Netherlands) and a Master's degree in traverso from Indiana University.  Leighann has also been the recipient of a prestigious Netherland-American Fulbright grant.