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Release: June 29, 1999

Pianist Rose Chancler will present solo works , duo with violinist Vogel July 7 at UI

NOTE TO BROADCASTERS: Chancler is pronounced like "Chancellor."

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Pianist Rose Chancler, a visiting faculty member at the University of Iowa School of Music this summer, will present a recital including both solo works and a duo sonata with violinist Annette-Barbara Vogel at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 7 in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.

Their joint faculty recital will be free and open to the public.

Chancler will play Beethoven's Sonata in D minor, op. 31 no. 2 ("Tempest"); two preludes by Sergei Rachmaninoff; and the Toccata for Piano by Emma Lou Diemer. Together, Chancler and Vogel will perform the Sonata in A, op. 13, of French composer Emanuel Faure.

The least-known composer on the program, Emma Lou Diemer teaches theory and composition at the University of California in Santa Barbara. She has received awards and commissions from the Louisville Orchestra and the Kindler Foundation, a Young Composers Grant from the Ford Foundation and a Creative Arts Grant from the University of Maryland. More than 100 of her choral and instrumental works have been published.

She commented on the Toccata for piano, "I've always loved toccatas, especially the fast and exciting variety. I started writing the piece with a sense of excitement and anticipation and with rapid repeated notes, so 'toccata' was a natural choice as a title. Also, toccatas are often sectional (and) mine . . . does have several sections, the longest being the middle section where the perpetual-motion action is suspended for a while."

When asked about the intense drama of his Piano Sonata in D minor, Beethoven referred to Shakespeare's "The Tempest." The first movement is especially dramatic, with its sudden shifts from violent fortissimos to calm pianissimos, while the finale uses an unbroken 16th-note pattern, placing quick changes of volume and harmonic complexities within a constant perpetual-motion texture.

Chancler has performed throughout the United States as both a soloist and a collaborative artist. She has played concertos and recitals in Alaska, New York, Texas, Pennsylvania, California, Oklahoma and Massachusetts. She has played chamber music performances with notable artists, including Paul Rosenthal, Jeffrey Solow and Harvey Pittel.

She has held teaching positions at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and the Baylor University School of Music, and she has been faculty accompanist at the Chautauqua Institution.

She holds a bachelor's degree in piano performance from the University of Texas at Austin, and master’s and doctoral degrees in piano performance and literature from the Eastman School in Rochester, N.Y. At Eastman her teacher was Rebecca Penneys, who was guest of the UI Piano Festival in January.

Vogel joined the UI faculty in 1999. She has performed extensively in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, playing as a soloist with orchestra, a solo recitalist and chamber musician. She has appeared at the Aspen, Ravinia, Chautauqua, Menuhin and Schleswig-Holstein festivals, among others. She has appeared on radio and television broadcasts in Europe and the United States and has recorded many CDs.

Vogel began studying the violin at the age of four and played her solo debut when she was 12. She received solo and chamber music diplomas for her studies in Germany, then completed an artist diploma with the famed violin teacher Dorothy DeLay. Prior to her appointment at the UI, Vogel taught at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen in Germany. She has taught master classes in Europe, the United States and Asia, and was artist-in-residence at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She has won numerous performance competitions and was selected to play in the "Bundesauswahl Konzerte junger Kuenstler," a national German young artists concert series.

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