Salon 2015-01-15 — Ensemble Bambou

Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 5:00 in Sterling, VA

Ensemble Bambou

Woodwind Quartet


Mozart Adagio and Allegro K 594 for wind quartet,
originally for Mechanical Organ

Mozart String Quartet in GM K 387,
arranged for wind quartet

Mozart Fantasia in f minor K 608
arranged for wind quartet, originally for Mechanical Organ

Variations on the theme “La ci darem la mano” from Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon, WoO 28,
originally for 2 oboes and English horn


Maude Fish, bassoonist, holds a B.A. in Music from Smith College, and Masters in Music Performance in Bassoon from New England Conservatory where she studied with the late Matthew Ruggiero and Sherman Walt, both formerly of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  Her dedication to chamber music dates back to summers during high-school years spent at the Kinhaven Music School (VT), studying both piano and bassoon in chamber groups.  In subsequent years, she pursued her chamber music interests further with  fellowships to attend for two summers the Blossom Music School (summer home of the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra) where the focus is entirely on chamber music.  Attendance at other festivals includes the Grand Teton Orchestral Seminar, and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.  Maude plays regularly with the Amadeus and Virginia Chamber Orchestras, as well as the Arlington Philharmonic and the Chesapeake Orchestra.  She teaches piano and bassoon privately.

Cheryl Hill, clarinetist, received a Bachelor of Music Degree from the New England Conservatory of Music  and a Master of Musical Arts Degree from SUNY Stony Brook.  She currently plays as the principal clarinetist in the National Philharmonic Orchestra and performed as second clarinetist  in the Baltimore Opera Company from 1990 until the Company closed its doors in 2009.  Her love of chamber music developed at the Marlboro Music Festival (VT) and the Yale Summer School of Music where she formed a group, Quartet Montage, that won first place in the International Chamber Music Competition (NYC, 1983). This prize culminated in a debut performance at Carnegie Recital Hall.  Cheryl teaches at the Washington Conservatory of Music.

Wes Nichols, oboist, holds Bachelor and Master in Oboe Performance Degrees from The Manhattan School of Music in New York where he studied with Henry Schumann, Elaine Douvas, and Joseph Robinson.  He is a former member of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (MA), the Group for Contemporary Music , and the New Music Consort (NYC).  After moving to the DC Metro area, he began to freelance extensively and became principal oboist of the Arlington Symphony Orchestra (now the Arlington Philharmonic), the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, and the McLean Symphony Orchestra.  He joined Ensemble Bambou in 2005.

Carrie Rose, flutist, performs and  teaches in the DC area.  She is producer, composer, and performer for the Origins Concert Series in Silver Spring, MD – a hub for adventurous music seekers that features a world premiere on each concert.  Her work has received numerous grants from the MD State Arts Council, the Arts and Humanities Commission of Montgomery County, and the American Composers Forum. An enthusiast of chamber music, she is a member of inHale: a collective of flutists with a mission to seek out exciting and adventurous duo repertoire that utilizes each member of the flute family (piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute).  In DC’s City Paper, Carrie was named a “favorite local composer.”  She earned Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from The Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Joshua Smith, principal flutist of the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra.

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