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Springtime Melodies

Liesle Deppe, flute
Diana Dumlavwalla, piano
Kenin McKay, violin

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
7:30 pm

Liesel Deppe – flute

Liesel Deppe was born in South Africa, where she also completed her undergraduate studies. She then went to study at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, Germany on a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service where she completed a “Meisterklassendiplom” with Professor Klaus Schochow.
Upon the completion of her diploma in Germany, Liesel moved to the United States to obtain a masters degree. She spent one year with Alexa Still at the University of Colorado in Boulder, before moving to Canada with her husband. In 2006 she obtained her degree from the University of Western Ontario. Liesel also studied with Leslie Newman at the University of Toronto where she obtained her D.M.A. In 2011. She is currently a flute instructor at the University of Windsor.
Ms. Deppe has played with various ensembles and orchestras in South Africa, Europe, the United States and Canada. A highlight of her career was playing and touring with the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra in Europe and Israel. She has been a member of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra since December 2003, where she particularly enjoys playing the piccolo. She has appeared as soloist with the Kwazulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, Durban City Orchestra (both in South Africa), the National Academy Orchestra in Hamilton, the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Players, and the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.
During the 2006-2007 season Ms. Deppe was awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, which enabled her to study with various flutists in the United Kingdom and Europe. In 2014 she received a grant from the Ontario Arts Council to complete a residency at The Banff Centre. Liesel Deppe currently lives in Stratford, Ontario, where she is also the General Manager for the Stratford Symphony Orchestra, but freelances with various orchestras in Southwestern Ontario.

Diana Dumlavwalla - piano

Diana Dumlavwalla is an Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Florida State University. Previously, Diana taught at Western University where she developed the faculty’s inaugural doctoral piano pedagogy course. Additionally, she was an instructor at the University of Toronto, University of Windsor, Wilfrid Laurier University, the Beckett School in Kitchener and was also the director of the Children’s Piano Pedagogy Program at the University of Toronto. She also serves as a member of the Royal Conservatory of Music’s College of Examiners and adjudicates at local, regional and provincial festivals. She is an active member of MTNA and ORMTA.
As a soloist and chamber musician, Diana has performed in North America, Europe and Australia. Her performing interests also extend to new music. She has presented lecture recitals and papers at leading piano conferences and symposiums.
Diana completed the Doctor of Musical Arts Performance degree at the University of Toronto studying piano with James Parker and piano pedagogy with Midori Koga. She received her Master of Music (Piano Performance) at the Royal College of Music in London, Honours Bachelor of Music (Piano Performance and Voice) at Wilfrid Laurier University and an Associate diploma from the Royal Conservatory. She has studied with many other fine pedagogues including Agnes Olsheski, Virginia Blaha, Heather Taves, Yonty Solomon and Logan Skelton.
Diana is thrilled to be back performing in her hometown.

Kenin McKay - violin

An active freelance musician in the Toronto area, Violinist Kenin McKay completed her Masters degree in Performance at the University of Toronto, where she studied with Annalee Patipatanakoon and Scott St. John. Upon receiving her Bachelor of Music degree with honours standing from the University, she was awarded the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto graduating scholarship, and the following year she also received the Frank M. Waddell scholarship for outstanding academic achievement, as well as the Felix Galimir Award for Chamber Music. Kenin received an Associate Diploma in Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music in 2002.
In previous summers, Kenin has participated in the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, the St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar, The Banff Centre Chamber Music Residency and Masterclasses, and the National Academy Orchestra.
A seasoned orchestral player, Kenin has recently performed throughout Southern Ontario with various ensembles such as the Toronto Concert Orchestra, Bellus Barbari, Esprit Orchestra, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Brantford Symphony, the Scarborough Philharmonic, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, as well as travelling somewhat further afield to play with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra and Symphony New Brunswick.
In addition to her many performance commitments, Kenin maintains a busy teaching schedule, both privately, and through the Classical Music Conservatory, the Toronto Suzuki Studio, and the Toronto School for Strings. Coming from a Suzuki background herself, Kenin has completed her Suzuki certification from Early Childhood Education through Book 4, and has extensive experience working with students of all ages.

Trio Sonata in G major, BWV 1038 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sonata for Violin and Piano - C. Debussy (1862-1918)
    Allegro vivo
    Intermède: Fantasque et léger
    Finale: Très animé

Introduction and Variations on “Trock’ne Blumen”, D. 802 - Franz Schubert (1797-1828)


Etude-Tableau in E flat minor, Op. 39, no. 5 - S. Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

Trio for Flute, Violin and Piano - N. Rota (1911-1979)
    Allegro ma non troppo
    Andante sostenuto
    Allegro vivace con spirito

A Selection of Tangos - A. Piazzolla (1921-1992)
    La Muerte del Angel