with Cicilia Yudha, piano
Mary Lynch, oboe
Robert Woolfrey, clarinet
Barrick Stees, bassoon
Richard King, horn
Oskar Morawetz: Clarinet Sonata (1981)
Heinrich von Herzogenberg: Trio in D Major for Oboe, Horn and Piano, Op. 61
Francis Poulenc: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano, FP43 (1926)
Mozart: Quintet in Eb Major, K. 452 (1784) [25:07] for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn and Piano
Indonesian pianist Cicilia Yudha made her debut with The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall in 2003. As soloist and avid chamber musician, she has performed in the U.S.A., Canada, Austria, Germany, France, Cambodia and Indonesia.
Passionate about music education and community service, Yudha has served as piano faculty at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, and the Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory Department, and as a staff collaborative pianist of Boston Children’s Chorus and Eastern Music Festival.
On full scholarship, Yudha earned a doctorate in piano performance at University of North Carolina – Greensboro, where she coordinated the Class Piano program and taught piano to non-keyboard majors. Upon graduation, she was inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda honor society. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree and an Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a Master of Music degree in piano performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. Former teachers include Olga Radosavljevich, Wha-Kyung Byun and John Salmon. In 2012, she joined the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University as an assistant professor and coordinator of keyboard musicianship.
Richard King began serving as principal horn of The Cleveland Orchestra at the beginning of the 1997-98 Season, having joined the ensemble in 1988 as associate principal at the age of 20. He has frequently been featured as a soloist with the Orchestra, including May 2009 performances of Haydn’s Horn Concerto No. 1 and Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 1. Mr. King has also appeared as soloist with the Tokyo Symphony and New Zealand’s Auckland Philharmonia.
A native of Long Island, New York, Richard King briefly attended New York’s Juilliard School and subsequently earned a diploma from Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music. He was a student of former Cleveland Orchestra principal horn Myron Bloom. An active chamber musician and recitalist, he is a member of the Center City Brass Quintet. He serves on the faculties of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Kent/Blossom Music professional training program.
Mary Lynch joined The Cleveland Orchestra as second oboe in August 2012. Born in Washington D.C., Ms. Lynch studied at the New England Conservatory and the Juilliard School. Her teachers include John Ferrillo, Elaine Douvas and Nathan Hughes. While a student in Boston, she performed as co-principal oboe of the Discovery Ensemble (2008-10) and as a frequent substitute with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally, Ms. Lynch was principal oboe at the New York String Orchestra Seminar (2009 and 2010). Recent awards include the Boston Woodwind Society’s Ralph Gomberg Award and Juilliard’s William Schuman Prize. During recent summers, she has performed at the Marlboro Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, and Tanglewood Music Center.
Passionate about educational outreach, Ms. Lynch was a Morse Fellow at the Juilliard School, and earlier was awarded a Community Performances and Partnerships Fellowship from New England Conservatory as a member of the woodwind quintet Sirocco Winds. With Sirocco, she presented educational concerts sponsored by the Virginia Arts Festival, Rockport Chamber Music and Concord Chamber Music Society. Ms. Lynch has recently been appointed principal oboe of the Seattle Symphony.
Robert Woolfrey joined the clarinet section of The Cleveland Orchestra in November 2008. Prior to his Cleveland appointment, he was principal clarinet of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra (2007-2008) as well as a member of the IRIS Chamber Orchestra.
As a chamber musician Mr. Woolfrey has collaborated with Michael Tilson Thomas, Dawn Upshaw and musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra. In recent summers, he has participated in a variety of music festivals, including Tanglewood Music Center and the Aspen Music Festival. Performances by Mr. Woolfrey have been heard on National Public Radio’s Performance Today, classical music station WQXR and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio Two.
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Mr. Woolfrey studied with Joaquin Valdepeñas and at Yale University with David Shifrin, where he received a master’s degree in music. Mr. Woolfrey is also an alumnus of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida, where he performed as a soloist in Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto.
Barrick Stees has been assistant principal bassoon of The Cleveland Orchestra since 2001. He received a bachelor’s degree and performer’s certificate from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with K. David Van Hoesen. Mr. Stees has concertized extensively in Europe, South America and Asia, including a solo tour of Hong Kong and China. He has given recitals throughout the United States. His solo appearances include performances with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra.
Mr. Stees teaches at the Cleveland Institute of Music and has taught at Michigan State University, the Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Brevard Music Center. He was previously principal bassoon with the Hartford Symphony and has played with the symphony orchestras of Pittsburgh and Detroit as well as with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. His website, www.steesbassoon.com, offers a wealth of information about his teaching, performances and reedmaking.