AmiciMusic performs “APRIL in PARIS” with guest artists, Jason and Dilshad Posnock

AmiciMusic, Asheville’s award-winning chamber music organization dedicated to performing great chamber music in intimate spaces and non-traditional venues, will take audiences on a musical journey to “April in Paris” with the husband and wife team of Jason and Dilshad Posnock, violinist and flutist, along with pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  They will perform music by Saint-Saens, Poulenc, Gaubert, Ibert, and Martinu as they evoke the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of the romantic French capital at the turn of the 20th century.  Dr. Weiser will also give brief talks about each composer and highlight the new flowering of chamber music in Paris as a musical response to the disastrous Franco-Prussian War of 1870.

Dan Weiser

7:00pm

Daniel Weiser, pianist and founder of AmiciMusic, has been presenting intimate chamber music concerts around the country since 2001.  He has been described as the “ultimate musical Impresario” and a “force of pianistic energy.”  He founded AmiciMusic while living in Asheville in 2011 and has since moved to Baltimore, where he has continued performing these intimate shows.  He started piano at age five, but tried to avoid a life in music by studying American History at Columbia University and spending a year at Harvard Law School at the same time as former President Obama.  Ultimately, he could not escape the musical pull and received his Masters and Doctorate at the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University in Piano/Chamber Music.  He was the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music, for which he and violinist Tim Schwarz were sent by the State Depr. on an eleven-country, two month tour of concerts and Masterclasses to the Middle East and Southeast Asia, including concerts in Syria, Pakistan, Egypt, Israel, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and more.   He has taught music at Dartmouth College, St. Paul’s School, UNC Asheville, and Johns Hopkins.  He now lives in Baltimore with his wife, Dr. Kisha Weiser, and their twin eleven-year old girls, Emma and Sophie.

Dilshad Posnock

7:00pm

Dilshad Posnock, flutist, has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in concerts and festivals across the United States, England, Puerto Rico and India, and has been featured on BBC TV and BBC World Service Radio. Originally from Mumbai, Ms. Posnock completed her undergraduate studies with Honors at the Royal College of Music, London, and her Masters Degree at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where she studied with renowned flutist and pedagogue Jeanne Baxtresser, former Principal Flute of the New York Philharmonic.  Ms. Posnock later served as Artist Lecturer in Flute, and Director of the Artist Diploma Program at the Carnegie Mellon School of Music.  Ms. Posnock currently lives in Brevard with her husband Jason, and two young children.  She serves on the faculties of the Brevard Music Center and Brevard College, and performs regularly with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra. She was also a founding member of the Sangat Music Festival in Mumbai, India

Jason Posnock

7:00PM

Jason Posnock, violinist, enjoys a versatile musical career both in the United States and internationally. He has performed regularly in such prominent American ensembles as the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Since making his solo debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the age of ten, Mr. Posnock has appeared as orchestral soloist on numerous occasions. Concertmaster of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra since 2007,  Mr. Posnock has also devoted much of his time to teaching and working with young musicians, serving on the faculty of the Brevard Music Center, as Artist Lecturer in Violin at Carnegie Mellon University, conductor of the Intrada Strings preparatory orchestra, and maintaining a busy teaching studio.  Originally from New Jersey, Mr. Posnock began taking violin lessons at the age of four.  He attended Princeton University and went on to study at the Royal College of Music in London before completing the Performance Residency Program at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.   Presently Mr. Posnock resides with his family in Brevard, NC, serves on the faculty of Brevard College, and is the Director of Artistic Planning & Educational Programs of the Brevard Music Center.

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