Sunday, April 3, 2022 – 2:30 pm
Laurence Kayaleh, violin
Elizabeth Dolin, cello
Bernadene Blaha, piano
“The True Spirit of Chamber Music”
Laurence Kayaleh is an artist of deep musical insight, with a rich, singing tone and a natural feeling for style. Possessing the immaculate technique, deep sound, and innate musicality of the grand tradition of violin playing, she performs on a magnificent Pietro Guarnerius violin which once belonged to the great master and pedagogue Carl Flesch. At her Paris debut at the Théâtre du Châtelet, the world-renowned critic of Le Figaro, Pierre Petit, described her playing as regal, praising her wonderful sound and her innate sense of phrasing.
Elizabeth Dolin is recognized as one of Canada’s finest cellists, in demand as both recitalist and chamber musician. With pianist Bernadene Blaha she won first prize in the duo category in the 1986 International Chamber Music Competition in Florence. Critics praise the subtle quality of her tone, her refined musicality and her strong technical abilities. Dolin is Assistant Professor of Cello at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University, and Professor of cello and chamber music at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal.
Bernadene Blaha has been praised internationally as a “pianist of integrity, with lovely sonorities and total clarity of line.” As recitalist, concerto soloist or chamber musician, she has been heralded in performances throughout North America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Mexico. Blaha is Professor of Piano at the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles.