FIVE FRIDAYS: An Astral Duo
The Five Fridays concert series is proud to present Astral artists Jonathan Wintringham and Caroline Cole in the opening concert of its 2013-2014 season on October 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Taking place by candle light in Saint Paul's stunning neo-gothic nave, every Five Fridays concert includes a wine reception and chance to greet the artist. All proceeds benefit Face-to-Face Germantown and the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Northwest Philadelphia.
About Jonathan Wintringham
"A major force in the saxophone world," (American Record Guide) saxophonist Jonathan Wintringham has been described as "absolutely stunning" and "nothing short of a virtuoso" (The Sax Magazine, Japan). "Possessing a confidence and grace that comes from somewhere beyond experience," (Arizona Daily Star) "he phrases with an artistic awareness well beyond his years; and he tackles the postmodernist content of his program with extreme volume shifts [and] daring color changes" (ARG). He has given recitals, masterclasses, and residencies throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, England, and Japan, and, an advocate of contemporary music, Mr. Wintringham frequently works with composers to commission and premiere new works. He is a winner of Astral Artists' 2013 National Auditions.
Jonathan Wintringham is currently a teaching assistant at the Eastman School of Music, where he pursues a Master of Music degree in Saxophone Performance and Literature under Chien-Kwan Lin. He also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The University of Arizona. His instructors have included Timothy McAllister, Nobuya Sugawa, Masato Kumoi, Kelland Thomas, Asako Inoue, and Marshall Taylor. He has also performed in masterclasses for Masataka Hirano, Hitomi Hara, John Sampen, and James Umble, and has participated in the Hamamatsu International Wind Instrument Academy and Festival and the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp. As a recipient of the University of Arizona's Undergraduate Research Grant, Mr. Wintringham performed a six-month Tokyo-based investigation into the inner workings of the collegiate training systems and musical cultures of Japan.
Jonathan Wintringham is an endorsing artist for MusicMedic.com's RooPads and plays Selmer (Paris) saxophones exclusively.
About Caroline Cole
Canadian harpist Caroline Cole is a recipient of The Juilliard School Robert Wayne Barlow Prize in Harp, two Canada Council for the Arts grants, and the Canada Council J.B.C. Watkins Award. She is the only harpist ever to receive The Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award, and twice received Second Prize at the L'Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Standard Life Competition as well as its prize for the best performance of a contemporary work. Ms. Cole is a winner of Astral Artist's 2013 National Auditions. Caroline Cole has been a featured performer at prestigious harp events throughout Canada and the U.S., including the XI World Harp Congress in Vancouver, the Saratoga Harp Colony in New York, the Young Artist's Harp Seminar in Georgia, and the American Harp Society in Toronto. She regularly performs in The Fantasticks off-Broadway, and with several chamber groups in New York City.
An advocate of new music, Ms. Cole founded the Moirae Ensemble with flutist Fiona Kelly and soprano Catherine Hancock in 2010. The ensemble is dedicated to presenting the music of current composers and raising global awareness for women's rights and has commissioned works from such composers as Libby Larsen and Evan Fein. Ms. Cole is also co-founder and a member of The Canadian Harp Duo, with harpist Angela Schwarzkopf. The Duo makes its debut in June 2013 in Canadian composer Marjan Mozetich's double harp concerto The Passion of Angels, with Symphony By The Bay in Hamilton, Ontario.
Ms. Cole's musical interests also take her outside the classical music genre to Broadway, jazz, pop, and film music. She has performed with such artists as pop star Barry Manilow, and internationally acclaimed jazz musicians Pascal Le Boeuf, Remy Le Boeuf, and Mike Ruby. Her first film recording, the Sedona soundtrack, received the Film Score of the Year Award from the Pheonix Music Awards in 2011.
Ms. Cole received a Master's of Music degree in 2011 from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto in 2009.
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