Ear Heart Music: You Can Just Park Right Here
Greg Chudzik, bass
Matt Donello, percussion
Joshua Modney, violin
You Can Just Park Right Here is a trio active in the New York City area with Greg Chudzik on bass, Matt Donello on percussion, and Joshua Modney on violin. The ensemble draws on the diverse experience of its members, from contemporary classical to jazz and rock. A key aspect of the trios mission is the composition of new works for their unique instrumentation, and this show will include premieres by young composers Conrad Winslow, Ronen Shai, and Dillon Kondor. In addition to works for trio, shows also include solos and duos by young and established composers. You Can Just Park Right Here has performed at venues in New York including Frederick Loewe Theatre at NYU and Miller Recital Hall at Manhattan School of Music.
A new addition to the New York City jazz scene, Greg Chudzik grew up in Manchester, CT. Greg studied at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in both Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media as well as Applied Music. Greg has had the opportunity to share the stage with artists as eclectic and as varied as Joseph Penderecki, Louis Andriessen, Paul Smoker, Brad Lubman, John Hollenbeck, Justin Flynn, Chris Jentch, and Toronto's rising trumpet star, Nick Ali, a.k.a "Brownman". In 2005, Greg was selected as the winner of the Koussevitsky Concerto Competition at the Eastman School of Music, and performed the concerto with the Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra. After graduating from Eastman Greg moved to Brooklyn NY where he collaborates on several musical projects in addition to freelance engagements, including the BQE Project and Mimesis Ensemble. Gregs recording credits include playing on the Grammy-nominated Barcelonaza by Jorge Leiderman, a recording for composer Scott Johnson to be released on the Tzadik label, and recording with the rock band The National for their upcoming album.
A native of Woodside, Queens, Matt Donello is an active percussionist in the metropolitan area. Matt has frequently appeared as a section percussionist with the American Symphony Orchestra. He has also played in groups including the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Bochumer Symphoniker at Lincoln Center Festival, Bard Festival Orchestra, the Bermuda Festival Orchestra, and is a core member of the ai ensemble. Matt recently recorded the music of Irwin Bazelon for Albany Records. He has a passion for the Brazilian pandeiro and has performed with various Brazilian groups and combos over the years. In February 2010, Matt will be performing psappha for solo percussion at The Drawing Centers presentation of Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary in New York City.
Violinist Joshua Modney has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and ensemble member throughout the United States and Europe. He has appeared at venues in New York City including Zankel Hall and Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and Rose Studio at Lincoln Center, The Kitchen, Merkin Hall, The Stone, Le Poisson Rouge, Tenri Cultural Institute, and Roulette. In a recent performance of Alban Berg's Kammerkonzert for violin, piano, and wind ensemble, the New York Times lauded, Joshua Modney, the violin soloist, was superb. In August 2009, he will be a fellow at the Lucerne Festival Academy under the direction of Pierre Boulez in Lucerne, Switzerland. An impassioned performer of new music, Josh has had many compositions dedicated to him, including several works for unaccompanied violin, and a concerto by Robert Pierzak, doppiero twoja wiara dziwna, for violin and 21 strings (premiered 2007). Josh performs with Wet Ink Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, MIVOS quartet, Columbia Composers, TACTUS Ensemble, Signal Ensemble, and the Auer Trio, which won the Lillian Fuchs Memorial Chamber Music Competition at Manhattan School of Music for their performance of Trio fr Violine, Horn, und Klavier by Gyrgy Ligeti. He was a member of the first class to graduate from the Masters Degree in Contemporary Violin Performance at Manhattan School of Music.
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