Vladimir Lande, oboe
Bryan Young, bassoon
Irina Lande, piano
Photo by Katya Chilingiri
The Poulenc Trio brings together three uniquely gifted virtuosos who combine brilliant 21st Century vibrancy with the best European instrumental tradition. The ensemble’s precision and versatility heighten the lyricism of Poulenc, the virtuosity of Rossini, the wit of Jean Francaix, and the jazzy elegance of André Previn. As the best of a select few professional wind trios, the Poulenc Trio is committed to expanding the repertoire through the discovery of old masterpieces and the creation of new works.
During the summer of 2006, the Trio was featured at Italy’s Ravello Festival, premiering two compositions written for the group. The new pieces, by the Italian Gaetano Panariello and Russian-American Igor Raykhelson, add to the Trio’s growing catalog of commissions, which include two works premiered with violinist Hilary Hahn, and two triple concertos with orchestra.
The Trio has recently performed throughout the US and toured Russia with Hilary Hahn, Italy at the Ravello and Ville Vesuviane Festivals, and the islands of the Caribbean. Highlights included performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and the Hermitage State Museum in Russia.
The 2007-2008 season is the Trio’s most ambitious ever, including a spotlight performance at the US Performing Arts Exchange conference, a whistle-stop tour of the western US, and concerts in 12 other states.
The Trio also continues its wildly successful Music at the Museum series, begun in 2004 with sold-out performances at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, and expanded this season to the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC and the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University. In this innovative series, the Trio links musical and historical themes to current museum exhibitions, and performs with expert lecturers, local celebrities, and such guest artists as clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein, the Berlin-based Jacques Thibaud Trio, soprano Hyunah Yu, and the National Gallery Chamber Players.
The Trio has recently been profiled by Chamber Music Magazine and the Double Reed Journal. A profile on Russian television called the Trio “virtuosos of classical and contemporary chamber music.”
Vladimir Lande, oboe
The principal oboist of the Baltimore Opera and an active soloist, Vladimir Lande graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia with degrees in both oboe and piano. As principal oboist of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, he performed with such distinguished conductors as Evgeny Mravinsky, Leonard Bernstein, Claudio Abbado, Valery Gergiev, and Yuri Temirkanov. Recent solo tours have taken him across the US and to Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. Mr. Lande is Assistant Conductor of the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, Music Director and Conductor of the COSMIC Orchestra in Southern Maryland, and Principal Guest Conductor of the St. Petersburg Symphony in Russia.
Bryan Young, bassoonRecently praised for his “particularly beautiful playing, technical agility and understated elegance” by the Baltimore Sun, Bryan Young is a winner of the Gillet International Bassoon Competition. He has appeared as soloist with the National Symphony and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras, as well as in recitals across the US and around the world. The Washington Post wrote of this DC native, “Young’s music dances with a lightness and grace uncommon for his instrument.” Mr. Young studied at Peabody with Linda Harwell and at Yale with Frank Morelli. He is principal bassoonist of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and performs regularly with the IRIS Chamber Orchestra in Memphis. He is a member of the Peabody Preparatory faculty.
Irina Lande, piano
Irina Lande is a graduate of the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia. Winner of the Baltimore Chamber Music Award and the Montpelier Recital Competition, Ms. Lande has appeared in the Yale Gordon Concert Series, the Bachanalia Recital Series, and the New York Times Young Performers Series. Concerts in Russia, Italy, England, Germany, and the Caribbean have brought critical praise of her “beauty and brilliance of sound, astonishing flexibility and penetrating interpretation.” Fanfare Magazine hails her as “a strong pianist who doesn’t settle for an accompanying role.” Ms. Lande is a member of the piano faculty at the Peabody Institute.
April 27, 2008