Besides being a prominent Board Member of the Musicians Club of New York, Per Brevig wears many other hats. To name just a few, he is the President of the Grieg Society of New York and, for over 50 years, a distinguished member of The Juilliard School's faculty, as well as the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) faculty. For our upcoming concert, Mr. Brevig has coached an extraordinary array of Juilliard and MSM students in an all-Edvard Grieg program that will delight and inform, while adding to the legacy of all these institutions - the Musicians Club, the Grieg Society, Juilliard and MSM:  

Sunday, February 25, 2018, at 3:30 PM

Scandinavia House – Victor Borge Hall
58 Park Avenue (at 38th Street)
New York City




Introduction to Edvard Grieg by Dr. Per Brevig, President of the Edvard Grieg Society of New York 

Per Brevig, Juilliard Faculty and 
President of the Edvard Grieg Society of New York

String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27 (1877-78)

I. Un poco Andante-Allegro molto ed agitato
II. Romanze: Andantino-Allegro agitato
III. Intermezzo: Allegro molto marcato-Piu vivo e scherzando
IV. Finale: Lento - Presto al Saltarello

Harriet Langley, violin; Amelia Dietrich, violin; Emma Frucht, viola; Clare Bradford, cello

Cello Sonata in A Minor, Op. 36 (1883) - Transcribed for Viola

I. Allegro agitato
II. Andante molto tranquillo

Frida Oliver, viola; Anastasia Magamedova, piano

Funeral March for Richard Nordraak, CW117 (1865) - Tone Poem for Orchestra transcribed for Trombone Choir

Per Brevig, conductor; Trombone students of The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music


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Harriet Langley, Violin
Born in Sydney, Australia, Harriet began violin studies in Korea at age 4. She continued her studies in Tokyo, Japan with Asako Iwasawa at the Toho Gakuin Music School, and then in New York with Patinka Kopec and Pinchas Zukerman at the Manhattan School of Music. She then studied with Josef Rissin at the Karlsruhe Hochschule fur Musik in Germany and with Augustin Dumay at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth of Belgium. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at the New England Conservatory as a student of Miriam Fried and Lucy Chapman, and is currently completing her Master’s degree at The Juilliard School as a student of Catherine Cho and Daniel Phillips. She is the Laureate or Finalist of many competitions, including the 2016 Leopold Mozart Competition, 2006 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition, the 2010 Tibor Varga Competition and the 2011 Andrea Postacchini International Competition.

Since she made her professional debut with the Reno Philharmonic of Nevada at the age of 13, Harriet has performed as a soloist with the London Chamber Orchestra, the Verbier Festival Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Gyeonggi Philharmonic of Korea, Orchestre National de Belgique, l’Orchestre Royal Philharmonique de Liège, Bruno Walter Orchestra of Germany, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie of Belgium, Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra of Connecticut, etc., in such prestigious concert halls as Carnegie Hall, Palais des Beaux-Arts of Brussels, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées of Paris, Victoria Hall of Geneva, Verbier Festival Hall, the Royal Palace of Belgium and Windsor Castle.

She participated in festivals such as the Seiji Ozawa International Music Academy Switzerland, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, Yellow Barn and Prussia Cove. She has recorded two CDs with the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège; the Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto 7 (2011) and Saint-Saëns Pieces for Violin, including Havanaise and Romances (2013).

Amelia Dietrich, Violin
A native of North Carolina, Amelia Dietrich recently graduated from the Colburn Conservatory where she studied with Robert Lipsett. She is currently a Juilliard first year Master’s student of Ida Kavafian. An avid chamber musician, Amelia was a founding member of the Calla Quartet- silver medals at the 2015 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. She has performed in series all over the United States and Australia such as The Four Seasons Music Festival, Alice Tully Hall’s Wednesdays at One, Melbourne’s Mimir Festival, and New Hampshire’s Concerts on the Hill. She has collaborated and performed alongside artists Robert McDonald, Alessio Bax, Ida Kavafian, Ani Kavafian, Steve Tenenbom, Roger Tapping, Marc Coppey, and Michael Kanen. Amelia has spent her summers at the Internationale Sommerakademie in Austria, Yellow Barn Young Artist Program, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, and The Perlman Chamber Music Workshop. She proudly performs on a 1794 Johannes Cuypers violin.

Emma Frucht, Viola
Emma Frucht, a twenty-two-year-old violinist and violist from New York City, is a first year Master’s student at The Juilliard School. Primarily a violinist, Ms. Frucht studies at Juilliard with Naoko Tanaka and Daniel Phillips. She completed her undergraduate education at Harvard University, majoring in Art History, and studied privately with Lynn Chang. Before that, she was a student of Naoko Tanaka and Louise Behrend at the Juilliard Pre-College Program. Ms. Frucht has served as concertmaster of the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra, the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra, the Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra, and the Juilliard Orchestra. She has given solo recital and chamber music performances at Juilliard, Alice Tully Hall, The Guggenheim, National Sawdust, and Harvard University. Ms. Frucht has collaborated with artists such as Victoria Chiang, Naoko Tanaka, Alisa Weilerstein, Lynn Chang, Darrett Adkins, Paul Katz, Yo-Yo Ma, David Hardy, Ayano Ninomiya, Roger Tapping, Bonnie Hampton, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, and Violaine Melançon. Ms. Frucht has also performed with the Parker String Quartet on viola as the winner of their 2016 Guest Artist Award. She has been a fellowship student at the Aspen Music Festival, the Music Academy of the West, the Taos School of Music, and Yellow Barn. At these festivals, she has worked extensively with the Takács, Borromeo, Miró, and Brentano String Quartets. An avid chamber music and orchestral player, Ms. Frucht was also a selected participant of the Music Academy of the West’s orchestral String Leadership Program, receiving instruction from Glenn Dicterow and Jorja Fleezanis. Ms. Frucht has participated in solo and chamber music masterclasses with artists such as Pamela Frank, Donald Weilerstein, Aaron Rosand, Kathy Winkler, Yo-Yo Ma, Peter Salaff, Jonathan Biss, Menahem Pressler, and The Juilliard String Quartet.

Clare Bradford, Cello
A native of Philadelphia, Clare began studying cello at 4. At age 6, she moved to Pittsburgh and was invited to play as a guest soloist in a master class with Mstislav Rostropovich in Heinz Hall. Later that same year she made an appearance with the Pittsburgh Symphony for an afternoon children’s concert series and had a performance for the opening for the Pittsburgh Convention Center. She has appeared as a guest soloist with the Ambler Symphony and Old York Road Symphony orchestras in Pennsylvania, as a result of winning competitions, and in 2013 she was the first place winner of the Duquesne Young Artist National Competition which earned her another solo opportunity with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Clare has spent her summers as a fellowship student at the Aspen Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, and the Bowdoin International Music Festival. Clare received her BM in Cello Performance from New England Conservatory studying with Paul Katz and is currently pursuing her Master’s at the Juilliard School with Joel Krosnick. She has worked with many notable musicians, such as Gary Hoffman, Frans Helmerson, Pieter Wispelwey, Ralph Kirshbaum, and Lluis Claret. Clare plays on a 1787 James Perry cello on loan to her from The Colburn Collection.

Frida Oliver, Viola
Frida Oliver, 19, began her music studies in at the age of 5 on the violin, switching to viola at age 8. A native of Stavanger, Norway, Frida regularly works as a substitute in Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and the Oslo Philharmonic. She attended Pre-College at Barratt-Due Institute of Music from she was 10 until she was 18. From 2011-2012, Frida attended the chamber music festival Musica Mundi in Belgium. Since 2013 Frida has been a member of the Perlman Music Program. She is currently a sophomore at The Juilliard School studying with Heidi Castleman and Carol Rodland. 

Anastasia Magamedova, Piano
A 2016 National Young Arts Winner, Anastasia Magamedova, was one of the pianists participating in the First Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival. A Gold Medalist of the 2013 International Keyboard Odyssiad and Festival Piano Competition, Magamedova, began studying the piano in Tajikistan. In January of 2015, she was also a finalist in the Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition for Young Pianists. Winner of several concerto competitions, Anastasia Magamedova has performed with the Utah Symphony and several times with the American West Symphony. She performed at Carnegie Hall (Weill Concert Hall) in 2014 and has also appeared in Alice Tully Hall. A recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, she has been featured on NPR’s From the Top and on BYU Radio twice. Anastasia studies at The Juilliard School with Matti Raekallio.