Join us as we kick off our seventh annual Big Sky Classical Music Festival with a recital featuring celebrated trumpet soloist Mary Elizabeth Bowden. Also performing are renowned pianist Molly Morkoski and well-known violinist Angella Ahn. The performance will be on Friday, August 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center. Stay tuned for ticket information!
Among the pieces that will be performed are Eric Ewazen’s Trio for Trumpet, Violin, and Piano.
Classical Trumpeter and Gold Medal Global Music Award Winner Mary Elizabeth Bowden has been described by Gramophone Magazine as “brilliant” and “radiant in new repertoire for trumpet.” Bowden, a Yamaha Performing Artist, is highly regarded for her artistry and virtuosity as a soloist, and has been praised for the clarity, purity and power of her sound.
Pianist Molly Morkoski has performed as soloist and collaborative artist throughout the U.S., Europe, the Caribbean, and Japan. Her playing has been recognized by The New York Times as “strong, profiled, nuanced . . . beautifully etched . . . . an energetic and focused player . . . . with flexibility and warmth . . .” and The Boston Globe called her “outstanding.”
Angella Ahn enjoys her success as the violinist for the Ahn Trio. Her trio, comprised of Angella and her two twin sisters, was born while all three studied at the Juilliard School of Music, and now tours the world, playing in such venues as New York’s Lincoln Center, Vienna’s Musikverein, Leipzig’’s Gewandhaus, Argentina’s Teatro Colon, and The Beijing Concert Hall. She is currently professor of violin and viola at Montana State University, as well as the artistic director of the Big Sky Classical Music Festival.