Viola recital

Sonny Oram, viola

Student of Carol Rodland

Dina Vainshtein, piano

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

(files in WAV format)

Cello Suite #3 in C, BWV 1009 (arranged for viola), by J. S. Bach

1. Prélude

2. Allemande

3. Courante

Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 120, Nr. 1 (1894), by Johannes Brahms

1. Allegro appassionato

2. Andante un poco Adagio

3. Allegretto grazioso

4. Vivace

Concerto for viola and orchestra (1928), by William Walton

1. Andante comodo

2. Vivo e moto preciso

3. Allegro moderato

Andante e Rondo ungarese (1809), by Carl Maria von Weber

Andante, Allegretto Ungarese

Sonny Oram, viola

Sonny Oram, 17, began to study viola at the age of 8. At age 14, she commenced studies with Carol Rodland, who is on the faculty at the New England Conservatory.

At age 12, Oram joined the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (GBYSO). As part of GBYSO, she toured Russia, Estonia, and Latvia in the summer of 2004 and will tour Spain and Portugal this summer. Oram is also an avid soloist and chamber musician, performing roughly 20 concerts a year in the greater Boston area. In February 2006, Oram premiered a recently-composed work by the award-winning composer Stephen Feigenbaum at the Dinosaur Annex Salute to Young Composers.

Oram has participated in numerous orchestral and summer music programs, including the Junior and Senior District Orchestras in Massachusetts, the Massachusetts All State Orchestra, Apple Hill Chamber Music Festival, and California Summer Music. This July she will attend Bowdoin Summer Music Festival under the guidance of Ralph Fielding.

Oram is currently a senior at the Cambridge School of Weston, where she enjoys intensive art classes as well as an academic course load. This coming September, she will enroll as a freshman at Oberlin Conservatory, in the studio of Karen Ritscher.

Dina Vainshtein, piano

Russian-born pianist Dina Vainshtein has performed extensively throughout North America, Europe and Russia. She was awarded the Special Prize for Best Collaboration at the 1998 International Tchaikovsky Competition. She also won prizes at the 1997 Schubert and the Music of the 20th Century International Competition and the 1993 All-Union Russian Piano Solo Competition.

Ms. Vainshtein has been a collaborative pianist for the studios of pedagogues such as Donald Weilerstein, Kim Kashkashian and Miriam Fried. She also works closely with many of today's rising young performers. She appeared as soloist and guest artist with I Musici de Montreal under the direction of Yuli Turovsky and the Borromeo String Quartet.

Ms. Vainshtein graduated from The Gnesins` Institute of Music in Moscow, the Cleveland Institute of Music and New England Conservatory. Her principal teachers include Boris Berlin, Galina Shirinskaya, Anne Epperson and Vivian Hornik Weilerstein. She recorded for the Naxos Label with the violinist Frank Huang.