Dina Kostic, violinist, an established chamber and orchestral musician, currently performs with various groups including the Minnesota Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, Sarasota Orchestra, Palm Beach Opera, the Symphonia Boca Raton, and Atlantic Classical Orchestra. She previously held positions with the Florida Philharmonic, the New World Symphony and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. As chamber musician, Ms. Kostic performs with several ensembles, primarily Chamber Music Palm Beach and Cameo Chamber Players. A native of Belgrade, Serbia, she moved to the States at the age of fifteen to start her Undergraduate studies at Southern Methodist University, and earned her Master’s Degree from Northwestern University at age 21. Ms. Kostic has maintained a violin studio and ensemble classes at Barry University in Miami Shores since 2003, along with a private studio.
Glenn Basham has been a member of the artist facultyat the Frost School of Music at the University of Miamisince 1992 and the concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra since 1994. He also serves as the first violinist in the Bergonzi String Quartet, which is the quartet-in-residence at the Frost School of Music.
Glenn Basham is a native of Washington D.C., has a B.M. degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts and an M.M. degree from Indiana University. Previously, he played with the Detroit Symphony under Antal Dorati and was a member of the Chester String Quartet.
He has served as Concertmaster at music festivals nationwide, including the Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming, the Colorado Music Festival, the Hot Springs Music Festival, and the Pine Mountain Music Festival. He has appeared as soloist with the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic, the Lansing Symphony, the Plymouth Symphony, the Oak Park Symphony, the North Carolina School of the Arts Festival Orchestra, the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra, the Manchester Symphony, the Marion Philharmonic, the Palm Beach Symphony, the Miami City Ballet, the Pine Mountain Music Festival Symphony orchestra and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra.
As a jazz musician, Glenn has performed with Ira Sullivan, Simon Salz, and John Blake, and is featured on the Miami Saxophone Quartet’s recordings,“Four More Giant Steps” and on Skitch Henderson’s “Swinging with Strings” on the Arbors jazz label. He has produced two jazz CDs, “Blue Moon” and “Blue Bossa,” from a live concert given back in 2005 with Guitarist Simon Salz.
Mezzo-Soprano Eliza Bonet is a graduate of Florida State University and has been described as having a “full, bright sound” which she delivers with “gusto, crispness, and dispatch.” Ms. Bonet is currently a Mezzo-Soprano singing with Florida Grand Opera. She appeared in FGO’s production of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia this past fall, and she will be seen again in the company’s upcoming production of The Passenger. Ms. Bonet has been recognized in several vocal competitions such as the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Opera Birmingham Competition, and the Mary Jacobs Smith Singer of the Year Competition. Along with FGO, Ms. Bonet has also worked with opera companies all over the country such as Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Kentucky Opera, and the Merola Opera program in San Francisco. Ms. Bonet is excited to be joining Musimelange for the first time and sharing this experience with all of you.
Cellist Megan Chartier, a native of Detroit, MI, has recently performed as a soloist with the Miami Summer Music Festival Orchestra and the Eastern Michigan University Symphony Orchestra. She was recently named the 1st prize winner of the Ann Arbor Society of Musical Arts’ 2015 Young Artist Competition and a winner of the 2015 Miami Summer Music Festival Concerto Competition. She was also the winner of both the 2012/13 Concerto and Aria Competition and 2012 Barry Manilow Competition at Eastern Michigan University. Recent collaborations include nationally acclaimed artists such as Placid Domingo, Michael Buble, Audra McDonald, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Ms. Chartier is presently co-principal of the Miami Symphony Orchestra and has recently served as principal cellist of the Miami Music Festival Orchestra, Eastern Michigan Symphony Orchestra and the Blue Lake International Youth Symphony Orchestra, touring in concert throughout Germany and France.
Ms. Chartier holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Eastern Michigan University and, as of May 2015, a Master of Music in Performance from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. Her primary teachers have included Anthony Elliott, Dr. Diane L. Winder, Dr. Robert K. Reed, and Irina Tikhonova. She now resides in Miami performing as co-founding member and cellist of the Wynwood Trio.
musimelange is presenting its season finale concert on Monday April 18, 2016 at 7:30pm at the reminiscent M Building in the Wynwood Art District.
Act 1: Wine tasting** by Barton & Guestier and hors d’oeuvres sampling by GK Bistronomie will open the performance. Rafael Perez’s culinary talent has been recognized by the world’s most prestigious restaurant and hotel collections and guides. The Relais & Chateaux Guide recognized Zazu, one of Perez’s four Ecuadorian restaurants, as one of the top 300 restaurants in the world, honoring him the title of Grand Chef Relais & Chateaux. Under his tenure, The Little Palm Island Resort and Spa, was voted third best restaurant in the nation and #1 in Florida by Zagat. Perez brings his delightful expertise to Wynwood at his highly coveted Peruvian restaurant, GK Bistronomie, where his artistic talent takes true form. Enjoy a sample of his masterpieces at Musimelange.
J.S. Bach (1685-1750): Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
W.A. Mozart (1756-1791): Queen of the night aria from the Magic Flute
L.V. Beethoven (1770-1827): Eyeglasses Duo for viola and bass, WoO 32
Edward Elgar (1857-1934): Salut d’amour, Op.12
N. Rimsky Korsakov (1844-1908): Flight of the BumbleBee
Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Clair de lune
James MacMillan (1959): Seraph for Trumpet and strings
~`Act 3: The artists will join the guests as they all enjoy a sweet selection* presented by GK Bistronomie.
$55 online*** – $65 at the door
RSVP recommended because of LIMITED PLACES.
price includes a chamber music concert, hors d’oeuvres, wine and desserts
THE M BUILDING
194 nw 30th st
Miami FL 33127
* Hors d’oeuvres and desserts are generously sponsored by GK Bistronomie
** Wine tasting generously sponsored by Barton & Guestier
*** Online price will be available until April 18th at 3PM.
Critically acclaimed for “the kind of artistry which captivates, transports and communicates deeply,” pianist Richard Bosworth brings to the concert stage a broad spectrum of musical tastes and experience. His travels have taken him to nearly every major continent in the capacities of a recitalist, soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and competitor. Besides playing all the major repertory, he is a champion of contemporary works, often premiering them at convention workshops. His interest in jazz and composition add yet another dimension to his creative output. Upon receiving a baccalaureate from Eastman School, he pursued further studies at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, culminating in a doctoral degree. His teachers throughout his student years were such notables as Barry Snyder (prize winner of the Van Cliburn Competition), Leonard Hokanson (pianist of the Odeon Trio), Luba Dubinsky (pianist of the BorodinTrio), Mario Feninger (a Busoni expert), Michael Block (winner of the Artur Rubinstein Competition), and Balini Vazsonyi (student and official biographer of Ernst von Dohnanyi). Besides receiving a number of accolades on the competition scene, he has participated in some of the world’s most prestigious music contests, including the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the Beethoven Klavierwettbewerb in Vienna and the Pretoria Competitiion in South Africa. In 1999, he gave a guest performance at the White House in Washington, DC by invitation of President Clinton, and in 2005 debuted the first interactive music program to combine internet resources and multi-media at Lincoln Center. Most recently, in January of 2008, he performed for the Pianoforte Foundation, Chicago. The performance featured the music of Frederic Chopin and was broadcast live on WFMT. His appearances on other radio stations in the United States have included WQXR (New York) and WGBH (Boston). Dr. Bosworth has won praise from such internationally known conductors as Erich Kunzel and Keith Lockhart and has collaborated with flutist Turkil Bye and the late baritone Hermann Prey. His extensive repertory contains a number of recordings, including a release on Gallo Records that features the works of Swiss-American composer and conductor, Klaus Cornell. Videos of many of his performances may be found on YouTube. Dr. Bosworth makes his home in Naples, Florida, where he teaches and performs locally as a soloist and in chamber ensembles. He is a Bechstein artist.
Scott O’Donnell comes to us from Endwell, N.Y. He started studying the violin at the age of seven. He began private lessons at the age of twelve. One of Scott’s first private teachers were Maryanne Wallenburg, Concert Master of the Binghamton Symphony and Peter Marsh, first violinist of the Lennox Quartet. Five years later Scott studied with Elmar Oliviera, the first American Violinist to win the prestigious Tchaikovsky competition.
Shortly after, Scott attended The Manhattan School of music in New York City, where he continued his violin studies with Professor Raphael Bronstein. Professor Bronstein was a world renowned pedagogue who also was the head professor of Violin at The Manhattan School Of Music and Hart College in Connecticut. Scott later moved to Miami Florida, where he attended The University of Miami and earned MA in Violin performance under the tutelage of Glenn Basham.
It was during this time Scott became interested in playing the Viola. He was Fascinated by the sound of the instrument and realized this is what really moved him and brought him closer to the sound he had been searching for.
Scott O’Donnell is currently Principal Violist with The Palm Beach Opera, Palm Beach Symphony and The Boca Raton Symphonia. He has been Principal Violist with the Florida Gran Opera. Scott also has extensive chamber music experience. In addition to his many Classical Music credits Scott has a wide-range of Popular Music recording experience, working with artist such as: Barbara Streisand, Barry Gibb, Alejandro Sanz, Ricky Martin, Mark Anthony, Michael Jackson and Natalie Cole to name a few.