Jonathan Ruck, cello, with Ingrid Keller, piano

Sun, Oct 20 @ 2 pm

RECITAL HALL

Jonathan Ruck, cello, with Ingrid Keller, piano

Sun, Oct 20 @ 2 pm

RECITAL HALL


Cellist Jonathan Ruck will join forces with pianist Ingrid Keller to perform Beethoven’s Sonata in F Major for Piano and Cello, Op. 5, No. 1; Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne for Cello and Piano; and Brahms’ Sonata in F Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 99.

American cellist Jonathan Ruck enjoys an extensive and balanced career, performing as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician throughout North America, Europe, Australia and the Caribbean. Recent engagements include the Oregon Bach Festival, Sanibel Island Festival, OK Mozart, Unruly Music, and principal cellist of the International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico. He has performed with The American Chamber Players and the Penderecki String Quartet, and alongside prominent artists such as David Shifrin, Rostislav and Luba Dubinsky. He was a prizewinner in the Fischoff and Coleman national chamber music competitions. Ruck earned three degrees from Indiana University where his primary teachers were János Starker and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and where he won the Indiana University cello concerto competition. Ruck joined the faculty of the University of Oklahoma School of Music in 2006 and is also principal cellist of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Ruck performs on a 1820 Thomas Kennedy cello.

Ingrid Keller is an active recitalist, collaborative artist, and teacher. She has performed nationally in such distinguished venues as the Kennedy Center, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Jordan Hall, and Tanglewood, as well as internationally. She is a graduate of Northwestern University (B.M. magna cum laude) and Indiana University (M.M. and D.M.), where she studied under the tutelage of world-renowned pianist Menahem Pressler. Recent collaborations have brought Keller on the stage with the Mark Morris Dance Group, members of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and the Richmond Symphony. She has held positions at the University of Dayton, Northern Kentucky University, and the University of Oregon. Since having relocated to Richmond, Virginia, she has established a successful piano studio and been appointed to the faculty of University of Richmond where she teaches piano, and coaches vocalists and chamber music.


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