The 2014 Concerts at the Crane Winter/Spring series closes with what promises to be a joy-filled performance by Vanessa Holroyd (flute) and Barabara Poeschl-Edrich(harp).
Vanessa and Barbara have performed together as freelancers for various local ensembles for the past ten years. Their duo work together began in 2012, when they were invited to prepare a program for the opening of an exhibit of the art of Roger Kizik at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport, MA. The program was entitled "Bold Colors, Bright Sounds!" and was designed to be a reaction to the vibrancy of Kizik's paintings. The flute and harp can convey a broad range of musical color and style. With the March program they will from their favorite works and present a lively, fun program to welcome in the Spring!
Vanessa Holroyd holds a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from Yale University, a Master’s Degree in Flute Performance from McGill University and an Artist Diploma from the Longy School of Music. Her teachers include Geralyn Coticone, Robert Willoughby, Timothy Hutchins, Michael Parloff and Elssa Green. She was one of the top prizewinners in the 2002 Young Artist Competition sponsored by the National Flute Association including the award for the best performance of Dan Welcher’s “Florestan’s Falcon,” commissioned specifically for the competition.
Vanessa performs regularly with Emmanuel Music, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and is a member of Arcadian Winds, a Boston-based woodwind quintet specializing in contemporary music and 2004 recipient of Chamber Music America’s “Residency Partnership Grant.” Other collaborations include performances with the Boston-based chamber group, Ensemble Poema, and numerous recitals with pianist, Joy Cline Phinney throughout New England and by invitation on the H. Lavity Stout College series in Tortola, B.V.I., the “Arts Alive” concert series in St. Thomas, and the Whim Candlelight Concert Series in St. Croix, U.S.V.I.. Vanessa is currently on the faculties of Philips Exeter Academy in addition to serving as their Concert Series Manager and Concert Tour Director, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra and has performed and taught as a guest faculty artist at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, NH, since 2007.
Since moving to Boston in 2001, Mrs. Poeschl-Edrich has played with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Boston Classical Orchestra, Boston Baroque, Handel & Haydn Society, Providence Singers, Collage New Music, the Tanglewood Music Center, Boston Cecilia Society, Boston Musica Viva, Boston Camerata, Harvard Baroque Orchestra, Blue Heron Renaissance Choir, as well as many orchestras in New England. As a soloist Mrs. Poeschl-Edrich appeared with Boston Baroque, Newport Baroque, Symphony Pro Musica, Lexington Symphony, New England String Ensemble, Music at Eden’s Edge, Ars Antiqua and Boston Classical Orchestra. She has recorded with La Donna Musicale and Aston Magna.
Mrs. Poeschl-Edrich has earned degrees in Salzburg and London. In 2005, she graduated in Harp Performance and Historical Performance with a Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University. She is on the faculty of Boston University.
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