IDRS 2022 STRING QUARTET-IN-RESIDENCE, FESTIVAL QUARTET
Festival String Quartet
Matt Lammers, Violin
Violinist Matt Lammers earned his DMA at Rice University, where he was the Itzhak Perlman Scholar and winner of the Houston Arts Alliance’s generous Support for Creative Artists and Individuals grant. He also remains on the Preparatory Violin Faculty. He is a Co-Founder and Director of the Opus 1 Chamber Music School (Houston, TX) and Faculty at the Stringwood Chamber Music Festival (Lanesboro, MN), where he teaches privately and coaches chamber music. He appears regularly with Austin Camerata, the Kinetic Ensemble, Da Camera of Houston, and Music in CONTEXT and has shared the stage with Jinjoo Cho, Cho-Liang Lin, Norman Fischer, Desmond Hoebig, James Dunham, Ivo van der Werff, the Carpe Diem Quartet, and Wolfgang Rubsam. Matt is also the research partner of violin maker Keith Hill, exploring the effects of acoustical adjustments on violins. His teachers include Paul Kantor (Rice University), Carolyn Huebl (Vanderbilt University), Christian Teal, and Ray Shows.
Ryan Jacobsen, Violin
An accomplished violinist and teacher, Dr. Ryan Jacobsen’s passion for music has taken him across the country. He has won several prestigious competitions, including the MusicFest Northwest Young Artist competition and the Whitman Symphony Concerto and Aria competition. More recently, Ryan was invited to perform alongside the University of Colorado, Boulder faculty on the Faculty Tuesday series. He has concertized internationally as part of the graduate string quartet in residence at the Siena International Music Festival. Ryan is a member of the Boulder Philharmonic and the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, and plays regularly with various orchestras throughout the Front Range in Colorado. Ryan also maintains a large studio, teaching violin and viola students of all ages and abilities.
Ryan holds a Doctor of Musical Arts and Masters of Music from the University of Colorado. In his spare time, he enjoys attending concerts, backpacking through the canyons of Utah, and reading.
Stephanie Mientka, Viola
Dr. Stephanie Mientka maintains an eclectic career in music which includes performing with orchestras, chamber music, teaching, and concert presenting. As an active orchestral musician, she is a member of the Boulder Philharmonic and Colorado Ballet Orchestra and is a regular substitute for Colorado Symphony. In addition to her performance career, Dr. Mientka is the Artistic Director of the Western Slope Concert Series, which presents 12 concerts per season on the Western Slope of Colorado. Dr. Mientka is extremely passionate about music education and has been teaching violin and viola for more than 15 years and is trained in the world-renowned Suzuki Method. Additionally, she maintains a private violin and viola studio of 20+ students in Longmont, Colorado. Dr. Mientka holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado Boulder, a master’s degree from Rice University, and the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts at CU Boulder where she served as Teaching Assistant.
Erin Patterson, Cello
Cellist Erin Patterson maintains a diverse and exciting career teaching, performing, and mentoring across the Front Range of Colorado. She performs regularly with the Boulder Philharmonic, Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Opera Colorado, and the Colorado Ballet, and serves as the principal cellist of the Boulder Symphony. Erin has been a member of the Grammy nominated, all cello ensemble Uccello, and the internationally acclaimed Altius Quartet. She is trained in the world renowned Suzuki Method and maintains a private studio in the Denver-Boulder area. Erin holds degrees in cello performance from the University of Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music and McGill University. Her most influential teachers include Alan Rafferty, Matt Haimovitz and Avi Friedlander.
Reflexions on “Veni, Creator Spiritus”, Scott A. Switzer (b. 1986) New work for solo bassoon, Akshaya Avril Tucker (b. 1992) Pub: Lilac Point Publishing Publisher Honey-Bees, Adeliia Faizullina (b. 1988) Pub: Adeliia Faizullina An Encore for Bassoon & Wine, Dani Howard (b. 1993) Pub: Howard Coll Kara LaMoure, Bassoon Festival String Quartet
Compostela for Solo Bassoon, Jenni Brandon (b. 1977) I. Field of Stars II. Buen Camino! III. A Toast of Happiness IV. I was once… V. The Pit of Bones VI. Cruz del Ferro VII. The Scallop Shell Publisher: Jenni Brandon Malambo, Op. 115(b), Miguel del Aguila (b.1957) Eric Stomberg, Bassoon Festival String Quartet
Cantator and Amanda, Roxanna Panufnik (b. 1968) 1. Amanda 2. Cantator 3. Meeting and falling in love 4. Escape 5. Capture and Execution 6. Amanda’s Lament Marta Troicki, Bassoon Festival String Quartet