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Berk Schneider, trombone - Graduate Recital
Monday, May 20th, 2019
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater


Esquisse Retouchee (incipit II) for solo trombone and kick drum, Johannes Staud
Spazio Immergente for trombone and soprano, Beat Furrer
Fallacy for solo trombone and loud speaker, Sang Song
Facesplitter for solo trombone, Nicholas Deyoe
Three States for electro-acoustic ensemble, Berk Schneider
Dos-a-Dos on trombone and flute, Vinko Globokar


Barbara Byers, Soprano
Alex Ishov, Flute
Members of ensemble SElectOr


Berk's musical experiences have taken him across the globe, from Saint Peters Basilica, Vatican City performing a Mozart Mass under the direction of Helmuth Rilling to Carnegie Hall with Maestro Valery Gergiev and Ravel's Bolero. Berk has toured the Western Hemisphere extensively, teaching and performing in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and the U.S.A. From the eerie perplexity of the Orange Show Monument nestled in Houston’s East End to the Berlin Philharmonie, performances occur in venues ranging from abandoned bunkers, parks, and traditional concert halls. His collaborations are equally varied, having worked alongside musicians, Joshua Bell, Josh Groban, conductors Enno Poppe, Brad Lubman, Robert Spano, composers Helmut Lachenmann, Beat Furrer, Phillip Glass, actor Alexander Fehling, the Burgfestspiele Bad Vibel, Schauspiel Frankfurt, Staatstheater Mainz, and the Houston/Firelands symphonies.


Berk has performed in the Darmstadt Summer Course and with Ensemble Modern in the Cresc Biennale Frankfurt, Klangspuren Festival Schwaz, the Kurt Weill Festival, Playsonic Festival, Hessischer Rundfunk radio broadcasts, and other projects. A regular musician with contemporary music ensembles in Austria and Germany, Berk performed "Antipoden" for solo trombone and ensemble by Gerald Resch with Ensemble Zeitfluss in Vienna (October, 2016) and premiered Ulrich Rasche’s "Sieben gegen Theben/Antigone" in Frankfurt (February, 2017). While being rolled on a 3x4 draisine through Frankfurt Central Station, he made a solo appearance during Studio Libeskind's "One day in Life" concert series, performing Berio's "Sequenza V" (April, 2016).



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