Mountain View Festival presents: Bronwyn Schuman, piano
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Mountain View Festival of Song and Chamber Music

Mountain View Festival presents: Bronwyn Schuman, piano

Alberta's Mountain View Connection Concert Series goes to a virtual concert series during the COVID-19 pandemic with a new performance project: Isolation Point, To Keep Music and Musicians Moving Forward. #SongsOfComfort Concert Program: Brahms G Minor Rhapsody Mendelssohn Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 38 no. 1 Mendelssohn Etude in F Minor, WoO If you enjoyed this performance and would like to offer your support in the form of a donation, please visit: https://atbcares.benevity.org/community/cause/124-890421597RR0001 Calgarian pianist Bronwyn Schuman recently graduated with her Master of Music in Collaborative Piano from The Juilliard School in New York City under her primary teacher, Lydia Brown, as well as under Jonathan Feldman and Brian Zeger. A two-time winner of Juilliard’s Honors Recital in Alice Tully Hall, Bronwyn has also performed on WQXR’s “Midday Masterpieces,” in Juilliard’s Focus Festival, and regularly in Juilliard’s Sonatenabende and Liederabende series. Prior to her studies at Juilliard, she completed her BMus under Edwin Gnandt at Ambrose University in Calgary, where she also completed her BA in English. She has attended the Franz-Schubert-Institut (Vienna), Mountain View International Festival (Calgary), SongFest (Los Angeles), and Toronto Summer Music. In addition to summer festivals, Bronwyn has held the operatic coach and accompanist fellowship at the Atlantic Music Festival (Maine) and the coach and répétiteur fellowship at Aquilon Music Festival (Oregon). At Juilliard, Bronwyn was a recipient of the Gluck community service fellowship, which provides students with opportunities to present original programs to communities in New York City, including retirement residences, hospitals, hospices, psychiatric wards, and schools. For nearly a decade, Bronwyn has also performed as a soloist and in ensembles for hospitals, retirement homes, and other care facilities in Calgary. She is thrilled to continue bringing her music to the broader community. A Special Thanks to: Stephen Lubig, Video Production Trey Mills - Unbound by Sound, Audio Production Michael Lipnicki Fine Pianos Judy Uwiera and Lougheed House Update: We have been able to continue to host Isolation Point Virtual Concerts for five full months now and it has been an incredibly positive experience. I would like to thank Calgary Arts Development for their recent Short Term Relief Grant that has allowed us to continue presenting projects and supporting musicians during COVID-19. I would also like to thank all the fabulous musicians who have dedicated their time and talents to this project. As Aldous Huxley said, "After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." Musicians across the globe are facing a stark reality right now. Projects cancelled, incomes decimated, many are struggling financially. I believe that the International Festival of Song and Chamber Music Society (Mountain View) can provide a beacon of hope for our local artists. I started an online performance project called Isolation Point Virtual Concert Series for local Calgary area musicians where they can still perform and be paid for their online performances by our organization. In this time of intense challenge and difficulty, I see this as an opportunity to provide a helpful way forward. These performances are incredibly intimate and a stark reminder of this intense and surreal time. We are all under a physical distancing order and cannot play together. We are alone in our performances unless we are fortunate to live with a musical partner. These musicians are at home, performing for us from their living quarters. You can access these special performances through our website, our newsletter, our new YouTube Channel on our website, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. These concerts are free for our listeners – please enjoy! But we also hope you may be able to donate. Our funds are being used at this moment to help as many local musicians as we can – your support is most appreciated for this local cause. We will have several performances over the next while featuring Alberta artists. The adventure will continue with a variety of musicians coming your way for as long as we can continue! ​Kathleen van Mourik Artistic Director​