Faculty Recital Piano, Flute & Oboe

Professor Emeritus Philip Adamson, pianistPianist, Dr. Philip Adamson
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 14:30

Sunday, January 26, 2:30pm

French Chamber Music for a Sunday Afternoon

Liesel Deppe, flute

Faith Scholfield, oboe

Philip Adamson, piano

Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. E.

Tickets $20;  Students with ID $10.  Purchase your tickets at the door on Sunday.

This programme includes two better-known works of the twentieth century French repertoire and two compositions which ought to be heard more frequently. One of these, it must be confessed, is not French in origin, but it is assuredly French in style and temperament.


Sonate pour hautbois et piano    Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013)
    Aria: Grave
    Final: Assez allant
Sonatine pour flûte et piano    Pierre Sancan  (1916-2008)
    Andante espressivo
Trio for Flute, Oboe, and Piano    Madeleine Dring (1923-1977)
    Allegro con brio
    Andante semplice
    Allegro giocoso
Fantaisie concertante pour flûte et hautbois     Jules Demersseman  (1833-1866)
Dr. Liesel Deppe is the UWindsor flute instructor and plays with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and several othersLiesel Deppe, flute
Liesel Deppe was born in South Africa and received her undergraduate degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. A scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service enabled her to further her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, Germany, where she obtained a Meisterklassendiplom. She spent one year with Alexa Still at the University of Colorado in Boulder, before moving to Canada where she obtained her M.Mus. degree from the University of Western Ontario. Liesel Deppe obtained the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in November 2011 from the University of Toronto where she studied with Leslie Newman. She has played with various ensembles and orchestras in South Africa, Europe, the United States and Canada. In the USA she was a member of the Central City Opera Company and the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra, while also playing as a substitute with the Colorado Springs Orchestra. In 2002 and 2003 she was a member of the National Academy Orchestra, with whom she also performed as a soloist. During the 2006-2007 season she was awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, which enabled her to study with various flutists in the United Kingdom and Europe. Liesel is a member of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and London Symphonia. She plays with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra as a substitute musician and has on occasion played with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra as well.  She has been teaching at the University of Windsor since 2015 while also managing bookkeeping and ticketing for London Symphonia.
Faith Scholfield is Director of Operations and Artistic Administration / Second Oboe & English Horn, Windsor Symphony OrchestraFaith Scholfield, oboe
Director of Operations and Artistic Administration / Second Oboe & English Horn, Windsor Symphony Orchestra
Faith Scholfield balances two occasionally conflicting roles at the Windsor Symphony Orchestra – union musician and Director of Operations. Faith plays Second Oboe/English horn with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra (since 2004) and is also currently the WSO’s Director of Operations and Artistic Administration (since January 2018).  Previously, Faith was the WSO’s Education & Outreach Manager (2011-2018) and was engaged as Interim Director of Operations in recognition of her skills during the WSO’s 2013-2014 season.  In addition, Faith has previously worked as the Education Coordinator at the Chamber Music Society of Detroit (2016-2018), and Workshop Coordinator for the AVANTI Summer Music Fest (2013-2017), a summer camp created and run by Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra while teaching and performing regularly throughout Southwestern Michigan and Southeastern Ontario. An active CFM member, Faith recently stepped down as Secretary of the Organization of Canadian Symphony Musicians (OCSM), a position she held by election from August 2013 to August 2018.
A student of Nancy Ambrose King, Faith earned a Master of Music Performance Degree in Oboe from the University of Michigan. She acquired her Bachelor of Music in Oboe Performance as well as Performance Certificate in Oboe from the Eastman School of Music, a student of Richard Killmer.
Pianist Dr. Philip Adamson has taught piano at UWindsor for many yearsPhilip Adamson, piano
Canadian pianist Philip Adamson has performed across Canada and in the U.S., Mexico, and Europe, and has been heard frequently on CBC radio. His solo recitals frequently explore less-familiar areas of the repertoire, and he has given first North American performances of several works from the twentieth century British and French piano repertoire.  An album of piano music by the French composer André Jolivet appeared in 2004 on the Centaur label, eliciting such comments as “formidable technical prowess” and “powerful performance” from the international press. A disc of English piano music, also from Centaur, was released in 2011; American Record Guide described it as “a mandatory acquisition.”
Formerly a faculty member of Carleton University, the University of Ottawa and the University of Manitoba, Dr Adamson has taught for many years at the University of Windsor as well as maintaining a private studio. He also has a wide experience as a clinician and adjudicator. Many of his students have enjoyed successful careers as performers and teachers. As an honourary life member of the Canadian University Music Society, he maintains an active interest in teaching and adjudication.





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