Joseph calls Smithfield his second home. He is a senior at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and a Herman B. Wells Scholar. In 2011 he was the pianist on the Sundays at Four Terrific Teen Talent Recital. In Cincinnati he took full advantage of the environment around the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music playing piano and double bass and winning many competitions on both. Joseph was a Crystal Award Winner at the famous Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and spent this past semester studying in Vienna. Joseph’s last number will include a composition by the late Jazz Artist, Ed Bland.
Sunday, October 28, 2018 The John Bullard Quartet - banjo, violin, cello and piano
John Bullard has gained international attention for his work in developing and transcribing classical repertoire for the five string banjo. He was the first classical banjoist to graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University. This will be banjo playing like you have never heard before. He is joined by pianist Markus Compton, violinist Francoise Moquin, and cellist Schuyler Slac
Sunday, February 24, 2019 Maria Yefimova - piano
Maria Yefimova has been hailed by critics as “highly artistic,” and “brilliant.” Dr. Yefimova is a faculty member at The College of William and Mary. Educated at the Moscow Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music, Dr. Yefimova has toured throughout the USA, Russia, and Europe. In addition to her solo performances, Dr. Yefimova is an avid chamber musician who has collaborated with such artists as Joe Burgstaller with the Canadian Brass, and violinist Dmitri Berlinsky -- a Paganini Gold Medalist, and she is the recipient of the “Best Teacher” Award from the X International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians (2017) as teacher of Kyle Hu, 2017 winner, and 2016 Terrific Teen Recitalist.
Sunday, April 28, 2019 The Virginia Wesleyan Choirs Bryson Mortensen, Director
Comprised of three different ensembles, the Virginia Wesleyan Choirs perform a variety of music from all styles and genres. They have performed across the Eastern Seaboard, Carnegie Hall and throughout Hampton Roads. This concert reviews the history of our country from the Armistice of World War I, and forward to the new challenges of the future, our desire for peace, and the role music and community can play.
Sunday, August 4th, 2019 4:00 p.m.
Terrific Teen Talent Our annual young talent showcase will present six exceptionally talented and already-recognized teenage musicians. Your generosity will support this on-going opportunity for young musicians, as well as the Nelson Linaburg Scholarship fund. There is no ticket charge, but a freewill offering will be taken.
Young Musicians interested in being a part of our Terrific Teen Talent performance can click here for more information.