Debussy, Ravel and Sibelius
March 20, 2011
Cambridge Symphony Orchestra Benefit Concert, Featuring violinist Bayla Keyes
Ravel's La Valse, Debussy's La Mer and Sibelius' Concerto for Violin in D minor op. 47
Described as "a charismatic soloist of expressive generosity and technical elan," violinist Bayla Keyes is an ardent champion for a wide range of classical and contemporary repertoire. A seasoned performer on the international touring circuit, having played over one thousand concerts as a founding member of the Naumburg Award-winning Muir String Quartet, Ms. Keyes currently concertizes throughout America as recitalist, as soloist with orchestras, and as a member of the contemporary music ensemble Boston Musica Viva and the acclaimed piano trio, Triple Helix. Recent concert highlights include premieres at the BBC and Kings Place in London, frequent appearances on major chamber music series in Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C., solo recitals in Pittsburgh, Boston, and Vermont, the complete Mozart Violin Sonatas and works of Bartok in Serkin Center, and performances with orchestra of works by Stravinsky, Chausson, Bartok, Dvorak, Beethoven, Martinu, Brahms and Mozart. With degrees from Curtis Institute and Yale University and her first professional experience with Music from Marlboro, Ms. Keyes naturally extends her musical commitment to education; she is on the faculty at Boston University and is Artistic Director of the Interlochen Chamber Music Conference. Her piano trio, Triple Helix, is in residence at Wellesley College, where their series of Beethoven concerts garnered them the accolade of “Musicians of the Year” from the Boston Globe. Their CD "A Sense of Place" was cited as "Best of North America" by Gramophone Magazine. Ms. Keyes has recorded for Video Artists International, Ecoclassics, CRI, Musical Heritage, EMI-France, Sony, Koch, Bridge, MRS and New World Records. She plays a Gennarius Gagliano made in 1740.