Classical Revolution Cincinnati normally holds events every second Sunday.
NEXT EVENT: HOLIDAY HARMONIES
Sunday 12/12 @ 7:30 p.m.--The Listing Loon ($5 Donation Suggested)
We close out a hectic 2021 with a warm holiday feast at Classical Revolution Cincinnati!
ABOUT SOME OF THE PERFORMERS
As a composer, jazz and classical pianist, and freelance arranger, James Loughery has a diverse
musical background which inspires his teaching of classical and jazz piano, improvisation and
composition. Holding a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of
Indianapolis and a Master of Music in Composition from the University of Cincinnati’s
College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), he offers a creative approach to learning aimed at creating
strong technique and encouraging personal expression. With a vast repertory spanning many
styles, and including personal arrangements for students, James has resounding success with
adults and beginners alike, guiding each student on their personal musical path to success.
James has experience working with all levels and ages, and advanced students have won awards,
recorded on the radio, and gone to study music at schools such as Berklee College of Music.
Understanding the unique dynamics that each student brings, James’ creative approach aims to
customize each method tailored towards the student’s age, background, experience, and tastes.
Curtis Pavey, originally from Highlands Ranch, Colorado, enjoys a diverse
musical career as a pianist, harpsichordist, and educator. An active concertizer, Curtis
recently performed Stravinsky’s Les Noces, Schubert’s Die Winterreise with bass-
baritone Daren Small, Barber’s Sonata for Cello and Piano Op. 6, and Loeffler’s Deux
Rhapsodies with the Loeffler Trio based in Cincinnati. As a harpsichordist, he has
performed in prestigious venues including the Oregon Bach Festival as a participant of
the Berwick Academy. Peter Jacobi of the Herald Times praised Curtis as “an artist of
considerable finish and even more promise” after his solo recital debut at the
Bloomington Early Music Festival.
Curtis studies piano at the University of Cincinnati as a doctoral student of Professor James Tocco and he also studies harpsichord with Dr. Michael Unger. Curtis’s research interests include Baroque keyboard pedagogy and the musical connections between French Baroque repertoire and the music of the early 20th century. Additionally, he teaches group and private piano lessons as a Graduate Assistant in Secondary Piano and he maintains a private piano studio at Willis Music in Kenwood, Ohio. Curtis graduated from the master’s program at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music where majored in Piano Performance and Early Music - Harpsichord. He
worked with Professors Edward Auer, Elisabeth Wright, Lee Phillips, and Evelyne Brancart.
Helena Hyesoo Kim is a Korean-Canadian pianist who enjoys connecting with
various perspectives. Many of her students have won prizes in festivals and entered to prestigious music programs in Canada. Helena taught privately and worked in the Mozart School of Music at Vancouver and Linda School of Music at Montreal. Also, she has taught at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati for piano literature and a group piano class. She is currently teaching at Willis Music in Kenwood, Ohio. Helena also presented in many piano pedagogy conferences, including Florida State Teachers' Associations, OMTA MTNA National Conference and NCKP Piano Conference.
Helena has actively performed recitals and chamber music at international music festivals, including the Gijon International Music Festival, the Holland International Music Sessions, and the Orford Music Festival. She has competed in numerous national and international competitions. She won the second prize in Vancouver Women’s Musical Society, first prize at the Russian International Music Festival, among several others at Korean national competitions. She reached the semi-finals in the Prix d’Europe (Montreal) and the Seattle International Competition, and finalist at Beardsley Piano Competition at Indiana.
Christopher Wilke studied guitar and composition at the College of Mt. St. Joseph followed by a Master’s degree in classical guitar from the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music where he also took composition courses and was introduced to performing early music on original instruments. He recently completed his doctorate in Early Music Performance at the Eastman School of Music, where his advisor was the renowned lutenist, Paul O'Dette.
A dedicated teacher, Dr. Wilke has taught guitar, lute, and directed ensembles at Nazareth College in Rochester NY, The State University of New York at Geneseo, Xavier University in Cincinnati OH, Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, KY and Marshall University in Huntington, WV. In addition to teaching many private lessons and ensembles, Wilke also founded Early Music Ensembles and a large Guitar Orchestra. Several of his compositions have been published by Les Productions d'Oz in Montreal.
Dr. Wilke performs widely, having given solo recitals in Italy and Germany as well as throughout the United States. On several occasions, he lectured at the Guitar Foundation of America's Convention and the American Musicological Association's Annual Meeting. He has done live on-air performances and interviews for WGUC, WNKU, WVXU WOSU, and WXXI radio stations. His recordings have been featured on Concertzender radio in the Netherlands, on Canadian Television, and the NPR programs, Classical Guitar Alive! and Sunday Morning Baroque. He was invited to contribute guitar tracks to the Ring and Ring II compilation albums. Wilke performed for the Lute Society of America's "Emerging Artist Series" and later gave a solo recital at the
Boston Early Music Festival. Other notable appearances include a performance with the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra and solo concerts at the European Lute Festival in Fuessen, Germany and the Lute Society of America's Festival.
The 5K in 5KBrass stands for 5,000 - that is 5,000 miles between the members'
hometowns. The name 5K is a celebration of how music can bring people
together from all corners of the globe! The ensemble began as a group of
friends from two universities (University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of
Music and Miami University) coming together to rehearse great brass music for
5KBrass was a two-season collaborator with concert:nova, Cincinnati’s premiere
chamber music lab which presents world-class chamber music in surprising
venues. With concert:nova they have given recital performances of
both very old and very new music in venues such as Queen City Radio and
Landlocked Social House. In the summer of 2018, 5KB was privileged to attend
the Stockholm Chamber Brass Academy as one of five international quintets
selected to participate. While at the academy, they spent the week in intensive
rehearsal and coaching with members of the Stockholm Chamber Brass as well as composer in-residence, Mike Svoboda. They also worked with composer Alex Paxton to premiere his piece, Band, for brass quintet. 5KB has appeared in performance at Wittenberg University, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra's Burnet Bash - Venti Viennese program, Classical Revolution Cincinnati, Columbus Early Learning Centers annual fundraising drive, and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church's Saturday evening services. 5KB also regularly concertizes in greater Cincinnati nursing homes.
5KB enjoys repertoire from all time periods, with many performances featuring works of living composers alongside classics from the Renaissance.
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