The Chapel of Our Lady Restoration’s doors will open to their season of music on Sunday, April 17 with a concert by Rolf Schulte, violin, and James Goldsworthy, piano. Schulte and Goldsworthy will play Brahms’ Sonata in A Major, and Schumann’s Fantasiestí¼cke and Sonata in A Minor. As is the custom at the Chapel’s concerts, the program begins at 4 p.m. and is free of charge.
Schulte made his debut with the Philharmonia Hungarica in Cologne at age 14. He has since performed with the Berlin and Munich philharmonics, Frankfurt Museums-Orchester, Stuttgart State Orchestra and Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice, Venice, among others. In America he has performed with the Seattle, Vermont and New Hampshire symphonies and has appeared with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society. Born in Germany, he started playing at age five under his father’s tutelage. He later studied at Robert Schumann Conservatory, Dusseldorf, and Academia Chigiana, Siena, Italy, before moving to the United States to study at Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia. He plays a 1780 instrument by Lorenzo Storioni. Recordings include a number of works by Arnold Schoenberg, among them the Violin Concerto, with the London Philharmonia.
Mr. Goldsworthy has appeared in concert with violinist Lilo Kantorowicz-Glick and violist Jacob Glick and accompanied singers in recital, including Judith Bettina, Benjamin Luxon and Ví©ronique Dubois. He has also performed as soloist throughout Europe, Japan, Israel, Canada and the United States, including Vermont Public Television, BBC Radio and Minnesota Public Radio. He has premiered works by Milton Babbitt, Chester Biscardi, Cheng Yong Wang and a host of other composers. While a Fulbright scholar in Vienna, Goldsworthy performed in a Musikverein 175th Anniversary Celebration concert in the Brahms Saal, and in Vienna, Baden, and Spital am Semmering, Austria. More recently, he has performed in recitals at the Hí´tel de Ville, Paris, and Le Sax concert hall, Achí¨re, France. He has taught at Stanford University, the University of St. Thomas and Goshen College, and is now a full-time associate professor in the piano department at Westminster Conservatory of Rider University. His recordings are on the CRI label.
The series is made possible, in part, with state and county public funds from the Artslink program, which in Putnam County is administered by the Putnam Arts Council. Contributions welcome.
Photos courtesy of Chapel of Our Lady Restoration