Ellie Hunt & Jennifer Qasim Senior Violin Recital

  • Saturday, April 17, 2021 • 5:30 pm
  • Virtual Event

This event will be live-streamed on youtube, click here to watch the recital.

Program:

Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
I.    Grave 
II.   Fuga
III. Andante
IV. Allegro
Ellie Hunt, violin

Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor by Max Bruch (1838-1920)
III. Finale, allegro energico
Jennifer Qasim, violin; Sandra Geary, piano

12 Duos for 2 Violins, Op. 49 by Reinhold Glière (1874-1956)
I. Andante 
II. Andantino
III. Andante
IV. Poco allegro
V. Vivace
VI. Con moto
VII. Allegretto
VIII. Con fuoco
IX. Andante
X. Con moto
XI. Cantabile
XII. Vivace
Ellie Hunt, violin; Jennifer Qasim, violin

Biographies:
Ellie was born in Boise, ID. Since a young age, has always enjoyed making music with her family, putting on annual family holiday concerts and fiddling around together. In highschool, she was the principal second violin and concertmaster of the Symphonic and Chamber orchestras, with whom she toured in Europe during the Summer of 2017. She was also a founding member and second violinist of the Wolfgang String Quartet, alongside Minji Ko, Sara Matlock, and Emma Schwarz, which took first prize in the Idaho State Ensemble Competition in 2016. The Wolfgang String Quartet also organized and put on annual benefit concerts from 2014-2017 which raised several thousand dollars to support local low income students in taking music lessons. Now, Ellie is completing a minor in music at Washington University in Saint Louis as well as a major in physics. After graduating, she will be participating in a summer long program working with the Northwest Youth Corp to maintain northern sections of the Pacific Crest Trail and to work on conservation projects in the surrounding wilderness. She has studied with Jenny Iorga, Professor Craig Purdy of Boise State University, and Professor Jane Price of Washington University in Saint Louis.

Jennifer was born and raised in Lubbock, TX. Since she was a little girl, Jennifer has been passionate about violin and wanting to share her passion with the community around her. In high school, Jennifer was the concertmaster of the Lubbock High Symphonic Orchestra and the associate concertmaster of the Lubbock High Chamber Orchestra. One of her favorite memories with these orchestras, is performing short Christmas concerts around the community to spread positivity and holiday cheer. In addition, she was a first violinist in the All-Region Orchestra all 4 years of high school and was the concertmaster of the All-Region Orchestra in the 2015-16 school year. Furthermore, Jennifer earned a Division I rating at the UIL State Solo and Ensemble Competition all 4 years of high school. Additionally, Jennifer was a member of the Youth Orchestras of Lubbock (formerly named Lubbock Youth Symphony Orchestra) from 2005 until her high school graduation. Currently, Jennifer is completing a music minor and biology major at Washington University in St. Louis and dreams of becoming a doctor; however, she plans to continue playing music with the local orchestras in her hometown as well as volunteering with her former high school orchestra. Jennifer has studied with Dr. Linda Lin, Professor Anne Chalex Boyle of Texas Tech University, and Professor Jane Price of Washington University in St. Louis.

Sandra Geary was born in Ireland and received diplomas from the Cork School of Music, Royal School of Music, and Trinity College (London). Her teachers include Joseph Kalichstein and John O’Conor. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the Saint Louis Conservatory of Music. Ms. Geary serves as accompanist for the Chamber Chorus of Washington University, Washington University Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and the Bach Society of St. Louis. She is on the faculty of the Webster Community Music School.

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