EAC’s Concert Series concludes with Chamber Music, including Beethoven’s “Ghost” trio and Dvorak’s “Dumky” trio by Noreen Silver, cello, Phillip Silver, piano, and Trond Saeverud, violin, on August 27.
Noreen Silver, cellist, has been described by Michael Tumelty in the Glasgow Herald as being “an extraordinarily soulful player” who “demonstrates an uncommon depth of feeling and imagination.” She was born in Glasgow and studied at the Royal College of Music in London, then subsequently in Geneva with Pierre Fournier, and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. While studying at NEC she met her husband, Phillip Silver, and together they formed the Silver Duo. With the Duo, and as a member of the Van Leer Trio, Noreen has performed in the UK, USA, Israel, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany, France and Belgium, and has broadcast frequently for the BBC and other national radio stations. Noreen has been on the faculties of Strathclyde University and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland.
Pianist Phillip Silver is an internationally acclaimed solo and collaborative artist. The Frankfurter Rundschau described his playing as “virtuosic,” the Boston Globe called him “an international collaborative pianist of the first rank,” and the Jerusalem Post described him as “a superb accompanist whose work is marked by sensitivity, felicity of style and an inborn musicianship which unerringly directs him to the most appropriate musical gesture.” Silver has performed in many of the world’s leading concert halls including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall in London, the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, Scotland, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Germany, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and the Henry Crown Theater in Jerusalem. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Silver studied with Katja Andy and Leonard Shure at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he earned the degrees of Bachelor and Master of Music cum laude. He also earned the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Washington for his research into the music of Ignaz Moscheles.
Along with a significant number of performances, recordings and broadcasts for national radio in the United States, Britain, Israel, Europe and Scandinavia, Phillip has recorded several compact discs for the German Koch/Schwann label. Over the past decade, in addition to his performance career, he has researched music and musicians caught up in the Holocaust, and presented his research in the form of recordings, lectures and recitals on both national and international stages including venues in Israel, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom. Silver also works closely with a number of Israeli composers and is active in bringing their music to a wider international public. As a member of the Jerusalem-based Van Leer Trio, he was recipient of a prestigious award for best performance of an original Israeli chamber composition.
Silver has been on the faculties of Glasgow University, Strathclyde University, and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland. He is currently a Professor of Music at the School of Performing Arts at the University of Maine teaching studio piano and music history. Most recently, he was appointed Visiting Professor in Jewish Studies at Colby College, Waterville, Maine, and a Ph.D thesis advisor at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel.
Saeverud is an internationally-known violinist and conductor who has served as concertmaster and soloist in Norway, Denmark, The United States, and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. He currently is the Music Director and Conductor of the Galveston Symphony Orchestra, Concertmaster for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, and Director and Conductor of Eastport Arts Center constituent the Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra.
Concert Series tickets, which will be available at the EAC box office prior to performances, are $15; attendees under age 18 will be admitted free of charge. CDC guidelines will be followed.