Guy Yehuda, clarinet - MSU College of Music


Guy Yehuda, clarinet - MSU College of Music
MSU Music
The College of Music
Faculty Artist Recital Series
Guy Yehuda, clarinet
Assisted By:
Tasha Warren-Yehuda, clarinet
Derek Polischuk, piano
Natalie Allen, clarinet
Tanyawat Dilokkunanant, bass clarinet
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at 7:30 pm
Cook Recital Hall, MSU Music Building
Carnival in Venice
Paul JeanJean
Louis Cahuzac
Il Convegno
Amilcare Ponchielli
Five Fragments for Double Clarinet
Die Kunst Der Klarinette
Variations on Colonel Bogey for Clarinet Quartet
Immer Kleiner (always smaller)
William O. Smith
(b. 1926)
Ian Holloway
(b. 1953)
Adolf Schreiner
Artist Bios
Guy Yehuda is associate professor of clarinet at the Michigan State University
College of Music. Yehuda is recognized as one of the most outstanding and
unique talents on the international concert stage today, and the winner of
several international competitions including the Heida Hermanns International
Woodwind Competition and the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Since his
North American concerto debut in Canada with conductor Peter Oundjian,
Yehuda has toured extensively in Europe, North America, and Israel. As principal
clarinetist, he has performed with the Lucerne Contemporary Festival, Chicago
Civic, Spoleto Festival, Haifa Symphony, and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestras,
as well as the Israel Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, and the Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestras as guest clarinetist. Yehuda performed on tours of Europe
and the U.S. under the batons of top conductors including Pierre Boulez, Zubin
Mehta, Kurt Masur, Kent Nagano, Yuri Temirkanov, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Sir
Andrew Davis, Kurt Sanderling, Roberto Abbado, Cliff Colnot, Fabio Mechetti,
and Daniel Barenboim. He has collaborated with Pierre Boulez, Steve Reich,
George Benjamin, Beaux-Arts' Menahem Pressler, and the Borromeo and
Cypress String Quartets, to name a few. An avid contemporary musician, he
premiers new works on a regular basis and has had several concerti and
chamber works written for him by renowned composers such as Haim Permont,
Gary Smart and Jim Stephenson. He has performed as soloist and chamber
musician at many festivals such as Spoleto, Verbier, Lucerne, Parry Sound,
Domain Forget, Vianden, and Israel's Kfar Blum.
Yehuda is a sought-after recitalist throughout North America and Europe. He has
performed as soloist in Carnegie Hall, Chicago Symphony Hall, Casa di Musica in
Portugal, and Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, to name a few. He is an active
chamber musician and tours extensively with the award-winning clarinet-violapiano chamber music group Trio di Colore. He has appeared numerous times as
a guest artist on CBC, Radio-Canada, NPR, WFMT Chicago, KUHF Houston, and
classical radio stations in Switzerland, Portugal, and Israel, as well as television
appearances in Israel and the U.S. He has recorded for Hal Leonard, has done a
number of live recordings for CBC, and issued several CDs with Albany
Records and XXI-21 record labels.
He is an active clinician and has given master classes throughout the Americas,
Europe, and Israel. He is a Selmer-Paris and Rico-Reeds international
performing artist and serves as an artist instrumental adviser for both
companies. With Selmer-Paris, he has developed the new Privilege II clarinet.
For the past two years he has been working with Rico-Reeds on the
development of the new Classic Reserve reeds. He is frequently invited to judge
on national and international competitions, and appears as a frequent soloist at
the ICA ClarinetFest conferences in the U.S and abroad. Over the summers he
served as faculty resident at the Orford festival in Quebec. He has held visiting
faculty positions at IU, UVA, and has been the clarinet professor at the University
of North Florida. Currently, he is the clarinet faculty artist in residence at the
European summer festivals in Vianden and Saarburg. He is also a published
composer and winner of the prestigious America-Israel composition award.
Yehuda received his doctorate and master’s degrees from Indiana University
Jacob School of Music, and received his artist diploma and bachelor’s degree
from the Glenn Gould Professional Music School at the Royal Conservatory of
Music in Toronto.
Tasha Warren-Yehuda, assistant professor of clarinet at the MSU College of
Music, is an avid teacher and international performer. She has premiered
numerous solo clarinet and chamber works, working closely with composers and
conductors including Shulamit Ran, Augusta Read Thomas, Cliff Colnot, and
Oliver Knussen. She has recorded with Innova, Alba, and SCI Records, the I.U.
New Music Ensemble, Hal Leonard Productions, CBC Radio, and PBC Korea
television. Crystal Records released her CD, The Naked Clarinet in December
2009, which hailed praise in reviews from International Record Review, Fanfare
Magazine, The Clarinet Magazine, and others.
Warren-Yehuda has taught on the music performance faculties of Louisiana
State University and the University of Virginia. She played principal clarinet with
the Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra from 2009-2011, and Columbus
Indiana Philharmonic from 2004-2009. She has implemented chamber music
programs with MAYO Youth Orchestra, University of Virginia, and the Jacksonville
Symphony Youth Orchestra. She holds MM and DM performance degrees from
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, from the studios of James Campbell
and Eli Eban.
Derek Kealii Polischuk is associate professor of piano and director of piano
pedagogy at the Michigan State University College of Music. He has received
critical acclaim for his performances throughout the United States. He was a
prizewinner in the Carmel International Piano Competition and the California
International Young Artists Competition.
Born in San Diego, Polischuk studied with Krzysztof Brzuza before attending the
University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where he received
the Doctor of Musical Arts degree with distinction under the tutelage of
renowned piano pedagogue and concert artist Daniel Pollack. On graduating
from the Thornton School in 2006, Polischuk was named Most Outstanding
An enthusiastic supporter of the education of young musicians at every age and
ability, Polischuk has presented at meetings of piano teachers in the United
States and Canada, including the Music Teachers National Association, the
National Group Piano and Pedagogy Conference, and the Multidisciplinary
Research in Music Pedagogy Conference. He has served as a judge of piano
competitions across the United States and teaches a studio of prizewinning
pianists at the undergraduate, graduate, and pre-college levels. He has
published in Clavier Magazine and in the MTNA e-journal on the topics of
improvisation, outreach, and piano instruction for students with autism
spectrum disorders. At MSU, Polischuk has developed a stimulating piano
pedagogy curriculum in which piano pedagogy students have the opportunity to
hone their private and group piano teaching skills while working with
underserved young pianists from Lansing and Detroit. At Michigan State
University, Polischuk has been the recipient of the Curricular Service-Learning
and Civic Engagement Award, and the Teacher-Scholar Award, given in
recognition of exceptional skill in teaching. His piano solo and chamber music
recordings appear on the Centaur and Blue Griffin labels.