Hillary Nordwell and Friends Ensemble
Saturday, May 13 2023, 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT. copy to my calendar, iCal export
Stage 7 Pianos 12037 124th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034, United States (map)

$20 cash cover at the door. Refreshments available.

Hillary Nordwell recently relocated to Bellevue, Washington after spending the past 16 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. An active performer on both piano and viola, she has performed chamber music throughout the United States, as well as in Italy, Austria, Germany, and Sweden. In 2006, she was invited as pianist of the Eusebius Duo to perform in Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall, New York), following the duo’s success as first prize winners of the CMFONE International Chamber Music Competition. Hillary has also been featured as a soloist and chamber musician in numerous Bay Area concert venues.
Hillary earned her masters degree in Chamber Music Performance in 2005 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Paul Hersh, Jodi Levitz, Axel Strauss, and Mark Sokol and participated in master classes with renowned artists Menahem Pressler and Paul Katz.
In 2003, she completed her bachelors degree in Piano Performance, magna cum laude, at Lawrence Conservatory in Appleton, Wisconsin, where she studied with Catherine Kautsky and was honored for three consecutive years with the Marjory Irvin Prize for “excellence in solo piano and chamber music.” In 2001, she spent a semester abroad in Vienna, studying piano with Christiane Karajeva and developing a love for opera and the German language.
In 2005, Hillary Nordwell founded the Eusebius Duo with Monika Gruber, violinist. The Eusebius Duo, which derives its name from the more inward of the two characters Robert Schumann used to describe his ego, enjoys programming the work of Robert Schumann, as well as a wide variety of music from many different eras and nationalities.
Hillary built and maintained a thriving Suzuki studio in Pacifica, California, and looks forward to doing the same in her new Washington home. Her Suzuki experience began as a 4 year old piano student, and continued in 2007 when she took her first teacher training course with Caroline Fraser at Holy Names University. Her Suzuki parenting journey began in June 2014. She also enjoys coaching chamber music and educating young children and their families through her Comfy Concert series. More.

Soprano Ann Moss is an acclaimed recording artist and champion of contemporary vocal music who performs and collaborates with a dynamic array of living composers and chamber ensembles.
As co-founder and Artistic Director of new-music repertory group CMASH, Ann Moss has been personally responsible for the creation and premiere of over one hundred fifty art songs, vocal chamber music and operatic works. She has been a featured soloist with San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Redwood Symphony, Orchestra Without Borders, UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra; West Edge Opera, Solo Opera, SF Lyric Opera, Berkeley Opera; San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Earplay, Eco Ensemble, Composers in Red Sneakers, Composers, Inc., Ninth Planet, Music of Remembrance; the Ives, Alexander, Lydian and Hausmann String Quartets; at FENAM, Other Minds Festival, CNMAT, Fresno New Music Festival, PARMA, Hot Air Festival, Bear Valley Music Festival, and Switchboard Music Festival. More.

Justin Ouellet has garnered a reputation as a fearless performer and dedicated educator in the Bay Area. In addition to cultivating an accomplished career as a classical musician on both violin and viola, Ouellet moves effortlessly between a multitude of genres and styles such as Jazz, R&B, Funk, Blues, Hip-Hop, Rock, Flamenco, and Jazz Manouche. He has performed jazz and cross-over repertoire at celebrated venues including Yoshi’s, Davies Symphony Hall, Grace Cathedral, Noe Valley Chamber Music, San Jose Jazz and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and is a regularly featured artist with the Kev Choice Ensemble, d'PaJo and Anna Laura Quinn-tett. As a classical orchestral and chamber musician, Ouellet has appeared throughout the United States in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, and Philadelphia Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. He has toured internationally to Austria, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico and Switzerland, and has played under the batons of conductors such as multi-Emmy Award-winning Gerard Schwarz, Grammy Award-winning John McLaughlin Williams, Susan McMane and Arnie Roth. He is a recipient of the 2018-19 Academy of Gospel Music Award for his achievement in Arts education as Co-director of Orchestral & Chamber Music Studies at Oakland School for the Arts. His debut album “Episodes of an Aquarius: The 25th Street Sessions” was released in the fall of 2019, as well as second album released with his group d'PaJo in 2021 titled "the d"PaJo Sessions". More.