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Faculty Trio present an evening of music for piano and strings

April 7, 2014

On Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall, Carleton music faculty will present a recital performed by Mary Horozaniecki, violin; Tom Rosenberg; cello, and Nicola Melville, piano. This event is free and open to the public.

The program will include sonatas by Polish composer Frédéric Chopin and French composer Gabriel Fauré, and a piano trio by Austrian composer Joseph Haydn.

Mary Budd Horozaniecki (Violin, Viola) is well known as a dynamic performer and dedicated teacher, who also teaches at Macalester and Augsburg Colleges in Minnesota. Mary is frequently invited to present master classes, recitals and lectures throughout the United States and Canada. In 1993, she was awarded the Master Teacher Award by the Minnesota Chapter of the American String Teachers Association. She studied with Josef Gingold at the University of Indiana. She won two fellowships to study at the Blossom Festival School and spent five summers at the Meadowmount School. Horozaniecki is the violinist for the Chiarina Piano Quartet and the Lowry Hill Chamber Players.  She is recorded on Centaur and Inscape labels. Further information can be found on her website:

Nicola Melville (Piano) received the B.M. from the Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), and the M.M., D.M.A., and the Performers Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. Melville has commissioned and premiered many works by composers in the United States and her native New Zealand. She has recorded the complete piano rags of William Albright for the Equilibrium label; her most recent CD, released on Innova Recordings, features thirteen new commissions by award-winning composers from around the US. As well as being an advocate for new music, her ongoing interests include interdisciplinary performances that combine music with other Arts in live performance.

Thomas Rosenberg (cello) is nationally known as a dynamic teacher, chamber music coach, and performer. He is on the faculties of Carleton College, Macalester College and the McNally Smith College of Music. A member of the Schubert Piano Trio and The Isles Ensemble, he also performs occasionally with other area ensembles including the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra.  Since 1981, he has been Artistic Director of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. He is recipient of the “Master Studio Teacher Award” from ASTA Minnesota, the McKnight Performing Artist Fellowship Award, Arts Educator of the Year from the Michiana Arts and Sciences Council, the 2007 Indiana Governor’s Arts Award, top chamber music prizes at the Munich (Germany), Portsmouth (England), and Chicago’s “Discovery” Competitions and is a three-time Naumburg Chamber Music Award finalist.  Rosenberg is a graduate of Oberlin and the Eastman School of Music.

This event is sponsored by the Carleton College Department of Music. For more information about this event, including disability accommodations, contact the Carleton College Department of Music at (507) 222-4475. The Carleton College Concert Hall is located at the corner of Winona Street and First Street East on the Carleton campus in Northfield.