Violinist Rachelle Hunt and cellist Katie Tertell, highly regarded musicians based in Europe, will present a concert at the Highland Center on Saturday, December 21 at 7 p.m. Both are originally from McLean, Virginia, where local string teacher Gretta Sandberg was their high school orchestra director.
Ms. Hunt is a violinist with the world-renowned Frankfurt (Germany) Radio Symphony Orchestra. A graduate of Rice University and the winner of a Fulbright scholarship, she has been a top prize-winner in numerous international and national competitions in the USA and Europe.
Ms. Tertell, cellist, has been a member most recently of the RTE Symphony Orchestra of Dublin, Ireland. She has also performed with the BBC Philharmonic and National Orchestra of Wales, Welsh National Opera and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. She received her degrees from Indiana University and the Cleveland Institute of Music.
The concert will feature works by Mozart, Beethoven, Bartok, and include the world premiere of a work by British composer Mark Boden, which is being composed for Katie and Rachelle to perform at this concert.
Preceding the concert, at 3 p.m., will be a master class conducted by Ms. Hunt and Ms. Tertell for selected students from the Highland String Studio. The public is welcome to attend the master class. Admission is free.
The concert is being sponsored by the Highland County Arts Council. Admission is free for everyone!