RECITAL with Catherine Boyack
October 22, 2019 / 7 PM
First United Methodist Church, Salt Lake City
$5 / UFA Members
$10 / Non-UFA Members
FREE / Masterclass Performers
MASTERCLASS with Catherine Boyack
October 23, 2019 / TIME TBD
First United Methodist Church, Salt Lake City
FREE / Public
Queen of the Night Tulip
Klänge des Waldes (Sounds of the Forest)................Sofia Gubaidulina
Between Two Worlds (Ukiyo-e III)....................................George Rochberg
Five Images for Flute and Piano (1918-2005)
II. Scherzoso (Fast dance)
III. Night Scene (A)
IV. Sarabande (Slow dance)
V. Night Scene (B)
Sonata in A Major, Op. 13.....................................................................Gabriel Fauré
I. Allegro molto (1845-1924)
II. Andante trans. Robert Stallman
III. Allegro vivo
IV. Allegro quasi presto
What to Expect
Five flutists will be selected to perform for Catherine on a first-come, first-served basis. Each flutist will receive 20 minutes of instruction time.
All students are expected to provide their own accompanist.
If you do not have an accompanist, we recommend Mitchell Giambalvo.
Catherine Boyack, whose playing has been described as “supremely beautiful,” “deeply moving,” and “utterly thrilling,” was the first prize winner of the National Flute Association's Young Artist Competition. Catherine has also been a first prize winner in the NFA High School Soloist Competition, the MTNA Junior and Senior National Woodwind Performance Competitions, and the NFMC Student-Collegiate and Stillman-Kelly Performance Competitions. She was also a prizewinner of the Jefferson Symphony International Young Artists Competition, and the winner of the MTNA Young Artist Southwest Division Competition.
As a soloist, she has been featured as a guest artist with the Lake Forest Symphony in Chicago, the Utah Symphony, the BYU Philharmonic, and the Utah Valley Symphony. Her playing has taken her to Germany, France, China, South America, and around the United States. Catherine has given solo recitals in New York City, at the National Flute Association convention, and at the Da Capo Alliance Flute Forum. She has been presented in concert by the National Flute Association, the Friends of Flutes Foundation, and Haynes Flutes.
Catherine has collaborated with several established conductors, performing as both a soloist and an orchestral musician under the batons of Carl St. Clair, Keith Lockhart, Michelle Merrill, and Vladimir Kulenovic, and has performed alongside Carol Wincenc, April Clayton, and Collette Valentine in recital. Passionate about new music, she has had multiple works written for her. Catherine has had the opportunity to collaborate with composer Dai Fujikura, and gave the West Coast premiere of his virtuosic flute concerto. She is also an avid choral musician, and has toured with the world-renowned BYU Singers.
Catherine is equally comfortable teaching and has led master classes at the Flute Center of New York, Northern California Flute Camp, Utah Flute Association, and the Fundación Sinfonica Cochabamba, among others. A passionate educator, Catherine maintains a large private studio in Utah Valley. Her students have sat first chair in the Utah All-State and Utah Junior High All-State Bands, have won awards at the Utah Flute Association competitions, and currently play in Utah’s top youth ensembles.
Catherine is a Haynes Young Artist and plays on a Weissman Model of a Haynes 14K custom flute. She is deeply grateful for her teachers and mentors April Clayton, Elizabeth Weissman, Gretchen Pusch, and Ronald Staheli. BM 2019, Brigham Young University.
Dr. Jared A. Pierce is coordinator of group piano studies and a member of the piano performance faculty at BYU. He received his Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Utah, a Master of Music in piano performance from BYU, and a Bachelor of Music from California State University, Stanislaus. His teachers include Susan Duehlmeier, Heather Conner, Irene Peery-Fox, Jeffrey Shumway, Scott Holden, Richard Anderson, and Stephen Thomas. He has performed in the master classes of Ingrid Fliter, Nelita True, Norman Krieger, Alexander Tselyakov, and Jon Nakamatsu. He also spent two summers at the Aspen Music Festival & School studying with Ann Schein, Anton Nel, and Gabriel Chodos.
Dr. Pierce is known as one of Utah’s rising generation of engaging, versatile, and entertaining pianists, composers, and teachers. As a collaborative pianist, Dr. Pierce has worked with hundreds of singers, instrumentalists, and numerous choirs. Recent professional collaborations include internationally renowned artists Øystein Baadsvik, Jutta Puchhammer-Sédillot, Jason Hardink, and Stephen Beus. Jared is currently the accompanist for the Utah Chamber Artists and the Utah Symphony Chorus.
Some of his solo piano accomplishments include first place in the 2014 Arne Oldberg Competition, first place in the 2013 SummerArts Solo Piano Competition, the 2010 Earl and Marilyn Kruschke Prize for piano, first place in the 2008 CSU Stanislaus Concerto Competition, and first place in the 2006 Merced Symphony Concerto Competition. As a collaborative pianist, Dr. Pierce has been the joint recipient of numerous prizes including the “Grand Prix de la Ville de Tours” of the Florilège Vocal de Tours 2014 & 2015 International Choir Competitions.