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Kindra Scharich, Mezzo Soprano and Jeffrey LaDeur, Piano
October 29, 2019
Kindra Scharich, Mezzo Soprano and Jeffrey LaDeur, Piano

Franz Schubert: Ständchen; Gretchen am spinnrade; Im Frühling

Aaron Copland: from Twelve Poems by Emily Dickinson

Alberto Ginastera: Cinco canciones populares Argentinas

Jerome Kern: Bill; The folks who live on the hill; Can’t help singing

Mezzo-Soprano Kindra Scharich has been  praised By the san Francisco Chronicle for her “exuberant vitality”, “fearless technical precision”, “deep-rooted pathos” and “irrepressible musical splendor.”  she has performed more than 200 songs in 12 languages and given solo recitals with pianists Ricardo Ballestero, George fee, Jeffrey LaDeur, John Parr, and Joyce Yang. As a dedicated recitalist, she has sung at the American Composer’s Forum, La Jolla Athenaeum, the Wagner Society, Lieder Alive, and the acclaimed Sala Cecília Meireles in Rio de Janeiro.  Enthusiastic about working with modern composers, she is featured in David Conte’s everyone sang: vocal music of David Conte (2018), and has premiered works by Elinor Armer, Kurt Erickson, Janis Mattox, and Anno Schreier.

Recent recordings include in Meinem Himmel: the complete Mahler song cycles with the alexander string quartet (2018) and Nepomuceno and his muses with Ricardo Ballestero (2019). In the world of opera, ms. Scharich has sung over 30 roles in the lyric mezzo repertoire and will be seen in the upcoming premiere of Laura Kaminsky’s Today it Rains with OperaParallèle and Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves with West Edge Opera.

Praised for his “glowing sound” (San Francisco Classical Voice) and “dazzling pianism” (Sarasota Herald-TribuneJeffrey LaDeur has distinguished himself as an artist of insight and integrity. Engagements at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Shanghai Conservatory, Eastman Theater, Banff Centre, and other prestigious venues were followed by an invitation from the Naumburg Foundation to make his Carnegie Hall debut. LaDeur is pianist and founding member of the acclaimed Delphi Trio, and Founder and Artistic Director of New Piano Collective.

Jeffrey maintains a repertoire of over forty concerti; recent performances include appearances with the Oakland Symphony, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, the Denver Philharmonic, and members of the South Dakota Symphony, and a return to Carnegie’s Weill Hall to culminate his survey of Debussy’s solo piano music, its influences, and inspirations, on the anniversary of the composer’s death in March 2018. Jeffrey’s debut album, featuring works by Rameau and Debussy, was released on the MSR Classics in summer of 2017.

As pianist of the Delphi Trio, LaDeur has performed at the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, the Smithsonian Museum, and the Orlando Festival in the Netherlands. In addition to his activities with the Trio, Jeffrey has collaborated with chamber music legends such as Robert Mann, Bonnie Hampton, Geoff Nuttall, and Ian Swensen.

After making his orchestral debut with the Eastman Philharmonia in his first semester of study at the Eastman School, Jeffrey completed his B.M. in piano performance under the tutelage of Douglas Humpherys. LaDeur holds a M.M. in chamber music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he studied with Yoshikazu Nagai and at the Taos School of Music, with Robert McDonald. Jeffrey counts among his principal teachers Mark Edwards and Annie Sherter, a student of Vlado Perlemuter and Alfred Cortot.