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July 1, 2012: Gillian has been named director of Chamber Music Studies at Rivers School Conservatory in Weston, MA

Starting in September 2012, Gillian will lead an all-new chamber music program, including weekly coachings of student ensembles, play-ins, and special programs. Check out www.riversschoolconservatory.org for updates.

 


December 7, 2011: At The Heart of Chamber Music at TEDx

Eugene Lee, CEO of Socialtext, demonstrates a point using Gillian Rogell's DVD At The Heart Of Chamber Music during his TEDx talk Breathing Together - Leadership Lessons from Musical Ensembles at TEDx American Riviera. Click here to watch Eugene's presentation (the DVD appears around 13:30).

Click here for more information on At The Heart Of Chamber Music DVD.

 


September 18, 2011: Chamber Music Play-In at NEC

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July 15, 2011: Update: Rivers School Conservatory Performance

Last month, Gillian performed in the Mozart D major quartet, K 575 at the final concert of the 2011 Chopin Symposium at Rivers School Conservatory, with:

Piotr Buczek, violin
Julia Churchill, violin
Gillian Rogell, viola
Ron Lowry, cello

Click here to listen to the performance.


July 15, 2011: Update: Rivers School Conservatory Performance

Last month, Gillian performed in the Mozart D major quartet, K 575 at the final concert of the 2011 Chopin Symposium at Rivers School Conservatory, with:

Piotr Buczek, violin
Julia Churchill, violin
Gillian Rogell, viola
Ron Lowry, cello

Click here to listen to the performance.

 


Sunday, June 19, 2011: Gillian performs at
The 2011 Chopin Symposium at Rivers School Conservatory

Gillian performs in the Mozart D major quartet, K 575 in Lisztomania: an evening at the palace of Princess Christina di Belgiojoso, a re-enactment of the duel between Franz Liszt and Sigismund Thalberg. This recital is being presented as a part of Rivers School Conservatory's 2011 Chopin Symposium. The entire Symposium takes places at Rivers June 17-19 in Weston, MA.

Recital Details:

Sunday, June 19, 2011, 8:00pm
Rivers School Conservatory, Rivera Hall

333 Winter St., Weston, MA, 02493
Tickets $25.00
Click here for more information

 


December 2010/January 2011: American Music Teacher reviews
'At The Heart of Chamber Music'

Click here to see the new DVD reveiw and all the press.

 


November 2010: Borromeo String Quartet Workshop

MusicAlchemy is pleased to sponsor RSC Chamber Music Workshop: Borromeo String Quartet on Sunday, January 16, 2011 from 9am to 6:30pm at Rivers School Conservatory, 333 Winter Street, Weston, MA.

Applications for pre-formed ensembles to attend this workshop are now available!

CLICK HERE to download the application.

Application deadline is November 15, 2010.


Fall 2010: Suzuki Journal Publishes Article by Gillian Rogell

Gillian's article 'How Instrumental Teachers and Chamber Music Coaches Can Create a New Paradigm of Teamwork', based on her interactive presentation at this year's national Suzuki Conference, was recently published in the Suzuki Journal.

Click here to download the article.

Click here to read more press.


May 27-31, 2010: Gillian to present at Suzuki Conference

Gillian will give an interactive presentation MusicAlchemy: Transforming Teachers into Coaches, at this year's Suzuki Conference, from May 27-31 in Minneapolis, MN. See all upcoming workshops.



February 28, 2010: Thank you for your support!
A Review of Chamber Music Relief for Haiti

 

On February 28, 2010, MusicAlchemy & Aspinwall Hill Chamber Music Foundation presented:

Chamber Music Relief for Haiti
A concert featuring advanced chamber music students from the studio of Gillian Rogell

Click here to see photos of the concert.

Listen to mp3s of the concert, recorded by Irwin Jungreis:

Francis Poulenc: Trio for oboe, bassoon, and piano, performed by Ian Jessen, oboe; Rosalind Buda, bassoon; and Clara Chan, piano

Robert Baksa: Piano Trio #1 in A major, performed by Michael Greenberg, clarinet; Jan Labelle, cello; and Joel Genuth, piano

Johannes Brahms: Piano Trio #1 in B major, opus 8, performed by Toshi Motomaya, violin; Duke Roth, cello; and Clara Chan, piano

Beethoven: String Quartet in F major, opus 59 #1, performed by Cheryl Browne, violin; Calvin Yuen, violin; Scott Smith, viola; and Guillermo del Angel, cello

Brahms: Clarinet Trio in A minor, opus 114, performed by Robert Hall, clarinet; Aaron Helfand, cello; and Noam Elkies, piano

Reveiw of the concert from an audience member:

Sunday night's (February 28, 2010) recital at St. Paul's Church in Brookline by students of Gillian Rogell's Chamber Music Studio offered a rich variety of amateur musicians performing at a high level. Indeed, this member of the audience wondered whether several of these "amateurs" had perhaps walked the halls of a music conservatory at some previous time. The program began with the delightful Poulenc Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano and ended with the heartstoppingly beautiful Brahms Trio for clarinet, cello and piano, both by truly outstanding performers. The Brahms Trio for violin, cello and piano was an equally high point of the evening. The audience also was introduced to the music of Robert Baska in the form of his lovely Trio for clarinet, cello and piano. I thought the programming artfully planned, beginning and ending with piano and with winds or cello (the bassoon being the "cello" of the winds) and presenting works partially, not in their entirety. The only string quartet, Beethoven's F major, opus 59, no. 1, also showcased how convincingly amateurs can play and how wonderfully Gillian brings out the best of the music and the players. -RPW, amateur pianist

Do you want to have your thoughts on this page? Please email your review to gillianrogell@gmail.com

100% of the profit from the concert benefited Partners In Health.

Click here to donate directly to the 'Chamber Music Relief for Haiti' fund for Stand with Hait

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February 22, 2010: The Boston Musical Intelligencer publishes Gillian's Review "Strauss of All Sorts at BSO Benefit"

"The all-Strauss concert presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, February 21 was an unexpected pleasure..." Read more


January 2010: Teaching Music features
At The Heart of Chamber Music DVD

"This DVD gives viewers a fly-on-the-wall look at [chamber music] sessions. It also sheds lights on various technical and aesthetic of playing in a chamber music group and offers insight into the music-making process."

Click here to read all the press.

 


December 23, 2009: Gillian presenting at CMA!

We're pleased to announce that Gillian Rogell has been chosen to present a lecture/demonstration at the upcoming 2010 Chamber Music America Conference in New York. Here's the details:

Finders/Keepers:
Strategies for finding and keeping your audience through effective engagement

featuring audience coaching by Gillian Rogell, and a panel discussion hosted by Michelle Shumann

Friday, January 15th 9-10:15am
Chamber Music America Conference The Westin at Times Square
270 West 43rd Street
New York, New York 10036

If you are attending CMA, please make sure to attend this session! And drop by the MusicAlchemy booth later to say hi!


October 20, 2009: Welcome to our new website!

We're so pleased by our new site, designed by Dekko-2. Please take a look around! Find out who we are, preview the DVD, learn how you can book a workshop or masterclass, or read the press reviews.

Thanks for dropping by!


Read Gillian's review of the October 18 Boston Chamber Music Society Concert for the Boston Music Intelligencer at http://classical-scene.com/