Florrie
MARSHALL

viola

May 22, 3pm EDT (US), 8pm BST (UK)

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Programme

Ernest Bloch 

Suite Hebraique (1953)

1. Rapsodie

 

Frédéric Chopin, trans. Ettore Causa

Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65 (1846)

1. Allegro moderato

2. Scherzo

3. Largo

4. Finale

with Minji Nam, piano

About the artist

Florrie Marshall is an artist of sounds, and lover of all things musical. Florrie comes from a long musical lineage and is proud to be continuing in the footsteps of her family members from previous generations. 

 

Marshall is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Yale School of Music where she studies with Ettore Causa. Florrie recently earned a master’s degree from the Yale School of Music as a recipient of the Stephen and Denise Adams Fellowship, where she served as principal violist of the Yale Philharmonia. During her time at Yale University she has received the Dean-nominated 2017 “Graduate Music Award” sponsored by the Presser Foundation, the 2017 “Interdisciplinary Arts Award” through the Yale Center of Collaborative Arts and Media, and the 2018 Yale School of Music “Philip Nelson Prize.” As part of the Presser Foundation Award, Florrie commissioned a new work for string quartet from composer Liliya Ugay, and performed in its premiere in October, 2018 at Yale University. While at Yale, Florrie has studied with renowned pedagogues Ettore Causa and Steven Tenenbom.

 

With a passion for exploring the chamber music literature, Marshall has been a participant at several esteemed chamber music festivals including the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival’s “Winter Workshop” 2016 & 2017 under the direction of Ara Gregorian, the Heifetz International Music Institute, the Beethoven Institute in New York City, the Manchester Music Festival under the direction of Adam Neiman, pianist and most recently the 2018 ClasClas Chamber Music Festival in Galicia, Spain, under the direction of Guy Braunstein (Concertmaster of Berlin Philharmonic 2000-2013). Such festivals have afforded Marshall the opportunity to perform alongside revered artists such as Guy Braunstein, Franz Bartolomey, long-time principal cellist of the Vienna Philharmonic, Ida Kavafian, Ani Kavafian, Michael Kannen, Ara Gregorian, Hye-Jin Kim, Ilya Kaler and Ralph Kirshbaum.

 

In addition to her love of chamber music, she has also explored her role as an orchestral musician, having served most recently as principal violist of the Yale Philharmonia, and previously as concertmaster, principal second violin and principal viola for both the East Carolina University (ECU) Symphony Orchestra and conductor-less ensemble The Virginia Beach Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. During her senior year at East Carolina University, Marshall performed an orchestral concert in the same way her grandfather once did-- as concertmaster from the first violin section for the first half, and as concertmaster from the viola section for the second half.

 

Florrie’s musical studies began with early lessons from her grandfather Ronald, who was a violinist and violist, and were continued by his sister, violinist Dora Mullins after his passing.  Florrie earned a bachelor’s degree in violin performance and a Certificate of Advanced Performance Studies in viola from East Carolina University where she studied with Hye-Jin Kim and Ara Gregorian. Florrie studied with Ettore Causa and Steven Tenenbom for her graduate degree from the Yale School of Music, and currently studies with Ettore Causa as a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the Yale School of Music. 

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