A J. S. Baccalaureate
Sunday, 2 March 2014
Mark Rike, Violin
Terrence B. Fay, Tenor
Alexis Zingale, Piano
Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1014
Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016
Geduld, Geduld from St. Matthew Passion BWV 244
Benedictus from Mass in B Minor BWV 232
Ach, mein Sinn from St. John Passion BWV 245
Ach, ziehe die Seele from Cantata BWV 96
Die Liebe zieht mit sanften Schritten from Cantata BWV 36
Drum ich mich ihm ergebe from Cantata BWV 107
Violinist Mark Rike is on the faculty of Choate-Rosemary Hall and the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, CT. He is a former member of the Cincinnati, New Haven, and Hartford Symphony Orchestras. As a Moy fellow of the American Austrian Foundation, he worked four summers in Austria with Prof. Alfred Staar of the Vienna Philharmonic where he played as soloist and concertmaster with conductors Giuseppe Sinopoli, Fabio Luisi, Yehudi Menuhin, Sandor Vegh, Leopold Hager and others. He has been a violin student of Syoko Aki Erle, Dorothy Delay, Henry Meyer, Kurt Sassmanshaus and Almita Vamos. He studied chamber music with Josef Gingold and with members of the La Salle, Tokyo and Cleveland string quartets. He began his baroque training as a harpsichord student of Eiji Hashimoto in Cincinnati and continued with Jaap Schroder on violin at the Yale School of Music from which he holds the Master of Music and Artist Diploma degrees. He is a member of the Genzinger String Quartet, a period instrument ensemble. He has also performed with the Arcadia Players, American Classical Orchestra, Rebel Baroque Orchestra and many others.
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Terrence B. Fay began studying trombone at the age of ten. He is an active soloist, performing as a soloist with the Wallingford Symphony, as well as in numerous recitals throughout the area. He is an active orchestral musician as a member of the New Haven Symphony and principal trombonist of the Eastern Connecticut and New Britain Symphony Orchestras, while also performing with such groups as the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Orchestra New England, Moscow State and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestras, and the Waterbury and New Britain Symphonies, among others.
A native of Long Island, NY, Mr. Fay received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Juilliard School, spending one of his undergraduate years at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he received Commendation in the Drummond Sharpe Prize from Philip Jones CBE. He received his Master of Music degree with honors and Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music, where he was the inaugural recipient of the John Swallow Prize. Mr. Fay is also an accomplished vocalist, having sung professionally for well over a decade. He has been a soloist most recently with the choirs of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stamford, Trinity Episcopal Church, Torrington, and the Marquand Chapel Choir at the Yale Divinity School. He has been a member of the choir of Christ Church, New Haven, Trinity Episcopal Church, Torrington, and of the Grammy-award winning choir, Gaudeamus, while also performing frequently with MidAmerica Productions in New York City under the direction of John Rutter, among others. In 2011, he performed as a member of the Collegiate Chorale at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland in performances with Bryn Terfel and Barbara Frittoli, and the Bard Festival with the American Symphony Orchestra. He is currently a member of the Schola Cantorum of St. Mary’s Church, Norwalk. Mr. Fay is currently on the faculty of the Educational Center for the Arts, the Neighborhood Music School, Choate Rosemary Hall, and the Universities of Bridgeport and New Haven.
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Alexis Zingale began her piano studies at the age of four and presented her first solo recital program at age nine. Ms. Zingale has performed throughout the U.S. and Canada as soloist and collaborator, and is now one of the most actively sought-after collaborators in New England. Her collaborative repertoire includes over 300 sonatas, concert pieces, art songs, arias and orchestral transcriptions. Ms. Zingale studied with Edward Auer, Russell Hirshfield and Patricia Lutnes, and she has had significant coaching with Vladimir Feltsman. Her collaborative studies have been with George Taylor, Wendy Sharp, Dan Stepner, Oleh Krysa, Jean Barr, and Jody Rowitsch. She has performed in masterclasses with such artists as Boris Berman, Peter Frankl, Claude Frank, Angela Cheng and John Perry, and in collaborative masterclasses with such artists as Graham Johnson, Melvin Chen, and the Lydian String Quartet. Her recent performance experiences vary from finalist at the Hugo Kauder International Music Competition for Piano and the Sorel Medallion in Collaborative Piano, accompanying entrants to the Naumberg International and Young Concert Artists International competitions, to solo and collaborative performance on the University of Maryland New Music Maryland series, and numerous performances on Neighborhood Music Schools Bach’s Lunch and Faculty Fridays series. Notable venues for her performances include the Miller Theatre in New York City, Ed Landreth Hall at Texas Christian University, Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music, and Sprague Hall, Woolsey Hall and Battell Chapel in New Haven. Ms. Zingale has performed as soloist and collaborator with the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra, the Hamden Symphony Orchestra, and the Brevard Music Center Festival Orchestra, and with the Brevard Music Center faculty chamber ensemble. Ms. Zingale has given international and local premieres of new works by young composers. She performed on harpsichord with acclaimed new music ensemble Alarm Will Sound, and reed organ with the New Haven Oratorio Choir. Ms. Zingale has recorded for Peer Music Classical and the Charles Ives Society, and her performances have been broadcast on Connecticut Public Radio. She is currently a piano faculty member and staff accompanist at the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, CT.