The Brookings Harbor Friends of Music presents its first concert of the 2018-19 season featuring the Duo Ingolfsson-Stoupel on violin and piano.
Judith Ingolfsson was born in Iceland to Icelandic and Swiss parents, trained at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and is now based in Stuttgart.
She began her violin studies at the age of 3 and gave her first public performance on Icelandic State Television at 5. At 8 she recorded as soloist with the Iceland Symphony for Icelandic State Radio and a few weeks later performed her orchestral solo debut in Germany.
Her family immigrated to the United States in 1980 and she was admitted to The Curtis Institute at 14. She went on to earn her master’s degree and artist diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of David Cerone and Donald Weilerstein.
Vladimir Stoupel is a French pianist born in Russia and now based in Berlin. He began studying the piano at 3 with his mother, Rimma Bobritskaia, and he made his debut at 12, playing Tchaikovsky’s “First Piano Concerto” in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.
He later studied piano with Evgeny Malinin, conducting with Gennady Rozhdestvensky at the Moscow Conservatory, and was a pupil of the Russian pianist Lazar Berman for almost five years.
When Stoupel immigrated to Paris in 1984 he quickly established himself in French concert life. His international breakthrough came with a competition at the Concours Internationale d’Exécution Musicale in Geneva in 1986.
For their project “Concert-Centenaire,” the duo received the official designation “Centenaire” from the French government, an award given to help promote innovative, creative, and exceptionally structured projects centered around the centennial of the First World War. The project explores French music written from the Belle Époque. A special focus was placed on composers whose lives were either heavily impacted or even terminated by the war.
For the Brookings performance, Ingolfsson and Stoupel have planned a concert focusing on violin and piano pieces by French composers of the late 19th century, including violin sonatas by César Franck and Louis Vierne and “Poème élégiaque” by Eugène Ysaÿe.
The concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Brookings Seventh-day Adventist Church at 102 Park Ave.
Single tickets cost $20 and season tickets cost $110.00 for seven concerts, with an eighth concert being free to the public. Students younger than 18 are admitted free.
Tickets may be purchased at the door or at Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies.
Further information may be obtained by visiting the Friends of Music website at brookingsharborfriendsofmusic.org or by calling 541-469-7625.