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Duo “2” (Peter H. Bloom, Flute; Mary Jane Rupert, Piano) Featured on New CD, Navona Records
The internationally acclaimed duo “2” (flutist Peter H. Bloom; pianist Mary Jane Rupert) appear on a new Navona CD, Kleemation & Other Works by Elizabeth Vercoe (“one of the most inventive composers working in America today” Washington Post).
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Peter H. Bloom (flute, alto flute, bass flute and piccolo), whose playing has been called “a revelation for unforced sweetness and strength” (The Boston Globe), concertizes widely in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand; appears on 35 recordings (Sony Classical, Dorian, Leo Records, other labels); and is a winner of the American Musicological Society’s Noah Greenberg Award. An active recitalist and chamber musician, he has performed for The National Gallery in London, New Zealand School of Music in Wellington, University of Canberra College of Music (Australia), Sydney & Southern Highlands Music Society (Australia), Payap University in Chiang Mai, Goethe Institute in Bangkok, Yale Center for British Art, Metropolitan Museum, Atlanta's Spivey Hall, Bach Festival Society of Winter Park Florida, New York Flute Club, and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, among others. He is also a noted jazz artist, veteran of the acclaimed Aardvark Jazz Orchestra (40th season). Jazz Improv praised his “exquisite melody” while allaboutjazz touted his “hip, jazzy flute work” and Arts Fuse wrote, “his solos on flute and amplified flute are always highlights of a performance."
Mary Jane Rupert, piano and harp, praised by the New York Times as exhibiting "indeed real sensitivity,"
Elizabeth Vercoe has been a Fellow at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Italy, the St. Petersburg Spring Music Festival in Russia, the Cité International des Arts in Paris, the Charles Ives Center for American Music, and the MacDowell Colony. Her works have been performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia and are published by Arsis Press, Plucked String Editions, Noteworthy Sheet Music, and the League ISCM, as well as German publisher, Certosa Verlag. Vercoe’s music is recorded on the Navona, Centaur, Capstone, Owl, Northeastern and Leonarda labels.
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