Paris and New York bring cellist, pianist to Landrum

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Louise Dubin, together with Fabio Parrini, will perform in a free concert at Landrum United Methodist Church on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. that is open to all and to all ages.

Described as an “artist of refined taste and musicianship” (The Strad Magazine), and a “superior instrumentalist” (Harris Goldsmith, N.Y. Concert Review), Louise Dubin’s performances take her throughout the United States and Europe, including recent cello recitals at Bargemusic, Caramoor, St. Paul’s Chapel N.Y.C. and the American Cathedral in Paris; performances with the Artaria String Quartet, the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and Daniel Hope’s sextet at the Savannah Music Festival.

She has performed in Carnegie-Zankel Hall, Chicago’s Symphony Hall, and the Jazz Standard as part of Stefon Harris’s African Tarantella nonet, and has also toured with the Core Ensemble. Currently the solo cellist of Cirque du Soleil’s Broadway show “Paramour,” Ms. Dubin has served as Principal Cellist of the Auckland Philharmonia, guest principal cellist of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, and Principal Cellist of the Charleston Symphony, where her solo concert with the orchestra was lauded as “virtuosic” (Charleston Post and Courier).

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Ms. Dubin earned her BA from Columbia University, while studying at Juilliard with Aldo Parisot. She earned a doctoral degree from Indiana University, where she studied with Janos Starker on scholarship. Her research on Auguste Franchomme has spawned projects including lectures at several universities, a forthcoming volume from Dover Publications, and “The Franchomme Project,” an acclaimed album featuring world premiere recordings of Franchomme’s works, released in September 2015 by Delos.

The album was immediately chosen by San Francisco’s KDFC FM as CD of the Week, and Strings Magazine called it a “rare musical treat” that “unfolds with radiant energy.” Ms. Dubin will be signing copies of the acclaimed Franchomme CD after the performance.

Fabio Parrini’s work includes recordings, live broadcasts, solo recitals, concerto performances, chamber music and collaborations with orchestras, choirs, summer festivals and opera productions.

A Steinway artist and South Carolina Arts Commission approved artist, he has performed with the group Pan Harmonia, has released albums as a soloist and with violinist Eun-Sun Lee, and has received multiple competition prizes, a Fulbright Grant, a Kahn Award, and recording grants from the Metropolitan Arts Council and North Greenville University, where he chairs the Keyboard Department.

Among his many musical partners are his wife Sherry (piano), their children Maria (piano) and Sam (violin), and his siblings Anna (soprano), Chiara (violin), and Alberto (cello). In December, we will be treated to a recital featuring his daughter, Maria, on piano, and Sam, on violin.

– article submitted by Whitney Blake