8pm, Saturday, April 20, 2012
This concert is sponsored by the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, in conjunction with its Time and Time Again exhibit. Further details on the exhibit can be found here.
Keir GoGwilt '13 violin
Keir GoGwilt was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is currently a senior at Harvard, concentrating in literature. His senior thesis, "Performing Responsibility," considers the implications of the study of music performance for hermeneutic theories and practices. He is devoted to showing the manner in which the practice of music performance has relevance in an inter-disciplinary discourse.
Recent notable performances include the Berg Violin Concerto with the WMU Symphony, the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Bowdoin International Music Festival Orchestra, Mozart Violin Concerto #3 with the Greenwich Village Orchestra, recitals at the Century Club and the Harvard Club of NYC, and a collaboration with Robert Levin on the world premiere of Levin's completion of a Mozart piano trio at the Sarasota Opera House. Keir is currently recording some of Tobias Picker's violin and chamber music for Tzadik records, to be released in 2013. Upcoming concerts include recitals at the Miller Theater in NYC, Cornelia Street Cafe, and the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, as well as Berg's violin concerto at the Peabody Essex Museum. He has attended music festivals including Taos and Sarasota, and has taken lessons with Lewis Kaplan, David Takeno, Christian Tetzlaff, and Ute Hasenauer among others.
Keir performed the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Bach Society Orchestra in 2010, and is very happy to be joining them again for this performance.