Of Roses, feat. Yvonne Troxler, piano
FETA presents the Swiss-American pianist and composer Yvonne Troxler. On the program, there is the world premier of Troxler’s new piano piece Zwischenraum and solo piano works by Paula Matthusen between charm and the constant law of motion for two players (with Juraj Kojs) and miniature electronics, Julia Wolfe East Broadway for toy piano and recording, Juraj Kojš In the Mist for piano with hands and feat, Michael Jarrell Etude, Ian Wilson Stations and Louis Andriessen The memory of roses for toy piano and grand piano. The focus of this evening’s program is in the "in between”- moments, resonant time and silence. The program expands the piano range with extended techniques and additionally explores the sounds in and around the piano.
Yvonne Troxler is a pianist and composer. She has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in the US and Europe. Troxler is widely recognized as a deeply dedicated interpreter of contemporary music. Her passion for collaboration and experimentation has led her to premiere hundreds of new works by both emerging and established artists, most notably with the Glass Farm Ensemble, for which she holds the position of artistic director.
In addition to writing for a variety of different musicians and ensembles, she has written original music for several movies. Troxler has received grants and awards from Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, Artephila, Argosy Foundation, Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council. in 2016 she received a commission award for her song cycle “Feuerfleck” by the UBS Culture Foundation and the Swiss Musicians Association.
Troxler has been featured as a chamber musician and composer on recordings for Innova, Percaso and Musiques Swisses. Gapelgate Music Reviews writes about CD Brouhaha: “Troxler shows eloquence, memorability and inspired craftsmanship in this round of chamber works.”
As an educator Troxler has worked for many years with young musicians and students, creating international projects and collaborations. The resulting performances have included concerts and tours in New York, Germany, and Switzerland. These projects have been made possible in collaboration with the Glass Farm Ensemble.
With the support of the FETA Foundation, The St. Bede Chapel, Harold Golen Gallery, and Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.