Student Recital: Jordan Warmath, viola

Event Date: 

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 8:00pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Karl Geiringer Hall (UCSB)

Event Price: 

Admission is free.

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
Jordan Warmath’s final doctoral recital focuses largely on contemporary works for the viola interspersed with two standard romantic works by Paul Hindemith and Henri Vieuxtemps. The recital also includes the premier of a new composition by doctoral candidate, Brandon Rolle (performed with live electronics by the composer), and will conclude with a duet for viola and piano by Richard Reed Parry, performed with graduate pianist Leslie Cain. In Parry's piece, the pianist must base the tempo of her performance on her own heartbeat (determined by using a stethoscope on stage), while Ms. Warmath must base her performance on the timing of her own breath. A recital of contemporary tonality with a dark romantic twist awaits. Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 8 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall. Admission is free.
Violist Jordan Warmath is currently a Doctoral Candidate at UCSB studying with Jonathan Moerschel. She has appeared on stage with internationally acclaimed artists such as soprano Renée Fleming, the Takács Quartet, cellist Carter Brey, violinists Anne Akiko Meyers, Glenn Dicterow, and Gil Shaham, and pianists Emanuel Ax and Benjamin Grosvenor. As a member of the University of California Santa Barbara Young Artists Piano Quartet she has performed in master classes for Yo-Yo Ma, the Danish Quartet, and the Kronos Quartet. A passionate promoter of modern compositions, Ms. Warmath has premiered solo viola works by contemporary composers Charles Peck, Arthur Gotschalk, Joel Feigin, Hillary Purrington, Jennifer Dirkes, and Marc Evans at Rice University, the University of Texas at Austin, UCLA, and UCSB. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­As an advocate for modern viola literature, she continues to commission, seek, promote, and perform contemporary music as frequently as possible. She will receive her degree upon completion of her dissertation, which focuses on the inclusion of contemporary music in the pedagogical viola repertoire.
Jordan Warmath