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2016: First Quarter by Elizabeth Roe

Elizabeth started 2016 with an artist residency at National YoungArts Week in Miami, giving a masterclass/talk as well as chamber music coachings at the New World Symphony Center. Read more about her visit here: http://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/jordan-levin/article53528905.html

Later in January, Elizabeth and her Decoda colleagues performed chamber music by Thomas AdèsMark Neikrug, and Olivier Messiaen at the Music for Galway Midwinter Festival, plus the premiere of a new work by Michel Galante.

The Anderson & Roe Piano Duo performed for capacity crowds throughout the States and in Israel; follow the duo on Instagram for photos of their touring activities. Here is the latest A&R music video (plus Elizabeth's blog on the video):

Elizabeth also served as the artistic curator for the Joye in Aiken Festival in South Carolina; it was a successful week of concerts, educational outreach, and special events, featuring an array of exciting artists in classical, jazz, and beyond. Read about her special connection to Aiken here.

New York Times review by Elizabeth Roe

On October 3, Elizabeth performed solo works by Benjamin Britten, David Lang, Ned Rorem, and Lou Harrison, plus Maurice Ravel's "Berceuse sur le Nom de Gabriel Fauré" with violinist Anna Elashvili at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art in a concert featuring Decoda, Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall. James R. Oestreich at the New York Times praised the performance:

On Saturday, the museum offered “Musical Portraits,” another of the free-floating programs that have increasingly come to characterize Ms. Tomer’s tenure, this one in the Vélez Blanco Patio. Featuring the chamber ensemble Decoda, it was tied to an exhibition of paintings by John Singer Sargent, “Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends,” which closed on Sunday.
The Decoda players, with Elizabeth Joy Roe as excellent piano soloist, made fine work of modest pieces by David Lang, Ned Rorem, Paul Moravec, Aaron Jay Kernis and composers past. Some Sargent paintings were projected on a wall beforehand, and details, hugely magnified, were shown in moving projections during the performances.
With one glorious exception, they did not represent figures memorialized in the music. But it was delightful to see Fauré’s proud mustache pass in review as Ms. Roe and Anna Elashvili, a similarly excellent violinist, played Ravel’s “Berceuse sur le Nom de Gabriel Fauré.”

Next up: duo concerts in the US and Europe, plus exciting new music videos in the works!


Spring/Summer Recap by Elizabeth Roe

The end of the 2014/2015 concert season included the following milestones:

-The close of the Weill Hall Artist-in-Residence fellowship at Sonoma State University's Green Music Center

-Concerts in Korea (LG Arts Center), Japan (Musashino Cultural Foundation), New York (Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival), and cities across the US

-Decoda residency at the Guildhall School in London

-Inclusion in NPR's best tracks of 2015 ("Erbarme Dich" from The Art of Bach), alongside artists like Hilary Hahn, the Kronos Quartet, Alabama Shakes, Sujfan Stevens, and Rihanna

-Webcast hosting of the inaugural Cliburn Junior International Piano Competition in Fort Worth

-Joye in Aiken (formerly Juilliard in Aiken) Festival: appointment as artistic curator