Caramoor Presents Cellist Tanya Tomkins

CARAMOOR PRESENTS CELLIST TANYA TOMKINS
Katonah, NY – March 30, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cohn Dutcher Associates

CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS PRESENTS
CELLIST TANYA TOMKINS

SUNDAY, APRIL 10, AT 4:00 PM
IN THE ROSEN HOUSE MUSIC ROOM

WHO: Tanya Tomkins, Baroque cello

WHEN: Sunday, April 10, 2011 | 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Rosen House Music Room | Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

PROGRAM: BACH: Suites for Unaccompanied Cello
(Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009; Suite No. 5 in C minor,
BWV 1011; Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012)

TICKETS: Individual tickets are $40. Subscription series prices for the spring Great Artists in the Music Roomseries are available for $136 (4 concerts) or $105 (3 concerts). To purchase, call the Caramoor Box Office at 914.232.1252, or visit www.caramoor.org

KATONAH, NY — On Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 4:00 pm, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts presents Baroque cello virtuosa Tanya Tomkins in the Rosen House Music Room as part of the 2010-11 Great Artists in the Music Room series. Tomkins infuses Bach’s unsurpassed Unaccompanied Cello Suites with dramatic spontaneity, unusual intensity, and a cultivated knowledge of Baroque performance practice. This program offers a great opportunity to experience one of the most influential compositions for solo cello on an instrument – and with the performance techniques – of Bach’s time.

Great Artists in the Music Room
The artists appearing in this spring’s four-concert series put the ‘great’ in Great Artists in the Music Room. After leaving indelible impressions with their prior appearances at Caramoor, these artists return to the jewel-like setting of the Music Room—the veritable heart of Caramoor—to share the artistry, mastery, and passion for which they are renowned around the world.

About the Artist
Cellist Tanya Tomkins studied in the Netherlands with renowned cellist and early music specialist Anner Bylsma. She received her Soloist Diploma from The Royal Conservatory of Music at The Hague. Living in Europe for 14 years, she immersed herself in the study of early music and particularly music of the Baroque period. She founded the Trio d’Amsterdam, which toured extensively throughout Europe and subsequently made its New York debut at the Frick Collection.

In 2001 Tomkins won the Erwin Bodky Competition for early music soloists in Boston; she was the first cellist to be awarded the prize. As a performer of Baroque music, Tomkins serves as co-principal cellist of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and the Portland Baroque Orchestra. She has been featured as soloist with Philharmonia Baroque; American Bach Soloists; the Oregon Bach Festival; the Mozart Festival in San Luis Obispo, California; at an early music festival in Paradise, Montana with acclaimed English Baroque violinist Monica Huggett; and at the Göttingen Handel Festival.

Tomkins did not neglect the repertoire for the modern cello. She became equally fluent in this music and toured as a soloist and as a member of the Euridice String Quartet and the SoLaRe Trio. As an active recitalist and chamber musician on the modern cello, Tomkins has performed at major concert halls, including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Recital Hall, Lincoln Center, and the 92nd Street Y. Music festival appearances include the Moab Music Festival in Moab, Utah and Music in the Vineyards in Napa, California, and the Umeå Chamber Music Festival in Umeå, Sweden.

As part of the Zivian-Tomkins Duo, Tomkins collaborates with pianist and fortepianist Eric Zivian on both modern and original instruments, and she is also a member of the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and the San Francisco String Trio.

About Caramoor
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts – a performing arts center located on a unique 90-acre setting of Italianate architecture and gardens in Westchester County, NY – enriches the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality. Its mission also includes mentoring young professional musicians and providing educational programs for young children centered around music. The historic Rosen House and its Music Room are the ‘heart of Caramoor’; upon its completion in 1939, Caramoor founders Walter and Lucie Rosen began to present private concerts in the Music Room, and today it is used for all ‘Caramoor Indoors’ concerts and mentorship programs. For more information, visit www.caramoor.org or call (914) 232-5035.

Tickets: Individual tickets: $40.00. To purchase, call the Caramoor Box Office at 914.232.1252, or visit www.caramoor.org. One of four Great Artists in the Music Room programs featured during the 2011 spring season, Caramoor also offers the following Subscription Series pricing packages:
Quartet (4 concerts) $136.00 (SAVE 15%)
Trio (3 concerts) $105.00 (SAVE 12.5%)

For Press Tickets: Contact Whitney Holden, Cohn Dutcher Associates | 917.339.7188 | wholden@cohndutcher.com

PROGRAM

GREAT ARTISTS IN THE MUSIC ROOM SERIES
TANYA TOMKINS
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011, 4:00 P.M.
ROSEN HOUSE MUSIC ROOM
Tanya Tomkins, Baroque cello
BACH Suites for Unaccompanied Cello
Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009
Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012
This performance is made possible, in part,
by ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government

This performance is made possible with public funds from
the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency

CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS IS LOCATED AT
149 GIRDLE RIDGE ROAD, KATONAH, NEW YORK.