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Kleine Blumen


May 21, 2017

3 PM at the
Stamford United Methodist Church
88 Main St, Stamford NY Calendar General Info Contact FoM Donate Founders & VIPs Concert Archive

  Photo of Melanie Williams   Photo of Tatiana Daubek
  Photo of Danika Paskvan   Photo of Ana Kim

Pictured above, top to bottom and left to right:
Melanie Williams, flute; Tatiana Daubek, violin;
Danika Paskvan, viola and Ana Kim, cello.

The Baroque Flute Quartet Kleine Blumen will perform for our Stamford audience under the auspices of our friends at the Juilliard School.

Melanie Williams is a historical and modern flutist. She calls New York City and Navarre, Florida home and is currently a C.V. Starr doctoral candidate at The Juilliard School. Ms. Williams was first introduced to the six-holed, 1-keyed baroque flute as a junior at The Oberlin Conservatory of Music (BM 2012) and her loves of music and history have been inseparably intertwined since. Ms. Williams is the founder of Kleine Blumen and the co-founder of Filigree Baroque, both all-female groups. Kleine Blumen is a quartet dedicated to the study and performance of classical and early romantic chamber music and Filigree Baroque is dedicated to the study and performance of chamber music of the baroque and music education. Ms. Williams holds teaching fellowships and assistantships in Juilliard's College, Pre-College, and Evening divisions and maintains active performance and research endeavors. She has performed internationally in France, Germany, Austria, England, Canada, and China on repertoire from Clérambault to Beethoven. She studies with Sandra Miller.

Tatiana Daubek plays regularly as concertmaster for New York’s oldest Bach cantata series, Bach Vespers Holy Trinity. In addition, she performs with the American Classical Orchestra, Handel and Haydn Society, Musica Angelica, and Trinity Baroque Orchestra. Ms. Daubek is a founding member of House of Time, “known for their fluency and command” (San Francisco Classical Voice), a chamber ensemble with a thriving series in Manhattan dedicated to performing music on period instruments. They are currently in their fourth season as ensemble in residence at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Manhattan and have been presented by The Czech Center New York, Berkeley Early Music Festival, Early Music Festival: NYC, San Diego and San Francisco Early Music Societies, The University Club in NYC, and The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments. Ms. Daubek has taken part in multiple tours across North and South America with Musica Angelica/Wiener Akademie of The Infernal Comedy and The Giacomo Variations starring John Malkovich. An active member of her Czech heritage, Ms. Daubek helped start the Festival Jarmily Novotne, a festival in the Czech Republic commemorating the life of star soprano and grandmother, Jarmila Novotna. She has collaborated abroad with the Czech ensemble, Musica Florea and was a featured soloist broadcast live on Czech Radio. Daubek holds degrees from the University of North Texas, Boston University and The Juilliard School. Aside from music, Tatiana is also a photographer specializing in portraiture and street photography.


May 21, 2017

Kleine Blumen

Melanie Williams, flute
Tatiana Daubek, violin
Danika Paskvan, viola
Ana Kim, cello

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quartet In D Major, K. 285

Ferdinand Ries: Quartet in E Minor, Op. 145, No. 2


François Devienne: Duo IV in F Major, Op. 5

Ludwig van Beethoven: Serenata, Op. 25,
for flute, violin, and viola

Program subject to change.

Admission is at the door only by suggested donation of $12 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and students and anyone under 13 years of age is admitted at no charge. Refreshments are served after the concert catered by A Taste of Europe Restaurant.

Thank you!” to all of our donors and especially to the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation for your generous support which makes this concert and our entire season possible.

Alaskan violist Danika Paskvan now lives and works in New York City, where she specializes in historical and contemporary performance. She holds degrees in performance and linguistics from Northwestern University, and is completing her masters’ degree in viola performance with a concentration in historical performance at The Juilliard School. Also an active arts writer and freelance editor, Danika maintains an experimental writing blog and is pursuing research in music academics and digital humanities.

Ana Kim has performed throughout the US, Europe and New Zealand in a wide range of musical styles. As an avid chamber musician, she has participated in festivals including Yellow Barn, Verbier Academy, Music@ Menlo and International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove. She has studied with pedagogues János Starker, Ralph Kirshbaum, and Laurence Lesser. She was recently on the faculty of Pacific Union College and was a semifinalist in the 2016 International Leipzig Bach Competition. Ana is currently studying Historical Performance at Juilliard.

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