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PHILADELPHIA (NOVEMBER):  The reknown chamber music duo of cellist Arthur
Cook and pianist Deborah Gilwood will be performing  on Sunday, November 15 at 7
pm at the Settlement Music School’s Mary Louise Curtis Branch located at 416 Queen
Street.  Their evening recital will feature Johannes Brahms' Sonata in D, Op. 78,
Bohuslav Martinu’s Sonata No.1, Leos Janácek’s Pohádka (A Tale), Nocturne 2 by Yuri
Bortz, and Laura Koplewitz's On the Jetty, which is inspired by the poem of Ryan
Vine.  The two pieces by Bortz and Koplewitz will be performed as world premieres.
This event is sponsored by Philadelphia's string specialists William Moennig & Son, Ltd.,
and will be free to the public.

Arthur Cook has appeared as a chamber musician and soloist in summer festivals at
Sandpoint, Meadowmount, Taos,Yale at Norfolk, Rutgers and Apple Hill. He has
served as artistic director for Lyrica and Artists in the Hall as well as principal cellist
and soloist for the Wayne Chamber Orchestra, the New Philharmonic and the New
York Symphonic Ensemble on its Japan tour. Mr. Cook won First Prize in the New
York Studio Club Awards as well as in competitions at the Metropolitan YMHA (NJ)
and the Wayne YMHA (NJ), and he has appeared as soloist with orchestras at Alice
Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall. He holds degrees from Texas Tech University and the
Mannes College of Music, where he was a recipient of the George Szell Award and
the Graduate Performance Award. His teachers included Arthur Follows, David Geber,
Felix Galimir, and Louis Krasner. He has been on the music faculties of both Seton Hall
University and Smith College. Mr. Cook plays on a 1798 Josef Gagliano cello
presented to him by the Gandolph Foundation.

Deborah Gilwood has appeared as a soloist, as well as a collaborator with orchestras
and ensembles, including the Long Island Philharmonic, Brooklyn Philharmonia, and
Solisti New York. An active chamber musician, Ms. Gilwood has performed with
Musical Elements, Infusion, the Eckert/Gilwood Piano Duo, Alliance for American Song,
and Blue Door with cellist Arthur Cook. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Weill
Recital Hall, and the Miller Theater in New York. Ms. Gilwood is the co-founder,
Artistic Director and pianist of the Blue Door Chamber Music series at the
Provincetown Art Association and Museum in MA, now entering its 10th season. Her
recording with Arthur Cook, entitled Censored by Hitler, was released in October 2002
on the Centaur label, garnering favorable reviews both here and abroad. Currently she
is a member of the music faculty at Westfield State College, and has also been on the
piano faculties at Smith College, The University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Seton
Hall University. Ms. Gilwood studied at Mannes College of Music, and received
degrees in Piano Performance from SUNY Purchase and SUNY Stony Brook. Her
principal teachers include Richard Goode, Gilbert Kalish and Lucy Greene. She lives in
Amherst, MA.
You are cordially invited to join us for an evening of lyrical music by Brahms,
Janacek, Martinu, with premieres of new works for cello and piano by       
Laura Koplewitz  and Yuri Bortz.    Philadelphia November 15th, 2009.
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