Cellist Jeffrey Lastrapes

Photo Courtesy of Jeffrey Lastrapes

Jeffrey Lastrapes, cello
Jason Haney, piano

Sunday, January 15 @ 7 p.m., Recital Hall

”An excellent cellist with consummate technical mastery,“ Juilliard-trained Lastrapes will play works by Bach, Schubert and Ravel. Accompanied by award-winning JMU faculty pianist, Jason Haney.

Jeffrey Noel Lastrapes is a cellist, chamber musician, recitalist, and teacher. He has appeared throughout the United States, Europe, and South America, with concerts and recitals at The Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, Steinway Hall in New York, and numerous others. After earning his Bachelor of Music degree from The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where he studied under the renowned pedagogue Orlando Cole, he was awarded the Robert Brereton full scholarship to the Juilliard School where he received his Master of Music degree with Harvey Shapiro. He has had master classes with such cellists as Rostropovich, Paul Tortelier, Joel Krosnik, Yo Yo Ma and Lynn Harrell.

Mr. Lastrapes has also performed frequently on radio and television including broadcasts over Radio France, WFMT — Chicago, National Public Radio, National Television and Radio of Chile, and three live recitals on WFLN of Philadelphia. He has recorded for New World Records and West Virginia University Press. He is releasing two recordings in 2011, sonatas by Rachmaninoff and Chopin and duos by Ravel and Kodaly. Both recordings are being released on the Centaur label. Mr. Lastrapes performs on a Francesco Ruggieri cello dated 1684 and a Paul Schuback cello dated 1987.

Jason Haney is a 1988 National Merit Scholar whose music has been performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Scotia Festival, Music2000 in Cincinnati, the Composers Inc. concert series in San Francisco, Richmond’s ChamberFest, the Staunton Music Festival, and elsewhere throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Hong Kong. Groups performing his work include the New Millennium Ensemble, the Chester Quartet, the Sunrise Quartet, Colloquy and the Indiana University New Music Ensemble.

Haney has won awards and honors from ASCAP, the National Association of Composers USA, the Music Teachers’ National Association, the Washington International Competition, top honors in the University of Oregon’s international Waging Peace Through Singing competition and a Dean’s Prize from the Indiana University School of Music. He has earned residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Ragdale Foundation and the Deer Valley Institute. His Symphony No. 1 was premiered in January 2008 by the orchestra of Freiberg, Germany. Haney’s latest CD, Resonant Edges, was recently released by Capstone Records. (It is also available from Amazon.)

Ticket prices: $8–$10 Advance tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the box office (Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and 1½ hours prior to performance). Major credit cards, cash, checks and JACards accepted.
JMU student tickets: $4 in person at box office only with ID. Cash only 1½ prior to performance.

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