Bassoonist Gabriel Beavers

Gabriel Beavers, bassoon
Gregory Sioles, piano

Monday, March 26 @ 8 p.m., Recital Hall

Internationally known guest artists Gabriel Beavers (bassoon) and Gregory Sioles (piano) share the stage for one night only! Beavers served as Principal Bassoon with the Virginia Symphony, and has given recitals throughout the United States, and in Europe and South America. Sioles has performed on three continents at such venues as the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Purcell Room on London’s South Bank, Berlin’s Amerika Haus, and the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China.

Gabriel Beavers is the Assistant Professor of Bassoon at Louisiana State University. Prior to joining the faculty at LSU, he served as Principal Bassoon with the Virginia Symphony. Formerly a member of the New World Symphony, he has also performed as Acting Principal Bassoon with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Jacksonville Symphony, and served as Acting Second Bassoon with the Milwaukee Symphony for one season. Mr. Beavers has also previously held the position of Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Music. In addition to his orchestral activities, he has an active schedule of solo and chamber performances. He has appeared as a concerto soloist with the Virginia Symphony, Baton Rouge Symphony and Louisiana Sinfonietta. His solo CD Gordon Jacob: Music for Bassoon has been released to critical acclaim on the Mark Masters Label. He attended both Boston University and Southern Methodist University, where he studied with Matthew Ruggiero and Wilfred Roberts.

Gregory Sioles (Assistant Professor of Piano) has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards including an Atwater Kent Grand Prize and a Fulbright Scholarship for study in London. At his London debut in 1983, Sioles was hailed by the London Times as “an exciting pianist ... with perfect poise and control.” Part of the Washington music scene for well over a decade, Sioles has performed in many of the city’s most important halls from the Kennedy Center and National Gallery of Art, to the Cosmos Club and the Phillips Collection. He has appeared nearly annually on the Phillips Collection Sunday Concert Series as both recitalist and chamber artist. He also participated in the Smithsonian’s celebration of the piano’s 300th year, and has given chamber performances at Strathmore Hall, the French Embassy, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Sioles holds the Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA and the Master of Music degree from Indiana University. More recently, Sioles has taught on the faculties of the University of Maryland, the Peabody Conservatory, and the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C.

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