Internationally celebrated flutist Mario Caroli and pianist Masako Hayashi-Ebbesen, both on the faculty of the National Conservatory of Strasbourg in France, will be in residence April 22-23 in the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). The residency will feature a concert and two masterclasses that are free and open to the public.
On Sunday, April 22, at 8 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel, Caroli and Hayashi-Ebbesen will present the eclectic concert “If It Were a Flute,” which includes transcriptions for flute and piano of works by Mendelssohn, Brahms and Debussy, as well “Catena di cuori” (“Chain of Hearts”), composed for Caroli in 2007 by Andrew Waggoner, a professor of music in the Setnor School. Free parking is available in the Irving Garage; parking for patrons with disabilities is available in the Q1 lot. Patrons should mention that they are attending the concert.
On Monday, April 23, Caroli and Hayashi-Ebbesen will each give masterclasses in the Setnor School of Music. Caroli’s flute masterclass will take place from 9-10:30 a.m. in 404 Crouse College. Hayashi-Ebbesen’s piano masterclass will be held from 2:30-4 p.m. in 310 Crouse College. Paid parking is available in the Irving, University Avenue and Booth garages.
Caroli has enjoyed a highly successful solo career as one of the most remarkable flutists of his generation. He appears regularly in the greatest concert halls of the world, including the philharmonic halls of Berlin and Cologne; the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; the Herkulessaal in Munich; the Vienna Konzerthaus; the Royal Festival Hall in London; the Théâtre du Châtelet and the Opéra Garnier in Paris; New York’s Lincoln Center (in the cycle of “Great Performers”); Suntory Hall, Oji Hall and Opera City House of Tokyo; and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels.
Going beyond the great canon of the historical flute repertoire, Caroli became a preferred soloist for some of the greatest composers of today. He is the only contemporary flutist having performed on monographic concerts the complete works for the flute by Sciarrino, Ferneyhough and Jolivet.
Hayashi-Ebbesen has been active as a soloist and chamber pianist in Japan, France and the U.S. She has shared the stage in major halls of New York, Tokyo, Chicago, Paris and Philadelphia; with duo partners of renown from around the world; and has appeared in guest recital series of numerous universities and conservatories in the U.S., Japan and Europe. Her multicultural insight acquired on three continents has been shared at masterclasses and the summer chamber music academies she has held with the Strasbourg Chamber Ensemble in various regions of France. She taught piano and chamber music at Princeton University until 1999, before moving to Strasbourg.
The residency is part of the Central New York Humanities Corridor and is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Setnor School of Music. For more information, contact the Setnor School at 315-443-2191.