Bohemian Travels

An Inaugural Voyage into Season X with Dvorak’s ‘Dumky’ Trio

Anne Chicheportiche

Violinist Anne Chicheportiche has been acclaimed for her “fierce assurance” by the Washington Post and for her “tonal sweetness, alert dynamic detailing, and commanding musicality” by The Miami Herald. She has performed various roles as soloist and in ensembles in Europe and the United States.

Anne served as concertmaster of orchestras in Chicago, Washington D.C., and Miami, and premiered numerous works by contemporary composers. She collaborated with artists from Pinchas Zukerman, Pierre Boulez, to Björk.

A passionate chamber musician, she has performed in various music festivals worldwide and in 2010, founded musimelange, Miami’s multi-sensory chamber music series that pairs music with wine and culinary art resulting in recognition by Brickell Magazine among the 20 most successful entrepreneurs in Miami under 40.

Anne is committed to music education, having taught at University of Texas Pan-American and currently at Miami Dade College, she also maintains a private violin studio in Miami, prioritizing the wellness of musicians in her teaching.

Having lived in 10 cities globally, each move enriched Anne’s musical perspective and commitment to community through music. She holds a doctorate in musical arts from University of Maryland University, a Master of Music from Depaul University, and Soloist Diploma from Geneva University of Music.

Anne’s journey is a testament to her unwavering dedication to music, education, and community enrichment.

Christie Julien

Renowned French pianist Christie Julien, acclaimed for her captivating performances, made her USA solo debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., playing Bartok Concerto No. 3 with the National Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Leonard Slatkin. The Washington Post’s Tim Page praised Julien’s pianism as “imbued with power and abstracted poetry.” Recent highlights include performances of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, Chopin Concerto No. 1 (Conductor Luis Haza), Beethoven ‘Emperor’ Concerto (Conductor Jed Gaylin), and Grieg Piano Concerto (Conductor Richard Weilenmann) in the United States, along with Beethoven 4th in Bogotá. Her exceptional artistry shone at the Cape May Festival in June 2003, earning praise for her “shimmering gossamer web of sound.” Julien’s versatility extends to chamber music, with appearances at prestigious festivals like Santa Fe, La Jolla, Great Lakes, and Ravinia. Trained at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris and mentored by legendary pianist Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory, she earned accolades, including the Yamaha Scholarship and Lavoisier Scholarship from the French Government. An esteemed educator, Julien conducts Master Classes globally, sharing her expertise in musical conservatories from Beijing and Japan to Las Vegas, New Jersey, and Canada. Her journey is a testament to a profound commitment to musical excellence and a passion for nurturing the next generation of musicians.

Ashley Garritson

Award-Winning Cellist, ASHLEY GARRITSON, has a distinguished career as an international soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. She has concertized with the Chicago Symphony, the Boston Symphony, ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) of Chicago, and other groups. Most recent solo engagements include appearances with the Miami Symphony, the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music Wind Ensemble, and the Kammergild Chamber Orchestra. The Piedmont Post heralded her sound as “…exceptionally deep-toned, providing warmth…” Garritson currently serves as Principal Cello of the Miami City Ballet and the Atlantic Classical Orchestra and Miami-based Nu Deco Ensemble. She has also served as principal cellist of the Chicago Civic Orchestra and the Miami Symphony. She was the Grand Prize Winner of the Jefferson Symphony International Competition, as well as First Prize Winner the Belleville Philharmonic Concerto Competition, the Northwestern University and the Skokie Valley Concerto Competitions. Additional activities include attending Tanglewood Music Center, the Kneisel Hall Chamber Festival, and the Yellow Barn Music Festival, where she performed with artists including, Mstislav Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma, Bernard Haitink, Pierre Boulez, Daniel Barenboim, and others. In May 2010, she was granted the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Cello Performance by the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.

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