This week On Stage At Curtis features two compositions by composer Elizabeth Younan from Sydney, Australia. Elizabeth has a Bachelor and Master degree in Composition from The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney. She is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Elizabeth Younan: Piano Trio
Tsutomu William Copeland, violin; Francis Carr, cello; Jenny Chen, piano
Elizabeth communicates her excitement of studying at the Curtis Institute of Music with her composition Piano Trio. You can feel her excitement in her piece.
Elizabeth Younan: Litany
Kathryn Epperson, viola; William Karns, double bass
Litany was commissioned by the Curtis Institute of Music for the Free Library of Philadelphia’s “One Book, One Philadelphia” kick off event featuring Jesmyn Ward’s novel, Sing Unburied, Sing. Elizabeth describes the novel as a deeply moving. The story follows three generations of a family living in a fictional town in Mississippi. Their relationship is filled with pain, lost and racial tension.