Sweet & Kapla Duo Piano Recital Sunday at Gustavus

Posted on September 28th, 2010 by

Sweet & Kapla Duo Pianists

Sweet & Kapla Duo Pianists

Julie Sweet, pianist and accompanist at Gustavus Adolphus College, and Joseph Kapla, a collaborative pianist and instructor in the Twin Cities, join forces Sunday, October 3 for a Duo Piano Recital on the Jussi Björling stage at Gustavus. The performance includes The Hallelujah Junction for Two Pianos by John Adams, the Sonata in F minor for Two Pianos by Johnnes Brahms and concludes with Le carnaval des animeaux par Camille Saint-Saëns.  The recital begins at 3:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Julie Sweet received her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Piano Performance at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is a recipient of numerous awards including the Toy Wilson Blethen Fine Arts Award and the MTNA Student Recognition (STAR) Award at MNSU. Julie has nearly fifteen years in teaching experience and presently instructs piano in the Twin Cities. She is an active accompanist for vocalists and a wide variety of instrumentalists at Gustavus Adolphus College, Augsburg College and University of Minnesota.  The enthusiasm and versatility of Julie, as a soloist, chamber musician, and collaborative artist, allows people to listen to a vast range of musical genres, bringing a sense of adventure and enjoyment to all programs.

A native of North Dakota, Joseph Kapla has enjoyed a unique and diverse musical upbringing and education.  He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of North Dakota under the study of Dr. Sergio Gallo and his Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from Minnesota State University.  Joseph was awarded First Place in the NDMTA Piano Competition and the Second Place in the MMTA Piano Competition.  He has participated in the Dakota Chamber Music summer program for several years, and has performed in several countries across South America and Europe.  He takes pride in creating a distinct and interesting musical experience for his listeners through thoughtful repertoire and interpretation.  Joseph has over a decade of experience as a collaborative pianist and private piano instructor and currently teaches in the Twin Cities area.

Sunday’s duo piano recital begins at 3:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

 

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