Amanda Smith Roberts and Jonathan Roberts | The Stardust Duo: Debussy, Poulenc and Franck Sonatas for Violin and Piano

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The Stardust Duo: Debussy, Poulenc and Franck Sonatas for Violin and Piano

by Amanda Smith Roberts and Jonathan Roberts

Beautiful renditions of three of the most famous French works for violin and piano, performed by concert artists Amanda Smith Roberts, violin, and Jonathan Roberts, piano.
Genre: Classical: Romantic Era
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1. Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor, L 140 - Allegro Vivo
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2. Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor, L 140 - Intermede
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3. Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor, L 140 - Finale
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4. Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op 119 - Allegro Con Fuoco
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5. Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op 119 - Intermezzo
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6. Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op 119 - Presto Tragico
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7. Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, M 8 - Allegretto Moderato
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8. Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, M 8 - Allegro
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9. Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, M 8 - Recitativo-Fantasia
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10. Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, M 8 - Allegretto Poco Mosso
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Amanda Smith Roberts, of Brandon, Mississippi, holds both her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in violin performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied under renowned pedagogue Paul Kantor. Three years prior to attending CIM, Amanda and her mother made frequent trips to Nashville, Tennessee where she studied with Connie Heard, professor of violin at Vanderbilt University. From 1994-2001, Amanda studied with Patrick Rafferty, professor of violin at the University of Alabama. During the summers, Amanda enjoyed studying with Stephen Clapp while attending the Meadowmount festival and the Hochschule fur Musik in Leipzig, Germany. Amanda has performed solos with professional orchestras such as the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, the Corinth Symphony, the Sewanee Festival Orchestra, the Tuscaloosa Symphony, and the Shoals Symphony. In 2001, she appeared on the International radio show From the Top. She has also competed as a finalist in many national competitions, including both the high school and college division of the Music Teachers National Association and the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist Awards.
Having studied violin since the age of three, Amanda has a lifetime of experience playing a variety of musical styles. In her formative years, Amanda’s mentor, Mickey Davis, incorporated alternative styles into her training. In fact, she made her debut as a featured soloist with the Mississippi Symphony at age 9, performing the Orange Blossom Special. Now, Amanda balances her love for Classical music with avidness for Jazz, Blues, Celtic, and Fiddle styles. Twice, she was awarded the Mississippi State Fiddling Championship. In her spare time she enjoys performing as a fiddler and participating in recording projects with various popular artists.

Jonathan Roberts, of Providence, Rhode Island, holds his Bachelor of Arts degree in piano performance and Bachelor of Music degree in music education from the University of New Hampshire, as well as his Masters degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music in piano performance. He has studied with Irina Tchantceva, Arlene Kies, Kathryn Brown, and Noel Engebretson.
Having studied piano since the age of seven, Jonathan has performed in venues throughout the Northeast United States. He has been a featured soloist with the Ocean State Chamber Orchestra and the University of New Hampshire Wind Symphony. Also, Jonathan has competed as a semi-finalist in the Music Teachers National Association Piano Competition and as a finalist in the Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition. Along with Classical music, Jonathan has recently been exploring the alternative styles of Jazz and Pop music, studying with renowned pianist and CIM music theory professor Dr. Marshall Griffith.

Jonathan and Amanda founded their group, The Stardust Duo, in 2008. The couple met at CIM in 2006 while pursuing their Masters degrees. They enjoy a lifelong passion for sharing music with others through performing and teaching. Amanda and Jonathan are currently pursuing their Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at the University of Alabama on full scholarship. They are set to graduate in 2012.

CREDITS:
Recording by Randy Everett, Terminal Studios, Jackson, Mississippi

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James H. Strotman

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Outstanding; simple exquisite. We hope to see the Smith/Roberts/Roberts Due on the TCM cruise in November.
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