Noe Valley Ministry
Join us at the Ministry for Masques and Lullabies a piano recital featuring Jeffrey LaDeur.
Pre-concert talk with Peter Susskind at 3:15 pm.
Debussy – Masques
Szymanowski – Masques
Chopin – Berceuse in D flat major, Op.57
Sahba Aminikia (world premiere)
Schubert – Sonata in G major D.894
NVCM is delighted to have pianist Jeffrey LaDeur back on stage! Praised for his “assured virtuosity” (San Francisco Classical Voice) Jeffrey will perform masques and berceuses by Debussy, Chopin and Szymanowski, plus a world premiere by Sahba Aminikia, an up-and-coming young composer who has been described by John Adams as “fabulous, colorful and persuasive”. The performance includes Musical Conversations, a pre-concert talk at 3:15 pm.
This Osher Inside Out concert is part of our contemporary neo@noe series and has been made possible in part thanks to the generous support of the Bernard Osher Foundation, Umpqua Bank, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.
About Jeffrey LaDeur
Jeffrey LaDeur enjoys a busy career as soloist, chamber musician and educator. Praised for his “articulate, expressive work at the keyboard” (San Francisco Classical Voice) and “…dazzling pianism…” (Sarasota Herald Tribune) Jeffrey has concertized around the world including performances at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Eastman Theater, Hochschule für Musik in Frankfurt, and Banff Centre for the Arts. His performances have been broadcast over WFMT Chicago, South Dakota Public Radio and America’s Music Festivals hosted by Marin Alsop.
As soloist with orchestra, Jeffrey made an auspicious debut with the Eastman Philharmonia performing Franck’s Symphonic Variations during his first semester of study at the Eastman School of Music. Recent orchestral engagements include concertos with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Bear Valley Music Festival Orchestra, and the Oakland East Bay Symphony, collaborating with esteemed conductors such as George Cleve, Michael Morgan, and Neil Varon. LaDeur has performed in recital throughout the United States including appearances at the Terrace Theater at the Kennedy Center, Dakota Sky International Piano Festival, Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, and Four Seasons Arts Concerts. Recent solo performances include recitals at Old First Concerts, a live broadcast from PianoForte studios in Chicago, and at the University of California, Santa Cruz where he has served as Artist in Residence since January 2014.
A passionate chamber musician, LaDeur is a founding member of the acclaimed Delphi Trio. Henk Guittart, Violist of the Schoenberg Quartet, has described the Delphi’s playing as “Integrity and sincerity combined with amazing musical depth and joy.” Season highlights for the Delphi Trio include performances at the Chamber Music Society of Little Rock, Bear Valley Music Festival, concerts and masterclasses throughout the midwest, and the release of their first commercial recording. In addition to his activities with the Trio, Jeffrey frequently collaborates with artists such as Robert Mann, Bonnie Hampton, Roy Malan, Ian Swensen, Axel Strauss, Paul Hersh, and Jennifer Culp.
Education through music is central to LaDeur’s mission as a performer. Jeffrey has given masterclasses at the Dakota Sky international Piano Festival, San Francisco State University, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. A faculty member of the Crowden Music Center, Jeffrey works with gifted students through piano and chamber music programs in addition to his faculty positions at the center’s youth and adult chamber music workshops. With his colleagues Liana Berube and Michelle Kwon of the Delphi Trio, he has developed a program for emerging artists which guides serious young ensembles through their first professional concert experience.
Jeffrey completed his undergraduate education at the Eastman School of Music, studying with Douglas Humpherys and earned a Masters Degree in chamber music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music studying with Yoshikazu Nagai. One of two pianists selected for the 2010 Taos School of Music, LaDeur worked intensively with pianist Robert McDonald and members of the Borromeo, St. Lawrence, and Brentano String Quartets. Jeffrey received his formative musical training from Mark Edwards and Annie Sherter, a student of Vlado Perlemuter and Alfred Cortot.