Kasota Piano Trio RecitalMay 13 at 7:308:30 p.m.

TimeMay 13 at 7:308:30 p.m.

The Gustavus Department of Music is proud to welcome the Kasota Piano Trio to campus for an evening recital.  The group features David Viscoli on piano, Megan Wehrwein on violin and Gustavus cello instructor Sharon Mautner-Rodgers. The event is free and open to the public.  The recital will also be livestreamed on the Fine Arts YouTube page.

Sharon Mautner-Rodgers is a California native and won numerous competitions both as a soloist and a member of the Trio Con Brio. Sharon was awarded a full music scholarship to attend the Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences where she received the Herbert Zipper award for excellence. Sharon has participated in the Aspen Music Festival, ENCORE school for strings, Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute, Taos Chamber Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, Bear Lake Music Festival, Oregon Coast Music Festival, Endless Mountain Music Festival, the Missouri Symphony "Hot Summer Nights" Festival, and the Lakes Area Music Festival in Brainerd.
Sharon has been a member of many professional orchestras, including the New World, Charleston, Naples, Memphis, Cedar Rapids, Quad Cities, Dubuque, Des Moines, Honolulu, Malaysian Philharmonic, and Wichita Symphonies. She has performed at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Carnegie Recital Hall, The Teatro Cologn in South America, The Bastille Opera House in Paris, The Hollywood Bowl, and in Singapore. In 2019, Sharon went back twice to Malaysia to sub with the Philharmonic. This included a tour to Beijing, Tianjin, and Dalian China.

David Viscoli, has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central America, and Asia. Performances of note include guest artist recitals at the National Theatre in Panama City, Panama, the Japanese Embassy and the National University of Arts in Taiwan, Chung-Ang University in Korea, the Teatro Rosalia Castro in A Coruña, Spain and the Palais Corbelli in Vienna, Austria. He has also performed at major universities and music academies in North America including The University of Manitoba, The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Washington, The University of Oregon, The University of Montana, The University of Iowa, The Ohio State University, the Idyllwild Arts Academy, the New World Center in Miami, and the Interlochen Arts Academy. He is currently a member of the Chiarina Piano Quartet. In addition, he has performed with principal members of the Minnesota Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia in Spain. David Viscoli has competed in national and international piano competitions. He has won awards in the Los Angeles Liszt Competition, the Carmel Music Society Piano Competition, and the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition. In addition, he was the winner of the National Federation of Music Clubs Auditions for the state of California and the Golden West District. His students have also won numerous awards. He is currently a Professor of Piano and Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Originally from Michigan, Megan began lessons at the age of six. She studied Violin Performance at Michigan State University with Walter Verdehr, where she obtained her bachelor's degree and graduated with honors in 2012. She moved to Minnesota in late 2021 and became Principal II Violin for the Mankato Symphony, where she is also the Chair of the Young Artist Competitions.
In addition to orchestral and chamber music, she loves playing and performing fiddle tunes, especially Celtic. She has taught both styles to students of all ages for more than a decade. When she isn't playing or listening to music, she's trying a new recipe, reading a new book, shooting traditional archery, or planning a travel adventure. She lives in Mankato with her husband Derek and their ever-growing library.

PostedFeb 10, 2023