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March 23, 2001


UMBC's Department of Music presents Double Image, a concert of new Austrian music by Berndt Turner, percussion, and Gisele Beer, flute, at 8 p.m. on April 4 in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is $7 general, $3 students/seniors. For information and reservations please call (410) 455-2942.

Berndt Turner graduated with a diploma from the Kartner Landeoskonservatorium, Klagenfurt. During his studies he was intensely involved with jazz. A two-year scholarship from the Carinthian provincal government enabled him to complete a postgraduate course at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, where he obtained a distinction. Thurner has worked with composers such as Vinko Globokar, John Cage, Robert HP Platz, Dieter Schnebel, Nader Mashayeki, Hans Zender, Wolfgang and Christian Muthspiel. He also teaches at the Inernational Summer Course Viktring, Klagenfurt. Turner is an experienced soloist and a member of Ensemble Wien 2001 as well as the 21st Century Music, Janus Ensemble, music on line, Ensemble symphoid and the Ensemble 20 Jahrhundert. He performs regularly at international percussion festivals such as Wien Modern, Holland Festival, Ignm Weltmusiktage, both with Double Image as well as with other ensembles such as Klangforum Wien, Asko Ensemble, Ensemble Kreativ and others. He is also engaged with music-theatre ensembles and initiates performancs that explore the cross-over combination of numerous musical idioms.

Gisela Mashayekhi-Beer began her studies in 1983 at the Mozartium in Salzburg. In 1985 she went to Vienna to continue her studies with Wolfgang Schulz and completed her artist's diploma with high honors in 1987. During her studies, she was principal flautist in the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. In 1988 she became principal flautist in the "Niederösterreichisches Tonkünsterorchester" in Vienna and in 1991 became teaching assistant to Schulz at the Musikhochschule in Vienna. In 1989, she and composer Nader Mashayekhi founded the Ensemble Wien 2001. Since 1994 she has taught flute at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz, Upper Austria, and has given summer courses and workshops in Austria, Japan and Slovakia. She performed in the Austrian premier of Penderecki's Concerto for Flute at the Wien Modern Festival, among other international festivals.

Posted by dwinds1 at March 23, 2001 12:00 AM