Artist Profiles

The Soul of Charleston in Photographs

Thursday, September 24, 2015
by Peter Ingle
The Soul of Charleston in Photographs

JACK ALTERMAN’S exquisite new book, My City, captures the majesty and timeless beauty of Charleston in a way that few photographers or painters have ever managed to do. It will undoubtedly stir you to look again—with a keener eye—at very familiar buildings and places. Jack’s resplendent photos, which focus on the lower peninsula, are breathtaking and full of surprises due... Read »

The Art of Superb Design

Friday, November 16, 2012
by ChasToday
The Art of Superb Design

DIETER RAMS is the lengendary designer of Braun products. He revolutionized modern design and is the primary inspiration for Apple’s chief designer, Jonathan Ive. In the video below, Rams talks about design. Listed beneath are his 10 principles of good design—an endless source of nourishment for artists in every field. “I think that good... Read »

Natalia Khoma Talks about the Bach Cello Suites

Monday, May 14, 2012
by ChasToday

Cellist Natalia Khoma talks about J.S. Bach’s 6 unaccompanied suites for cello which she will perform during 2012 Piccolo Spoleto. For more information about the May 25 (suites 1–3) and May 29 (suites 4–6) concerts, click here. Part 1 Part 2 »

Premier of Edward Hart’s “Under an Indigo Sky”

Friday, February 3, 2012
by ChasToday
Premier of Edward Hart’s “Under an Indigo Sky”

Edward Hart’s “love letter to South Carolina”—his latest violin concerto formally entitled Under an Indigo Sky—will premier at the Gaillard Auditorium on Saturday, February 11, 2012. Charleston Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Yuriy Bekker (for whom the piece was written) will be featured with the orchestra led by guest conductor Darko Butorac, the Music Director of... Read »

An interview with violinist Lee-Chin Siow

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
by ChasToday
An interview with violinist Lee-Chin Siow

LEE-CHIN SIOW is the Director of Strings and Professor of Violin at the College of Charleston, and co-founder and artistic co-director of Charleston Music Fest. She has been recognized and awarded in her home country of Singapore as well as in her adopted home of South Carolina and Charleston, from where she regularly travels... Read »

Opera Through Conductors’ Eyes

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
by ChasToday
Opera Through Conductors’ Eyes

WHAT MAKES OPERA so powerful, so inspiring? And what is so unique about the art of conducting opera versus orchestral music? There are a lot of answers to these questions, but a great place to start is with some of the world’s leading opera conductors who in this interview share their knowledge of, insight... Read »

A Flair for the Flute

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
by Peter Ingle
A Flair for the Flute

FLUTIST MONICA TARAGANO hails from Argentina, lives in Paris, and performs around the world both as a soloist and with the ensemble she co-founded, AlmaViva. At its core, AlmaViva is a unique piano, guitar, and flute trio with impassioned musicianship and impeccable style. They compel you to listen and to keep listening, which you... Read »

Do You Know This Artist?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
by Peter Ingle
Do You Know This Artist?

WHEN SHE IS NOT GIVING workshops, or painting the Lowcountry or the streets of Paris, Hilarie Lambert spends her days tucked away in a charming second-story studio on Broad Street. The narrow rooms, adorned with oil paintings, exude a fresh, distinct, invigorating style in a wide range of themes—all with a very human touch.... Read »

A Chat with Cellist Alisa Weilerstein

Friday, June 24, 2011
by Lindsay Koob
A Chat with Cellist Alisa Weilerstein

OVER THE PAST EIGHT FESTIVALS, the Spoleto chamber music series’ distinguished cellist, Alisa Weilerstein, has emerged as an artist that I’ve described as a true “Spoleto darling.” That came as a result of both the superb technical qualities and the emotionally overwhelming nature of her playing—as well as the public’s inevitable reaction to it.... Read »

Talking About David Stahl

Monday, April 4, 2011
by ChasToday
Talking About David Stahl

The Charleston Symphony Chorus will perform the Brahms Requiem as a tribute to Maestro David Stahl on April 16, 2011 at Memminger Auditorium. Here’s our interview with Director, Dr. Robert Taylor as he talks about David and the upcoming performance. »

Keely Enright, director

Friday, March 11, 2011
by Peter Ingle
Keely Enright, director

Keely Enright is the founder and producing director of The Village Playhouse and Repertory Company in Mt Pleasant, SC. A native of Los Angeles and graduate of UCLA, she moved to Charleston 15 years ago to start her own theatre. She and her husband, managing director Dave Reinwald (who regularly acts as well as... Read »

Marco Sartor, guitar

Thursday, March 10, 2011
by Peter Ingle
Marco Sartor, guitar

Buy tickets to Marco’s March 15 performance at the Dock Street Theatre. Classical guitarist, Marco Sartor, lives in Charleston, SC where he teaches at the Charleston Academy of Music, and from where he travels extensively to give concerts and master classes. Marco was born in Montevideo, Uruguay and is a top prize winner in... Read »

Stan Gill, director

Sunday, November 28, 2010
by Peter Ingle
Stan Gill, director

IF YOU THINK Sprouts Childrens Theatre is just for kids, think again. I can safely promise that parents won’t be able to wipe the smile off their faces or stop laughing at these fairy tales told so humorously and intelligently by director Stan Gill’s cast of actors and musicians. The youngest kids sit eagerly... Read »

Sandra Nikolajevs, Chamber Music Charleston

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
by Peter Ingle
Sandra Nikolajevs, Chamber Music Charleston

CHAMBER MUSIC CHARLESTON’s second annual “Mozart in the South” festival is coming September 9–12. Along with a chamber night, an orchestral evening, and the finale at Middleton Place, there will be the popular Little Mozart Circus at Francis Marion Square (with 14 tents) where children of all ages can handle instruments, get a lesson,... Read »

Enrique Graf, piano mentor

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
by Peter Ingle
Enrique Graf, piano mentor

AS PROMISED, below is part 2 of our interview with Enrique Graf, Artist in Residence at the College of Charleston, who will be performing next Tuesday night at the Sottile Theatre. The interview speaks for itself, but here are a few more interesting things you might want to know about Enrique’s background. He was... Read »

Enrique Graf, pianist

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
by Peter Ingle
Enrique Graf, pianist

THE INTERNATIONAL PIANO SERIES at the College of Charleston just keeps getting better—largely due to its founder and chief nurturer, Enrique Graf, who will perform next week in the series’ fourth solo concert this year. CharlestonToday sat down recently with Enrique (see the video below) to get more insight into his upcoming concert and... Read »

Jory Vinikour, harpsichord

Monday, January 25, 2010
by Peter Ingle
Jory Vinikour, harpsichord

YOU’LL BE ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES if you catch this article in time to hear Jory Vinikour play harpsichord tonight at the College of Charleston Monday Night Series at the Simmons Center. Jory, who performed at last year’s Bach Festival Charleston (read that review here), will perform two dazzling keyboard works: J. S.... Read »

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