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    Irene Fitzgerald-Cherry & Emile Blondel Apr 23

    7:30 Doors $10.00 Suggested Donation

    Australian-American violinist Irene Fitzgerald-Cherry is an active freelancer in the New York City area and across the US. She is a member of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and substitutes regularly with the California Symphony and Las Vegas Philharmonic, in addition to playing with the New Hampshire Music Festival. Irene has performed chamber music with Robert Walters of the Cleveland Orchestra, David Goldblatt of the San Francisco Symphony, and Sara Trobäck and Claes Gunnarsson of the Gothenburg Symphony. She graduated summa cum laude from NYU Steinhardt with a BM in Violin Performance and Linguistics, as well as receiving an MFA from the Swedish National Orchestra Academy in Gothenburg, Sweden, and an Artist Diploma from the San Francisco Academy Orchestra. Irene teaches piano and violin lessons privately and for the Brooklyn Performing Arts Center, City Strings & Piano, and Music to Your Home.


    Emile Blondel collaborates regularly with musicians, dancers and artists of all mediums. He received BM and MM degrees from the North Carolina School of the Arts under the guidance of Eric Larsen. In 2001 he moved to France, studying at the Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot. While in Paris Emile was awarded a residency at the Cite International des Arts. Orchestral appearances include the Richmond Symphony, the Durham Symphony and the Heritage Chamber Orchestra. Emile was named a 2010 Kenan Performing Arts Fellow at Lincoln Center Education and most recently created the music for Marcel and Man Ray, which premiered in the 2016 Lalapalooza! festival of new puppet theater at St Anne`s Warehouse. He is currently on faculty at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, a teaching artist with National Dance Institute and performs with the multidisciplinary performance group Artists by Any Other Name.