Ethos Duo Offers Music of Spanish and French Composers

Sunday, September 11, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Petty Auditorium

The Ethos Duo--Marina Hoover, cellist, and Sevgi Giles, pianist--will perform music by Granados, Cassadó, De Falla, Albinez, Debussy, and Saint-Saëns.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, a cultural exchange occurred between Spain and France. Several Spanish composers made their way to France and lived and interacted with French artists, composers, and performers. The onset of WWI compelled most of the Spanish composers to return to Spain. This concert highlights the musical aspects of this cultural mixing.

For this drop-in event, free tickets will be given to those present starting at 2:30 pm.

Grammy nominee cellist Marina Hoover was born in Edmonton, Canada. She studied cello at the Curtis Institute of Music, and obtained a masters degree at Yale University. She was founding cellist of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, which rocketed to international prominence after winning both the Young Concert Artists auditions and the Banff International String Quartet Competition. In her time with the St. Lawrence Quartet, Marina performed more than 1,000 concerts in North America, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Brazil, Uraguay, Israel, and Australia. Her solo career has included concerts with Toronto Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia, Red Deer Symphony, Saskatoon Symphony, Belo Horizonte Symphony (Brazil), Yale Chamber Orchestra, and Curtis Orchestra.

Pianist Sevgi Giles has appeared in venues throughout America and Europe as a recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral pianist. In 2001, she was awarded the prize for best performance of a French Suite at the International Bach Competition in Saarbrucken, Germany. Sevgi received a bachelor's degree from the Ankara Conservatory in her native Turkey. She has done graduate work at the University of North Texas and received the Master of Music from Roosevelt University in Chicago. In 2005, Sevgi made her Chicago debut on the Dame Myra Hess Series, broadcast live on WFMT. She also has appeared on the Pianoforte Piano Series in Chicago, at the American Liszt Society Conference in Atlanta, and at the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York City.