Heather Coltman, D.M.A., Laura Klugherz, D.M.A. & Claudio Jaffé, D.M.A.

Musical Performance

American pianist, Heather Coltman, D.M.A., is widely acclaimed across four continents as a solo and chamber musician. A top prize-winner in numerous major international competitions, she maintains an active performance and lecture schedule. Renowned as a teacher, many of her piano students are distinguished performers and educators throughout the Americas and in Europe. Coltman is Dean of Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, where she is a Professor of Music. She joined the faculty of FAU in 1993 and served as chair of the Department of Music for nine years. Coltman made her performance debut in her native country of Zambia at the age of five and immigrated to the United States in 1966. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas, a Master of Music degree from the Mannes College of Music in New York and Bachelor of Music degree from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. Her principal teachers included Lita Guerra, David Bar-Illan, Claude Frank and Nadia Boulanger. She has recorded for Wisdom Recordings, Klavier Records, Innova Recordings, Heng Hao Records and Lyra Productions. She lives in Boca Raton, Florida with her three sons.

For more information on Heather Coltman, please visit her website at www.heathercoltman.com.

Lauded by the New York Times as “dramatic, emotional, evocative,” and promoted by ABC of Madrid as a “magnificent violinist and violist who is a dedicated promoter of Spanish music,” Laura Klugherz, D.M.A., made her Carnegie Hall debut to rave reviews in 1989. She studied in the U.S., as well as in Europe as a Fulbright scholar where she subsequently performed during many years as concertmaster and soloist of the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Munich Bach Orchestra and the NDR “Solisti” A recipient of numerous awards and prizes (Fulbright Post-doctoral research Award, Spanish Ministry of Culture Post-doctoral Award, Juenge Kuenstler of Bavaria, San Jose Symphony Young Artist Award), she performs regularly as a recitalist throughout Europe, Latin America and the U.S. Her most recent recordings include "The Violin and Viola Music of Amy Beach" (Centaur), "Echoes: Viola music of Africa and the Americas" (Centaur) and "Three Lyric Pieces", "Dance Bagatelles" on Dexter Morrill’s "Music for Strings" (Capstone): and she is the author of "A Biographical Guide to Spanish Music for Violin and Viola" (Greenwood Press). Named one of the 10 best of 1998 by the Oregonian, the Beach recording garnered national attention as soundtrack to Ken Burns’ recent PBS series “The War.” Selected as a Perkinson Fellow to the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College (2006), Professor Klugherz has researched, edited and arranged little known African and African/American music for viola. The resulting solo recording, Echoes (Centaur) garnered the 2013 New York SAMMY Award. Professor Klugherz is a registered Hatha Yoga teacher, and a Guild Certified Feldenkrais instructor. As a specialist in the use of somatic systems for the performing arts, she regularly combines her concert tours with somatic workshop offerings for performing artists. Laura Klugherz’ education includes an Artist Diploma from the Bavarian State Conservatory, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Texas. Laura is Professor of Music and coordinator of Latin American Studies at Colgate University.

Cellist Claudio Jaffé launched his solo performance career at the age of 11 with an orchestral debut in his native Brazil. His recitals and guest solo appearances with multiple orchestras have brought him to play in prestigious artistic centers around the world including those in New York City, London, Tokyo, Ottawa, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Buenos Aires. The New York Times describes Jaffé as “an elegant and accomplished artist” of “taste, technique, musicianship and a contagious youthful enthusiasm.” He is cellist of the Delray String Quartet and principal cellist of the Florida Grand Opera and Palm Beach Symphony. A prizewinner in numerous national and international competitions, Jaffé received four degrees from Yale University, including the Doctor of Musical Arts. He served as Dean of the Lynn University Conservatory of Music and created their Preparatory Division, began the Strings Program at Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, was Resident Conductor of the Florida Youth Orchestra for 18 years and is currently teaching at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Jaffé conducts, performs and teaches at the Santa Catarina Music Festival (FEMUSC) and performs regularly at the Sunflower and Buzzards Bay Music Festivals. His workshops on practicing and bowing techniques were conducted at universities in Brazil and Trinidad.

The Piano Trio

Join pianist Heather Coltman, violinist Laura Klugherz and cellist Claudio Jaffé for exciting performances of great masterworks that demonstrate the “circle of musical influence.” Starting with Beethoven, who was admired by Brahms, who in turn inspired Turina to write his exquisite “Circulo,” these exuberant performers will take you 360 degrees in one special afternoon.

  • Piano Trio No. 1 in E-flat major, Op.1 No.1 — Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Piano Trio No. 2 in C major, Op. 87 — Johannes Brahms
  • Circulo, Op. 91 (“The Circle”) — Joaquín Turina
Register Early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a one-time lecture or event.

Course # W1S1 — One Time Event
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Saturday, January 14 2017
Time:3 - 4:30 PM
Fee:$25 / member; $35 / non-member

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