April 19: Cellist Jonathan Dormand and Pianist Marisa Gupta

April 19: Cellist Jonathan Dormand and Pianist Marisa Gupta

Cellist Jonathan Dormand and pianist Marisa Gupta perform Falla: Suite populaire espagnole, Neuburger: Souffle sur les cendres, and Grieg: Sonata in A minor, Opus 36.

British cellist Jonathan Dormand has performed throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. He was a top prize-winner at the ISANGYUN International Cello Competition in 2012, and recipient of a major incentive grant from the Pierre Fournier Award in 2015. He has also won awards for his playing from numerous charitable bodies in the U.K., including the Hattori Foundation, Musicians Benevolent Fund, Martin Musical Scholarship Fund and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. An avid chamber musician, since making his London recital debut at the Purcell Room, Dormand has appeared at the Wigmore Hall and at Carnegie Hall in New York. He has collaborated with acclaimed musicians including pianists Susan Tomes, John O’Connor, violinist Midori, Phillippe Graffin, cellist Ralph Kirshbaum, and soprano Lucy Shelton. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, where he graduated with first class honors, and with Laurence Lessser at the New England Conservatory. Further studies have been at USC, where he is currently an Artist Diploma candidate.

Born of Thai and Indian parentage, pianist Marisa Gupta was raised in Houston, Texas, where she made her debut playing Prokofiev’s First Piano Concerto with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including top prizes at the International Concours Maria Canals in Barcelona, the Viotti Competition in Vercelli, a Fulbright Scholarship for studies in the U.K., and a Solti Foundation Award. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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