Leslie Johnson and Charles Enlow in Concert
April 6, 2019, 7:30pm
Admission
Ticketed in advance: Adult $15.00, Youth $5.00

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Available also at: Lopez Center Office, Paper Scissors on the Rock, Lopez Bookshop

Ticketed at the door: Adult $15.00, Youth $5.00
Leslie Johnson-Viola and Charles Enlow-Piano will showcase two of the most romantic masterworks ever written for piano and viola.

The Rebecca Clarke Sonata

The Brahms Sonata no. 2 in Eb major

Leslie Faye Johnson received much of her performance training at the Juilliard School, completing both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees; her Doctorate is from the University of Washington. Leslie's dissertation on the Shostakovich Viola Sonata was published by Barenreiter, and is often used in scholarly research. Leslie performed as Principal Violist/Solo Violist of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra in Seattle, and as a guest artist on many prominent Northwest chamber music series, including the Olympic Music Festival, Chamber Music San Juans and the Second City Chamber Music Series. She is also a champion of contemporary music and has premiered many new solo and chamber works. Leslie is also devoted to the teaching of string playing, and has had many former students pursue music professionally. In addition to teaching privately, Leslie has taught at Eastern Washington University, where she was Assistant Professor of Violin/Viola and a member of the Spokane String Quartet. Leslie's recording of Bach's Six Suites for Solo Viola was released in 2013.

Charles Enlow has been richly praised throughout the United States and in Europe for his sensitive and virtuosic recital performances. In the Pacific Northwest, he has appeared frequently as a solo recitalist and as a collaborator with vocalists and chamber music ensembles.

A native of Idaho, Dr. Enlow began his study of the piano at the age of ten with Fern Coonrod. He continued his studies at the Juilliard School and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Dr. Enlow attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. He has studied and coached with many master teachers, including Martin Canin, Mack McCray, Claude Frank, James Dick, Yo-Yo Ma, and Rosina Lhevinne. Scholarships and prizes include the Mary D. Bold Fellowship for Studies in Piano Performance, Mary Frances Bowles Couper endowed Presidential Scholarship in Piano Performance at the University of Texas at Austin, awards from the Federated Music Clubs, and the Battelle Research Center's Young Artists Series. In addition, he was twice Regional Winner and National Finalist in Music Teachers National Association Young Artists Competitions.

Prior to the concert Leslie will provide a 2 hour Music Masterclass, reserve a space now. For more information please call 360-468-2203 or look on-line at