Sunday, Jan. 21, 3 p.m.—RUTLAND—The 10th annual Passages at the Paramount series continues on Sunday, Jan. 21 with a concert to be given by French oboist Olivier Stankiewicz. Bruce Bouchard, executive director at the Paramount, commented, “In 10 years of Passages concerts we have had precious little representation from the woodwind family. Mr. Stankiewicz and his unique program (accompanied on piano by Jonathan Ware) perfectly fit the bill to include this beguiling instrument in our offerings.”
Olivier Stankiewicz has been praised for his “astounding technique, rich sound, and mature artistry,” said ResMusica. His extensive and varied career is characterized by remarkable curiosity and virtuosity. This season, in addition to his performance at the Paramount, he will perform at the Center for the Arts in Natick, Salon de Virtuosi, The Mansion at Strathmore, Morning Musicales and at the Morgan Library & Museum. Abroad, his performances include recitals at Wigmore Hall and Festspiele MecklenburgVorpommern, and a concerto premiere with the Barcelona Wind Barcelona Wind Symphony Orchestra in L’Auditori.
Principal oboe with the London Symphony Orchestra, he is also its featured soloist, performing the Mozart Oboe Concerto. Winner of the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York and in Leipzig, Mr. Stankiewicz won the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) 2016 Auditions in London. He made his New York debut and Washington, D.C. debut in the Alexander Kasza-Kasser Concert, where he premiered a new work by YCA Composer-in-Residence Tonia Ko. His U.S. debut tour also included performances at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Port Washington Library, and with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle. He was named the 2013 Classical Revelation by the French association ADAMI and won First Prize at the 2012 International Oboe Competition of Japan.
Tickets for the open seating show are $22 for adults; $12 for age 17 and under. For more information, call 802-775-0903 or visit paramountvt.org.