Mosher Guest Artists Series

Music Academy of the West

Generously supported by the Samuel B. and Margaret C. Mosher Foundation

Music Academy of the West

Generously supported by the Samuel B. and Margaret C. Mosher Foundation

Mosher guest artist Caroline Shaw crafts an extraordinary program of her own music performed by Academy fellows. Ms. Shaw was the youngest Pulitzer Prize winner for composition at the age of 30. Her tie to the Music Academy as a student of faculty artist Kathleen Winkler resulted in a lovingly created work for violin and piano that was premiered during the 2017 Summer Festival. Brilliant in both vocal and instrumental writing, Caroline Shaw’s talent brings fresh new vitality to the Hahn Hall stage.

A renowned recitalist, Simon Keenlyside appears regularly in the world’s major concert venues. He has recorded a album of Schumann Lieder with Graham Johnson and four recital albums with Malcolm Martineau, of Schubert, Strauss, Brahms, and most recently, Songs of War which won the Solo Vocal Award at the 2012 Gramophone Awards. Mr. Keenlyside was made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2003. In 2011, he was honored with Musical America’s Vocalist of the Year Award.

Described by the press as a “poet” and “perhaps the most inspired, certainly the most original Bach player of his generation,” David Fray continues to thrill audiences worldwide as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician. David Fray made his United States debut in 2009 with The Cleveland Orchestra, which was followed by performances with the Boston Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Mr. Fray records exclusively for Erato/Warner Classics. His first album with works of Bach and Boulez was praised as the “best record of the year” by The London Times. Mr. Fray’s other critically acclaimed releases include Mozart piano concerti with the Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor Jaap van Zweden.