In what continues to be a much-anticipated tradition, the Handy-Anderson Duo returns to Rockport for an afternoon concert of sonatas for cello and piano by Bach, Chopin and Poulenc (scroll down for full program details).
Trevor Handy, cello
Trevor Handy enjoys an active career in Los Angeles where he serves as Principal Cellist of the Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra. Trevor is a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and Long Beach Symphony Orchestra. He is also a studio musician for Hollywood. Trevor plays regularly for LA Opera, area chamber music series, and music festivals such as La Jolla Summerfest and Festival Mozaic. As an educator, he serves as Adjunct faculty at Westmont College, has taught cello privately, and has served on the faculties of Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu and at Pepperdine University in Malibu.
Prior to his move to L.A., he was a member of the Columbus, Honolulu, Jacksonville, and New Haven Symphony Orchestras. While freelancing in New York City, he founded the Griffon String Quartet with friends, and for three years the quartet gave concerts in the Northeast and Midwest and won the grand prize at the 1991 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. He was also a teaching assistant in ear training at Juilliard, eventually serving on its Pre-College solfège faculty.
Born in Boston, Trevor received his early musical training at the Longy School of Music, New England Conservatory, and Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras. As a teenager, he performed twice as soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Symphony Hall. At age 17, Trevor enrolled at The Juilliard School where he was accepted into the class of Leonard Rose and Channing Robbins, and where he studied string quartets with the Juilliard String Quartet. He earned fellowships to Tanglewood and the Aspen Music Festival, attended the Yehudi Menuhin Summer Academy, and participated in master classes with Maurice Gendron at the Lausanne Academy of Music in Switzerland. In addition, Trevor studied and performed baroque cello under the guidance of Albert Fuller and Jaap Schroeder at The Juilliard School. http://www.laco.org/artists/38/
Trevor and Bonnie have been performing together since their teen years in the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra and made their debut playing cello and piano together at the Duxbury Arts Complex in Massachusetts. They now perform recitals as the Handy-Anderson Duo, specializing in the sonata literature ranging from Bach to Jahlbert.
Bonnie Anderson, piano
A native of Westford, Massachusetts, pianist Bonnie Anderson is known for her expressive interpretations of Chopin, Brahms and Ravel. Collaborating with artists from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and New York Philharmonic, she has performed in Alice Tully Hall, Jordan Hall, Shalin Liu Performance Center, the Austrian Embassy, and numerous universities around the country. Bonnie performed Hindemith’s Trio for Piano, Saxophone and Viola with Branford Marsalis and Christof Huebner at the Nantucket Musical Arts Society Concert Series. After performing chamber music by Brahms, The Grand Rapids Press wrote, “Anderson’s gifts point to the poetic…the Brahms Sonata swept the listener away in ecstasy.”
Bonnie’s pianism has been enriched by many years of playing flute in orchestral woodwind sections. She performed as flute soloist in Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto with the Boston Symphony Youth Concerts at age 14. That same year, she performed Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the Boston Pops. Bonnie has appeared as piano soloist with the Boston Symphony, Peoria Symphony, Springfield Symphony, Bach Society Orchestra of Harvard University, Northern Illinois Philharmonic, and the Bach Festival Orchestra in North Conway, New Hampshire. As orchestral pianist, she is a long-term member of the Orchestra of Indian Hill and guest pianist with the Concord Orchestra. She has played with the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and New Hampshire Symphony.
Bonnie’s honors include the Young Pianist Award at Tanglewood, as well as top prizes at the Young Keyboard Artists Association International Competition and San Antonio International Keyboard Competition. In addition to attending the Juilliard School, Michigan State University and French Piano Institute in Paris, she received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University.
An enthusiastic educator, Ms. Anderson is a member of the piano faculty at Phillips Andover Academy and teaches privately on the North Shore. She enjoys giving master classes and lectures around New England and currently serves as president of the North Shore Piano Teachers’ Guild. Bonnie’s recordings include a solo album, collaborative CD with Joseph Foley (trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn with Summit Records) and is currently working on a recording project with cellist Trevor Handy. Bonnie will be performing Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with the Carlisle Chamber Orchestra on February 2, 2018.
BACH Gamba Sonata No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1027
CHOPIN Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 65
POULENC Sonata for Cello and Piano (1948)