Shoreline for Piano Trio
(Feb 16, 2019)
Commissioned by Evangeline Werger
Shoreline is a virtuosic piano trio in three movements where the ‘flaws’ of the piano trio are taken to the extreme. The string player’s music and the string players themselves eventually become swallowed by the piano. Premiered by Evangeline Werger, (Piano), Grace Halloran (Violin), and Natalie Galster-Manz (Cello) Shoreline for Piano Trio at a concert at 5:30pm at the Warch Campus Center in the Esch Hurvis Room at Lawrence Conservatory in Appleton, WI on February 16,2019.
Hailing from Minneapolis, MN, Evangeline Werger is an effervescent, multidisciplinary, and socially active pianist and sound artist who focuses on chamber music by living composers, particularly those who are lesser-known and underrepresented. She has performed on piano, organ, harpsichord, synthesizer, toy piano, and melodica throughout North America and Europe and has had the opportunity to perform alongside ensembles and artists such as Eighth Blackbird, Yarn/Wire, Fifth House Ensemble, and members of the DeCoda, Wet Ink, Alarm Will Sound, and NOW ensembles. She was the youngest-ever fellow accepted to the Eighth Blackbird Creative Lab, and recently received a travel grant to study with composer-pianist Dr. Nancy Van De Vate in Vienna, Austria. Currently completing a double degree in piano performance and German from Lawrence University, Evangeline studies with Michael Mizrahi and Katherine Handford. In the past two years, Evangeline has commissioned and performed the world premieres of 13 solo and chamber pieces and has just released her first solo piano album in collaboration with composer Isaac Mayhew. In her spare time, Evangeline loves teaching herself about electronic music, learning the ukulele, exploring new German literature, and improvising with her friends in her melodica band.