Beth Ilana Schneider-Gould
Beth Schneider-Gould (B.M. Indiana University Bloomington, M.M. University of Arizona) made her soloist debut at the age of 16 with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. She has performed throughout the United States including the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall, and has toured Europe with Sir George Solti and the Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra. She has performed chamber music with many renowned artists including Lynn Harrell and Yefim Bronfman, has worked under conductors such as David Zinman, Neeme Jarvi, Simon Rattle, Kurt Masur, Leonard Slatkin and Christoph Dohnanyi, and has performed in concert at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute, the Sarasota Chamber Music Festival, the Meadowmount School of Music, ENCORE, Music '98, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Hermopoulis International Guitar Festival,Greece, the Styrian Chamber Music Festival, Austria, the Guitar Foundation of America Conference, the Cortona Contemporary Chamber Music Festival and Soundscape-Pavia New Music festival in Italy. Beth has received many honors and awards such as ENCORE performance grant from the American Composers Forum, Barlow Commissioning Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts Grant, and a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Commissioning Grant, among others. Her primary teachers have included Linda Cerone and Victor Danchenko at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Eugene Gratovich at University of Texas Austin, Conny Kiradjieff, Andreas Reiner of the Rosamunde String Quartet, Mark Rush at the University of Arizona, and Nelli Shkolnikova at Indiana University. Chamber Music coaches have included Henry Meyer from the Lasalle Quartet, Paul Katz from the Cleveland Quartet and Phillip Setzer from the Emerson Quartet. As an artist living in the 21rst century, Beth embraces music by living composers and has commissioned over 100 works for Violin and Guitar Duo and mixed trios with Cello, Viola, Piano, Flute, Mandolin and Computer.
As a member of Duo46, a violin and guitar ensemble, Beth has recorded several critically acclaimed discs featuring contemporary music, including commissioned works, and has performed in Austria, England, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Turkey, and the USA, conducting ensemble residencies at Harvard, Wellesley College, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida State University, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Wurzberg Conservatory, Germany, Uludag University, Turkey, and UC Berkeley. Beth is a former member of the San Antonio Symphony and a former Senior Lecturer of Violin, Viola and Chamber music at Eastern Mediterranean University in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Most recently, her duo's CD "Aires de Sefarad", 46 Spanish Songs by Jorge Liderman made the 2007 Grammy entry list for "Best Classical Contemporary Composition" and her trio's CD "Fables, Forms and Fears" received four 2008 Grammy Contentions for Best Chamber Music Performance, Best Contemporary Composition, Best Classical CD and Best Engineered CD.
Beth is currently accepting students at Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario CANADA. For more information please visit the following websites - http://www.duo46.com, http://www.youtube.com/duofortysix, http://www.soundscapefestival.org and