Violinist Timothy Kantor, a doctoral student studying with Mark Kaplan, is featured as “Young Artist-in-Residence” this week (May 20-24) by American Public Media’s Performance Today. He is joined by collaborative pianist Clare Longendyke, who recently completed her master’s degree at the Jacobs School, studying with Jean-Louis Haguenauer.
Performance Today is America’s most popular classical music radio program, with more than 1.3 million weekly listeners.
Kantor and Longendyke can be heard throughout the week on WFIU Public Radio from 1pm-3pm and at other times on more than 260 stations around the country. Recordings and video from their residency can be enjoyed on the program website.
Timothy Kantor was recently appointed concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic. An avid chamber musician, he is a founding member of the Larchmere String Quartet, the Eykamp String quartet-in-residence at the Evansville Philharmonic and University of Evansville.
He has also performed as a member of the Kuttner String Quartet at the Jacobs School of Music, the chamber music and “Quartet in the Community” residencies at the Banff Centre, the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar.
He has performed with many of today’s leading musicians, including Joshua Bell, Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Atar Arad, Evelyne Brancart, Eric Kim, and Alexander Kerr.
Kantor is devoted to the performance of new music and has participated as soloist, concertmaster, and chamber musician with the new music ensembles at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Indiana University.
He also performs as a soloist and chamber musician with the Percussion Plus Project at DePauw University and with Margaret Brouwer’s Blue Streak Ensemble.
He graduated with honors from Bowdoin College and has a master’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. His former teachers include Jaime Laredo, Paul Kantor, Stephen Kecskemethy, and Andrew Jennings.
Additionally, Kantor is a dedicated teacher and is an assistant professor of violin at the Fundacion por la Musica in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
Hailed for her wide range of interpretive abilities and colorful musicality, American pianist Clare Longendyke has given performances around the United States and in Europe. A graduate of the Boston University College of Fine Arts (Bachelor of Music magna cum laude), the École Normale de Musique de Paris/A. Cortot, and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (Master of Music), she has extensive performance experience as soloist, collaborator, and chamber musician.
Laureate of the prestigious Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship (2009-10), Longendyke lived and studied in Paris for three years, where she performed at the Salle Cortot and the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, among other venues. Winner of the 2012 Jacobs School of Music Piano Department Concerto Competition, she performed Béla Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the IU Concert Orchestra conducted by Scott Sandmeier. In 2013, she won second prize in the Schubert Club of Minnesota’s Bruce P. Carlson Scholarship Competition.
Longendyke has performed in master classes for Jeremy Menuhin, Janos Starker, Gabriel Chodos, Martin Canin, Anthony di Bonaventura, Sandra Rivers, and Mark Kaplan, as well as members of the Shanghai String Quartet and the International Contemporary Ensemble. She has studied with professors Maria Clodes-Jaquaribe and Linda Jiorle-Nagy of Boston University, Erik Berchot, Pavlos Yallourakis, and Jean-Louis Haguenauer, and attended the New Music on the Point Festival, the Young Artist Academy of the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades, France, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and the Aria International Summer Academy.
An advocate for the composition and performance of new music, Longendyke spent two years as pianist of the IU New Music Ensemble, where she frequently worked one-on-one with composers such as Frederic Rzewski, Joseph Schwantner, and Joan Tower. She actively performed and premiered works by student and faculty composers during her tenure at both Boston University and Indiana University, and performed as part of the Bloomington-based ensemble Holographic. In 2007, she was given special recognition for her interpretation of the piano works by celebrated American composer Elliott Carter.
Longendyke completed her graduate studies at the Jacobs School of Music in May 2013 as a student of the French pianist and Debussy expert Jean-Louis Haguenauer. A dedicated teacher, she served as an associate instructor of piano at the Jacobs School from 2011 to 2013 and has taught children and adults in both private piano lessons and group settings since 2005.