Invitation to a Spring Concert with Fulbright Students, May 22, Amerika Haus

THE BRIGHT WINDS - Abby Yeakle Held (Oboe), Natalie Douglass (Horn) & Alfredo Ovalles (Piano)

Bright Winds comes together to celebrate FULBRIGHT experiences, presenting gems of the Romantic chamber repertoire and works by American composers.

When: Monday, May 22, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Where: AMERIKA HAUS, Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna

Abby Yeakle Held is an American oboist with a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Cincinnati.  She currently studies Viennese Oboe in Austria on a Fulbright scholarship.  Dr. Held has performed with orchestras including the Colorado Symphony, Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, and the Castleton Festival Orchestra conducted by Maestro Lorin Maazel.

Natalie Douglass is Assistant Professor of Horn and Brass Coordinator at Utah Valley University.  In 2016, she studied and taught on a Fulbright scholarship at the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Conservatory in Budapest.  Professor Douglass has toured under the batons of Lorin Maazel and Krzysztof Penderecki and performed across France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Oman, and Poland.

Alfredo Ovalles is a Venezuela-born pianist
who has performed internationally as a soloist and chamber musician at prestigious venues including the Berliner Philharmonie, the Wiener Konzerthaus, and London’s King’s Place. Mr. Ovalles studied piano in Caracas, at Baylor University School of Music in the U.S., and at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.