Feb. 28, 2005
Pianist Gail Berenson and flutist Alison Brown Sincoff will present a recital on Wednesday, March 16, at 8 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 1735 Morningside Avenue.
The public is invited to the free event, which is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS).
Berenson is professor of piano and chair of the keyboard division at Ohio University in Athens. Sincoff is associate professor of flute at Ohio University.
Their recital program will include “Sonata in F Major, K.V. 13” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; “Sonatine in E Minor” by Walter Gieseking; “Sonata for Piccolo and Piano, Op. 61” by John La Montaine, “D’un matin de printemps” by Lili Boulanger, and “Sonata in D Major, Op. 94” by Serge Prokofiev.
Aside from her teaching career, Berenson maintains an active performance career by presenting solo, two-piano, and a wide range of chamber music recitals and is distinguished in her work as a piano pedagogue. Berenson is much in demand as a performer, clinician, master class artist, adjudicator, reviewer, and pedagogy consultant. She has performed and lectured in over 25 states, as well as Great Britain, Belgium, Switzerland, Israel, and Canada.
Berenson was awarded Ohio University’s 2000 Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award. Before joining the faculty at Ohio in 1975, Berenson taught at the University of Illinois, Urbana. She is currently the vice president of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), was chair of the 2002 and 2003 MTNA Conference Committees, and was one of the initial members of the MTNA Pedagogy Committee. She is past president of the Ohio Music Teachers Association (OMTA) and was the 2004 recipient of OMTA’s Collegiate Teacher of the Year Award.
Sincoff is an active member of the National Flute Association (NFA) and received first prize in the 1995 NFA Orchestral Excerpts Competition, first prize in the 1996 NFA Piccolo Artist Competition, and third prize in the 1996 NFA Young Artist Competition. She was a semifinalist in the 1999 Myrna Brown Flute Competition and was one of only two Americans selected to participate in the 4th International Flute Competition in Kobe, Japan.
She frequently performs with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Society, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Ballet, West Virginia Symphony, Ohio Valley Symphony, and Dayton Philharmonic in Ohio and the Richmond Symphony in Indiana.
Sincoff joined the Ohio University faculty in 1997. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music performance from the University of Illinois and a master of music degree in flute performance from the University of Nebraska.