Program also includes world premiere of Gabrielle Haigh's
After intermission, the program continues with the world premiere of Gabrielle Haigh's
orchestral tone poem titled Poème-Rituel.
Ms. Haigh, a graduate of Laurel School in Shaker Heights now completing her first year at Princeton University, received a 2007 BMI Student Composer Award for Poème-Rituel.
Biographical information on James Feddeck, Jennifer Zhou, and Gabrielle Haigh
, composer, is a seventeen-year-old freshman at Princeton University
, where she
is majoring in Classics.Shebegan piano, theory, and composition lessons at the age of five with her
grandmother, Mary Ann Griebling.
She is a member of the Princeton University Chamber Choir, Glee Club, and Composers' Consortium.
has studied voice with Barbara Rearick at Princeton
, and in Cleveland with Marla Berg, and studied cello for six years with Kent Collier.
won BMI Student Composer Awards for her
Symphony No. 1 in 2009, composed at age 16, and for her
orchestral tone poem, Poème-Rituel in 2007, composed at age 14.
has also won three Morton Gould Young Composer Awards from ASCAP (2005, 2006, and 2007) and an honorable mention in 2009.
She is the only student to have won first prizes in each of the three pre-college divisions of the Music Teachers' National Association composition contest, and has won numerous other awards at state, regional, and national levels from the National Federation of Music Clubs.
Poème-Rituel will be premiered by the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra
, James Feddeck conducting, at Severance Hall on Gabrielle's eighteenth birthday, May 9, 2010.
In 2006, Gabrielle
received favorable reviews as soprano soloist with the Canton Symphony Orchestra in Marvin Hamlisch's Anatomy of Peace.
A graduate of Laurel School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Gabrielle was named Phi Beta Kappa award winner by the faculty.
was elected to the Cum Laude Society
, and was a National Merit Finalist and a "Senior Stand-out" award winner from The Plain Dealer
In the fall of 2010, Gabrielle will begin her studies at the University of Cambridge in England, where she will read Classics.
has been offered a Choral Exhibition Award by the renowned Clare College Choir, with which she
will record and tour internationally.