Janet Ahlquist at Carnegie Hall
Esteemed pianist and Immaculata University Music Department adjunct faculty member, Janet Ahlquist of Devon, PA, performed at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Tuesday, October 15.
Ahlquist is a member of the Trio International which consists of Ovidiu Marinescu, cello; Sylvia Ahramjian, violin; and Ahlquist, piano. The group performed Ascioti’s Trio, Mountain Meditation, which is inspired by the Adirondack Mountains. In addition, Ahlquist and Marinescu performed Dr. Arthur Gottschalk’s Sonato for Cello and Piano: In Memoriam. This piece is technically and musically demanding for both artists and must be performed with great precision. The Carnegie Hall concert celebrated the release of the CD Moto Perpetuo. The concert and CD featured performances by Trio International members Ahlquist, Marinescu, and Ahramjian.
Ahlquist received her M.M. and completed coursework for the D.M.A., from the Eastman School of Music where she was awarded the prestigious Performer’s Certificate. She received the Artist Diploma from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge and was a scholarship student at the Juilliard School. As an affiliate faculty member in music at Immaculata, she has been teaching piano to students for eight years.
Immaculata University is a comprehensive, Catholic, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.