Charles Dimmick, violin and Melanie Dyball, cello
Perform Beethoven’s Piano Trio in B-flat major (Archduke)
November 21, 2020 at 5PM & 8PM
Charles Dimmick enjoys a varied and distinguished career as concertmaster, soloist, and chamber musician. As one of New England’s most sought after orchestral musicians, he is concertmaster of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Portland Symphony, the New Hampshire Music Festival, and co-concertmaster of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. A frequent soloist throughout New England and beyond, Charles has garnered praise, packed houses, and received standing ovations for what the Portland Press Herald has called his “luxurious and stellar performances” and his “technical and artistic virtuosity.” Recent solo engagements have included performances with the Memphis Symphony, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Portland Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Arizona Musicfest, Chamber Orchestra of Boston, and the Boston Civic Symphony. A resident of Melrose, MA, he is currently living out the pandemic in Lisbon, NH with his wife, RIPO flutist Rachel Braude, and their daughter Chloe. Charles performs on a 1784 Joseph & Antonio Gagliano violin.
Melanie Dyball was born in Australia and began playing the cello when she was five. She has recorded numerous recital programs for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and was a member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, a position she won at age 22. She has also performed as Assistant Principal with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Melanie came to the United States initially to undertake more advanced cello studies with Dr Tanya Carey, with whom she also completed her Suzuki Teacher Training, and then with Laurence Lesser at New England Conservatory, where she gained both her undergraduate and graduate degrees on full scholarship.
A passionate chamber musician, Melanie is a founding member of several chamber ensembles, including Genese Musicale and Symphonéo. She has participated in several Summer festivals, such as Meadowmont and Kent/ Blossom chamber music festival.
Currently, Melanie is Assistant Principal cellist with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, and is a member of the Boston Ballet Orchestra and the Boston Lyric Opera Orchestra. She has performed with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra for over ten years.
In addition to her performing duties, Melanie is a dedicated teacher and maintains a teaching studio in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
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