Mitchell Widmer – Baritone Soloist Performance with Chieh-Chun (Anna) Chen – Pianist
Mitchell Widmer, baritone, has performed roles including Gugliemo in Così fan tutte, Orpheus in Telemann’s Orpheus, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Il Notario in Gianni Schicchi, and Colonel Calvary in Patience. Widmer is a recipient of the Baden-Württemberg Stipendium and the US Teaching Assistant Grant with Fulbright Austria. During his time in Geramany Widmer was in the ensemble at Stadttheater Freiburg where he sang the role of Alte Zigeuner in Verdi’s Il Trovatore. Mitchell received his Master’s of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Widmer is a first year D.M.A candidate at UI and a recipient of the Walker Fellowship.
Chieh-Chun (Anna) Chen was born in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. She is currently studying for her Doctoral Degree in Piano Performance at the University of Iowa, with Dr. Uriel Tsachor. In 2016, she gave a solo performance at Taiwan’s National Concert Hall in Taipei, and in 2017 attended the World Piano Meeting festival in Coimbra, Portugal. In February 2019, she performed Eric Moe’s Grande Etude Brillante in the Red Note Festival at ISU. She is the winner of 2019 ISU Concerto-Aria Competition and performed Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the University Symphony Orchestra. She also won the first prize in the Illinois State Music Teacher Association Collegiate Piano Solo South Competition in 2019.
Adelaide – Beethoven
Mondnacht – Brahms
Unbewegte laue Luft – Brahms
Chopin Variation Op. 2
Aimons-nous – Saint-Säens
Hôtel – Poulenc
One By One – Connie Converse
Where She Lies Asleep – Frank Bridge
Love Went A-Riding – Frank Bridge