House Concert January 27, 2018

Jean-David Coen - piano and Daniel Rouslin - violin


Beethoven Violin Sonata (G Major, Op. 96)
Poulenc Violin Sonata (D Major FP 119)
Brahms Violin Sonata (No. 3, D minor, Op. 108)


Pianist Jean-David Coen holds degrees from the Paris Conservatory Juilliard,and Yale, finishing with his Doctorate from the University of Southern California. He has studied with significant masters representing each of the three essential pianistic traditions: German,Russian, and French. He has toured and given master classes in both China and Japan as part of Trio Oregon. Both solo and ensemble performances have been heard on NPR's "Performance Today",KUSC, and WQXR in New York . He has been a Visiting Professor of Piano at the Sheppard School Of Music at USC, and is currently Artist-in-Residence at Willamette University in Oregon.

Daniel Rouslin received his undergraduate degree from the Oberlin Conservatory, and did graduate work at the University of Chicago and University of Iowa where he earned his doctorate. For thirteen years he was first violinist of the Delos Quartet, which toured Europe seven times and won first prize in the Colmar (France) International String Quartet Competition in 1981. Since 1986 Dr. Rouslin has been a member of the music faculty at Willamette University where he is head of the string program and teaches violin, chamber music, music theory, aural skills, and a variety of general education courses. He has been a member of Trio Northwest and Ensemble East-West. As a soloist and chamber musician, Daniel Rouslin has toured on five continents. For two consecutive years he was Artistic Ambassador for the U.S. State Department in South America and the Middle East. Daniel Rouslin has given solo recitals in recital in Portland, Seattle, Chicago, and Philadelphia. He has participated in the Oregon Bach Festival, the Oregon Festival of American Music, the Ernest Bloch Festival, and has been a member of the Oregon Mozart Players. He was concertmaster of the Salem Chamber Orchestra from 1986 to 2016. Recently Dr. Rouslin has performed with the Fairbanks (Alaska) Summer Arts Festival and the Trinity Alps (California) Chamber Music Festival. He traveled to Mexico with Jean-David Coen on a faculty exchange program at the University of Vera Cruz in April, 2017.