House Concert March 24, 2018

Alice Sheu & Nicolina Logan


Rameau: Suite in A minor (1706) (selection)
Frescobaldi: Toccata Quinta, Partite I
J. S. Bach: Toccata in D Major, BWV 912

Alice Sheu, harpsichord

Debussy: Premiere Rhapsody for Clarinet and Piano
Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, FP 184
Brahms: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E-flat Major, op. 120 Nr. 2

Nicolina Logan, clarinet and Alice Sheu, piano


Nicolina Logan is a Los Angeles based clarinetist. Active as a chamber musician, soloist, freelancer, and teacher, she enjoys collaborating with composers and other artists on various projects musical and otherwise, including partnerships with theater, media, literary, and visual arts. Nicolina received her Master of Music Degree from San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she studied with Jeff Anderle and was a recipient of the President's Award in Achievement and Leadership. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree from UCLA as a student of Gary Gray, regularly participating as a Gluck Music Outreach Fellow in interactive chamber music performances. As a chamber and orchestral musician she has performed with Pacific Serenades, the LACMA Sundays Live! Series, the Los Angeles Clarinet Choir, Holophonor, and Varetski Pass at venues such as the LA County Museum of Art, the Norton Simon Museum, the Blue Whale, American Conservatory Theater, and the SF Center for New Music, among others. Nicolina is Executive Director of the Burbank Chamber Music Society.

Alice Sheu is a versatile keyboardist, active as a pianist, harpsichordist, and continuo player. As a solo pianist she has performed in Klavierfestival-Lindlar in Germany, Schubertiade Chicago, Weurzburg, Germany, and is a finalist of the Gershwin International Competition in New York City. A graduate of the Longy School of Music (M. M, piano) and the University of Chicago (Ph. D, chemistry), Dr. Sheu specializes in modern French and Baroque repertoire. Her interest in early music led her to works with renowned harpsichordists Edward Parmentier, Arthur Hass, Ketil Haugsand, and Byron Schenkman. She is the founder of the Baroque Dance Project, and serves as the clinician for the Harpsichord workshop at the Oregon Music Teachers Association. Alice moved to Portland in 2015 to work closely with Dr. Jean-David Coen, her long-time mentor. She runs a private teaching studio and is currently the continuo player at the Big Mouth Society.