Guest Artist Recital - Carey Hoyt Bostian II
Carey Hoyt Bostian II (b. 1967) began cello studies with Dr. Marjorie Chan of the Denison University at the age of 13. Within two years he played in the Licking County Symphony with Frank Bellino conducting. At age 15 he won the Principal Chair in the Columbus Youth Symphony. He had extensive opportunities to play Chamber Music both at Denison University and at the Jefferson Academy of Music in Columbus. Winner of numerous contests and competitions including the Columbus Symphony Concerto Competition, Mr. Bostian began Undergraduate studies in 1985 with Alan Harris at Northwestern University. He then studied at The Ohio State University with William Conable receiving a BM in 1993. Since 1993 he has been in Iowa City, IA where he completed a MFA in Orchestral Conducting and a DMA in cello performance. He is currently Principal Cellist of the Cedar Rapids Symphony, cellist with the CRSO String Quartet and Music Director of the Iowa City Community String Orchestra. As a private teacher, he has placed students at some of the finest music conservatories. He has taught at Central, Coe and Grinnell Colleges as a cellist and spent 2001-02 as the conductor of the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra in Appleton, WI.
Carey's father Richard Lee Bostian served on the Denison Music Faculty for thirty years. He and Carey played in Recital frequently, performing many of the great works for Piano and Cello including the first four (of five) Beethoven Sonatas. As a child Carey often crawled under the piano while his father was practicing. While he showed no talent at all for the piano, he has a great appreciation for the instrument. He has been lucky to work with several fine pianists other than his father notably Nelson Harper. His long time collaboration with Thomas Karl Loehrke (Otto) began shortly before his father's death in 1996. Their first recital was postponed until a few weeks after his death and included the premiere of Loehrke's Three Preludes for Cello and Piano. The duo has performed these pieces numerous times and plans to record the work this summer.
Pianist and composer Thomas Karl Loehrke received his bachelor's degree in music and applied mathematics from Colorado State University, and is finishing his doctorate in piano performance and pedagogy at the University of Iowa, studying with Rene Lecuona. Known for his incendiary technique and uncompromising musicianship -- both as a soloist and in collaboration -- he has enjoyed a longtime artistic partnership with Mr. Bostian, dating from their early days at Iowa, with their performances frequently including their signature piece, Mr. Loehrke's Three Preludes. Mr. Loehrke is currently a systems analyst in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he resides with his wife, the pianist and pedagogue Shannon Loehrke, and their son Devin.
This spring's program of Chopin Sonata, Beethoven D major Sonata, and the Loehrke Preludes will be performed at the Ohio State University, Denison University, St. Cloud State University, Coe College, and in Iowa City. Mr. Bostian's last appearance in Granville was in January of 1991 with his father at the piano.