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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Kenneth Goldsmith
Professor
Professor of Violin
 
e-mail:misterg@rice.edu
 
  • B.M. (1966) George Peabody College for Teachers
  • M.A. (1968) Leland Stanford University
 
Primary Department
   Shepherd School of Music
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Research Areas
 Italian Baroque and Classical composers
 
Italian Composers of the Baroque and Classic
 Since 1998 I have been involved in researching Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi, a Venetian composer and contemporary of Haydn. The year 2005 was the 250th anniversary of Capuzzi's birth (1755-1818) and three concerts of his music were presented at the Shepherd School during the last week of October. In addition, the first volume of his String Quintets, Op.3, was recorded for Cinnabar Records and released in June.
To date, more than seventy works have been uncovered in manuscript and my goal is to record the best of these and make the music available to performers and the public.
 
The Music of Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi
 Since 1998 I have been researching the life and works of Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi, an important violinist, composer, and teacher, who worked primarily in Venice and Bergamo. In 2005, the 250th anniversary of his birth, The Shepherd School of Music presented three concerts of his music and my colleagues and I have recorded the first three of his Six String Quintets, Op.3, for Cinnabar Records. I have uncovered more than seventy of his works in manuscript and my intention is to record the best of these and make the music available to performers and the public.
 

Continuing research into the works of Antonio Capuzzi and Gaetano Brunetti.  Preparing works for publication.

 
 
Teaching Areas
 violin/chamber music/pedagogy
 
Selected Publications
 Articles
 The Venetian Paganini: a biography of Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi
 
 Recordings
 

Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi "String Quintets, Opus 3, Vol.1." CNB105, Volume 1 (2005)

 
 

Goldsmith, K. "Piano Trio, by Pierre Jalbert."  (2002)

 
 

Goldsmith, K. "Schumann Piano Quintet/ Prince Louis Ferdinand Piano Quintet."  (Release 03)

 
 

Goldsmith, K. "Trio: American Nights- Arthur Gottschalk."  (2002)

 
Creative Works
 Performances - Chamber Music Masterclasses
 Chamber Music Masterclasses, Alice Pratt Brown Hall
 
 Performances - Faculty Recital
 James Dunham and Norman Fischer, Duncan Recital Hall, Alice Pratt Brown Hall (January 30. 2016)
 
 Performances - Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program Students: 2
 
 
 Performances - Michael P. Hammond Preparatory School Teaching
 Three students, Alice Pratt Brown Hall
 
 Performances - Rolston String Quartet Coaching
 90 minutes each week, Rolston String Quartet, 1104 Alice Pratt Brown Hall
 
 Performances - Rolston String Quartet Coaching
 90 minutes weekly, 1104 Alice Pratt Brown Hall
 
 Performances - Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra Symphony Violin Sectionals: 2
 Two sectionals., Alice Pratt Brown Hall
 
 Performances - Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra Violin Sections
 Two sectionals, Alice Pratt Brown Hall
 
 Performances - Studio Class Recitals and Performance Classes
 Studio Class Recitals: 2 Studio Performance Classes: 10, Studio Class, Duncan Recital Hall, Alice Pratt Brown Hall (Spring 2016)
 
 Performances - Studio Class Recitals: 2 Studio Performance Classes: 10
 Duncan Recital Hall, Alice Pratt Brown Hall (Fall 2016)
 
 Performances - Celebration of Music Kaun/Speziale
 Stude Concert Hall, (February 4, 2013)
 
 Performances - Chamber Music Concert
 Donmaine Forget, Canada (July 25, 2013)
 
 Performances - Da Camera of Houston
 Cullen Theater, (September 28, 2012)
 
 Performances - Faculty Chamber Music Concert
 Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University (February 5, 2013)
 
 Performances - Faculty Chamber Music Concert
 Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University (September 19, 2013)
 
 Performances - Houston Chamber Choir Performance (concertmaster)
 (May 18, 2013)
 
 Performances - Houston Concert Choir
 (May 17, 2013)
 
 Performances - Houston Concert Choir
 (December 8, 2012)
 
 Performances - Houston Masterworks Chorale
 (December 1, 2012)
 
 Performances - Houston Masterworks Chorus
 (December 17, 2012)
 
 Performances - Kneisel Centennial Concert
 Stude Concert Hall, (October 16, 2012)
 
 Performances - Recital at the Moore's School of Music
 (August 31, 2012)
 
 Performances - SYZYGY, New Music at Rice
 Gross Premiere, Gottschalk, Duncan Recital Hall, (March 17, 2013)
 
 Performances - SYZYGY, New Music at Rice
 Premiere of Robert Gross 'Trio.', Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University (March 17, 2013)
 
 Performances - St. Lukes Episcopal Church, Vivaldi’s Gloria
 (December 24, 2012)
 
 Performances - Bach Cantata
 Bach Cantata with Thomas Jaber, Edythe Bates Old Recital Hall, (February 21)
 
 Performances - Bach Concert
 Edythe Bates Old Recital Hall, (April 15)
 
 Performances - Beth Israel Synagogue Cantor's retirement concert
 Beth Israel Synagogue, (May 13)
 
 Commissioned Works - Blackberry Hill Rag by Arthur Gottschalk
 De Young Museum, San Francisco, California (January 8, 2011)
 
 Performances - Faculty Recital
 Duncan Recital Hall, (February 14)
 
 Performances - Faculty Recital
 Duncan Recital Hall, (March 11)
 
 Performances - Faculty Recital
 Duncan Recital Hall, (October 5)
 
 Performances - Goldsmith/Ritacca Duo
 DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA (January 8)
 
 Performances - House Concert (Moeling Series)
 (April 16)
 
 Performances - Japan earthquake fundraiser performance
 Stude Concert Hall, (April 4)
 
 Performances - Library of Congress Recitals
 Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (March 4-5)
 
 Performances - Littman Memorial Service performance
 Stude Concert Hall, (February 13)
 
 Performances - Luca Memorial Service performance
 Stude Concert Hall, (April 3)
 
 Performances - Faculty Recital
 Chamber Music performances, Kenneth Goldsmith, Rice Faculty, guests, Duncan Recital Hall, Alice Pratt Brown Hall, Shepherd School of Music (2/3/05)
 
 Performances - Four Chamber Music Recitals
 concerts at Texas Music Festival, Kenneth Goldsmith and faculty, Moores Opera House, Bush Library, University of Houston, Texas A&M (6/5-7/2/05)
 
 Performances - Solo with Orchestra
 "The Four Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi, Kenneth Goldsmith, Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra, Stude Concert Hall, Shepherd School (11/29.05)
 
 Performances - Syzygy: new music
 String Quartet #4 by Davidovsky, Kenneth Goldsmith,Faculty, guests, Duncan Recital Hall, Shepherd School (3/1/05)
 
 Performances - Three performances of music by Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi
 Performances in celebration of the composer's 250 birthday, Kenneth Goldsmith, Faculty, students, guests, Duncan Recital Hall, Shepherd School of Music (10/27,29,30/05)
 
 Performances - CONTEXT Chamber music series
 6 concerts, (2002)
 
 Performances - Children's Concert- CONTEXT
 Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University (10/2002)
 
 Performances - Concert- Michael P. Hammond memorial service
 Stude Concert Hall, Rice University (2/02)
 
 Performances - Faculty Recitals- Solo and Chamber Music
 various, Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University (2002)
 
 Performances - Guest Artist with Magnolia
 4 chamber music concerts, Portland, OR (2/02 and 6/02)
 
 Performances - Houston Grand Opera, Concertmaster
 6 performances, (2002)
 
 Performances - Presidential Concert
 Stude Concert Hall, Rice University (2002)
 
 Performances - Various orchestral concerts, concertmaster
 9 concerts, Houston area (2002)
 
 Performances - Chamber Music Recitals (30)
 in Texas, Oregon, Massachusetts, Venice Italy, Warsaw Poland, (1998)
 
 Performances - Radio broadcasts of performances and recordings nationally and internationally
 (1998)
 
 Performances - Solo performance with orchestra (3)
 (1998)
 
 Performances - Solo recitals (4)
 
 
Presentations
 Other
 

"Schmidbauer International Competition Adjudicator for Finals 

January 18-20, 2013."

 
 

"Presenter and Panelist." Annual NASM Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.

 
 Workshops
 

"Master Classes (see below)."

 
 

"String Sectionals for the Shepherd School Orchestra." (spring/fall semesters)

 
Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 Sonja Harasim, D.M.A. D.M.A. Dissertation Comittee. (2016) (Thesis Committee Member)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Studio Teacher of the Year - 2011, American String Teachers, Texas Chapter

Residencies & Summer Festivals
 Summer Festival
 Cascade Head Music Festival. Five Chamber Music Recitals, Lincoln City, Oregon. (June, 2004)
 Cascade Head Music Festival. Chamber Music Concerts- 6, Oregon. (6/2002)
 Domaine Forget. Daily violin seminars, concerto classes, and private lessons. One faculty chamber music fecital, Quebec, Canada. (July 23-31)
 Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival. Teaching violin, coaching chamber music, two master classes, Wisconsin. (June 12-19)
 Round Top Music Festival. Teaching violin, coaching chamber music, two faculty chamber music concerts and one master class., Round Top, Texas. (June 27-July 17)
 Solos with Orchestra- Arthur Gottschalk 'Fantasy Variations for Violin and Orchestra'. , Charleston, SC. (6/02)
 Utah Shakespearean Festival- solo recital. , Cedar City, UT. (8/2002)
Juries
 Jury
 Beijing International Music Festival Competition. , Beijing Normal University, Beijing, Peoples Republic. (August, 2004)
 Beijing International Music Festival Competition. , Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China. (August, 2004)
 Member of the jury: Texas Music Festival String Competition. , University of Houston. (June 9)
 Panel for Da Camera auditions. Panel for Da Camera auditions, Houston, Texas. (September 10 & 12)
 Master Class
 Guest coach for chamber music seminar. , Shepherd School of Music. (October 28)
 Michael Hammond Preparatory School Master Classes. 3 Master Classes in Fall 2002 (Fall 2002)
 Portland Conservatory of Music. (2/2002)
 Shepherd School Master Classes. 20 Master Classes (2002)
 Studio Violin Class. Weekly studio violin class (24 total), Shepherd School of Music.