Noon Hour Concert: Cafe Music

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Annette Barbara Vogel, violin

Annette Barbara Vogel, violin

Annette-Barbara Vogel’s rich international performing career has featured her as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician in over 35 countries across 6 continents. 

Considered one of the finest German violinists of her generation, she is renowned for her “authoritative and highly sensitive performances,” and “formidable technique, stunning musicality, and stage presence that transmits to orchestra and audience alike.” Her exceptional musicianship has been recognized by numerous prestigious solo prizes and scholarships across both Europe and North America. 

As a champion of lesser-known works, Vogel has met high critical praise for her many ground -breaking recordings of works for the violin by composers such as Hans Gál. Her CD of violin sonatas by Ethel Smyth, Elfrieda Andrée, and Mel Boni has been released on the UK-based Toccata label in August 2021 and was listed in the top 10 of Naxos Sweden within the first week of the release. 

Previous appointments include an artistic residency with the “Monticello Trio” at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville and violin professorships at both the Folkwang-Hochschule Essen and at the University of Iowa. Currently a Full Professor, Vogel accepted her appointment at Western University in 2004, where she continues to serve as the head of the string area and is in high demand as a pedagogue and chamber music coach. 

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Tom Landshoot, cello

Tom Landschoot, cello

 Belgian cellist Tom Landschoot enjoys an international career as a concert and recording artist and pedagogue. He has toured North America, Europe, South America and Asia and has appeared on national radio and television worldwide.

His solo career started after taking a top prize at the International Cello Competition ‘Jeunesse Musicales’ in 1995 in Bucharest, Romania. 
Tom Landschoot is currently Professor of Cello at Arizona State University, one of the top schools of music in the United States.  He is the recipient of ASU’s prestigious Herberger College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teaching Award. Tom is also the founder and the Artistic Director of the Sonoran Chamber Music Festival (, as well as the President of the Arizona Cello Society.

He Performs on a cello by Tomaso Balestrieri (1776) and a Dominique Pecatte bow.

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Mehdi Ghazi, piano

Mehdi Ghazi, piano

Mehdi Ghazi is a laureate of the 2020 Campillos International Piano Competition and Medalist of the 2014 Hilton Head International Piano Competition. In 2015, Ghazi was selected as one of “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30” by the CBC.
As a soloist and chamber musician, Ghazi has performed in several venues around the world such as UNESCO’s Great Hall in Paris at age 12. He also worked and collaborated with renowned conductors Daniel Barenboim, and Raffi Armenian. In 2010, he was selected by The Glenn Gould Foundation to perform before the Governor General of Canada as part of a tribute to the late Glenn Gould.
After moving from Algeria to Canada in 2006, he was awarded several prizes and awards: The 2014 Sylva Gelber Award, First Prize at the “Festival de musique classique du Bas-Richelieu”, and First Prize at the Canadian Musical Competition.
Ghazi holds an Algerian Science Baccalaureate and recently completed a Doctorate degree in piano performance at the University of Montreal under the tutelage of Jean Saulnier.

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The Magisterra soloists are musicians organized by Annette Barbara Vogel, and includes talented musicians from across North America.  

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Trio No. 1 in d minor op. 49
for piano, violin and cello

 Molto Allegro ed agitato
Andante con moto tranquillo
Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace
Finale: Allegro assai appassionato

Paul Schoenfield (b. 1947)
Café-Music for piano, violin and cello

Rubato-Andante moderato