Wednesday Program

47th Annual Abbey Bach Festival

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Program and Artists subject to change.

6 PM Abbey Church
Doug Schneider, Organ (program 1)

schneider brighterDoug Schneider’s solo organ career has taken him throughout the United States where he has had the opportunity to perform in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Chicago, as well as Mount Angel Abbey in Oregon. He has been featured as an organist with the Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, Portland Symphonic Choir, the Alaska Chamber Singers, the Northwest Boy’s Choir, Cantores in Ecclesia, and Capella Romana.

Schneider was the Music Director at St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral, Portland Oregon before  taking up the position of Music Director at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Salem, Oregon.

He is a highly versatile musician with a background that encompasses multiple instruments and genres. He has extensive experience as a piano accompanist, harpsichordist, vocalist, clarinetist and saxophonist.  He is equally at home in classical and jazz music, having won a national award from Downbeat magazine for outstanding jazz saxophone performance.  He has served on the faculty of the School of Music at Portland State University, and was previously on the adjunct faculty of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.


8 PM Damian Center
Ludovica Mosca, piano

Mosca brighter 2Ludovica Mosca has studied music, dance and fine arts. Acclaimed by critics and the public she performs and teaches in iconcerts hall, universities and conservatories throughout Spain, Europe, the United States, Latin-America and Asia.

Born in Paris from Italian parents she studied piano at the Conservatorio Superior del Liceo of Barcelona with G.Garganta and with P.Vallribera and E.Casals. She moved to Antwerpen (Belgium) to study with F. Gevers at the Royal Music Conservatory. 
She follow her studies in Paris with A. Motard, J.Demus, J. van Immerseel, R.Tureck, J.Savall, G.Hadjinikos, S.Chelibidache and H. Zender.

She has also studied guitar with G.Tarragó and conducting with A. Ros-Marbá.

Her repertoire includes 17th Century and contemporary composers. She has performed the premiere in Spain of Elliot Carter's Sonata and Morton Feldman's "For Christian Wolf" as well as many works by Spanish composers.

As a teacher, she specializes in courses on Bach, Haydn, contemporary music, improvisation, piano pedagogy, musical memory, relaxation, and baroque dance for musicians and castanets.

She won the International Prize Alex de Vries (Belgium) for her performance of the Rhapsody in Blue by G. Gershwin with The Filharmonic Orchestra of Antwerp.The International 3rd Prize Maria Canals (Duo LLinares-Mosca) and the First Prize at the International Yamaha Competition (Klavier Quartett de Barcelona).

She works regularly with the cellist Iñaki Etxepare, with whom she has recorded the "Violoncello Castañolero" (Cello & Castanets) CD and the Integral of the G. Cassadó works for cello and piano , both for Ayva Musica label and with guitarist Juan Mario Cuéllar and the pianist Emilio Lluís and MarcTheuns.

Ludovica Mosca is a member of the Faculty of the Luthier School-Music and Dance, Juan Pedro Carrero School, both in Barcelona, the Sitges Contemporary Music Course, in Terrassa and the Jaques Dalcroze Master degree.

Author of the New Boileau-Urtext edition of the keyboard works by J. S. Bach and the "25 Pieces by W. A. Mozart " as well as the "Six Sonates" by N. Casanoves for the Montserrat Abbey Publications.

Ludovica Mosca has work periodically with the well-known musicologist H.C. Robbins-Landon on the works of F. J. Haydn and the classical period and has had the opportunity to play on Haydn's fortepiano!