Thursday, February 4, 2016

Blaire & Tess De Wile Kohler in Concert

February 21, 2016, Sunday, 3:00 PM in the Museum Mansion
The Very Talented Sisters Blaire & Tess De Wile Kohler, a sensational instrumental duet.  They have both played at our Christmas open houses for the last several years and performed several previous concerts at the Museum.

Blaire has been playing the violin since age 6 and is currently working on a degree in Violin Performance at Wayne State University. She studies under Hai-Xin Wu, the associate concertmaster of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She has also studied with Sonia Lee, former principal of the Toronto Symphony. In her third year at Wayne State, Blaire became the concertmaster of the Wayne State Symphony Orchestra. In 2014, she won the university's annual Concerto Competition and twice performed her solo with the orchestra. Blaire has performed around the world, most notably at Carnegie Hall in New York City. She also has performed in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. In 2011, she attended the Starling-Delay Symposium on Violin Studies at Juilliard. Blaire has been teaching privately since 2012 and has performed at many weddings and events.

Tess is sixteen years old and has been playing piano since the age of 5, she began trumpet when she was 10 years old. Tess is first chair trumpet in the Royal Oak High School Wind Ensemble and Marching Band. She also performs with the jazz band and pit orchestra. Recently Tess competed in the Michigan State Band & Orchestra Solo & Ensemble Festival receiving a First Division rating for piano solo, trumpet solo and brass quintet ensemble. Tess has performed in the Wayne State University Honor's Band, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Youth Honor's Band, Michigan All-State Honor's Band and MSBOA District IV Honor's Band. Tess enjoys soccer, skiing, sailing, and swimming.

Don’t Miss this Concert. Shortly they will be out of our league

and beyond our reach.

Admission $10 adults, $5 Students