Jacqueline Ultan, cellist
Sonata for Cello and Piano by Lloyd Ultan (1929-1998) will be featured in concert on June 12th, on what would have been the composer's 88th birthday, with Gregory Theisen, Piano, and Jacqueline Ultan, Cello. Performers for this event at Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota will also include David Livingston: Flute, Recorder, Sax; Takako Seimiya Senn, Trumpet; and Momoko Tanno, Soprano. The Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM) has put together a special cross-cultural experience with a rich selection of Western classical pieces and the works of Japanese composers in the Western tradition. The first half of the program will consist of European music and the second part will feature Japanese folk songs that have been arranged by Greg Theisen (Piano), including a celebration of the birthday of Lloyd Ultan.
Ultan received a bachelor's degree from New York University, a master's degree from Columbia University, and a doctorate from the University of Iowa. In 1971, he founded, and, from 1971 to 1974, served as Director of the Composer's Residency Program at Wolf Trap Farm Park in Vienna, Virginia.