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About the Artists
Constance Carroll, piano
A native of Arizona, Constance Carroll has received acclaim for her performances as a recitalist, chamber musician, and as an orchestral soloist. The featured artist at a dozen state Music Teachers Association annual conferences, she has also given lecture-recitals at the national MTNA conventions in Houston and Kansas City. As a teacher, Carroll numbers among her students winners of local, regional and national competitions. In addition, she has presented recitals, master classes and lectures at numerous university and colleges throughout the country.
Carroll received her education at the University of Arizona and the Eastman School of Music. As a Fulbright scholar, she studied for a year in Vienna and Salzburg, Austria. She then was appointed to the music faculty at Louisiana State University, and subsequently taught at Wisconsin State University, Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, N.C., and was Artist-in-Residence for twenty-one years at Centenary College in Shreveport, LA. Carroll was reappointed to the music faculty at LSU in 1995 and in 1996 became the first recipient of the Barineau Professorship of Keyboard Studies. Professorship of Keyboard Studies. In recent years, Carroll has been on the faculties of Brevard Music Center, the University of Houston High school Piano Camp, the Tobias Matthay annual conference, the Frank Mannheimer Piano Festival and the Indiana Univeristy Summer Piano Academy. Carroll has also served as juror for the New Orleans International Piano Competition, the Missouri Southern International Piano Competition, the American Pianists Association Competition, and the national finals of the MTNA student competitions.
In the spring of 2001, Carroll was honored with an Excellence in Teaching Award by Louisiana State University. She also received the Outstanding Teacher of 2001 Award from the Louisiana Music Teachers Association.
In recent years, Carroll has appeared as soloist with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, the Shreveport Symphony, the Lake Charles Symphony and the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. She continues her acclaimed solo and chamber music performances most often appearing with her colleagues Lin He, violin, and Daniel Cassin, cello in The Caladium Trio.
Lin He, violin
Recently interviewed by the Louisiana Public Broadcasting, Violinist Lin He made his Carnegie Hall solo debut in November 2014, after a performance there earlier that year with principal players from the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra in orchestral setting. Over the past seasons, he performed the Bruch Scottish Fantasy with the Sonoma County Philharmonic, Korngold Concerto with the Rapides Symphony Orchestra, Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Shippensburg Symphony and the Sibelius Concerto with the Lake Charles Symphony.
Inspired by the Complete Sonatas by Beethoven, Brahms, Faure, Mozart and Schubert for Violin and Piano in the past several seasons, 2020-2021 season of concerts include Magnard Sonata for Violin and Piano in multiple venues; chamber recitals as the violinist of Caladium Piano Trio; violin soloist of the Vivaldi/Piazzola Four Seasons and Mark O’Connor Surrender the Sword with the Rapides Symphony and Telemann Concerto for Four Violins with the Baton Rouge Symphony; violinist with principal players of major orchestras for the Concert of Solidarity for the Rohingya Refugees at Carnegie Hall; solo recitals and masterclasses at Indiana State University, Texas Tech University, Baylor University, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Oklahoma and Northern Illinois University; and series of concerts and masterclasses in mainland China and Taiwan.
He has presented recitals at universities across the United States and China. Recently, he shared stage with Shanghai String Quartet and violinist Charles Castleman; performed solo recitals and gave master classes at Arizona State University, Florida State University, Longy School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, University of Houston, University of Las Vegas, University of North Texas,and University Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
As an orchestral player, Mr. He has performed with the Shanghai Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic and New World Symphony. He is a regular addition to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
Summer festival appearances have taken Mr. He to venues such as the Music Academy of the West, the Tanglewood Music Center and the Aspen Music Festival. Lin He has been a laureate of the Padesta Solo Competition and the ASTA competition.
Mr. He is now serving as the Associate Professor of Violin at the Louisiana State University School of Music and the Associate Concertmaster of the Baton Rouge Symphony. During the summer, he teaches at the Summit Music Festival and Institute, Sewanee Summer Music Festival, InterHarmony International Summer Music Festival, Montecito International Music Festival and BayView Music Festival.
Born in Shanghai, China, Mr. He began his musical training at the age of five. Mr. He received his doctorate from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied under the tutelage of Zvi Zeitlin. Other major influences include Steven Staryk, Sylvia Rosenberg, Kyung Sun Lee and Paul Kantor.
His CD release from Centaur Records of French Sonatas for Violin and Piano with pianist Gregory Sioles received favorable reviews. Upcoming releases will include the Caladium Piano Trio on Centaur Records and compositions by Mark Prince Lee.
His website is www.linheviolin.com .
Daniel Cassin, cello
Daniel Cassin, a native of New Orleans, is currently in his 11th year as instructor of cello at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. He has also mentored many students in cello at the Runnels School in Baton Rouge, where he taught from 2014-2019. Daniel presently holds the position of Associate Principal Cello with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. As cellist of the Valcour String Quartet, Mr. Cassin has performed extensively, offering a wide variety of programming, both formal and educational over the span of many years. A graduate of the Loyola University College of Music, Daniel began his graduate studies at the University of Arizona, where he worked with Gordon Epperson. He later received his master’s degree from the LSU School of Music, working with Thaddeus Brys and Dennis Parker. In addition to maintaining his private teaching studio, Dan is vice president in charge of production for Centaur Records, where he has produced many recordings over the past 31 years.
Le Petit Salon series features artists in small, intimate salon settings around New Orleans. All concerts will be live-streamed and free to view on MASNO's Facebook page as well as posted to our YouTube Channel and website www.masno.org/le-petit-salon following the performance.
For more information about Le Petit Salon series including hosting or sponsoring a concert, please contact Executive & Artistic Director Cara McCool Woolf at email@example.com or by calling 504.899.4826.
*A limited number of in-person tickets are available. All guests are expected to adhere to current covid-19 guidelines of the City of New Orleans. Tickets include the recital with refreshments served following the performance.