$10 Cover @ the Door / Start 3pm / Doors 2:45pm
Works by Bartok, Sibelius, O’Connor, Martinu and others. The concert will also include a World Premiere by California based composer Jillian Honorof, as well as works by local composers in the Boston area.
Dorisiya Yosifova, Violin
Boston-based violinist Dorisiya Yosifova is a passionate solo, chamber music and orchestra musician, and a teacher. Her most significant performances include appearances with the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra as a soloist, and playing with the Jupiter Quartet in Oberlin Conservatory’s Winter Term Intensive chamber music festival. As a violinist, Dorisiya has also performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall with the Oberlin Orchestra, and Le Poisson Rouge with the Next Festival for Emerging Artists. She has appeared as Concertmaster and Principal Second Violinist of the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra, Eastern Music Festival Orchestra, and Round Top Festival Hill Orchestra, and most recently played as a Principal Second Violinist at the premiere performance of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston. In 2018, Dorisiya was also awarded First Prize in the international competition “Best Mozart Performance” and Second Prize in “The Music of America” of the same “Great Composers Competition” series.
In addition to performing, Dorisiya is also an enthusiastic educator. She is currently a violin and viola teacher at Youth and Family Enrichment Services in Hyde Park, MA and a private instructor at at Music & Arts in Newton, MA, in addition to maintaining a studio of private students in Brighton. Dorisiya holds a Master’s of Music degree from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and a Bachelor’s of Music degree from Oberlin Conservatory. Her primary instructors include Rictor Noren, Lynn Chang, Marilyn McDonald and Gregory Fulkerson.
Emilie Catlett, Viola
Emilie Catlett is a student of Rictor Noren at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. She is currently working towards her Masters of Music degree in Viola Performance. In additions to her studies, Emilie gives private and group violin and viola lessons in the greater Boston area. Previously, Emilie has earned a Bachelor of Music and a Minor in English Literature from Moores School of Music at the University of Houston. During her time in Houston, Emilie also co-founded an active American-Roots music ensemble, The Bayou-City Ramblers (previously U.H. American Roots Ensemble) and has appeared in two albums with them.
Dorisiya and Emilie first met and formed at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee where they bonded over their mutual love for music. While femme fuoco is passionate about all the standard repertoire from the baroque to contemporary eras, the duo is particularly committed to performing music written by women composers. The duo is also devoted to making concerts more accessible for diverse audiences, and brings energetic, original and refreshing performances to communities in and around Boston.