Senza Misura
Catherine LeGrand, flute
Kenneth Grigg, piano

Catherine LeGrand and Kenneth Grigg have been performing together since 1991; their concerts have been described as “buoyant”, “scintillating” and “transcendent”.

The name Senza Misura, means “without measure,” representing the high level of musical expression and freedom they enjoy in their ensemble.

Senza Misura has performed in concert series and at colleges and universities across the South and Midwest. Appearances include Kerville Performing Arts Society and the Foundation for Modern Music in Houston. Senza Misura has also been recorded and broadcast by KUHF Radio in Houston.

Catherine LeGrand serves as Adjunct Professor of Flute at Campbell University and joyfully tends a large private studio comprised of students of all ages and levels in North Carolina and on the Internet. She was a pioneer of interactive Internet flute lessons, accepting her first students in 2000. She has three albums in current release including Inspirations: Music for Solo Flute. Her websites and blogs have provided resources on breathing, music-making, and creative pedagogy since 2001.

Her teachers include Keith Underwood, Paige Brook, Loren Lind, Kyril Magg, Jack Wellbaum, Robert Cavally, and June Warhoftig; she received her B. M. and M.M. from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music with additional studies at Temple University in Philadelphia. Catherine served as Principal Flute of the Houston Grand Opera’s Texas Opera Theater Orchestra, Piccolo of the Lexington Philharmonic (KY), and has performed frequently with Houston Symphony. She has also performed with Grand Teton Festival Orchestra, West Virginia Symphony, and Houston Ballet Orchestra.

Among her previous teaching contributions, she was Flute Instructor and Flute Choir Director at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Flute Consultant at the High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, and Instructor of Flute at San Jacinto College.

Catherine enjoys combining her passions for teaching, performing and traveling as a frequent guest artist and clinician. Currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Raleigh Area Flute Association, Catherine is a former Board Member and Co-President of the Houston Flute Club.

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Kenneth Grigg has concertized throughout the United States, Canada, and Italy; he attended the North Carolina School of the Arts, was a National Merit Scholar at Oberlin College from which he received bachelor's degrees in piano and English, and holds a master's degree in piano from the University of Texas.

Mr. Grigg is active as recitalist, coach, teacher, chamber musician, collaborative pianist, and clinician; he has toured with the Oberlin Choir, the Arius Chamber Players, the Virginia Opera, and Eurythmy, and has prepared projects ranging from Peter Brook's Marat/Sade (the Governor's School of North Carolina) to Arnold Schoenberg's Moses und Aron (Opera de Lyon). Some recent engagements include Indiana University (Bloomington); the Eastman School of Music (Rochester); the University of Washington (Seattle); the Art and Culture Center (Hollywood); the Texas Flute Festival; the Superior Music Festival; the Fort Bend Symphony (Houston); the University of Iowa; The Academy (Boulder); North Carolina School of the Arts (Winston-Salem); Ripon College (Wisconsin); the Museum of Contemporary Art (Denver); Campbell University (North Carolina); Alverno College (Milwaukee); Kirkwood (Birmingham); the Governor’s Schools of Alabama and Pennsylvania; the New School for Folk Music (Chicago), and the annual conventions of the National Flute Association and the International Society of Bassists. His professional travels have taken him to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, France, Italy, Gibraltar, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Senegal, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Uruguay. Mr Grigg has just finished coaching, preparing, and performing multiple times with thirty-five high school instrumentalists on wind instruments ranging from piccolo to tuba; the repertoire for their competition included pieces such as the Ibert Flute Concerto, the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto, the Weber Grand Duo Concertant, the Stekke Variations for Trombone, the  Brahms Horn Trio, the Babin Hillandale Waltzes, the Dutilleux Sonatine, the Francaix 'Lhorloge des fleurs',  the Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto,  the Tansman Sonatine for bassoon, the Hindemith Trumpet Sonata, and many other large works. Mr Grigg's most recent international trip was to Australia and New Zealand, where he stayed for fourteen weeks coaching and concertizing.

A beautiful buoyant sound -- clear articulation -- a spinning vibrato -- pure tuned intervals -- subtlety in phrasing and shape -- long phrases --   J. M. Houston, TX




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