David Wold Associates Bios

PAUL DYKSTRA

Paul Dykstra

PAUL DYKSTRA has performed in many venues in Canada, the United States, South America, and Europe. Highly regarded as both a Concert Pianist and Instructor, Mr. Dykstra is on the College of Examiners of the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto, Canada) and its sister program, The Achievement Program-Carnegie Hall in the United States. His training began in Edmonton, Alberta, and at the University of Alberta with Helmut Brauss, a student of Edwin Fischer. Studies at Shawnigan Lake Summer school of the Arts and at the Banff Center included time with Gyorgy Sebok, Anton Kuerti, Abbey Simon, and many others. He has performed the Beethoven Fourth and the Bach D Minor Concertos with orchestras in Canada, and toured as chamber pianist, soloist, duo pianist, and as part of vocal/piano collaborations in Canada and the US. Paul has recorded new music by American composers, available on the Parma Recordings label. He has recorded "Blues for New Orleans" and a Clarinet Sonata by New Hampshire composer, Roger Rudenstein, with Richard Stoltzman, and with Kirk Trevor and the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Granite State Symphony and as a featured performer for the Walker Lecture Series in Concord, in addition to dedicated Classical Music concerts at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH. Mr. Dykstra teaches privately at his studio in Portsmouth, NH, and is a member of the Faculties of the Concord Community Music School, and St. Paul's School in Concord. He performs extensively throughout New England, including for concert series such as Musicians of Wall St, Abendmusik Fine Arts Concert Series, The Jean C. Wilson Concert Series (Newburyport), the Sant Bani Chamber Music Series (Lakes Region, NH), E.J. Buck and Sons Feature Concerts in Lowell, MA, and has performed Porgy and Bess with Live Arts NYC in the United States and Trinidad. This is his third summer as a member of the Rye Summer Piano Intensive Faculty, for which he is the Artistic Director. Mr. Dykstra's solo CD, AN IVORY WINTER, is available on cdbaby.com and iTunes.com.

AUDREY KSING

Audrey Ksing

Audrey Ksing, née Craft, was born and raised in Dover, NH and began her musical journey at the age of 7. Once she realized that piano was part of her life for good, she decided to attend St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN where she studied solo and ensemble repertoire under Kathryn Ananda-Owens and Christopher Atzinger. In 2013, she returned to the Northeast and began teaching almost immediately. Her studio has continued to grow, and Audrey is glad to say that her days are filled with preparing for lessons. While teaching, she also takes every chance to work and perform duet/duo repertoire with her former mentor, Minako Merritt (also a resident of Dover, NH).

The last two summers, Audrey had the pleasure of working as an intern at the Rye Summer Piano Intensive where she worked with a fantastic set of professionals and met an amazing group of budding musicians. She looks forward to joining them again!

DAVID WOLD

David Wold

DAVID WOLD is a Teacher, Church Musician, Performer, Concert Promoter/Producer, and Program Consultant in the Seacoast, NH area, since 1991.

David Wold is Organist and Accompanist at the Rye Congregational Church (RCC), and one of the staff organists at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Rye Beach. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with concentration in Organ Performance from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) where he studied classical pipe organ with John Skelton.

As a postgraduate, he studied Piano Pedagogy with Professor Ruth Edwards at UNH, before opening his private piano studio in Dover, in 1991. Other teachers include Diane Boorman, pianist; Dr. David Jones, organist, Princeton Theological Seminary, retired; Welsh/Canadian organist and composer, Gwilym Bevan; and Dr. John Wicks, UNH professor of organ and early music.

Involved in program development and as a teacher at Eagle Hill School, Hardwick, Massachusetts, he was trained in how to recognize and teach to various and non-traditional learning styles. As one of the two principal instructors with The Seacoast Piano Conservatory, he teaches all ages throughout the year, in Dover and Rye.

He is the Executive Director of Rye Summer Piano Intensive, LLC – A Summer Day Camp for Piano Students ages 9 -17. A member of the American Guild of Organists, he has served on the Planning and Executive Committees of the New Hampshire Chapter. He is also an organ instructor with the Young Organist Collaborative, a Seacoast scholarship organization dedicated to introducing the pipe organ to young people.

Working with the church, David Wold was the Founder and Artistic Director of the Abendmusik Fine Arts Concert Series, which RCC hosted for ten years.

Email: info@davidwold.com Telephone: (603) 828-6402.