A concert featuring Douglas Temples, Jr., Violist and Daniel Maltz, Pianist, will be held on January 6, 2013 at the USC Aiken Etheredge Center Rehearsal Hall at 3pm. The concert will feature works by Bach, Chopin, and others. The concert is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served immediately following with a chance to meet the musicians.
Douglas is originally from Aiken, South Carolina, he started his viola studies at the age of 14 with Dr. Laura Tomlin of Aiken, South Carolina after studying piano since age four. He has served as principal violist for several youth orchestras in the Aiken/Augusta area, including the Aiken Youth Orchestra. In 2010, he was accepted to the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. There he studied with Kathryn Dey and graduated in 2012. At Governor’s school, Douglas performed the Prokofiev Oboe Quintet at the Greenville Peace Center after winning a performance through the SCGSAH Senior Showcase auditions. This performance was streamed around South Carolina. He has also toured Germany giving concerts as a member of the Concertato String Orchestra and the SCGSAH Choir. In the summer of 2011, he performed at the Spoletto Festival USA as the violist for the Tak Nizko String Quintet.
In the summer of 2012 he attended the Sewanee Summer Music Festival. Douglas is also a section violist for the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra in Johnson City, Tennessee. Douglas currently studies with Hillary Herndon at the University of Tennessee where he is pursuing a degree in Viola performance.
Daniel is from Lexington, South Carolina. Though he had been introduced to the piano at an early age, he was more interested in composing, following in his father’s footsteps, Dr. Richard Maltz. He began formal lessons with Carol White when he was nine years old. Daniel attended the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities (SCGSAH) from 2010-2012 where he studied piano with Stephen Taylor. In the spring of 2013, he will be living in Adelaide, Australia where he will study piano with concert pianist, Gil Sullivan.
At the age of 12, Daniel performed the Haydn Divertimento in C Major with the Aiken Youth Orchestra. He has performed solo recitals, chamber music, and jazz. Daniel has performed with the SCGSAH Wind Ensemble, Sinfonia Orchestra, and choirs throughout South Carolina and on their 2011 concert tour throughout Germany.
Daniel placed third in the 2010 Greenville Youth Symphony Concerto Competition, won the Sylvia E. Looney Piano Scholarship from the Lexington Choral Society, was a Columbia Music Teachers Association scholarship winner, and was a selected participant in the 2011 SC Conductors Institute.