Concert celebrating ICSSEA ‘s Jubilee

followed by a dinner


Monday, November 4, 2013, 6:00-7:15

Temple du Luxembourg − 58, rue Madame − Paris 6

Metro stops: Saint-Placide, Saint-Sulpice, Notre-Dame des Champs, or Rennes

Ed Schonberg, piano

Maarten Boasson, cello


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Sonata, BWV 1028
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) 12 variations on a theme by G. F. Händel, WoO 45
Gabriel Fauré(1845-1924) Élégie opus 24
Richard Strauss (1864-1949) Sonata, opus 6
Allegro con brio
Andante ma non troppo
Finale, Allegro vivo
Gaspar Cassadó(1897-1966) Requiebros












Edmond Schonberg & Maarten Boasson

Ed Schonberg started his piano studies in Paris with Ruth Friedensohn, and studied piano and Chamber Music with Ines Paula and Lola Odiaga at the Music Conservatory in Lima, Peru, from which he graduated in 1963. He studied Theoretical Physics at the University of Chicago, was professor of Computer Science at New York University from 1980 to 2006, and is one of the founders of AdaCore Inc, a software company that designs software tools for the Ada programming language.


Maarten Boasson started cello lessons with André Dekker at the age of 7. Later he studied with Sylvain Wannenmacher, at the conservatory of Saint-Étienne, France, and with Anner Bijlsma in Amsterdam. He participated in master classes with the late Wolfgang Laufer (Fine Art Quartet), Alain Meunier (conservatory, Paris) and Joel Krosnick (Julliard School in New York) and further studied with Gary Hoffman, Joel Marosi, principal cellist of the Lausanne chamber orchestra and Christine Frucht of the Hochschule für Musik, Hannover. For 15 years he taught cello at a regional music college and during ten years was cellist of the small baroque group “Musicke for a while”, performing widely in the Netherlands and abroad. He later joined a chamber orchestra and, over the years, has played several solo concertos, among which Haydn, Boccherini, Vivaldi, Monn, Saint-Saëns, Ibert, Françaix, Gulda, Dvorak, and Beethoven’s triple concerto. Maarten plays a cello built for him in 2007 by Martin Schleske in München, after a model by Montagnana. Maarten also spent time in industry and as professor of Computer Science at the University of Amsterdam.


Ed and Maarten have been playing as a cello-piano duo since a providential meeting of early Ada implementers in 1980. Their musical partnership has included a number of presentations at sundry Software conferences, and is based on the conviction that Chamber Music is perfect, archetypal software.