See cart >>>
APRIL 2th 2017 <<< Back to concerts DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION at 4.00 pm

Arts:

C.DEBUSSY: PIANO TRIO IN G MAJOR
G.FAURE: PIANO TRIO IN D MINOR OP 120
A.KODALY: “ADAGIO” FOR VIOLIN & PIANO
C.CHAMINADE: PIANO TRIO N.2 OP 34

.............................................................................................................................................................................
Artists:

Serena MCKINNEY Violin
Violinist Serena McKinney leads a diverse musical life as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer.
She is the founding violinist of the internationally heralded Janaki String Trio, winners of the 2006 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and praised by the New Yorker and by the New York Times as exhibiting “irresistible electricity.” Since her solo debut at age twelve, she has performed as soloist throughout the United States and Canada with orchestras such as the Houston, Minnesota, and Cincinnati symphonies and has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center and at the Tanglewood, Aspen, and Ojai music festivals.

Ms. McKinney has performed under noted conductors, including James Conlon, Alan Gilbert, David Zinman, and John Adams, and has collaborated with artists such as Martin Chalifour, Menahem Pressler, Paul Katz, and with New York-based new music group Signal Ensemble and ICE, the International Contemporary Ensemble. Ms. McKinney is active in film scoring in Los Angeles, recording with composers such as John Williams, Thomas Newman, Hans Zimmer and Randy Newman, and performs as a substitute violinist with the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the LA Opera.

She holds degrees from the New England Conservatory and The Colburn School. Ms. McKinney performs on a Joseph and Antonius Gagliano violin, c. 1740.

.............................................................................................................................. Eric BYERS Cello
Called “ideally eloquent” by the Los Angeles Times, cellist Eric Byers is active as a chamber musician, soloist, and composer. Recognized with top prizes at the Aspen Music Festival Concerto Competition, USC Concerto Competition, Pasadena Showcase Instrumental Competition, and National American String Teachers Association Competition, he has concertized in North, Central and South America, Europe, and Australia. At 18, Byers made his solo debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as winner of the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra Competition. After studies with Alan Harris and Richard Aaron, he worked with cellist Ron Leonard at USC Thornton School of Music, where he earned his Bachelor of Music. He continued his studies at the Colburn Conservatory and received an Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School.

As part of the Calder Quartet since its beginning in 1998, he has commissioned new works from David Lang, Peter Eötvös, Christopher Rouse and other preeminent composers. Winners of the 2009 ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award for their innovation in music programming, the Calders have also appeared alongside Vampire Weekend, Andrew WK, The National, and Airborne Toxic Event and performed on the Late Night Show with David Letterman, Jay Leno, and Conan O’Brien. As a chamber musician, Eric has performed with violinists Joshua Bell, Robert McDuffie, and Mark O’Connor; bassist Edgar Meyer; pianists Joseph Kalichstein, Claude Frank, Anne­Marie McDermott, and Gloria Cheng; and guitarist Sharon Isben. As a composer he has written ensemble works with electronic live sampling and string arrangements for bands like Lord Huron, and completed a composer residency in the home of composer Lou Harrison in Joshua Tree.
His teaching has included masterclasses and coachings at Juilliard, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, University of Southern California, University of South Carolina, Aspen Music Festival, and University of California, Los Angeles and a prior teaching residency at the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles. Byers performs on a cello by Jean­Baptiste Vuillaume, made in Paris ca.1855. When not playing his cello, he enjoys reading, photography, and rock climbing. “cellist, Eric Byers, gave an ideally eloquent reading of the intense, Bartókian Sonata for Solo Cello, showing that the fierce beauty is a quality of many shades.” Mark Swed, LA Times

“I admired cellist Eric Byers’ adroit phrasing and sensitivity to ensemble balance as he essayed his numerous solos with bravura authority. The baritonal eloquence of his sound resonated warmly in the welcoming acoustic of Prebys Hall.” Kenneth Herman, SanDiego.com

.............................................................................................................................. Kevin FITZ-GERALD Piano
Canadian pianist, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, enjoys a versatile performing career as recitalist, orchestra soloist and chamber musician. His performances have garnered international acclaim and he has been recognized for his “hypnotically powerful and precise” pianism and “dynamic and distinguished” interpretations. His concert tours and performances have taken place in major concert halls, universities and concert organizations throughout the United States, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Australia, Mexico, South America, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Notable venues include Carnegie Recital Hall (New York), The Mormon Tabernacle (Utah), Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), National Arts Centre (Ottawa), Roy Thompson Hall (Toronto), Place des Arts (Montreal), Izumi Hall (Osaka), Suntori Hall (Tokyo), National Gallery (Kingston) and Town Hall (Melbourne). He has appeared with several Canadian and American orchestras including the Toronto Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Canadian Chamber Orchestra, CBC Radio Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, Los Angeles Camerata, Utah Chamber Orchestra and more.

Map & Directions
.....................................................................................................
..................................................................