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FEBRUARY 5th 2017 <<< Back to concerts DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION at 4.00 pm

Arts:

G.MAHLER: “LIEDER EINES FAHRENDEN GESELLEN” FOR BARITONE & PIANO
F. SCHUBERT: “NOTTURNO” IN E FLAT MAJOR D 897
F. SCHUBERT: PIANO TRIO N.2 IN E FLAT MAJOR D 929

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Artists:

David CASTILLO Baritone
Filipino-American baritone David Castillo is a versatile performer of the vocal arts. His 2013/2014 season brought new collaborations with the Luminario Ballet and Pianist Francois Chouchan on selections from Schubert’s Winterreise, with Le Salon de Musiques and Pianist Francois Chouchan at the Beverly Hills Country Club, and with Pianist Victoria Kirsch in several concerts around Southern California. On the operatic stage, he performs the roles of Des Grieux in Massenet’s Le portrait de Manon and Il Barone di Trombonok in Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims with the USC Thornton School of Music, the role of Moralès in Bizet’s Carmen in his debut with the Aspen Opera Theatre, and joins the Los Angeles Opera for their production of Britten’s Billy Budd. David also joined the Los Angeles Master Chorale in their 50th Season performing at the Hollywood Bowl with conductors Gustavo Dudamel and Michael Tilson Thomas and at Walt Disney Concert Hall with Music Director Grant Gershon.

During the 2012/2013 season, he performed as the lover Ferdinand in the West Coast Premiere of Lee Hoiby’s The Tempest and Second Commissioner in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites with USC Thornton Opera, as a featured performer in the Opera Buffs, Inc. Spring 2013 Showcase and in the Palm Springs Opera Guild’s “Opera in the Park 2013” event, and returned to the Green Mountain Opera Festival as the mischievous Sid in Britten’s Albert Herring and to cover study the title role in Mozart’s infamous Don Giovanni.

During the 2011/2012 season, he performed as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with La Mirada Vocal Arts, the Baritone Soloist in the Messiah with the Claremont Symphony Orchestra, the title role in the West Coast Premiere of Britten’s Owen Wingrave with USC Thornton Opera, Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale and covered Schaunard in La Bohème both with the Green Mountain Opera Festival, and ended the season as a Fellowship Artist at the Aspen Music Festival.

The New Orleans native holds a Master of Music from the USC Thornton School of Music, under the tutelage of Rod Gilfry, and a Bachelor of Music from Loyola University New Orleans, where he studied under the late Philip Frohnmayer. While studying at Loyola, he made his professional debut in 2011 as Old Gypsy in Il Trovatore with the New Orleans Opera and Bill Bobstay in H.M.S. Pinafore with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. With the Loyola Opera Theatre, he performed the main role of Le Mari in Les Mamelles de Tirésias, Belcore in The Elixir of Love, L’Horloge Comtoise in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, Elder McClean in Susannah, and Samuel in The Pirates of Penzance. David spent the summers of 2010 and 2011 with the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, where he performed the roles of Marco in Gianni Schicchi, Le Fauteuil and L’Arbre in L'Enfant et les Sortilèges, and Liberto in L’incoronazione di Poppea.

David has been honored as the 2010 Grand Prize Winner of the Steward Brady Competition, a 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Regional Finalist, a 2010 National Finalist in Classical Singer’s University Competition, the 2013 Runner-up and 2012 Encouragement Award Recipient from the Palm Springs Opera Guild Competition, and a multiple Opera Buffs, Inc. Grant Recipient.

.............................................................................................................................. Chiai TAJIMA Violin
Chiai Tajima is an avid orchestral and chamber musician, and in demand as a performer of new music. This past summer Chiai served as concertmaster of the Schleswig- Holstein Music Festival Orchestra in Germany, one of the world’s most prestigious orchestral academies.
In 2016, she will be performing in Japan as a member of the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra. In addition to orchestral collaborations she is a member of EDGE, a contemporary ensemble based in Los Angeles.

Most recently, Chiai performed with EDGE in the west coast premiere of a work by Steven Hartke. Other festival appearances include the Aspen Music Festival, where she was a fellowship recipient. Through this festival, she held a principal position in the Aspen Chamber Symphony and collaborated with renowned artists such as Gil Shaham, Julia Fischer, and Robert McDuffie.

Chiai has been awarded top prizes at several competitions including the International Young Artists Peninsula Music Festival, Torrance Symphony Young Artists Competition, and Edith Knox Peninsula Competition. She has also given recitals as a recipient of The Herbert Zipper Award, and as a guest musician at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Fair.

Chiai holds a Bachelor and Masters degree from The Juilliard School, where she studied under the tutelage of Masao Kawasaki as a recipient of the Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship. While at Juilliard, she participated in an interactive community service program as a Gluck Fellow, bringing music to various metropolitan hospitals, nursing homes, and care facilities.

.............................................................................................................................. Timothy LANDAUER Cello
Timothy Landauer was hailed "a cellist of extraordinary gifts" by the New York Times when he won the coveted Concert Artists Guild International Award in 1983, New York. Landauer is the winner of numerous prestigious prizes and awards, among them the Young Musicians Foundation's National Gregor Piatigorsky Memorial Cello Award, the Samuel Applebaum Grand Prize of the National Solo Competition of the American String Teacher's Association and the 1984 Hammer-Rostropovich Scholarship Award.

Landauer's extensive engagements include his highly acclaimed recitals at Carnegie Recital Hall, the Ambassador Auditorium in Los Angeles, the Orford Arts Center in Montreal, the City Hall Theatre in Hong Kong and in Hannover, Germany. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras across three continents, they include the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Taiwan National Symphony, the Beijing Symphony and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. In the United States he has appeared with the Maryland Symphony, the Grand Teton Festival Orchestra and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra.

Landauer was born in Shanghai, the son of musician parents. He first studied with his father and later attended the Shanghai Conservatory Middle School, a pupil of Ying-Rong Lin. He continued his studies in the United States with Eleonore Schoenfeld at the University of Southern California where upon receiving his master's degree was immediately invited to join the faculty as a lecturer and assistant to Piatigorsky Chair Professor Lynn Harrell. Landauer was the recipient of "The Outstanding Individual Artist Award 2004" presented by Arts Orange County.

.............................................................................................................................. François CHOUCHAN Piano
French/American pianist/melodist François Chouchan is no stranger to awards and fame. From the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (instructed by Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen and Germaine Mounier) to the Viotti International Piano Competition in Italy, his outstanding talent has been recognized all over Europe. Not only has Chouchan performed as a soloist with orchestras and Chamber Music groups in many countries, but he has also been invited to play during Master Classes by several superior Talents such as M. Rostropovitch, Nikita Magaloff, G.Sebok or Magda Tagliaferro, who all acknowledged his unique sensitivity and creativity.

In Los Angeles, where Chouchan has resided since 2007, he has performed at the LACMA Museum for the “Sundays Live Series”, at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall, at Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Northridge (with the Music Guild). He has also appeared at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica, at The Zipper Hall and at the Brandeis Institute, and for the Ermitage Foundation.

Chouchan’s deep musical sensibilities. his passion, perseverance and open mind are recognized by professionals and spectators alike who regard him as an inspiring, sensitive and creative musician. He offers a “hip” approach to the classic music and his easy-going attitude and fresh approach to the genre has earned him the affection of fans of all ages, helping develop a younger audience for the art of Chamber Music.

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