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FEBRUARY 9th 2020 <<< Back to concerts DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION at 4.00 pm

Arts:

F. SCHUBERT: “DIVERTISSEMENT A LA HONGROISE” IN G MINOR D 818
"FOR PIANO FOUR HANDS"
F. SCHUBERT: “WINTERREISE – WINTER JOURNEY” FOR BARITONE & PIANO D 911

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Artists:

Ben LOWE Baritone
Ben Lowe, baritone, received his Masters of Music at UCLA studying voice under Vladimir Chernov. Mr. Lowe is a graduate of Cal State Dominguez Hills where he received his BA in music.
He has been a featured soloist across the west coast and has sung recitals for organizations in southern California. Mr. Lowe’s concert work includes Handel’s Messiah, the Brahms German Requiem, Mozart’s C Minor Mass and Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, and the Verdi Requiem.
While at UCLA he participated in West Coast premieres and multiple workshops of new operatic works. Mr. Lowe spent two summers working with Marilyn Horne at the Music Academy of the West where he performed in Mathew Aucoin’s Second Nature. While attending, Mr. Lowe was selected as the winner of the 2016 Marilyn Horne Song Competition.

Mr. Lowe represented the Music Academy of the West on a national tour. Last summer he returned to Music Academy of the West as a 2017 Fellow performing the role of Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love. Last fall Mr. Lowe made his New York debut performing in Mathew Aucoin’s Crossing and working shopping a new work for LA Opera. Over the summer Mr. Lowe made his European concert debut in Siena and Florence singing the Verdi Requiem with the Unione Corale Senese “Ettore Bastianini”.

.............................................................................................................................. 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.

.............................................................................................................................. Zakary DEAK Piano
Pianist Zachary Deak has appeared in recitals and music festivals in the United States, France, Morocco, Portugal, Moldavia and the United Kingdom. He has concertized at venues such as the Cité de la Musique, Salle Cortot, l’Archipel, Salle Landowski in Paris, the Casa de Musica in Porto and the Theatre Micaelense in Ponto Delgada as well as l’Institut Francais in Agadir, Morocco.
In June 2012, Zachary received the Hopkinson silver medal at the prestigious Chappell Medal Piano Competition in London and in January 2013, Zachary had the privilege to work intensively with the eminent pianist Maria Joao Pires in Paris.

A graduate of the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris (Diplome Superieur d’Execution) and the Royal College of Music in London (Master in Performance with distinction) Zachary studied in Paris with Marion Rybicki, Christian Ivaldi and Guigla Katsarava and in London with Leon McCawley. During his time at the RCM he was an RCM scholar supported by a Lucy Ann Jones Award. Zachary is currently a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Southern California where he is pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree under the guidance of Dr. Stewart Gordon.

Zachary has performed in master classes and workshops with Murray Perahia, Maria Joao Pires, Dang Thai Son, Vladimir Feltsman, Alexander Korsantia and Marc Durand.
Zachary is committed to the performance of classical music at a community level and enjoys working regularly with students in master classes and other educational outreach events.

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