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JANUARY 13th 2020 <<< Back to concerts DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION at 4.00 pm

Arts:

P. TCHAIKOVSKY: STRING QUARTET N.3 IN Eb MINOR OP 30
S. RACHMANINOFF: TRIO “ELEGIAQUE” N.1 IN G MINOR
S. RACHMANINOFF: “TWO PIECES” OP 2 FOR CELLO & PIANO
A. ARENSKY: PIANO QUINTET IN D MAJOR OP 51

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Artists:

Jessica GUIDERI Violin
American violinist Jessica Guideri currently serves as Associate Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Assistant Principal Second Violin in the Pacific Symphony, and Associate Concertmaster of the Eastern Music Festival. She also performs with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, plays for recordings of major motion picture soundtracks, and is featured on the upcoming public television series the “All Star Orchestra,” comprised of musicians from major orchestras around the country, led by Gerard Schwarz.

Before moving to Southern California, Jessica was Associate Principal Second Violin of the Phoenix Symphony, and was awarded a position in the Seattle Symphony. She has also performed as concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra in Germany, and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and was invited as guest concertmaster of the Phoenix and Santa Barbara Symphonies.

Since her Carnegie Hall solo debut with the New York Youth Symphony, which James Oestreich of The New York Times called “a lovely account,” Ms. Guideri has performed as soloist with several orchestras, including the Queens Symphony, Westchester Symphony, and the Symphony Orchestra of Campinas in Brazil. She has also given numerous solo recitals, including appearances at Lincoln Center and Steinway Hall in New York.

An accomplished chamber musician, Jessica was the first violinist of the Fry Street Quartet, artists-in-residence at Utah State University. During her four years with the ensemble, they performed numerous concerts nationally and internationally, won prizes at the Banff International String Quartet Competition, were sponsored by Carnegie Hall and the U.S. Department of State as cultural ambassadors to the Balkan states, and worked with hundreds of students throughout the U.S. to promote arts education. Jessica performs each summer with the Eastern Chamber Players in North Carolina, and has performed in various chamber ensembles in such concert venues as Alice Tully, Merkin, and Weill Halls in New York.

Jessica has also served on the violin and chamber music faculties at San Diego State University, Utah State University, and the Eastern Music Festival.

Jessica received both the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in violin performance from the Juilliard School, where her teachers included Dorothy Delay, Masao Kawasaki, and Joel Smirnoff.

.............................................................................................................................. Ambroise AUBRUN Violin
French violinist Ambroise Aubrun, Assistant Professor of Violin at UNLV, was describe as a performer with a “marvelous ease, suppleness and beauty of sound” (A. Busser, Nice-Matin). Dr. Aubrun has performed extensively in Europe and North America in halls such as Salzburg Haus Fuer Mozart, Yerevan Khachaturian Grand Hall, Los Angeles Broad Stage, Zipper Hall and Paris Hotel des Invalides.
Winner of the Charles Oulmont Prize of the Fondation de France and laureate of the Langart Foundation, Aubrun has appeared as a soloist in the Sibelius, Joachim, Weinberg and Bruch Concertos, and has performed alongside such artists as Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, David Bismuth, Guillaume Sutre, Scott St. John, Martin Chalifour, Fred Sherry, Clive Greensmith, Carrie Dennis as well as the Borroméo and Ebène string quartets.
A proponent of contemporary music, Aubrun has premiered over 20 works.

In 2018, he released his first album “Romance de Guerre” alongside pianist Steven Vanhauwaert with the Hortus label, to critical acclaim.
Prior to his appointment at UNLV, Aubrun held teaching positions at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and UC Santa Barbara. He plays on a Matteo Goffriller violin on a generous loan from the Langart Foundation.

.............................................................................................................................. Jonathan MOERSCHEL Viola
Jonathan Moerschel was born in Boston, Massachusetts into a musical family. His mother, a pianist, and his father, a cellist in the Boston Symphony, fostered his early music studies both in piano and violin. At the age of sixteen, he began studying the viola with John Ziarko and chamber music with the violist from the Kolisch Quartet, Eugene Lehner. Moerschel made his Boston Symphony Hall solo debut with the Boston Pops Orchestra directed by Keith Lockhart in 1997 after taking first prize in the Boston Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition.
He is the violist of the reknowned Calder Quartet, which enjoys a diverse career, playing both the traditional quartet literature as well as partnering with innovative modern composers. The quartet, a receipient of the 2014 Avery Fischer Career Grant, has recently premiered new works by John Luther Adams, Andrew Norman, Tristan Perich, Daniel Bjarnason, Aaron Jay Kernis, and David Lang. They have had recent performances at Lincoln Center and Walt Disney Concert Hall as well as London’s Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre and at the Salzburg Festival.

They have performed at top halls and festivals across the globe including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Ojai Music Festival, Melbourne Festival, IRCAM in Paris, Frankfurt Opera, Berkeley’s Cal Performances, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Edinburgh Festival and the Mozarteum. The Quartet’s latest recording of works by Beethoven and Swedish composer, Anders Hillborg, will be released in 2019 on the Pentatone label. Moerschel is a Lecturer of Viola and Chamber Music at the University of California Santa Barbara. He has collaborated with eminent musicians Joshua Bell, Edgar Meyer, Paul Neubauer, Steven Tenenbaum, Joseph Kalichstein, Claude Frank, Menachem Pressler and Anne-Marie McDermott. He is also a very active studio session player in Los Angeles, and can be heard on countless television and major motion picture soundtracks. He plays on the “ex-Adam” Gasparo Da Salo viola made in the late 16th Century on generous loan from the Stradivari Society in Chicago.
He received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in viola performance from the University of Southern California, studying with Donald McInnes, and an Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School.

.............................................................................................................................. Michael KAUFMAN Cello
An exciting cellist exploring various facets of the classical music scene, Michael Kaufman was the soloist for the opening of the renovated Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater and has performed at prestigious venues such as Zankel and Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall. Concerto performances include works by Tchaikovsky, Haydn, and Gulda and chamber music engagements have taken him across the States and Western Europe.
Michael is the Associate Principal cellist of Redlands Symphony and teaches on the faculty of Loyola Marymount University. He has participated in several important chamber music festivals including Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove, Yellow Barn, Music@Menlo, and Verbier. Important performances include chamber music concerts with Midori, Brett Dean’s 12 Angry Men in Disney Hall at the Piatigorsky Festival, the premiere of a concerto written by Daniel Silliman with the USC Symphony, and a month-long engagement playing principal cello of La Monnaie in Brussels. Last season, he performed the Saint-Saëns Concerto with the Saddleback symphony and premiered a concerto by USC Faculty Composer Sean Friar with the Eastman Wind Ensemble.

Michael is the founder and president of the Los Angeles festival Sunset ChamberFest and the cello quintet SAKURA. He earned his Master’s and Doctorate from the University of Southern California and his Bachelor’s from Eastman. Michael’s principal teachers have been Ralph Kirshbaum, Steven Doane, and Alison Wells; he has also received valuable guidance from Steven Isserlis, Robert Levin, Thomas Adès, and David Geringas.

.............................................................................................................................. Kim HYEJIN Piano
Born in Seoul, pianist HyeJin Kim studied at the prestigious Yewon Arts School and Berlin’s Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, where she earned her MA in Musical Arts as a “Konzertexamen.” She recently received an artist diploma at the Colburn School in its Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Fabio Bidini. Ms. Kim first attracted international attention at age 17 when, as its youngest participant, she won third prize in the prestigious Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Italy. Since then, Ms. Kim has been a prizewinner at numerous other international competitions including the 2008 Hong Kong International Piano Competition, the German Academic Exchange Service Prize, the Steinway & Sons Advancement Award Competition, and the Toronto International Piano Competition. In 2013, Ms. Kim made her recording debut performing Rachmaninoff Piano Concertos No. 1 & 2 with the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Eduard Topchjan on Sony Classical. regular performances with the Salastina Music Society as its resident pianist.
She is a resident pianist of Salastina Music Society and continues her musical performances in various venues as a soloist, a recitalist and a chamber musician.
Staring fall 2018,Ms. Kim is a faculty member at the community school and pre-college Music Academy divisions of the Colburn School.

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