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JUNE 13th 2021 <<< Back to concerts DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION at 4.00 pm

Arts:

F. MENDELSSOHN: STRING QUARTET N.4 IN E MINOR OP 44 N.2
J. RONTGEN: PIANO QUINTET N.2 IN A MINOR OP 100 “US PREMIERE”
J. BRAHMS: PIANO QUINTET IN F MINOR OP 34

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Artists:

Sam FISCHER Violin
Sam Fischer, violinist, enjoys an active, versatile career throughout his native Southern California. Mr. Fischer holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California and a Masters degree from the Juilliard School. His principal teachers include Robert Lipsett, Dorothy DeLay, Masao Kawasaki, and Emanuel Borok. Mr. Fischer appears regularly as soloist with orchestra including the Riverside County Philharmonic, the Desert Symphony, the Los Angeles Doctors Symphony, the Golden State Pops Orchestra, Orchestra Santa Monica, and the Caltech-Occidental Chamber Orchestra. He has also appeared as soloist with the Aspen Young Artists Orchestra and the Charleston Symphony. As concertmaster of the Riverside County Philharmonic, Mr. Fischer has led the orchestra in a program without conductor, and he has given the world premiere of Victoria Bondʼs violin concerto “Soul of a Nation - a Thomas Jefferson Portrait”.

Mr. Fischer is also concertmaster of the Desert Symphony and has performed as guest concertmaster for Opera Santa Barbara, Redlands Symphony, and the Santa Barabara Chamber Orchestra. He has performed with orchestras including the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony, and the Pasadena Symphony. He has recorded extensively for motion picture and television soundtracks, record albums, and video game soundtracks by many of Hollywoodʼs top composers and artists.

Mr. Fischer gives frequent chamber music performances and has been featured at the Sundays Live series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Idyllwild Distinguished Artists Chamber Music Series, the Montecito International Music Festival, the Austin Chamber Music Festival, and the Yellow Barn Festival. He has collaborated with artists including Anne Akiko-Meyers, Martin Beaver, Joseph Silverstein, and the Jupiter String Quartet. A passionate educator, Mr. Fischer is on the faculty of the Colburn School of Performing Arts, the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program, the Montecito International Music Festival, the Young Musicians Foundation Chamber Music Series, and Junior Chamber Music Los Angeles. Mr. Fischer is a member of the Music Advisory Boards of the Young Musicians Foundation and the Los Angeles Doctors Symphony.

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Chiai TAJIMA Violin
Chiai Tajima is an avid orchestral and chamber musician, and in demand as a performer of new music. Most recently, she served as concertmaster of the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra in Japan as well as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra in Germany, some of the world's most prestigious orchestral academies. In addition to her orchestral collaborations she is a member of EDGE, a contemporary ensemble based in Los Angeles and performs frequently with the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, a conductorless ensemble that premiers new works alongside standard repertoire.

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 is a laureate of several competitions including the International Young Artists Peninsula Music Festival, Torrance Symphony Young Artists Competition, and the Edith Knox Peninsula Competition. She has soloed with the Torrance Symphony, Beach Cities Symphony and the Crossroads Chamber Orchestra.
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 outreach program as a GLUCK fellow, bringing music to various metropolitan hospitals, nursing homes, and care facilities. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at USC Thornton School of Music, studying with Bing Wang. Chiai plays on a 1688 Antonio Casini, generously on loan from the Colburn Foundation.

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Aaron OLTMAN Viola
Aaron Oltman is an active freelance musician and has performed with many of the orchestras in the Southern California area, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Opera, Pasadena Symphony, New West Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony and the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra.
He has appeared in chamber music concerts for the Camerata Pacifica in Santa Barbara, Sundays Live at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the South Bay Chamber Music Society, the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Green Umbrella series. He is currently a member of the Los Angeles based Fiato Quartet.

In addition to his live performances, Mr. Oltman is an active member of the recording industry, performing on various albums and soundtracks for television, video games and motion pictures.

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Juliette HERLIN Cello
Recognized as one of the most promising French cellists of her generation, Juliette Herlin has performed throughout Europe, the U.S and Asia. As a soloist, chamber musician, and recitalist, she has appeared in such prestigious venues as the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the Cité de la Musique, the Musée du Louvre, and the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Alice Tully Hall in New York as well as at the Minsk Philharmony, in Belarus.
An avid chamber musician, she has shared the stage with Donald Weilerstein, Glenn Dicterow, Gérard Caussé, Hansjörg Schellenberger, Roger Tapping, Martin Chalifour, Romain Guyot, Amaury Coeytaux (Modigliani Quartet), and Jérôme Ducros. She is a founding member of the Aletheia Piano Trio with violinist Francesca dePasquale and pianist Fei-Fei Dong. Formed at the Juilliard School, the Aletheia Piano Trio is quickly risen to acclaim. Highlights of previous seasons include performances at the Kennedy Center, Palm Beach Chamber Music Society, St. Vincent College Concert Series, Ukrainian Institute, Shandelee Music Festival.

Highlights of next season include her Korean Debut with a performance of Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Gustav Malher Orchestra at the Busan Maru International Music Festival (South Korea), a China Tour with the Aletheia Piano Trio, as well as performances at the Reading Chamber Music Society, Concerts in the Barn (WA), Macon Concert Association (GA) and Beacon Hill Concerts (PA).
Juliette has had the chance of working closely with such artists as Itzhak Perlman, Alan Gilbert, Robert Levin, Ida Kavafian, David Finckel, and Joseph Kalichstein. She has been invited to Yellow Barn, the Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop, Music Academy of the West , Encuentro de Santander (Spain), the Festival Pablo Casals (France), the International Holland Music Sessions (Netherlands), and, among others, the Festival Jeunes Talents. She has taken part in master classes given by Frans Helmerson, Gary Hoffman, Carter Brey, Torleif Thedeen, Natalia Gutman, Lawrence Lesser, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, and Troels Svane. Winner of the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe String Competition, Juliette is also the recipient of first prizes at the International Vatelot/Rampal Music Competition and the UFAM Competition in Paris as well as a Beverly Hills National Auditions winner. She has been awarded the Grunin Prize as well as grants from the “Fondation Safran pour la Musique” and the ADAMI. In France, Juliette has performed several times as a soloist with the Orchestre des Universités de Paris, and with the Orchestre des Etudiants du CNSMDP under the direction of Maxime Pascal. She has been featured on the “Performance Today” broadcast as well as many times on “France Musique”, France’s National classical music station.
Juliette is a substitute player with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestre National de l’Opéra de Paris, Les Dissonances and has performed with the Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio-France and the Ensemble Inter-Contemporain. The conductors under whose baton she has performed include James Levine, Alan Gilbert, Georges Prêtre, Leonard Slatkin, James Gaffigan, Zoltán Kocsis, Maxim Vengerov, Alain Altinoglu.
Very interested in music from her time, she was a member of the “New Juilliard Ensemble” and has premiered works by Arvo Pärt, Graziane Finzi, Robin deRaaf, Betty Olivero and, Nicolas Namoradze. Eager to discover various repertoires and to explore historically informed performances, Juliette (who studied harpsichord as a child) has more recently taken baroque cello lessons with Phoebe Carrai, William Skeen and Bruno Cocset.
Born in Paris in 1991, Juliette Herlin was admitted at the age of sixteen to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMDP) where she obtained her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees studying with Jérôme Pernoo. She pursued her studies at the Juilliard School under the guidance of Richard Aaron. Currently, Juliette is a Doctoral candidate at the University of Southern California where she studies with Ralph Kirschbaum. She is the grateful recipient of support from the French Ministry of Culture, from the Balas Company, and from the Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF).

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Victor SHLYAKHTENKO Piano
Hailed by the LA Opus for his “formidable display of pianism” and “impeccable clarity,” Victor Shlyakhtenko has appeared with ten orchestras in the US, soloed on the stages of Walt Disney Concert Hall and Carnegie Hall, and recently performed Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto in the Leipzig Gewandhaus.

He has received first prizes in the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, Music Center’s Spotlight Competition, Kathryn Gawartin Chopin Competition and the Glendale Piano Competition, among others. Victor made his concerto debut at the age of 12, performing Mendelssohn’s Concerto No. 1 with the Orange County Symphony.
Since then, he has performed with orchestras in the US and abroad, playing concerti by Beethoven, Chopin, Grieg, Liszt, Mendelssohn and Mozart. Victor has been awarded a scholarship from the Chopin Foundation of the United States for four years and was a Young Scholar of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation from 2018-2020.
Victor is deeply grateful to his music teachers, Fabio Bidini (piano) and Maxim Eshkenazy (conducting) for their guidance and support. Victor intends to pursue a double major in piano performance and orchestral conducting.
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