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

Arts:

M.BRUCH: STRING QUARTET IN C MINOR OP 9
J.RONTGEN: SONATA FOR CELLO & PIANO N.2 IN A MINOR OP 41 “US PREMIERE”
E.ZEISL: PIANO TRIO “SUITE” IN B MINOR OP 8
J.BRAHMS: PIANO QUINTET IN F MINOR OP 34

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Artists:

Tereza STANISLAV Violin
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, James Matheson’s Violin Sonata (2007), Bruce Adolphe’s Oceanophony (2003), Gernot Wolfgang’s Rolling Hills and Jagged Ridges (2009) and the West Coast premieres of Steve Reich’s Daniel Variations and Gernot Wolfgang’s Jazz and Cocktails. She is featured on a new recording of the Wolfgang on Albany Records and the Reich on Nonesuch label.

Tereza holds a Bachelor of Music from Indiana University where she studied with Miriam Fried, and a Master of Music from the Juilliard School where her teachers were Robert Mann and Felix Galimir. As Concertmaster of the Festival Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence in 1999, she received intensive orchestral and chamber music coaching from the late Isaac Stern. Tereza also completed quartet residencies at the Britten-Pears School in Aldeburgh, England, at Northern Illinois University under the tutelage of the Vermeer Quartet and at Rice University.

Tereza enjoys participating in educational outreach and has collaborated with educator Robert Kapilow of NPR’s program, “What Makes It Great?” and musicologist Robert Winter of UCLA.

Tereza was invited to perform at the 2002 G-8 World Summit held in Kananaskis, Canada where she performed for Presidents Jacques Chirac and George W. Bush, and Canadian Prime Minister, Jean Chretien.

In 2000, Tereza was awarded the highest grant from the Canada Council for the Arts in the category for Professional Musicians (Individuals) in Classical Music.

She is active in the film scoring industry in Los Angeles and in 2009, co-created the new music series, In Frequency.

.............................................................................................................................. Erik ARVINDER Violin
Dividing his time between his native Stockholm, Sweden and Los Angeles, Erik Arvinder is an enterprising chamber and orchestral violinist across Europe and the United States. Born to two professional violists, Erik's classical training began at a young age and culminated in a bachelor's degree at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and graduate studies under the tutelage of Professor Henryk Kowalski. As the youngest permanent member of the first violin section in the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Erik toured internationally and played under renowned conductors including Alan Gilbert, Kurt Masur, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Michael Tilson Thomas. Additionally, Erik has served as the concertmaster in a number of acclaimed Swedish ensembles including the Wermland Opera Orchestra.

Because of his great passion for chamber music, Erik helped to begin the Vamlingbo String Quartet and the Vamlingbo Chamber Music Festival, has given masterclass performances for Gidon Kremer, the Altenberg Trio and Paul Robertson (Medici String Quartet), and founded one of Europe's most active session string orchestras. Furthermore, Erik's playing can be heard on the albums of artists like Grammy Award-winner Lady Gaga, Ane Brun and Nina Persson (The Cardigans), all of whom commissioned Erik to score original string arrangements. His orchestrations have been performed by ensembles throughout the world, led by distinguished conductors, including Gustavo Dudamel.

Erik has been an avid performer, arranger and orchestrator in the Los Angeles area since 2010.

.............................................................................................................................. Rob BROPHY Viola
Actively involved in chamber music, viola player Robert Brophy is featured alongside Nigel Kennedy in a quartet for his new release 'Greatest Hits' on the EMI label.

New music is close to his heart and he has worked with many leading composers of the 20th and 21st centuries as a former member of the Enso Quartet. The quartet earned its place in the ensemble world with multiple honors at the 2004 Banff International String Quartet Competition. Robert is featured on two recordings with the Enso Quartet under the Naxos label.

Robert is continuing his quartet life as a member of the New Hollywood String Quartet that has become Quartet in Residence at South Pasadena Library’s ‘Restoration Concert Series’.

Robert also plays regularly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, LA Opera and has an active presence in many west coast chamber music series.

.............................................................................................................................. Jacob BRAUN Cello
Jacob Braun teaches on the faculty of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Chapman University and The Colburn School for Performing Arts. Jacob has recently performed at venues such as, The Colburn School, Chapman University, Music Academy of the West, Granada Theatre, The Crossroads School, Chamber Music Palisades, the University of La Verne, Saddleback College and Little Bridges Theatre in Pomona College.

During the summer, Jacob performs and teaches at the Montecito International Music Festival, Innsbrook Institute and Center Stage Strings in Three Rivers, CA.

With the Biava Quartet, Jacob won the 2003 Naumburg Chamber Music Award and Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. He was a member for three years with the Penderecki Quartet, concertizing to international acclaim and recording a CD of string quartets by Beethoven on the Marquis label.

Jacob plays on a Mariani cello, dated 1619.

.............................................................................................................................. Vijay VENKATESH Piano
A native of Orange County, California, pianist Vijay Venkatesh has been hailed in concert review for his “sublime phrasing, tremendous and powerful virtuosity, beautiful lyricism, and mature and sensitive interpretation” in performances “equaling that of Radu Lupu, Itzhak Perlman, and Andres Segovia.” At age 14, he made his orchestral debut with the South Coast Symphony.

In addition, he has performed with the Symphony Orchestras of Seattle, Vienna, Roanoke, Eastern Connecticut, YMF Debut, Pasadena, Rio Hondo, Transylvania, Brevard Festival and the Brevard Music Center. He has collaborated with such celebrated conductors as Ludovic Morlot, David Stewart Wiley, Toshiyuki Shimada, Ken Lam, Robert Lehrbaumer, Kimo Furumoto, and more. His 2015-16 season is highlighted with performances with the Seattle Symphony, TusciaOperafestival Orchestra, Colburn Orchestra and recitals at the Soka Performing Arts Center and LACMA’s Bing Theatre radio broadcasted on KUSC 91.5 FM “Sunday’s Live” in California. His career has toured the US with highlights in Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Benaroya Hall, and Redlands Bowl as well as in Austria, Canada, Italy, and Turkey with broadcasts on the radio stations: NPR, LACMA’s “Sundays Live” KUSC 91.5 FM, “Voice of America”, WDAV 89.9 FM, WMNR 94.5 FM, WVTF-FM89, and KOCE-TV.
Vijay recently took a top prize in the 2015 Seattle Symphony International Piano Competition. He is the 2008 Grand Prize Winner of the Los Angeles Music Center’s Spotlight Awards, and a 2008 Davidson Fellow, honored with an award ceremony and reception at the Library of Congress. A 2009 alumnus of NPR’s ‘From the Top’ with host Christopher O’ Riley, and a 2009 Winner of NFAA YoungARTS,

he took 1st Prizes in the 2011 Zimmerli International Solo Piano Competition, 2004 Russian International Solo Piano Competition, 2007 World Piano Pedagogue Competition, and 2nd prize in the 2007 Virginia Waring International Solo Piano Competition. He has also received fellowships from the festivals of Aspen, Banff, Brevard, CME Vienna, and more.
Vijay is also an avid community fund-raiser and outreach performer.

He has performed in 16 schools in California to spread awareness of classical music to all ages, and has raised over $20,000 in concert to benefit various schools and charities such as Music for Food, the South Orange County School of the Arts, and the charity, “Water”, a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Vijay’s tutelage began at the age of three under Aleli Tibay. At age 11, he began studying with Leonid Levitsky, graduate of the Moscow Conservatory and at 15 began studying with Dr. Sarkis Baltaian, professor at the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles. He is a recipient of the 2015 Parnassus Society Prize, 2014 Birte Moller Young Artist Award, and the 2013 Thornton Music Faculty Award from the University of Southern California where he currently studies with Professor Norman Krieger.

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