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NOVEMBER 4, 2018 <<< Back to concerts DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION at 4.00 pm

Arts:

W. MOZART: PIANO QUARTET N.1 IN G MINOR K 478
L. BEETHOVEN: “SERENADE” IN D MAJOR OP 8 FOR STRING TRIO
L. BEETHOVEN:  PIANO QUARTET IN E FLAT MAJOR OP 16

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Artists:

Tereza STANISLAV Violin
Dividing her time among chamber, solo, orchestral and recording projects, Tereza has been hailed for her “expressive beauty and wonderful intensity” (Robert Mann) of her playing, her “sure technique and musical intelligence” (Calgary Herald), and “ her sweet tone, brilliant phrasing, uncannily pointed rhythm and pure intonation (even at the violin’s highest and lowest extremities)” (Huffington Post).
Tereza was the featured soloist with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in the world premiere of the Violin Concerto by Benjamin Wallfisch about which the Los Angeles Times wrote, “she gave a magisterial rendition” and “held the audience rapt.” An active and highly sought after chamber musician, she has appeared in venues including the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall and at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. She has performed in concert with artists including Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Jon Kimura Parker. In 2004, Tereza released a CD in collaboration with pianist Hung-Kuan Chen.

She served as concertmaster of the Los Angeles Opera’s 2010 production of The Marriage of Figaro, conducted by Maestro Plácido Domingo.
In 2009, Tereza was invited to be the Chamber Music Collaborator for Sonata Programs and member of the jury for the Sixth Esther Honens International Piano Competition.
An advocate for new music, Tereza has worked with composers including Steve Reich, Gunther Schuller, Joan Tower, Toshio Hosokawa and Louis Andriessen. World premieres include Gunther Schuller’s Horn Quintet (2009) with Julie Landsman, Louis Andriessen’s The City of Dis (2007), Gernot Wolfgang’s Rolling Hills and Jagged Ridges (2009), and as concertmaster of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, James Matheson’s Violin Sonata (2007);
West Coast premieres include Steve Reich’s Daniel Variations and Gernot Wolfgang’s Jazz and Cocktails. She is featured on a new recording of Wolfgang’s Rolling Hills and Jagged Ridges on Albany Records, Reich’s Daniel Variations on Nonesuch, a self-released solo cd with Hung-Kuan Chen and the complete Pleyel string quartets with the Enso Quartet on Nonesuch.

.............................................................................................................................. 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, and Aaron Jay Kernis. They have had recent performances at Lincoln Center and Walt Disney Concert Hall as well as London’s Wigmore Hall and Barbican Centre. They have performed at top halls and festivals across the globe including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Ojai Music Festival, Melbourne Festival, Berkeley’s Cal Performances, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Mozarteum. Upcoming appearances include the continuation of a three year cycle of the complete Beethoven String Quartets at Santa Monica’s Broad Stage, Ojai Music Festival, Wigmore Hall, IRCAM in Paris and the Salzburg Festival. Moerschel is an Adjunct Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. He has collaborated with eminent musicians Joshua Bell, Edgar Meyer, Joseph Kalichstein, Claude Frank and Menachem Pressler and Anne-Marie McDermott.

He plays on the “ex-Adam” Gasparo Da Salo viola made in the late 16th Century on generous loan from the Stradivari Society.
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.

.............................................................................................................................. Eric BYERS Cello
Called “ideally eloquent” by the Los Angeles Times, cellist Eric Byers is active as a chamber musician, soloist, and composer. Recognized with top prizes at the Aspen Music Festival Concerto Competition, USC Concerto Competition, Pasadena Showcase Instrumental Competition, and National American String Teachers Association Competition, he has concertized in North, Central and South America, Europe, and Australia. At 18, Byers made his solo debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as winner of the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra Competition. After studies with Alan Harris and Richard Aaron, he worked with cellist Ron Leonard at USC Thornton School of Music, where he earned his Bachelor of Music. He continued his studies at the Colburn Conservatory and received an Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School.

As part of the Calder Quartet since its beginning in 1998, he has commissioned new works from David Lang, Peter Eötvös, Christopher Rouse and other preeminent composers. Winners of the 2009 ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award for their innovation in music programming, the Calders have also appeared alongside Vampire Weekend, Andrew WK, The National, and Airborne Toxic Event and performed on the Late Night Show with David Letterman, Jay Leno, and Conan O’Brien. As a chamber musician, Eric has performed with violinists Joshua Bell, Robert McDuffie, and Mark O’Connor; bassist Edgar Meyer; pianists Joseph Kalichstein, Claude Frank, Anne­Marie McDermott, and Gloria Cheng; and guitarist Sharon Isben. As a composer he has written ensemble works with electronic live sampling and string arrangements for bands like Lord Huron, and completed a composer residency in the home of composer Lou Harrison in Joshua Tree.

His teaching has included masterclasses and coachings at Juilliard, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, University of Southern California, University of South Carolina, Aspen Music Festival, and University of California, Los Angeles and a prior teaching residency at the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles. Byers performs on a cello by Jean­Baptiste Vuillaume, made in Paris ca.1855. When not playing his cello, he enjoys reading, photography, and rock climbing. “cellist, Eric Byers, gave an ideally eloquent reading of the intense, Bartókian Sonata for Solo Cello, showing that the fierce beauty is a quality of many shades.” Mark Swed, LA Times

“I admired cellist Eric Byers’ adroit phrasing and sensitivity to ensemble balance as he essayed his numerous solos with bravura authority. The baritonal eloquence of his sound resonated warmly in the welcoming acoustic of Prebys Hall.” Kenneth Herman, SanDiego.com

.............................................................................................................................. Eva SCHAUMKELL Piano
German pianist Eva Schaumkell has performed in the United States, the Middle East, and throughout Europe with ‘interpretational skills that combine intuition with analytical sense and remarkable musical maturity.’ Ms. Schaumkell was awarded first prize at the 2014 International Siegfried Weishaupt Piano Competition in Germany, and second prize at the 2015 Coeur d’Alene Young Artist Competition in the U.S. She has also been awarded prizes at the Thürmer Piano Competition in Bochum, and as both a soloist and chamber musician at the national Jugend Musiziert competition. In addition, she was awarded a Thornton Music Scholarship, the Carl Maria von Weber Scholarship as part of the 2014 Deutschlandstipendium, as well as the Drosihn Förderpreis scholarship.

​ Ms. Schaumkell has performed in such notable venues in the UK as Steinway Hall London, the Luton Music Club, Buckingham Palace, and at the City of London Festival, as well as Stadthalle Weilburg, Kurhaus Bad Schwalbach, Coselpalais Dresden in Germany, and the MusicAlp Festival in Courchevel, France. Recent highlights include performances of Schumann’s piano concerto with the London Spring Sinfonia at St. Sepulchre in London, solo recitals at the International Summer Academy of Music in Germany, and a performance of Beethoven’s first piano concerto with the Cairo Symphony Orchestra lead by Maestro Ahmed El Saedi, at the Cairo Opera House in Egypt.
​ She formed the Vieness Piano Duo with pianist Vijay Venkatesh in 2017, exploring a spectrum of diverse repertoire to form programs that are both innovative and engaging. Some highlights of their upcoming season include a series of concerts in California, their European debut in Frankfurt, Germany, a tour of China, concerts for the L’Ermitage Foundation at Steinway Gallery and the Luxe Sunset, at Encinitas Library, and a performance at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion as part of Le Salon de Musiques Concert Series.

At age 16, she received a full-tuition scholarship to the Purcell School for Young Musicians in the UK, where she studied with Tessa Nicholson. In 2012, she received her Bachelor of Music from the Guildhall School in London, where her teacher was Peter Bithell, and in 2014, she completed a Master of Music degree with distinction at the Hochschule für Musik Dresden, studying with Winfried Apel. Ms. Schaumkell is currently a Doctoral student of the renowned pianist and teacher Daniel Pollack at the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, where she is also a Teaching Assistant.
​ Eva Schaumkell has received important artistic guidance from pianists such as Cyprien Katsaris, Pascal Devoyon, Vanessa Latarche, Dmitri Alexeev, Dominique Merlet, Victor Rosenbaum, Ivari Ilja, Norman Krieger, and Jeffrey Kahane.

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