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NOVEMBER 8, 2020 <<< Back to concerts DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION at 4.00 pm

Arts:

J.S. BACH: “CHACONNE” IN D MINOR FOR TWO CELLOS BWV 1004
(Arranged by Johanne Perron and Claudio Jaffe)
L. BEETHOVEN: “KREUTZER” SONATA IN A MAJOR OP 47 B FOR STRING QUINTET
F. SCHUBERT: STRING QUINTET IN C MAJOR D 956

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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.

.............................................................................................................................. YuEun KIM Violin
Having earned her Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from Seoul National University, Ms. Kim received her Artist Diploma, as a Starling Fellow on full scholarship at the USC-Thornton School of Music, under the tutelage of violinist Midori Goto.
Since moving to Los Angeles in 2013, she has won first place in USC’s Solo Bach Competition and the Strings Concerto Competition, and was a semi-finalist at the Qingdao International Violin Competition and the Michael Hill International Violin Competition. In 2018, she won second prize at the Boulder International Duo Competition with pianist Sung Chang.

YuEun’s biggest passion is chamber music, she is a founding member of the Zaffre String Quartet and has been performed at chamber music festivals around the country, including the Perlman Music Program, Yellow Barn, Banff Chamber Music Residency, Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival and collaborated with such distinguished artists as Ida Kavafian, Colin Carr, Roger Tapping, Michael Kannen and Steven Tenenbom.
YuEun has appeared as a soloist with the USC Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Irvine, LA Virtuosi, Temecula Valley Symphony and Sequoia Symphony. She has won the “Beverly Hills National Audition” and has been selected to play at “Sundays Live at LACMA”, and joined the roster at ‘Classics Alive’ management.
In 2017, YuEun undertook a project dear to her: performing Beethoven’s complete violin sonatas over three concerts, with pianist Sung Chang. She recently completed a tour in the Bay area with guitarist Ines Thome and solo recitals at LACMA and Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago.
Her 2019 season highlights include regular performances with the chamber ensemble ‘Delirium Musicum’ of which she is a founding member, solo debut at Seoul Art Center in Korea and the ‘Chopin Project’ that was inspired by her Youtube video which hit 2 million views.

.............................................................................................................................. Rob BROPHY Viola
Robert Brophy can be seen and heard playing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, LA Opera and many West Coast chamber music series. He is featured with Nigel Kennedy in a quartet for Kennedy’s new release Greatest Hits on theEMI label and has performed alongside Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, Michel Dalberto and Dmitri Sitkovetsky. He won the viola audition with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in December 2011.
An advocate for new music and former member of the Ensō Quartet, Robert has worked with many leading composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Joan Tower, William Bolcom, Tan Dun and Bernard Rands. Of the Ensō Quartet’s concerts, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette noted, “It was standing room only,” while The Strad applauded their “totally committed, imaginative interpretation.” The quartet earned its place in the ensemble world with multiple honors at the 2004 Banff International String Quartet Competition, including best performance of the pièce de concert, for the quartet’s riveting performance of Stewart Grant’s String Quartet No. 2. It also won awards at the 2003 Concert Artists Guild International, the Fischoff National Chamber Music and the Chamber Music Yellow Springs competitions. Robert can be heard on two recordings with the Ensō Quartet on the Naxos label,

In Los Angeles, Robert continues his quartet life as a member of the New Hollywood String Quartet, performing with them throughout the Southland for the last six years. This quartet recently became quartet-in-residence at South Pasadena Library’s Restoration Concert Series.
Robert holds degrees from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England and Rice University, where he studied with James Dunham, formerly of the Cleveland Quartet. When not busy making music, he enjoys cooking, sailing and hiking with his German Shepherd, Sascha.

.............................................................................................................................. Stella YE LIN CHO Cello
Originally from South Korea and raised in Great Britain, cellist Stella Cho made her London solo debut at the Royal Albert Hall, London, playing in front of a sold out audience and has also given recital programs in South Korea, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Croatia, and the U.S.A. Her major awards and achievements include winning Texaco Young Musician of Wales, recipient of the MBF Geoffrey Shaw Scholarship and the Hattori Award. More recently, Stella has been selected as one of the Holland Music Sessions’ “New Masters on Tour” and will give solo recitals across the Europe, including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

She has also performed in Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival, La Jolla SummerFest, Casals Festival, the Perlman Music Program Chamber Workshop and Rencontres Franco-Americaines Chamber Music Festival and has also collaborated with eminent musicians such as Ralph Kirshbaum, Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Joseph Kalichstein, Borromeo Quartet and Roger Tapping.
Stella earned her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees with honors at the prestigious Gregor Piatigorsky Studio, USC Thornton School of Music with Ralph Kirshbaum, and completed her graduate studies at New England Conservatory with Laurence Lesser. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees at USC.

.............................................................................................................................. Javier IGLESIAS MARTIN Cello
26- year-old Spanish cellist Javier Iglesias-Martin is first prize winner of the 2016 American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition and the American Protégé Strings Competition, who gave him the opportunity to play at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall.
He has participated in festivals such as Yellow Barn, Perlman Music Program, the Heifetz Institute, “Pablo Casals” Festival in Prades, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Julliard String Quartet Seminar, Lisbon International Music Academy and the New York String Orchestra Seminar.

As a chamber musician, he has performed with artists such as Donald Weilerstein, Joel Krosnick, Anthony Marwood, Roger Tapping, Lucy Shelton, Ronald Leonard and Robert McDonald, and played in masterclasses for the Takacs, Guarneri, Tokyo and Emerson String Quartets.
Based in Los Angeles, Javier is a regular member of Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra and Delirium Musicum. A former student of Amit Peled and Paul Katz, he currently studies with Ralph Kirshbaum at the University of Southern California.

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