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FEBRUARY 10th 2013 <<< Back to concerts DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION at 4.00 pm

Arts:

FRANK BRIDGE: Fantasy Piano Quartet
ZAREBSKY: Piano Quintet in G minor op 34 (USA Premiere)

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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.

.............................................................................................................................. Sarah Thorblade Violin
SARAH THORNBLADE is the associate principal second violin of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. She is an avid chamber musician and a member of both the Eclipse quartet (a new music string quartet) and X-tet. She has performed with Camerata Pacifica, and the Auros Group for New Music (Boston). Her playing has been described by the L.A. Times as “rapturously winning” and has been called a “marvelously versatile violinist” by the Santa Barbara News. As a former founding member of the Arianna String Quartet, former quartet in residence at Eastern Michigan University, she won first prize at the Fischoff, Coleman and Carmel chamber music competitions. Sarah has performed throughout the country and abroad including festivals such as Tanglewood, Spoleto, Colorado Music Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, Norfolk Festival, Banff and the Portland Chamber Music Festival. She has collaborated with artists such as Glibert Kalish, Jeffrey Kahane, Andres Cardenes, Randall Hodgkinson and Warren Jones. Sarah studied with Miriam Fried and Shmuel Ashkenasi. Currently, she is on faculty at Pomona College.

.............................................................................................................................. 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.

"Robert became a member of the LA Chamber Orchestra in December 2011."

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Cecilia TSAN Cellist
"Uncompromising musical character and a towering technique… In the breadth of her virtuosity and the charisma of her musical personality, Tsan made this work her own.” (Daniel Cariaga/Los Angeles Times, about her performance of the Haydn D Major Concerto). Born in France, Cécilia Tsan began playing the cello with the same teacher as her childhood friend Yo-Yo Ma. After majoring in Philosophy and Chinese, she was accepted at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris under André Navarra, and was awarded the 1st Prize for Cello summa cum laude and the 1st Prize for Chamber Music. She is a prizewinner at the Barcelona International Competition, the Florence International Competition and the winner of the Debussy Prize at the Paris International Competition.
Ms Tsan toured throughout the world not only as a soloist, but also as a chamber musician with Rudolf Firkusny, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Michel Dalberto, Jean Hubeau, Bruno Rigutto, Pascal Rogé, Pierre Amoyal, Augustin Dumay, Martin Chalifour, Jo Genualdi, Hatto Beyerle, Gérard Caussé, Bruno Pasquier, Paul Neubauer, Heiichiro Ohyama. She regularly performs on the radio and for television and films. Since she moved to Los Angeles, she has been recording hundreds of movie soundtracks with many composers such as John Williams, James Horner, Randy Newman, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, David Newman, Jerry Goldsmith, Alan Silvestri, Alexandre Desplats, James Newton-Howard, John Debney to name a few. She recorded a CD (Eleven pieces for Cello and Piano) under the Cybelia label and two CDs of chamber music by Weber and Ropartz, under the Timpani label, both with pianist Jean-Louis Haguenauer.
She currently serves as Principal Cellist with the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra and occasionally the Pasadena Symphony, a position she previously held with New West Symphony. Recent performances include the Tchaikovsky Roccoco Variations, the Elgar, Lalo and Saint-Saëns Cello Concertos, as well as various chamber music concerts. Several composers, including jazz-pianist Clare Fischer (Suite for Cello and String Orchestra) and Music Director Enrique Diemecke have written solo pieces for her. As a founding member of the Pantoum Trio, she also recorded "Jazz and Cocktails", a piano trio written by Gernot Wolfgang. The CD was released in July 2006, to critical acclaim.
This season her concerts include the Suite from Memoirs of a Geisha by John Williams, Dvorak Cello Concerto (Orchestra Filarmonico de Bogotà and Long Beach Symphony Orchestra) as well as Brahms Double Concerto with violinist Tereza Stanislav. She will also perform the world premiere Eric Tanguy’s piano trio specially written for her and published by Salabert: the world premiere will be recorded and broadcast by Radio-France in Paris. Cécilia has also served as Principal Cello for the Academy Awards, the Emmys, American Idols, Dancing with the Stars and America’s Got Talent.
For more info visit: www.ceciliatsan.com

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Steven VANHAUWAERT Piano
Praised by the Los Angeles Times for his "impressive clarity, sense of structure and monster technique", Steven Vanhauwaert studied piano in Brussels at the Royal Conservatory, and continued his musical development in Los Angeles at the USC Thornton School of Music.

Over the years, Steven has garnered a wide array of accolades and has toured throughout Europe and the US, both solo as in chamber music groups. He has appeared in major venues with orchestras such as the Pacific Symphony, the Flemish Symphony, the Concord Jazz Ensemble, the Eastern Sierra Chamber Orchestra and Prima la Musica, amongst others. In 2010 he is scheduled to make his China solo debut.

As a member of the Felici Piano Trio, Steven has given recitals and masterclasses all over the US, has been a frequent guest in festivals around the world, and has appeared in all the major concert halls of Europe. Steven’s performances are regularly broadcast on K-MZT, K-CSN, K-USC, WHKB, W-UOT, K-UAT and KLARA."

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