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JUNE 2nd 2019 <<< Back to concerts DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION at 4.00 pm

Arts:

J. BRAHMS: “HUNGARIAN DANCES” FOR PIANO FOUR HANDS
L. BEETHOVEN: PIANO TRIO IN D MINOR OP 70 N.1 “GHOST”
J. BRAHMS: PIANO TRIO N.2 IN C MAJOR OP 87

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Artists:

Ambroise AUBRUN Violin
Ambroise Aubrun, violin, was admitted at the Paris National Superior Conservatory at age 15, where he studied with Roland Daugareil and Serge Pataud and graduated with a First Prize 4 years later.
He earned his Doctorate from UCLA with Guillaume Sutre, as well as his Artist Diploma from the Colburn School with Martin Beaver.
Since his recital debut at age 14, Ambroise has been invited to numerous festivals such as “Le Cercle musical”, the “Dilijan Chamber Music Series”, “Incontri in terra di Sienna”, and "Le Salon de Musiques".

He has performed in concert halls such as Salzburg Haus Fuer Mozart, Yerevan Khachaturian Grand Hall, Los Angeles Zipper Hall, and has played with such artists as Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, Guillaume Sutre, Martin Chalifour, Fred Sherry, Clive Greensmith, and Carrie Dennis. Ambroise has premiered over 20 works and has closely worked with composers such as Eric Tanguy, Mark Carlson, and Juan Colomer.
The recipient of numerous awards, Ambroise has appeared as a soloist in the Sibelius, Bruch, Joachim and Weinberg Concertos and the Bartok Rhapsody No.1. He plays a Matteo Goffriller violin, on a generous loan by the Langart Foundation. Ambroise currently teaches violin at UCLA and at UC Santa Barbara.
His first recording with pianist Steven Vanhauwaert will be released by the Hortus label in the Fall 2017.

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Juliette HERLIN-GIRET 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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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, UCI, Pasadena, Rio Hondo, Transylvania, and the Brevard Music Center. He has collaborated with such celebrated conductors as Ludovic Morlot, David Lockington, David Stewart Wiley, Toshiyuki Shimada, Ken Lam, Robert Lehrbaumer, Kimo Furumoto, and more. His 2016-17 season contains a performance with USC Thornton Symphony and recitals at the McCallum Theatre, Annenberg Theatre, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and a 30-concert tour of Washington with Trio Brillante.

Vijay has won Grand Prizes in the 2016 Classics Alive Artists competition, 2016 Frances Walton Chamber Music Competition, 2015 Seattle Symphony International Piano Competition and 2008 Los Angeles Music Center’s Spotlight Awards. In 2008 he was named a 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 San Jose International Piano Competition, 2007 World Piano Pedagogue Competition, and 2nd prize in the 2007 Virginia Waring International Piano Competition. Vijay’s principal teachers have included Leonid Levitsky, Dr. Sarkis Baltaian, and Norman Krieger. 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 studies with Jeffrey Kahane. He is currently on the management roster of Classics Alive Artists.

.............................................................................................................................. Eva SCHAUMKELL Piano
German pianist Eva Schaumkell has performed in the United States and throughout Europe with ‘interpretational skills that combine intuition with analytical sense and remarkable musical maturity.’ Ms. Schaumkell was recently awarded first prize at the 2014 International Siegfried Weishaupt Piano Competition in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and second prize at the 2015 Coeur d’Alene Young Artist Competition in the U.S. She has also been awarded prizes at various competitions including 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 the Carl Maria von Weber Scholarship as part of the 2014 Germany Scholarship Program, as well as the Drosihn Förderpreis scholarship awarded by the Lions Club Wiesbaden.

Ms. Schaumkell has performed in such notable venues in the United Kingdom as Steinway Hall London, the Luton Music Club, Buckingham Palace, and at the City of London Festival. She has also presented performances at Stadthalle Weilburg, Kurhaus Bad Schwalbach, Coselpalais Dresden, and the MusicAlp Festival in Courchevel, France, amongst others. In 2012, she performed Schumann’s piano concerto with the London Spring Sinfonia at St. Sepulchre National Musicians’ Church. Performance highlights in 2015 included solo recitals at the International Summer Academy of Music in Baden-Würrtemberg, 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.

Born in Wiesbaden, Germany, Ms. Schaumkell began her music studies at the age of 6 with Bernd Ottersbach, and later with Ulrich Meining at the Musik-und Kunstschule Wiesbaden. She received a full-tuition scholarship to continue her studies at the Purcell School for Young Musicians in the United Kingdom, where she studied with Tessa Nicholson. In 2012, she received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama 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 ‘Carl Maria von Weber,’ studying with Winfried Apel. Ms. Schaumkell is currently a Doctoral student of Daniel Pollack at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles.

Eva Schaumkell has received important artistic guidance from renowned pianists such as Andreas Pistorius, Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy and Sigrid Lehmstedt with whom she has worked in master classes and at festivals.  She has also participated in the Weimar masterclasses at Franz Liszt’s house, with Cyprien Katsaris; the MusicAlp Festival in Courchevel, France, with Pascal Devoyon; the Dresden Masterclasses, with Daniel Pollack; and the International Summer Academy of Music in Baden-Würrtemberg, with both Daniel Pollack and Lily Dorfman. During her studies in London, Schaumkell was selected to perform in masterclasses with Vanessa Latarche, Dmitri Alexeev, Dominique Merlet, Victor Rosenbaum, and Ivari Ilja, and in Los Angeles with Jeffrey Kahane.

In addition to her activities as a soloist, Ms. Schaumkell is also a passionate chamber musician and dedicated teacher. She is currently a Teaching Assistant at the University of Southern California and a member of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) and CAPMT (California Association of Professional Music Teachers).

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