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MARCH 11th 2018 <<< Back to concerts DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION at 4.00 pm

Arts:

C.SAINT-SAENS: PIANO TRIO N.2 IN E MINOR OP 92
C.FRANCK: ANDANTINO “QUIETOSO” FOR VIOLIN & PIANO OP 6
E.CHAUSSON: PIANO TRIO IN G MINOR OP 3

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Artists:

Mira KHOMIK Violin
By virtue of her sensitivity, Mira Khomik successfully translated (the music) ..into a snapshot of history, and a work of art laden with passion… ..The violinist instilled within the audience such beautiful emotions.” – Saigon Times

Ukrainian-born violinist Myroslava (Mira) Khomik is a top prize winner of international competitions and awards, including the Remember Enescu Competition in Romania, Ugzhorod Silver Bells in Ukraine, and the New Names of Ukraine. She has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Ukraine, Spain, US, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, and her performances were broadcast on National TV and Radio in Ukraine, the US, and in Asia. Based in Los Angeles, Ms. Khomik maintains an active performing and teaching schedule. She is an avid promoter of contemporary composers, regularly participates in premieres of new works, and enjoys taking part in, as well as co-producing collaborative projects. Among the upcoming performances this season are solo appearances with Orquestra Sinfonica de Barra Mansa in Brazil, West Shore Symphony Orchestra and Dana Point Symphony Orchestra in the US, recitals in Los Angeles, New York, and Kyiv, featuring premieres of several contemporary American composers and also highlighting music by John Adams in honor of his 70th birthday celebrations, as well as chamber music concerts at the Broad Stage Series, and Le Salon de Musiques series in Los Angeles, Gulfstream New Music Festival in Ukraine, and an educational outreach residency with her string quartet in Juneau, Alaska. Most recent past highlights include premiere of the violin concerto by Ferran Sor with Orquestra de la Societat de Concerts de Barcelona, guest solo appearance and master classes at the 10mo. Festival Internacional de Musica y Musicologia in Mexico, and with the Kyiv Kamerata in Ukraine, as well as completing a week-long residency at UNASP in Sao Paolo, and at the Projeto Retreta, an outreach music program for the underprivileged children in Artur Nogueira, Brazil.

A devoted chamber music advocate, Ms. Khomik won several competitions with her string quartet in 2013 and 2014, and continues working regularly on various projects at home and abroad. She has a pleasure to collaborate with distinguished artists, such as the members of the Borromeo and Jerusalem String Quartets, Robert Davidovichi, Ronald Leonard, Eugene Friesen, Gloria Cheng, Guillaume Sutre, Movses Pogossian, Antonio Lysy, among others. Ms. Khomik frequently appears in prestigious chamber music series such as LACMA Sundays Live, Jacaranda, HEAR NOW New Music Festival, Chamber Music at the Broad Stage Series, Beverly Hills Festival, and NASUCA concert series in Los Angeles, and has performed in concerts at the Incontri in Terra di Sienna Music (Italy), Academie de Musique de Lausanne (Switzerland), Aurora Music Festival (Sweden), and Zeist Music Days (Netherlands). Ms. Khomik started learning music at the age of four in Ukraine, and after receiving her Performance Diploma from Lviv Krushelnytska School of Music, was invited to continue her education in the US on full scholarships. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she also served as the Teaching Associate of Chamber Music in the string department. She is a newly appointed member of the Las Vegas Philharmonic, regularly performs with New West Symphony, Riverside Philharmonic, Fresno Philharmonic, and Divan Consort Ensemble in Los Angeles, and is an adjunct string faculty at Fullerton College and the French Conservatory in Beverly Hills.

.............................................................................................................................. 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, 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.

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