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OCTOBER 4th 2015 <<< Back to concerts DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION at 4.00 pm

Arts:

Franz SCHUBERT: "QUARTETTSATZ" in C minor n.12 D 703
Franz SCHUBERT: String Quartet in A minor D 804 "Rosamunde"
Philipp SCHARWENKA: String Quartet in D minor Op 117
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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.

.............................................................................................................................. Erik ARVINDER Violin
Dividing his time between his native Stockholm, Sweden and Los Angeles, Erik Arvinder is an enterprising chamber and orchestral violinist across Europe and the United States. Born to two professional violists, Erik's classical training began at a young age and culminated in a bachelor's degree at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and graduate studies under the tutelage of Professor Henryk Kowalski. As the youngest permanent member of the first violin section in the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Erik toured internationally and played under renowned conductors including Alan Gilbert, Kurt Masur, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Michael Tilson Thomas. Additionally, Erik has served as the concertmaster in a number of acclaimed Swedish ensembles including the Wermland Opera Orchestra.

Because of his great passion for chamber music, Erik helped to begin the Vamlingbo String Quartet and the Vamlingbo Chamber Music Festival, has given masterclass performances for Gidon Kremer, the Altenberg Trio and Paul Robertson (Medici String Quartet), and founded one of Europe's most active session string orchestras. Furthermore, Erik's playing can be heard on the albums of artists like Grammy Award-winner Lady Gaga, Ane Brun and Nina Persson (The Cardigans), all of whom commissioned Erik to score original string arrangements. His orchestrations have been performed by ensembles throughout the world, led by distinguished conductors, including Gustavo Dudamel.

Erik has been an avid performer, arranger and orchestrator in the Los Angeles area since 2010.

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

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John WALZ Cello
John Walz is a celebrated soloist and chamber music artist, known for his dazzling virtuosity and elegant musicianship. A student of the legendary French cellist, Pierre Fournier, he has appeared as soloist with more than 150 symphony orchestras on 4 continents. His performances of 25 different concertos include both standard showcases and rarities like Martinu’s Concerto #1 and William Schuman’s Song of Orfeus.

In 1979, John, along with pianist Edith Orloff, founded the Pacific Trio. Now performing with violinist Roger Wilkie, this renowned ensemble has played more than 900 concerts throughout North America and Europe.

In addition to his solo and chamber music duties, he is currently the principal cellist with the Los Angeles Opera, a position he previously held for 20 years with the Long Beach Symphony.

John is on the faculty of the Idyllwild Arts summer program and Academy.
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