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DECEMBER 6, 2020 <<< Back to concerts DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION at 4.00 pm

Arts:

J. BRAHMS: TRIO FOR CLARINET, CELLO & PIANO IN A MINOR OP 114
J. BRAHMS: SONATA FOR CELLO & PIANO No.1 IN E MINOR OP 38
R. KAHN: TRIO FOR CLARINET, CELLO & PIANO IN G MINOR OP 45 “US PREMIERE”


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Artists:

Michael YOSHIMI Clarinet
Hawaii born clarinetist Michael Yoshimi is an active performer and teacher in the Los Angeles area. He recently completed a Doctor of Musical Arts in clarinet performance at the University of Southern California under the tutelage of Yehuda Gilad. He previously completed a Master of Music at the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University while studying with J. Lawrie Bloom of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

At 17, Michael made his solo debut performing the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Honolulu Symphony as a winner of their Young Artists Concerto Competition. Since then, as a soloist and chamber musician, he has participated in the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival and the Marrowstone Music Festival. He performed the world premiere of Morton Lauridsen’s Canticle forSolo Clarinet, as part of USC’s Contemporary Music Ensemble. As an orchestral clarinetist, Michael has performed with the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra in Hyogo, Japan, the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, the Evanston Symphony, Lakeshore Symphony, and the Marrowstone Festival Orchestra, among others.

An avid educator, Mr. Yoshimi maintains a successful private studio of students from all over the Los Angeles area. In 2013, Michael was appointed to the faculty of the Colburn School’s Community School of Performing Arts in downtown Los Angeles. His students have gone on to take top positions in CBDA and SCSBOA Honor Groups, top honors in local and international competitions like the International Clarinet Association’s High School Solo Competition, and have been recipients of scholarships such as the prestigious Emerson Scholarship to Interlochen Arts Camp. Michael also serves as a Mentor Teacher for the Colburn School’s Jumpstart Young Musicians Program which currently serves 130 underprivileged middle school aged students in their first through fourth year of playing. During summers he has served on the faculty of the Interlochen Arts Camp and currently teaches at the Montecito International Music Festival.

.............................................................................................................................. 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).

.............................................................................................................................. Micah YUI Piano Piano
Korean-Canadian pianist Micah Yui was born in Tokyo and emigrated with her family to Canada at the age of eight. She made her solo recital debut at the age of ten and her orchestral debut two years later. Since then, she has achieved critical acclaim throughout North America, Europe, and Japan.
She has performed for dignitaries including both the Japanese and Canadian ambassadors in Denmark at her recital in Tivoli Gardens, for the Alberta premier at the Canadian embassy in Tokyo, and a private performance at the home of the Japanese ambassador in Ottawa.

Micah is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including three consecutive Canada Council grants, two Ontario Arts Council grants, the Alberta Achievement Award, and the Edmonton Civic Award. Micah has performed with the Montreal Metropolitan Orchestra, the Syracuse Symphony, the Edmonton, Victoria Symphonies, and has performed in cities including New York, Cincinnati, Tokyo, Copenhagen, and Zurich. She recorded the Bloch "concerto symphonique" with the London Symphony which Stereophile Magazine claimed was "Record to Die For". An avid chamber music lover, she performed trios with Matt Haimovitz and Andy Simionescu, and has played with Paul Coletti, Daniel Heifetz, Victor Danchenko, Robert de Maine, Roberto Cani, Barry Shiffman, the St. Lawrence Quartet, among others.

Micah has a Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School in New York, where she was one of three students of Bella Davidovich, A Master's degree from the University of Toronto, an Artist Diploma from the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, and a Graduate Performance degree from the Peabody Conservatory, where she was one of six students of Leon Fleisher. She has also studied at the Banff Arts Center and in Pesaro, Italy.
A passionate educator of young students, Micah has taught the piano since the age twelve. She has taught at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, Shenandoah University, The Music Institute of Chicago, and the Heifetz Institute. Currently, she teaches at the Colburn School and has been a resident of Los Angeles since 2009 with her husband, Sel, daughter, Mira, and their rescue dog, Daisy.

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