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FEBRUARY 7th 2021 <<< Back to concerts DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION at 4.00 pm

Arts:

F. SCHUBERT: “LEBENSSTURME” IN A MINOR D 947 FOR PIANO FOUR HANDS
F. SCHUBERT: SONATA “ARPEGGIONE” IN A MINOR D 821 FOR CELLO & PIANO
F. SCHUBERT: PIANO TRIO N.2 IN E FLAT MAJOR D 929

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Artists:

Ambroise AUBRUN Violin
French violinist Ambroise Aubrun, Assistant Professor of Violin at UNLV, was describe as a performer with a “marvelous ease, suppleness and beauty of sound” (A. Busser, Nice-Matin). Dr. Aubrun has performed extensively in Europe and North America in halls such as Salzburg Haus Fuer Mozart, Yerevan Khachaturian Grand Hall, Los Angeles Broad Stage, Zipper Hall and Paris Hotel des Invalides.
Winner of the Charles Oulmont Prize of the Fondation de France and laureate of the Langart Foundation, Aubrun has appeared as a soloist in the Sibelius, Joachim, Weinberg and Bruch Concertos, and has performed alongside such artists as Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, David Bismuth, Guillaume Sutre, Scott St. John, Martin Chalifour, Fred Sherry, Clive Greensmith, Carrie Dennis as well as the Borroméo and Ebène string quartets.
A proponent of contemporary music, Aubrun has premiered over 20 works.

In 2018, he released his first album “Romance de Guerre” alongside pianist Steven Vanhauwaert with the Hortus label, to critical acclaim.
Prior to his appointment at UNLV, Aubrun held teaching positions at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and UC Santa Barbara. He plays on a Matteo Goffriller violin on a generous loan from the Langart Foundation.

.............................................................................................................................. Yoshika MASUDA Cello
Cellist YOSHIKA MASUDA is fast emerging as one of the most unique and versatile artists of his generation. The press recently described him as ‘a remarkable cellist who possesses the intellect and innate musicality, which combined with his solid technique, allows him to accurately interpret different styles of music.
It is fair to say that he is one of the finest cellists of his generation’ (Chopin music magazine).
As the winner of national competitions in Australia, Japan and the US, Yoshika has performed throughout Australia, Japan, China, the US and much of western Europe in prestigious venues such as the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Opera House in Sydney, the Opera City Hall in Tokyo and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. A keen advocate of contemporary music, Yoshika has given the US & world premieres of works by Toshio Hosokawa, Derrick Spiva Jr., Bent Sørensen, Nick Strimple and Jörg Widmann.

Born in Kobe, Japan, Yoshika first started playing the cello at the age of five but moved to Australia as a young child where he began his studies with Georg Pedersen at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
He then studied extensively with Hannah Roberts and Ralph Kirshbaum, whilst also receiving close musical guidance from Thomas Demenga and David Geringas. Yoshika graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in the UK with distinction and received the Principal’s Prize along with the Leonard Rose Cello Award for outstanding achievement. He gained his Doctorate of Musical Arts from the USC Thornton School of Music. Having previously taught at Loyola Marymount University, Yoshika is currently the Assistant Professor of Cello and Director of String Studies at California Lutheran University.

.............................................................................................................................. François CHOUCHAN Piano
French/American pianist/melodist François Chouchan is no stranger to awards and fame. From the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (instructed by Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen and Germaine Mounier) to the Viotti International Piano Competition in Italy, his outstanding talent has been recognized all over Europe. Not only has Chouchan performed as a soloist with orchestras and Chamber Music groups in many countries, but he has also been invited to play during Master Classes by several superior Talents such as M. Rostropovitch, Nikita Magaloff, G.Sebok or Magda Tagliaferro, who all acknowledged his unique sensitivity and creativity.

In Los Angeles, where Chouchan has resided since 2007, he has performed at the LACMA Museum for the “Sundays Live Series”, at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall, at Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Northridge (with the Music Guild). He has also appeared at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica, at The Zipper Hall and at the Brandeis Institute, and for the Ermitage Foundation.

Chouchan’s deep musical sensibilities. his passion, perseverance and open mind are recognized by professionals and spectators alike who regard him as an inspiring, sensitive and creative musician. He offers a “hip” approach to the classic music and his easy-going attitude and fresh approach to the genre has earned him the affection of fans of all ages, helping develop a younger audience for the art of Chamber Music.

.............................................................................................................................. Zakary DEAK Piano
Pianist Zachary Deak has appeared in recitals and music festivals in the United States, France, Morocco, Portugal, Moldavia and the United Kingdom. He has concertized at venues such as the Cité de la Musique, Salle Cortot, l’Archipel, Salle Landowski in Paris, the Casa de Musica in Porto and the Theatre Micaelense in Ponto Delgada as well as l’Institut Francais in Agadir, Morocco.
In June 2012, Zachary received the Hopkinson silver medal at the prestigious Chappell Medal Piano Competition in London and in January 2013, Zachary had the privilege to work intensively with the eminent pianist Maria Joao Pires in Paris.

A graduate of the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris (Diplome Superieur d’Execution) and the Royal College of Music in London (Master in Performance with distinction) Zachary studied in Paris with Marion Rybicki, Christian Ivaldi and Guigla Katsarava and in London with Leon McCawley. During his time at the RCM he was an RCM scholar supported by a Lucy Ann Jones Award. Zachary is currently a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Southern California where he is pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree under the guidance of Dr. Stewart Gordon.

Zachary has performed in master classes and workshops with Murray Perahia, Maria Joao Pires, Dang Thai Son, Vladimir Feltsman, Alexander Korsantia and Marc Durand.
Zachary is committed to the performance of classical music at a community level and enjoys working regularly with students in master classes and other educational outreach events.

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