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JANUARY 14th 2018 <<< Back to concerts DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION at 4.00 pm

Arts:

P.TCHAIKOVSKY: “SOUVENIR D’UN LIEU CHER” OP 9 FOR VIOLIN & PIANO
A.ARENSKY: PIANO TRIO N.2 IN F MINOR OP 73
S.RACHMANINOFF: TRIO “ELEGIAQUE” N.2 IN D MINOR OP 9

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Artists:

Jason ISSOKSON Volin
Violinist Jason Issokson began his musical studies at the age of four, and has since performed on concert stages across the world. As a soloist, Jason has appeared with many orchestras, including the Abilene Philharmonic, East Texas Symphony, Great Falls Symphony, Waco Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Concert Orchestra, the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra di Teatro San Carlo and the Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia. Recent recital engagements include concerts in Albania, Germany, Japan, New York, and Los Angeles.

Jason completed his undergraduate studies at the Manhattan School of Music, where his principal teacher was the celebrated violinist, Midori. He also holds a Masters of Music degree from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, where he continued his studies with Midori. Jason was awarded the New Horizon Fellowship and the Dorothy DeLay Fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival as a student of Sylvia Rosenberg.
Jason’s playing has garnered numerous awards and honors, including the top prize at the 16th International Violin Competition ‘Andrea Postacchini’ in Fermo, Italy; the third prize at the 15th International Alberto Curci Violin Competition in Naples, Italy; and the Marion Rostal Prize at the International Max Rostal Competition for Violin in Germany.
Jason is a founding member of the Argus Quartet, a Los Angeles-based string quartet dedicated to reinvigorating the audience-performer relationship through new and innovative concert presentations of diverse repertoire. Argus was recently appointed as the first quartet-in-residence to be mentored by the Brentano String Quartet at the Yale School of Music’s String Quartet Fellowship program.

Recent performances by the quartet include appearances at Carnegie Hall, Laguna Beach Live!, Encinitas’ Music By The Sea, the Hear Now Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, the Birdfoot Festival, and the Cello Biënnale Amsterdam.
Jason’s passion for narrative – both musical and otherwise – is unmistakable. The recipient of an Annenberg Graduate Fellowship from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Jason enjoys exploring the intersections of storytelling and music-making. His writing has been featured on Neon Tommy: Annenberg Digital News and the LA Weekly.

.............................................................................................................................. Peter MYERS Cello
Praised for the warmth of his sound and range of color, American cellist Peter Myers (b. 1985) is internationally known as a chamber musician, and since 2017 has held the position of Assistant Principal Cellist with the San Francisco Opera.
A founding member of the Saguaro Piano Trio, which won first prize in the 2009 International Chamber Music Competition Hamburg, as well as SAKURA,
a unique and innovative quintet of cellos (both currently Young-Ensembles-in-Residence with the Da Camera Society, Los Angeles), Mr. Myers has appeared at the Marlboro, La Jolla, and Mozaic festivals, on tour with Musicians from Marlboro, and abroad in Germany, Italy, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, Mongolia, Laos, and Pakistan. He has also performed as guest principal cellist with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

His mentors have included Ronald Leonard at the Colburn Conservatory and Ralph Kirshbaum at the University of Southern California. He plays on an 1876 cello by Claude-Augustin Miremont.

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