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JUNE 3rd 2018 <<< Back to concerts DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION at 4.00 pm

Arts:

E.GRIEG: SIX SONGS FOR SOPRANO & PIANO OP 48
J.SIBELIUS: PIECES FOR VIOLIN & PIANO OP 79
E.GRIEG: ALLEGRETTO FOR CELLO & PIANO IN E MAJOR
F.BRIDGE: PIANO QUINTET IN D MINOR

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Artists:

So Young PARK Soprano
A native of South Korea, So Young Park thrills audiences with her “stunning” (LA Times) and “dead-accurate” (New York Times) voice. During the 17-18 season, Ms. Park joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera to cover the role of Le Fée in Massenet’s Cendrillon, made her debut with the LA Master Chorale as the Soprano Soloist in Orff's Carmina Burana, and returned to the LA Philharmonic as Soprano Soloist in Esa-Pekka Salonen's Wing on Wing with Salonen as the conductor and to Michigan Opera Theatre reprising the role of Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto.
Her unique and flexible voice allows her to tackle many of opera’s most challenging soprano roles.  Opera News described her signature role of the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute as "darker and more colorful than that of the leggieros who usually take the role: the voice’s weight was a reminder that the Queen has urgent matters to impart before she lets loose with her fireworks. Park’s coloratura was dazzling in runs and arpeggio." She has performed the Queen with LA Opera, Houston Grand Opera (Miller Theater), the Glimmerglass Festival, Michigan Opera Theatre, Opera Colorado, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Baroque, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Aspen Music Festival, and New England Conservatory.  
On the concert and recital stages, Maestro Plácido Domingo invited Ms. Park to perform alongside him as a soloist for his concert at the Seoul Olympic Gymnasium, South Korea. Also, she made her Los Angeles Philharmonic debut as Soprano Soloist in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy under the baton of Maestro Gustavo Dudamel.

During the 16/17 season, she joined roster of the San Francisco Opera to cover the lead role of Dai Yu in their World Premiere of Bright Sheng’s Dream of the Red Chamber; returned to the LA Opera as Olympia in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, as Blondchen in Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio and as Daughter of Akhnaten in Glass’ Akhnaten and to Le Salon de Musiques for a program of Strauss Lieder; debuted with Opera Naples as the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, Opera Las Vegas reprising the role of Gilda in Rigoletto and the New West Symphony as the Soprano Soloist in Poulenc’s Gloria. Ms. Park trained as a LA Opera Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist. During her two years with LA Opera, she performed the roles of The Queen of the Night, Gossip in The Ghosts of Versailles (2-time GRAMMY Award-winning recording on PENTATONE), Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, and Pat Nixon in the Music Center’s 50th Anniversary Concert.  In addition to her recording on LA Opera's The Ghosts of Versailles, Maestro Plàcido Domingo featured Ms. Park as a soloist on his recent Christmas album, My Christmas, recorded under Sony Classics.  
Ms. Park earned her Artist Diploma and Master’s Degree from the New England Conservatory, where she performed Lisetta in the world premiere of the critical edition of Rossini’s La Gazzetta, Adele in Die Fledermaus, and Amore in Orfeo ed Euridice. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance from Seoul National University, where she graduated first in her class and performed the roles of Violetta in La Traviata and Gilda in Rigoletto.

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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.

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Ambroise AUBRUN Violin
Ambroise Aubrun, violin, was admitted at the Paris National Superior Conservatory at age 15, where he studied with Roland Daugareil and Serge Pataud and graduated with a First Prize 4 years later.
He earned his Doctorate from UCLA with Guillaume Sutre, as well as his Artist Diploma from the Colburn School with Martin Beaver.
Since his recital debut at age 14, Ambroise has been invited to numerous festivals such as “Le Cercle musical”, the “Dilijan Chamber Music Series”, “Incontri in terra di Sienna”, and "Le Salon de Musiques".

He has performed in concert halls such as Salzburg Haus Fuer Mozart, Yerevan Khachaturian Grand Hall, Los Angeles Zipper Hall, and has played with such artists as Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, Guillaume Sutre, Martin Chalifour, Fred Sherry, Clive Greensmith, and Carrie Dennis. Ambroise has premiered over 20 works and has closely worked with composers such as Eric Tanguy, Mark Carlson, and Juan Colomer.
The recipient of numerous awards, Ambroise has appeared as a soloist in the Sibelius, Bruch, Joachim and Weinberg Concertos and the Bartok Rhapsody No.1. He plays a Matteo Goffriller violin, on a generous loan by the Langart Foundation. Ambroise currently teaches violin at UCLA and at UC Santa Barbara.
His first recording with pianist Steven Vanhauwaert will be released by the Hortus label in the Fall 2017.

.............................................................................................................................. Jonathan MOERSCHEL Viola
Jonathan Moerschel was born in Boston, Massachusetts into a musical family. His mother, a pianist, and his father, a cellist in the Boston Symphony, fostered his early music studies both in piano and violin. At the age of sixteen, he began studying the viola with John Ziarko and chamber music with the violist from the Kolisch Quartet, Eugene Lehner.

Moerschel made his Boston Symphony Hall solo debut with the Boston Pops Orchestra directed by Keith Lockhart in 1997 after taking first prize in the Boston Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. He is the violist of the reknowned Calder Quartet, which enjoys a diverse career, playing both the traditional quartet literature as well as partnering with innovative modern composers.
The quartet, a receipient of the 2014 Avery Fischer Career Grant, has recently premiered new works by John Luther Adams, Andrew Norman, Tristan Perich, Daniel Bjarnason, and Aaron Jay Kernis. They have had recent performances at Lincoln Center and Walt Disney Concert Hall as well as London’s Wigmore Hall and Barbican Centre. They have performed at top halls and festivals across the globe including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Ojai Music Festival, Melbourne Festival, Berkeley’s Cal Performances, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Mozarteum. Upcoming appearances include the continuation of a three year cycle of the complete Beethoven String Quartets at Santa Monica’s Broad Stage, Ojai Music Festival, Wigmore Hall, IRCAM in Paris and the Salzburg Festival. Moerschel is an Adjunct Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. He has collaborated with eminent musicians Joshua Bell, Edgar Meyer, Joseph Kalichstein, Claude Frank and Menachem Pressler and Anne-Marie McDermott.

He plays on the “ex-Adam” Gasparo Da Salo viola made in the late 16th Century on generous loan from the Stradivari Society.
He received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in viola performance from the University of Southern California, studying with Donald McInnes, and an Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School.

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

.............................................................................................................................. David Kaplan Piano
David Kaplan, pianist, has been called “excellent and adventurous” by The New York Times, and praised by the Boston Globe for “grace and fire” at the keyboard. He has appeared at London’s Barbican Centre, at Miami’s Arscht Center with Itzhak Perlman, and worked with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Recent appearances include the Ravinia Festival, Sarasota Opera House, National Gallery, and the Mondavi Center in Davis, CA. His recital, “New Dances of the League of David,” infusing Schumann’s Davidsbündlertänze with 16 new works, was hailed one of the Best Classical Events of 2015 by the New York Times.

He is a core member of Decoda, the affiliate ensemble of Carnegie Hall, and the Artistic Director of Lyrica Chamber Music, a community series in Morris County, NJ celebrating its 30th season. Kaplan holds a DMA from Yale, where he studied with Claude Frank; he previously studied with Walter Ponce at UCLA, where he is now Lecturer in Piano for 2016-17.
Kaplan has recorded for Naxos and Nonesuch labels, and is proud to be a Yamaha Artist. Away from the keyboard, he loves cartooning and cooking, and is mildly obsessed with classic cars.

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

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