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OCTOBER 15th 2017 <<< Back to concerts DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION at 4.00 pm

Arts:

L.BEETHOVEN: STRING QUARTET N.9 IN C MAJOR OP 59 N.3
L.SPOHR: DUO FOR VIOLIN & VIOLA IN E MINOR OP 13
F.SCHUBERT: STRING QUARTET N.14 IN D MINOR “DEATH & THE MAIDEN”

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Artists:

Serena MCKINNEY Violin
Violinist Serena McKinney leads a diverse musical life as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer.
She is the founding violinist of the internationally heralded Janaki String Trio, winners of the 2006 Concert Artists Guild International Competition,
and praised by the New Yorker and by the New York Times as exhibiting “irresistible electricity.” Since her solo debut at age twelve, she has performed as soloist throughout the United States and Canada with orchestras such as the Houston, Minnesota, and Cincinnati symphonies and has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center and at the Tanglewood, Aspen, and Ojai music festivals.

Ms. McKinney has performed under noted conductors, including James Conlon, Alan Gilbert, David Zinman, and John Adams, and has collaborated with artists such as Martin Chalifour, Menahem Pressler, Paul Katz, and with New York-based new music group Signal Ensemble and ICE, the International Contemporary Ensemble. Ms. McKinney is active in film scoring in Los Angeles, recording with composers such as John Williams, Thomas Newman, Hans Zimmer and Randy Newman, and performs as a substitute violinist with the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the LA Opera. She holds degrees from the New England Conservatory and The Colburn School. Ms. McKinney performs on a Joseph and Antonius Gagliano violin, c. 1740.

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

.............................................................................................................................. Ben ULLERY Viola
BEN ULLERY is Assistant Principal Viola of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a position he has held since 2012. Prior to moving to L.A. he spent three seasons as a member of the Minnesota Orchestra. Recently, he has performed as Guest Principal Viola with the Detroit Symphony, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the Aspen Chamber Symphony.
Ullery has been featured in chamber music performances on NPR’s Performance Today as well as local broadcasts on K-USC in Los Angeles and Minnesota Public Radio. He has recorded chamber works for Bridge and Albany records. Recent summer festival appearances include the Aspen, Grand Teton, Mozaic, and Music in the Vineyards festivals. In the upcoming season he will be featured in the Emerald City (Seattle, WA), Music at Millford (SC), La Sierra University (Riverside, CA), and Virtuosi USA (Los Angeles) chamber series.
Ullery is a faculty member at the Colburn School where he teaches orchestral repertoire and coaches the Colburn Orchestra’s viola section. His students have gone on to hold positions in major orchestras in the U.S. and Europe. Ullery is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, where he studied violin with Gregory Fulkerson and received numerous honors upon graduation. He later attended New England Conservatory and the Colburn School, studying with James Buswell and Paul Coletti, respectively. He has also studied chamber music with members of the Guarneri, Takács, Vermeer, Borromeo, Miro, and St. Petersburg quartets.

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Yoshika MASUDA Cello
Cellist YOSHIKA MASUDA is fast emerging as one of the most unique and versatile artists of his generation. Praised by the press for possessing a sound that is ‘ravishing’, ‘vibrant’ and ‘sensitive’, his recent Tokyo debut garnered critical acclaim. Yoshika has performed throughout his native Australia, Japan, the US and Europe in prestigious venues such as the Solitär at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Opera House in Sydney, the Dai-ichi Seimei Hall in Tokyo and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
As winner of national competitions in Australia, Japan and the US, he has performed as soloist with orchestras such as the Juarez Symphony, Milton Keynes City Orchestra, Manchester Beethoven Orchestra, Sheffield Chamber Orchestra, North Queensland Symphony, USC Symphony and the YMF Debut Orchestra with conductors such as Sian Edwards, Nicholas Milton and Lucas Richman. His performances were broadcast on ABC Classic FM (Australia), BBC Radio 3 (UK), Klassik Radio (Germany) and Concertzender Radio (The Netherlands). In 2010, he was awarded the prestigious Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe String Award.

Yoshika is an avid chamber musician and is a founding member of the cello quintet SAKURA, whose performances were recently described by the Los Angeles Times as ‘brilliant… superb.’ In recent years, Yoshika was invited to perform at the festivals of Aldeburgh and Leicester in the UK, Festival Amfiteatrof in Italy, Kirishima Music Festival in Japan, and the Yellow Barn Music Festival, Music Mountain Chamber Festival and Piatigorsky International Cello Festival in the USA.
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 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 for outstanding achievement. He gained his DMA from the USC Thornton School of Music.
Yoshika was recently appointed Assistant Professor of Music and Director of String Studies at California Lutheran University in Los Angeles.
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