CONCERTS & SCHEDULE

Concert Series No.2
Benefit concert for Refugee Children 
                in support of  
 
Sunday May 21st, 2017 at 7pm
San Marino Community Church
Tickets $30.

San Marino Community Church

1750 Virginia road

San Marino, CA 91108

TICKETS & DONATION

Program    

J.S.Bach 

Cantata BWV 147 Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Cantata BWV 208 Sheep May Safely Graze

 

Johannes Brahms 

Hungarian Dance No.2 Allegro non assai

                                 No.4 Poco Sostenuto

                                 No.5 Allegro

                                              Sung Chang, Piano

                                              Esther Lee, Piano

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19

3. Andante

4. Allegro Mosso

                                           Erin Breene, Cello

                                               Ines Irawati, Piano

 

Robert Schumann

Piano Quartet in E flat Major, Op.47

1. Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo

2. Scherzo: Molto Vivace - Trio 1 - Trio 2

3. Andante Cantabile

4. Finale: Vivace          

                                          Los Angeles Ensemble         

                                          Joanna Lee, Violin

                                             Tanner Menees, Viola

                                              Bingxia Lu, Cello

                                              Sung Chang, Piano

Program    

J.S.Bach 

Cantata BWV 147 Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Cantata BWV 208 Sheep May Safely Graze

 

Johannes Brahms 

Hungarian Dance No.2 Allegro non assai

                                 No.4 Poco Sostenuto

                                 No.5 Allegro

                                              Sung Chang, Piano

                                              Esther Lee, Piano

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19

3. Andante

4. Allegro Mosso

                                           Erin Breene, Cello

                                               Ines Irawati, Piano

 

Robert Schumann

Piano Quartet in E flat Major, Op.47

1. Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo

2. Scherzo: Molto Vivace - Trio 1 - Trio 2

3. Andante Cantabile

4. Finale: Vivace          

                                          Los Angeles Ensemble         

                                          Joanna Lee, Violin

                                             Tanner Menees, Viola

                                              Bingxia Lu, Cello

                                              Sung Chang, Piano

PERFORMERS

Sung Chang, Piano

Pianist Sung Chang gave his debut concert at the tender age of five in Seoul, Korea. Since then, he went on to become the youngest winner of the Nagoya International Piano Competition in Japan, also receiving the Chamber Music Special Prize and the Japan Expo Special Prize. Sung was awarded first prizes in a number of other competitions including the 7th Bösendorfer USASU International Piano Competition, Korea International Music Foundation Competition, Valsesia Musica

International Competition, International Piano Competition “Citta Di Caraglio” in Italy, and Wettbewerb der Chopin Gesellschaft Hannover e.V, where he also won the audience prize.

Sung actively performs as a recitalist and soloist across the globe. He recently performed Liszt’s Concerto No. 1 at Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, and his recital at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam was broadcast live across the Netherlands. 

A passionate chamber musician, Sung won the International Schubert Competition with his piano duo and his collaborations have taken him to the Netherlands, France, Taiwan, and China. His chamber music engagements have included the Isang Yun Memorial Concert, North Korea National Orchestra Interaction Concert, Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, Kumho Rising Star Series Concert, and Yamaha Rising Star Concert.

A graduate of the Korea National University of Arts, Sung completed the Musical Performance and Postgraduate Program at the University of Music, Drama, and Media in Hannover, Germany, where he studied with Vladimir Krainev and Ewa Kupiec. He is currently pursuing his studies at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music with Jeffrey Kahane. 

Erin Breene, Cello

Erin Breene, cello, is in great demand as both a chamber and orchestral musician. Ms Breene is currently a member of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and also performs with the Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Opera, and the Long Beach Opera Orchestra. She has served as Principal Cellist of the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Associate Principal Cellist with the Opera Pacific Orchestra, and Principal Cellist of Music Center Dance of Los Angeles. With her husband, Robert Schumitzky, and pianist, Ines Irawati, Erin performs with the Aviara Trio (www.aviaratrio.com) on many of Southern California’s most prestigious chamber music series.

Ms Breene was named a Finalist in the 2003 Concert Artist’s Guild auditions with the Andros Quartet. The Juilliard School selected the quartet to represent the graduating class at their 2003 commencement ceremony. As a member of the Basmati Quartet, she was the Grand Prize winner at the Coleman National Chamber Music Competition, and Second Prize winner at the 1999 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. In the summer of 1999, the quartet was chosen as the “Quartet in-residence” at Yellow Barn. 

Ms. Breene has served as Principal Cellist of the Juilliard Symphony and Orchestra, the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra, the Aspen Sinfonia, and Rice University’s Shepherd School symphony where she received her BM degree under Paul Katz. Ms Breene received her MM degree as a student of Timothy Eddy at the Juilliard School. 

Esther Lee, Piano

Esther Lee was born into a musical family, naturally underwent musical training at the age of six, receiving a distinguished education from top institutions in Korea, Germany and the United States. She began her professional studies at Yewon Art School, Seoul Arts High School, and Seoul National University in Korea. In 2005, she enrolled in Hochschule für Musik,Theater und Medien Hannover, Germany where she completed her undergraduate and graduate studies under Professor Matti Raekallio. Thereafter, she attended the Hochschule für Musik Detmold, where she completed her post graduate program Konzertexamen under the guidance of Professor Bob Versteegh.  Lee has appeared in recitals, as a soloist and as a chamber musician throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Currently, Lee resides in California, pursuing her performance career while continuing her studies under Professor Bernadene Blaha.

Ines Irawati, Piano

Known for her expressivity and virtuosity, Ines Irawati is in demand both as a solo recitalist and a collaborative pianist.  Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, 

Irawati was recommended by Jahja Ling, the current music director of the San Diego Symphony, to join the prestigious Young Artists Program at Cleveland Institute of Music.  She was then accepted under full scholarship, and continued her studies at the Institute throughout her undergraduate years.  Her teachers and coaches include Olga Radosavljevich, Vivian Weilerstein, Anne Epperson, and Donald Weilerstein.  She received her Bachelors of Music with honors in 2000.

Irawati holds a Masters of Music degree from Yale University, where she studied with Claude Frank, and was coached by Peter Frankl, and Kikuei Ikeda, the second violinist of the Tokyo String Quartet. As both a solo and collaborative pianist, 

She has collaborated with many chamber musicians such as Strings of the West, a resident quartet of the Midland-Odessa Symphony, and the Hyperion String Quartet, the resident quartet of San Diego State University. She is the pianist of the Southern California base piano trio, the Aviara Trio.

For the past four summers, Irawati has been invited by Dolora Zajick, the renowned dramatic mezzo-soprano, as the pianist and vocal coach for her new and up-coming summer program for young singers called The Institute for Young Dramatic Voices.  She is the music director of San Diego Opera’s Community Engagement Programs: Opera On Track and Opera Exposed. 

Los Angeles Ensemble

Sung Chang, Piano

Joanna Lee, Violin

Tanner Menees, Viola

Bingxia Lu, Cello

Formed in the fall of 2015, the Los Angeles Ensemble was awarded first prize at the International Music Competition Grand Prize Virtuoso in London and fourth prize at the Schoenfeld International String Competition in Harbin, China. L.A.E. is active in the greater Los Angeles area, performing regularly in concert series such as L’Ermitage and Classics Alive Presents as well as in intimate house concert settings.

Consisting of four youthful musicians with a passion for untethered creativity, L.A.E. prides itself on its diverse programming and takes full advantage of its versatility as an ensemble. Beyond playing quartets, their programming offers variety to their audiences by including literature for solo,duo,andtrioformations. Special projects have also featured contemporary music,filmmusic, and narration.

Members of L.A.E. have studied at some of the most prestigious institutions across the world, including universities in Korea, Germany, Singapore, Austria, Switzerland, as well as the Los Angeles’ own University of Southern California and The Colburn School. They have also won a remarkable number of prizes at competitions which include but are not limited to Nagoya, Korea Times, Padova, Golden Bell, and Yong Siew Toh. 

More details at www.losangelesensemble.com

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