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CHAMBER RECITAL SERIES

April 13, 2013 | 8:00 PM | HMA | $10 Admission

 

Grace Oh, Violin

Jason Uyeyama, Violin

Ben Ullery, Viola

Madeleine Kabat, Cello

Elvin Rodriguez, Piano

 

Beethoven

String Trio in C Minor Op. 9, No. 3

Allegro con spirito

Adagio con espressione

Scherzo, Allegro e molto vivace

Finale, Presto

Faure

Piano Trio in D Minor Op. 120

Allegro, ma non troppo

Andantino

Allegro vivo

INTERMISSION

Dohnanyi

Piano Quintet in C Minor Op. 1

Allegro

Schrezo

Adagio, quasi andante

Finale:  Allegro animato

GRACE OH, violin

Violinist, Grace Oh, enjoys an active freelance career in Southern California.  She is currently a member of the Pacific Symphony and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, where she holds the title of Associate Principal First Violin, and performs with the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and Los Angeles Philharmonic.  She has also had the privilege of playing for several ballet companies including American Ballet Theater, San Francisco Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, and the Bolshoi Ballet.  Ms. Oh has had the honor of working under the batons of many great conductors including Gustavo Dudamel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, James Conlon, Herbert Blomstedt, Seiji Ozawa, and many others.  She has previously held positions with the Opera Pacific Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony, Greater Lansing Symphony, and Flint Symphony.  Ms. Oh has also toured internationally and domestically with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Pacific Symphony.

Ms. Oh completed her undergraduate studies under the tutelage of Lyndon Johnston Taylor at La Sierra University.  Upon graduation, she was awarded the music department’s “Outstanding Performer” award and the university’s “President’s Award.”  Ms. Oh continued her education with Paul Kantor at the University of Michigan.  She has also spent summers at the Aspen Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Center, the Banff Centre, Oregon Bach Festival and has coached with Emmanuel Ax, Pamela Frank, Alex Kerr, Andrew Jennings, and members of the Boston Symphony. 

JASON UYEYAMA, violin

Violinist Jason Uyeyama is Associate Professor of Music and Director of String Studies at La Sierra University where he teaches violin and chamber music.  He continues to lead an active career as recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and soloist.  He has performed with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  Highlights for the 2011-12 season include performances at Festival Mozaic, Classical Kaleidoscope, and Festicamara in Medellin, Colombia.  Mr. Uyeyama received is Master's degree from Juilliard and his primary teachers include Itzhak Perlman, Masao Kawasaki, and Yao-Ji Lin.

BEN ULLERY, viola

Violist BEN ULLERY joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in January 2011 and became Assistant Principal Viola a year later. Prior to moving to L.A. he spent three seasons as a member of the Minnesota Orchestra. He has also performed frequently with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and has toured with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. In addition to his orchestral activities, Ullery can be heard performing with various chamber ensembles around the Los Angeles area as well as frequently appearing on the LA Phil’s Chamber Music Society and Green Umbrella new-music series. He has been featured on chamber music performances broadcast on K-USC and Minnesota Public Radio.

In the summer, Ullery regularly performs at the Grand Teton Music Festival. He has also attended the Aspen, Taos, and Tanglewood festivals and performed as concertmaster of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. He is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota.

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 in Los Angeles, 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.

MADELEINE KABAT, cello

Following her solo debut with the Cleveland Orchestra at age 18, cellist Madeleine Kabat has been featured as soloist with most recently the Cleveland Philharmonic (OH), Spoleto Festival Orchestra (SC), Festival Mozaic Orchestra (CA), Springfield Symphony (MO) and Marin Symphony (CA). Upcoming solo appearances include the Red de Escuelas de Musica Orchestra in Medellin, Colombia, and the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble.  Ms. Kabat has won top prizes in competitions including the Fischoff, Hellam, Klein International, Young Texas Artists, Akron Tuesday Musical, San Antonio Tuesday Musical, Mid-Texas Symphony, Cleveland Cello Society, and Rice University competitions.

During recent summers Ms. Kabat performed chamber music as a guest artist at both La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest and Festival Mozaic.  In February she will return for her third appearance at La Sierra University, and this April she will return for her second year as a faculty artist of Festicamara, a chamber music festival in Colombia, South America.  Festival appearances also include Spoleto, Kneisel Hall, Sarasota, Verbier, Round Top, Domaine Forget, Colorado College, and Zephyr (Italy).  Madeleine has performed chamber music with artists including Cho-Liang Lin, Jon Novacek, Atar Arad, Toby Appel, Orion Weiss, and Scott Yoo.  Also an active orchestral musician, Ms. Kabat has performed with the Houston Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Kabat began cello lessons in Cleveland at age 11, and holds diplomas from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Rice University, and the Juilliard School for her studies with Richard Weiss, Norman Fischer, and Darrett Adkins. She is currently enrolled in the Artist Diploma program at Oberlin Conservatory, where she serves as teaching assistant to Mr. Adkins.

ELVIN RODRÍGUEZ, piano

Elvin Rodríguez is currently Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department at La Sierra University. Dr. Rodríguez also coordinates the Music Technology program, and is the University's Director of University Studies.  Dr. Rodríguez frequently performs in solo and chamber recitals, and has presented at local, state, and national workshops and conferences in the areas of Baroque keyboard performance practice, improvisation for beginners, and the integration of music technology in the piano curriculum.  Dr. Rodríguez continues to research and develop computerized, on-line courseware for music education, specifically in the area of music theory, and continues to compose music, specially for the choral medium. Dr. Rodríguez has worked with national and international prize winning pianists and is a frequent adjudicator for advanced and professional adjudications and competitions.

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