FACULTY RECITAL SERIES:
CELIA CHAN VALERIO, harp
SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014 | 8P | $15 General Admission
Prière | La Serenata
Alphonse Hasselmans (1845-1912)
Sonata in C Minor
tr. Carlos Salzedo | Giovanni Pescetti (c. 1704-1766)
Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Marcel Grandjany (1891-1975)
Sonata for Flute and Harp
Martin Glicklich, flute
Adrian Schaposhnikov (1888 -1967)
La Rouet de Marguerite | La Danse des Sylphes
Felix Godefroid (1818-1897)
Raejin Lee, soprano
Celia Chan Valerio (b. 1971)
CELIA CHAN VALERIO, harp
CELIA CHAN VALERIO is an Adjunct Professor of Harp for La Sierra University, Harp Instructor, University of California Riverside and former principal harpist of the Sarasota Orchestra, Florida. She teaches privately and performs as a solo harpist in Southern California.
Celia has been playing the harp professionally for 20 years. During this time, she has received many awards and prizes in various competitions including the Anne Adams Awards, American String Teachers Association--State and National Competition, American Harp Society Competition, Redlands Bowl Competition, and Music Teachers Association Competition and a semi-finalist in the USA International Harp Competition. She has performed as a soloist for the American Harp Society National Conference, World Harp Congress Convention, Indianapolis Arts Council, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, and Brandstater Gallery Concert Series. She has performed extensively around the United States as well as Australia, Canada, France, and Mexico.
Celia holds a Bachelor of Music from La Sierra University and a Master and Doctor of Music in harp performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington where she completed her studies under the direction of Susann McDonald. Celia is a native of Loma Linda where she resides with her husband and daughter.
MARTIN GLICKLICH, flute
Martin Glicklich has enjoyed success as an educator, soloist, conductor, chamber and orchestral musician, and has been described as possessing dazzling virtuosity with an enchanting, singing sound. A native of Los Angeles, Martin received his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in flute performance at the Thornton School of Music at USC under the tutelage of James Walker. He was given the Department of Music Award for Most Outstanding Doctoral Wind and Percussion Student. Previously, Martin had also studied with Walfrid Kujala at Northwestern University where he received his Master of Music degree, and with Geraldine Rotella at California State University, Northridge, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree. Martin has played in most of the orchestras in Southern California, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, and the Long Beach Symphony, among others. Working in many musical genres and styles, Martin has also collaborated with a variety of performing artists. He can be heard on recordings of Neil Diamond, Harry Connick Jr., as well as with the Hollywood Klezmer Ensemble, among others. He has performed live with Marvin Hamlisch, Theodore Bikel, as well as with Marilyn Horne and Midori. Active in the motion picture recording industry, Martin can also be heard on a number of movie soundtracks.
Dedicated to teaching as well as performing, Martin has had students accepted as flute majors to the Colburn Conservatory, Thornton School of Music at USC, Herb Albert School of Music at UCLA and the Manhatten School of Music, among others. Former students have gone on to established careers as educators and performers; most recently the second flute position of the Houston Symphony. He currently teaches flute and coaches chamber music at La Sierra University where he is also the Director of their Summer Music Academy and Summer Camp. He just recently was appointed Director of the La Sierra University Community Music School. Martin is also on the Board of Directors for the Southwestern Youth Music Festival, and is a faculty member of the Montecito International Music Festival. Martin currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Carmina, and children Samuel and Sophia.
RAEJIN LEE, soprano
Soprano Raejin Lee has an active performing career, with appearances throughout the United States, Italy, and Korea in oratorio, recital, and opera. She has performed such roles as Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Giulietta in I Capuletti e i Montecchi, Despina in Così fan tutte, and Laetitia in The Old Maid and The Thief. Dr. Lee has received many honors and awards, including a special prize for her distinguished performance of the Italian Art Song repertoire from the Italian America Cultural Foundation. Her biography has been listed in Who’s Who reference books including; Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women. She was a featured soloist in the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble at Indiana University, where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. She received an Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music and she completed her doctoral studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey as a student of Faith Esham. Originally from Seoul, Korea, Dr. Lee is currently Director of Vocal Studies at La Sierra University. She resides in Yorba Linda with her husband Justin, and their two daughters, Ashley and Olivia.