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FALL PERFORMANCES 2017

La Sierra University
Chamber Music Series

Sunday, October 1 at 7pm
Hole Memorial Auditorium
La Sierra University

Jason Uyeyama, Violin
Robert deMaine, Cello
Simon Adda-Reyss, Piano

Program to include works by Rachmaninov and Mendelssohn

$15 General Admission
$10 Seniors
$5 Students and Educators

SPRING PERFORMANCES 2017
   

Jason Uyeyma in Recital

Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7pm

Crocker Art Museum
Setzer Foundation Auditorium
216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Free Admission

Program to Include:

Bach Sonata No. 3 in C Major BWV 100

Prokofiev Sonata No. 1 in F minor Op. 80

Jason Uyeyama, Violin
Jiayi Shi, Piano

La Sierra University
Chamber Music Series

Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 7pm

Hole Memorial Auditorium
La Sierra University
4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92515 (Map)

PROGRAM:
Tchaikovsky Souvenir de
Florence, Op. 70
Brahms Sextet in G Major, Op. 36

Grace Park, Violin
Jason Uyeyama, Violin
Ben Ullery, Viola
Franklin Shaw, Viola
Robert deMaine, Cello
Ani Kalayjian, Cello

WINTER PERFORMANCES 2017
 

Midori Goto Bach Week 2017
Unaccompanied Works of J. S. Bach

Created by renowned violinist Midori, Bach Week is a series of six performances by students from the
University of Southern California, La Sierra University, California State University Long Beach, and Azusa Pacific University.
Concerts will feature the violin studios of Midori (USC), Nathan Cole (APU), Jason Uyeyama (LSU), Henry Gronnier (CSULB),
Moni Simeonov (CSULB) and Ken Aiso (LSU), and the cello studio of Marek Szpakiewicz (APU).

February 16, 7pm
University of Southern California

February 18, 7pm
California State University, Long Beach

February 19, 7pm
La Sierra University

February 20, 7pm
Azusa Pacific University

February 21, 7pm
University of Southern California

February 26, 7pm
California State University, Long Beach

Orange County String Studio: Winter Violin Recital

Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 5:30pm

Hole Memorial Auditorium
La Sierra University

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Walt Disney Concert Hall

January 5-8, 13-15, 19-21, 26-28
February 2-5, 10-11, 16-17, 24-26
March 10-12, 17-18, 24-26

FALL PERFORMANCES 2016
   

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Walt Disney Concert Hall

October 20-23, 28-29
November 11-13, 17-18, 20, 25-27
December 1-4, 16, 18

Los Angeles Philharmonic West Coast Tour October 29 - November 5, 2016

Costa Mesa, CA: Segerstrom Center for the Arts
October 29

San Francisco, CA: Davies Symphony Hall
October 31 and November 1

Davis, CA: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
November 2

Seattle, WA: Benaroya Hall
November 4

Orange County String Studio: Fall Violin Recital

September 18, 2016, 11am

Hole Memorial Auditorium
La Sierra University

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

October 7-15

St. Paul: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, October 7 - 8
Dartmouth College: Hopkins Center for the Arts, October 14
New York City: 92nd St. Y, October 15

La Sierra University
Chamber Music Series

November 6, 2016 at 7pm

Hole Memorial Auditorium
La Sierra University
4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92515 (Map)

Kristin Lee, Violin
Jason Uyeyama, Violin
Ben Ullery, Viola
Robert deMaine, Cello

PROGRAM:

Beethoven:
String Trio in E-flat Major Op. 3

Mozart:
String Quartet in D Major KV 575

Beethoven:
String Quartet in E-flat Major Op. 74, "Harp"

General: $15
Seniors: $10
Students: $5

   

A recipient of the 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, as well as a top prizewinner of the 2012 Walter W. Naumburg Competition and the Astral Artists’ 2010 National Auditions, Kristin Lee is a violinist of remarkable versatility and impeccable technique who enjoys a vibrant career as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and educator. “Her technique is flawless, and she has a sense of melodic shaping that reflects an artistic maturity,” writes the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and The Strad reports, “She seems entirely comfortable with stylistic diversity, which is one criterion that separates the run-of-the-mill instrumentalists from true artists.”

Lee has appeared as soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, New Mexico Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Guiyang Symphony Orchestra of China, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Ural Philharmonic of Russia, the Korean Broadcasting Symphony of Korea, and many others. She has performed on the world’s finest stages, including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Kennedy Center, Kimmel Center, Phillips Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Louvre Museum, and Korea’s Kumho Art Gallery. She has also been featured on the Ravinia Festival’s Rising Stars Series. Highlights of her 2016-2017 season include debuts with the Tacoma Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Nordic Chamber Orchestra of Sweden, and a return engagement with the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional of Dominican Republic.

An accomplished chamber musician, Lee is a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center following her three-year residency as a CMS Two artist. She has appeared with Camerata Pacifica, Music@Menlo, La Jolla Festival, Medellín Festicámara of Colombia, the El Sistema Chamber Music festival of Venezuela, and the Sarasota Music Festival, among many others. She is the concertmaster of the Metropolis Ensemble, with whom she premiered Vivian Fung’s Violin Concerto, written for her, which appears on Fung’s CD Dreamscapes (Naxos) and won the 2013 Juno Award.

Lee’s many honors include awards from the 2015 Trondheim Chamber Music Competition, 2011 Trio di Trieste Premio International Competition, the SYLFF Fellowship, Dorothy DeLay Scholarship, the Aspen Music Festival’s Violin Competition, the New Jersey Young Artists’ Competition, and the Salon de Virtuosi Scholarship Foundation. She is also the unprecedented First Prize winner of three concerto competitions at The Juilliard School – the Pre-College Division in 1997 and 1999 and the College Division in 2007.

Born in Seoul, Lee began studying the violin at age five and within one year won First Prize at the Korea Times Violin Competition. In 1995, she moved to the US to continue her studies under Sonja Foster and in 1997 entered The Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division to study with Catherine Cho and Dorothy DeLay. In 2000, Lee was chosen to study with Itzhak Perlman after he heard her perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with Juilliard’s Pre-College Symphony Orchestra. Lee holds a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School, where she also served as Perlman’s assistant teacher as a Starling Fellow. She is a member of the faculty of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and the co-founder and artistic director of Emerald City Music, a chamber music series based out in Seattle. She has also served on the faculties of the LG Chamber Music School in Seoul, Korea, El Sistema’s chamber music festival in Caracas, Venezuela, and the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival.

For more information, visit www.violinistkristinlee.com.

   
Jason Uyeyama

Jason Uyeyama is founder and director of the Orange County String Studio.  He is also Associate Professor of Music and Director of String Studies at La Sierra University, where he teaches violin, viola, and chamber music.  He holds a Master's degree from The Juilliard School where he studied with Masao Kawasaki.  Previous teachers include Itzhak Perlman, Dorothy DeLay, and Yao-Ji Lin.

Mr. Uyeyama continues to lead an active career as recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and soloist.  He has performed regularly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2005, and has performed with the Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.  Festival appearances include Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, Festicamara in Medellin, Colombia, as well as the festivals of Aspen, Tanglewood, and Taos.

   
Ben Ullery

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.  He has also performed frequently with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and has appeared as Guest Principal Viola of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Ullery has been featured recently 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 Grand Teton and Mozaic festivals and Music in the Vineyards.  He has also attended the Aspen, Taos, and Tanglewood festivals and performed as concertmaster of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra.

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 US 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.

   

Robert deMaine is an American virtuoso cellist who has been hailed by The New York Times as “an artist who makes one hang on every note.” He has distinguished himself as one of the finest and most versatile instrumentalists of his generation, performing to critical acclaim as soloist, recitalist, orchestral principal, recording artist, and chamber musician. In 2012 he was invited to join the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Principal Cello. DeMaine is the cellist of the highly acclaimed Ehnes String Quartet as well as the newly formed Dicterow-deMaine-Biegel Trio.

A first-prize winner in many national and international competitions, deMaine was the first cellist ever to win the grand prize at San Francisco’s Irving M. Klein International Competition for Strings. As soloist, he has collaborated with many distinguished conductors, including Neeme Järvi, Peter Oundjian, Joseph Silverstein, and Leonard Slatkin, and has performed nearly all the major cello concertos with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, where he served as principal cello for over a decade. DeMaine has also served as a guest principal cello of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony, and the Bergen Philharmonic in Norway.

Robert deMaine has recorded for Naxos, Chandos, Dorian/Sono Luminus, Onyx, CBC, Elysium, and Capstone and has been featured on the BBC, PBS, NPR's Performance Today, the Canadian Broadcasting Company, France Musique, and RAI, among others. His recording of the John Williams Cello Concerto (Detroit Symphony, Leonard Slatkin conducting) will be released by Naxos in fall 2015.
DeMaine studied at The Juilliard School, the Eastman School of Music, the University of Southern California, Yale University, and the Kronberg Academy in Germany. Please visit robertdemaine.com to learn more.

SUMMER PERFORMANCES 2016
     
 

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Hollywood Bowl

 

July 6
July 8 - 9
July 26

August 2
August 4 - 6
August 9
August 11
August 26 - 27

September 6
September 8
September 13
September 15

Orange County String Studio: Summer Violin Recital

June 18, 2016 at 8pm

Hole Memorial Auditorium, La Sierra University

Southwestern Youth
Music Festival Competition

OCSS student Sanghyun Kim wins First Prize in his category at the Southwestern Youth Music Festival Competition, July 2016.

Festival Mozaic

July 11 - 24, 2016
San Luis Obispo, CA

Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht, Op. 4
Sandy Yamamoto, Violin
Jason Uyeyama, Violin
Maurycy Banaszek, Viola
ShuangShuang Liu, Viola
Andrea Casarrubios, Cello
Jonah Kim, Cello

Weber Clarinet Quintet in B-flat, Op. 34
Romie de Guise-Langlois, Clarinet
Jason Uyeyama, Violin
Erik Arvinder, Violin
Caitlyn Lynch, Viola
Kristina Reiko Cooper, Cello

SPRING PERFORMANCES 2016
   

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Walt Disney Concert Hall

April 14 - 16
April 29 - May 1
May 13 - 15
May 26 - 29

La Sierra University
Chamber Music Series

April 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Hole Memorial Auditorium
La Sierra University
4500 Riverwalk Parkway,
Riverside, CA 92515 (Map)

Steven Copes, Violin
Jason Uyeyama, Violin
Ben Ullery, Viola
Madeleine Kabat, Cello
Burt Hara, Clarinet

PROGRAM:
Hugo Wolf: Italian Serenade in
G Major

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 4 in D Major, Op. 83

Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115

General: $15
Seniors: $10
Students: $5

   
Steven Copes

Violinist Steven Copes leads a diverse and enthusiastic musical life as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader. He joined the SPCO as Concertmaster in 1998, and since then has regularly led the orchestra from the chair in several highly acclaimed, eclectic programs. He also appears frequently as soloist with the SPCO, performing concerti by Bach, Berg, Brahms, Hindemith, Kirchner, Lutoslawski, Mozart, Piazzolla, Prokofiev, Schnittke and Weill. In addition, he has performed as soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, the Colorado Symphony, the Knights, and the New Symphony in Sofia, Bulgaria.

A zealous advocate of the music of today, he gave the world premiere of George Tsontakis’ Grammy-nominated Violin Concerto No. 2 (2003), which won the 2005 Grawemeyer award, and has been recorded for KOCH Records, and also gave the NY premiere of Lutoslawski’s Subito (1992) for Violin and Piano. Copes will also give the premiere of Pierre Jalbert’s new Violin Concerto with the SPCO in the spring of 2017. He has also performed John Novacek’s Four Rags with the composer on NPR’s Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.

An avid chamber musician, Copes has performed at festivals and concert series such as Aspen, Boston Chamber Music Society, Caramoor, Cello Plus, Chamber Music Northwest, Chestnut Hill Concerts, Colorado College, El Paso Pro Musica, Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, La Jolla Summerfest, Mainly Mozart Spotlight Series, Marlboro, Mozaic, Moritzburg, Norfolk, Piccolo Spoleto, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Skaneateles and Styriarte. He co-founded the Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival in Colorado as well as Accordo, a Twin-Cities based chamber group now in its seventh season.

Copes is a frequent guest concertmaster with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and has served in the same capacity with the Baltimore Symphony, the London Philharmonic, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and the San Francisco Symphony. He has worked with students at the Colorado College Summer Festival, the National Orchestral Institute in Maryland, and at Western Michigan University, Indiana University, the University of Minnesota, and at Roosevelt University in Chicago. A native of Los Angeles, he holds degrees from The Curtis Institute and Juilliard, and his teachers include Robert Lipsett, Aaron Rosand, Robert Mann and Felix Galimir for chamber music.

Jason Uyeyama

Jason Uyeyama is founder and director of the Orange County String Studio.  He is also Associate Professor of Music and Director of String Studies at La Sierra University, where he teaches violin, viola, and chamber music.  He holds a Master's degree from The Juilliard School where he studied with Masao Kawasaki.  Previous teachers include Itzhak Perlman, Dorothy DeLay, and Yao-Ji Lin.

Mr. Uyeyama continues to lead an active career as recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and soloist.  He has performed regularly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2005, and has performed with the Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.  Festival appearances include Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, Festicamara in Medellin, Colombia, as well as the festivals of Aspen, Tanglewood, and Taos.

   
Ben Ullery

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.  He has also performed frequently with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and has appeared as Guest Principal Viola of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Ullery has been featured recently 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 Grand Teton and Mozaic festivals and Music in the Vineyards.  He has also attended the Aspen, Taos, and Tanglewood festivals and performed as concertmaster of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra.

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 US 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.

   

Madeleine Kabat

Following her solo debut with the Cleveland Orchestra at age 18, cellist Madeleine Kabat has been featured as soloist with most recently the Lima International Music Festival Orchestra (Peru), Gulf Coast Symphony (MS), Minot Symphony (ND), Red de Escuelas de Musica Orquesta (in Medellin, Colombia), Cleveland State University Orchestra, Oberlin Sinfonietta, Cleveland Philharmonic (OH), Spoleto Festival Orchestra (SC), Festival Mozaic Orchestra (CA), Springfield Symphony (MO) and Marin Symphony (CA). She recently made her solo debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and stepped in for delayed cello soloist Alban Gerhardt on a few hours notice to rehearse Prokofiev's Symphony-Concerto with the Madison Symphony last year. Ms. Kabat has won top prizes in the competitions of Fischoff, Hellam, Klein International, Young Texas Artists, Akron Tuesday Musical, San Antonio Tuesday Musical, Mid-Texas Symphony, Cleveland Cello Society, and Rice University.

   
Burt Hara

After 25 seasons as Principal Clarinet of the Minnesota Orchestra, Burt Hara joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Associate Principal Clarinet in 2013. He has served as Principal Clarinet of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and has been a guest Principal Clarinet with the Chicago Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the Saint Louis Symphony, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Seattle Symphony.

At the age of 14 Hara made his solo debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. A frequent soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra, Hara has also soloed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Tucson Symphony, the Alabama Symphony, Aspen Chamber Symphony, Cedar Rapids Symphony, the Quad Cities Symphony, the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, and the Monterey Symphony. Hara is on the faculty at the Aspen Music Festival and is the Principal Clarinet of the Aspen Chamber Symphony.

An active chamber musician, Hara has performed at the Hong Kong Chamber Music Festival, the Sante Fe Chamber Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, Summerfest in La Jolla, Music in the Vineyards in Napa Valley, the Salt Bay Chamberfest in Maine, and the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Festival in Wisconsin. He has performed regularly with the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota and on the Minnesota Orchestra’s Chamber music series.  Last month he performed on the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Chamber Music Series.

Hara is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Donald Montanaro. His principal teachers also include Yehuda Gilad and Mitchell Lurie. Burt Hara is a Buffet Group USA and Vandoren performing artist.

WINTER PERFORMANCES 2016
 

Los Angeles Philharmonic New York/European Tour 2016

March 12 - 25

New York: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, March 13 and 14
Amsterdam: The Concertgebouw, March 17
Paris: Grande Salle – Philharmonie, March 19 and 20
Luxembourg: Grande-Duchesse Joséphine-Charlotte Concert Hall, March 21
London: Barbican Main Hall, March 22, 23, and 24

Los Angeles Philharmonic Performances

January 8 - 10
January 14 - 17
January 22 - 24
January 29 - 31
February 4 - 5
February 25 - 28
March 3 - 6

La Sierra University Recital Series

Martin Chalifour, Violin
Principal Concertmaster o
the Los Angeles Philharmonic

with
Jason Uyeyama, Violin
Jiayi Shi, Piano

March 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Hole Memorial Auditorium
La Sierra University
4500 Riverwalk Parkway,
Riverside, CA 92515 (Map)

Featuring works by Poulenc, Suk, Martinu, Bach, and Dvorak

General: $15
Seniors: $10
Students: $5

   

Martin Chalifour began his tenure as Principal Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1995. The recipient of various grants and awards in his native Canada, he graduated with honors from the Montreal Conservatory at the age of 18 and then moved to Philadelphia to pursue studies at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Chalifour received a Certificate of Honor at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and is also a laureate of the Montreal International Competition. Apart from his LA Phil duties he maintains an active solo career, playing a diverse repertoire of more than 60 concertos. Chalifour has appeared as soloist with conductors Pierre Boulez, Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Sir Neville Marriner, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Outside the U.S., he has played solos with the Auckland Philharmonia, the Montreal Symphony, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the National Orchestra of Taiwan, and the Malaysian Philharmonic, among others.

Chalifour began his orchestral career with the late Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony, playing as Associate Concertmaster for six years. Subsequently he occupied the same position for five years in the Cleveland Orchestra, where he also served as Acting Concertmaster under Christoph von Dohnányi. While in Cleveland, Chalifour taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music and was a founding member of the Cleveland Orchestra Piano Trio.

Chalifour is a frequent guest at several summer music festivals, including the Sarasota Festival, the Mainly Mozart Festival, and the Reno Chamber Music Festival. In December 2014 at the same Nevada festival, Chalifour was featured with his friend and colleague Noah Bendix-Balgley in a special program entitled “The Concertmasters of the Berlin Phil and the LA Phil.” Maintaining close ties with his native country, he has returned there often to teach and perform as soloist with various Canadian orchestras, most recently with the Vancouver Symphony and Bramwell Tovey.

Martin Chalifour has recorded solo and chamber music for the Telarc, Northstar and Yarlung labels. He teaches at the University of Southern California and Caltech. He was appointed as a Yosemite Centennial Ambassador for 2016, serving to inspire a new generation of stewards and supporters in the 100th year of the National Park Service.

   

Jason Uyeyama is founder and director of the Orange County String Studio.  He is also Associate Professor of Music and Director of String Studies at La Sierra University, where he teaches violin, viola, and chamber music.  He holds a Master's degree from The Juilliard School where he studied with Masao Kawasaki.  Previous teachers include Itzhak Perlman, Dorothy DeLay, and Yao-Ji Lin.

Mr. Uyeyama continues to lead an active career as recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and soloist.  He has performed regularly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2005, and has performed with the Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.  Festival appearances include Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, Festicamara in Medellin, Colombia, as well as the festivals of Aspen, Tanglewood, and Taos.

   

Pianist Jiayi Shi maintains an active schedule as a chamber musician and collaborative pianist. She works extensively with the internationally renowned violinist Midori, and made her New York recital debut with Midori in March 2004. In April 2008, she also made recital appearance in London Symphony Orchestra's St Luke's Hall. In addition to numerous chamber performances, Ms. Shi often plays solo piano recitals in North America and in her native China. Her performances also took her not only throughout USA, but also to Germany, Hong Kong, as well as the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Center and Lincoln Center in New York City.

Soon after arriving the United States from her native city Shanghai, China, Ms. Shi won a succession of honors and awards, including top prizes in the Sydney Wright Competition, the Steinway Society Piano Competition and the state winner of the MTNA piano competition. She has also been accepted in many prestigious music festivals, such as the Shanghai International Music Festival in China, the Music Academy of the West, the Aspen Music Festival, the Beethoven Institute, as well as the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Luebeck, Germany. Her upcoming performances include performances in New York City and Montana as part of Young Artists Recital Series organized by Partners-In-Performances, an organization aimed to stimulate interests in recitals and chamber music.

Born to a musical family, Ms. Jiayi Shi started to play the piano at age 4. At age 7, she was accepted in the prestigious pre-college division of Shanghai Conservatory of Music. With the support of the Fund for Chinese Pianists in Texas, Ms. Shi received a Bachelor's degree in Piano at the University of Texas and continued her education at the Eastman School of Music with the renowned pianist Barry Snyder. She graduated from Eastman in 2002 with both a Master's degree and the Performance Certificate in Piano. Currently she is a Doctoral of Musical Arts candidate at the Manhattan School of Music.

FALL PERFORMANCES 2015

Los Angeles Philharmonic Performances

October 22 - 24
October 29 - 30, November 1
November 13 - 15
November 20 - 22
November 27 - 29
December 5
December 10 - 12
December 18 - 20

Street Symphony

December 4

Handel Messiah Performance
The Midnight Mission, Skid Row
Los Angeles, CA

Chamber Music Series

November 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Hole Memorial Auditorium
La Sierra University
4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92515 (Map)

Jin-Shan Dai, Violin
Jason Uyeyama, Violin
Ben Ullery, Viola
Tao Ni, Cello

PROGRAM:
Webern: Langsamer Satz for
String Quartet

Haydn: String Quartet in F Major Op. 3/5, Hob. III:17 Serenade

Mendelssohn: String Quartet in F Minor Op. 80

General: $15
Seniors: $10
Students: $5

   
Jin-Shan Dai

Dynamic violinist Jin-Shan Dai has performed extensively throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.  He joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the beginning of the 2010/11 season.  Previously, he was a member of the Toronto Symphony from 2004 to 2010, and made his debut as a soloist with that orchestra in 2008 playing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.  A native of China, Dai studied at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing before moving to the U.S. at the age of 17 to continue his studies with Julia Bushkova, Eugene Drucker, Philip Setzer, Ani Kavafian, and Peter Oundjian.  He was also greatly influenced by Paul Kantor and Kathleen Winkler.

Dai is the recipient of numerous prizes and accolades, among them top prizes in the 2000 Emerson International Chamber Music Competition and the 2000 Van Rooy National Violin Competition.  Dai performs frequently as a chamber musician, and has collaborated with such artists as Mstislav Rostropovich, Lowell Liebermann, and members of the Emerson String Quartet.  His chamber music performances have brought him to the Taos Chamber Music Festival in New Mexico and the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan, as well as the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California.  At home in Los Angeles, Dai frequently appears in the Philharmonic’s Chamber Music Society and Green Umbrella new music series.

Dai is a strong believer in the transformative power of music.  He began his outreach efforts in Toronto with the Bach Consort ensemble, a charity organization that performs exclusively works by J.S. Bach to raise money for charities that provide scholarships for students and money for hospitals.  Here in Los Angeles, he is proud to participate in Street Symphony, a non-profit organization that actively brings live classical music outreach concerts to the underserved mentally ill living within homeless, incarcerated, and veteran communities on Skid Row and throughout Los Angeles.

Dai has held leading positions in festival orchestras such as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany; the Jerusalem International Music Festival in Israel; and the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina.  He was also a member of the New Haven Symphony and the Hartford Symphony in Connecticut.  Dai performs annually as part of the Asia Philharmonic Orchestra, a performance-focused festival orchestra that promotes harmony and friendship through music among Asian countries and the world.

   
Jason Uyeyama

Jason Uyeyama is founder and director of the Orange County String Studio.  He is also Associate Professor of Music and Director of String Studies at La Sierra University, where he teaches violin, viola, and chamber music.  He holds a Master's degree from The Juilliard School where he studied with Masao Kawasaki.  Previous teachers include Itzhak Perlman, Dorothy DeLay, and Yao-Ji Lin.

Mr. Uyeyama continues to lead an active career as recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and soloist.  He has performed regularly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2005, and has performed with the Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.  Festival appearances include Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, Festicamara in Medellin, Colombia, as well as the festivals of Aspen, Tanglewood, and Taos.

   

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.  He has also performed frequently with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and has appeared as Guest Principal Viola of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Ullery has been featured recently 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 Grand Teton and Mozaic festivals and Music in the Vineyards.  He has also attended the Aspen, Taos, and Tanglewood festivals and performed as concertmaster of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra.

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 US 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.

   

Tao Ni was born in Beng Bu, An Hui Province, China.  He began his cello studies with his father at the age of eight and a year later he was enrolled in the Shanghai Conservatory Preparatory Division, where he studied with Professor Liu Mei Juan.  Tao Ni made his first visit to North America in 1996 attending summer music workshops at Indiana University (Bloomington) and the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada.  He came as a student to the first Morningside Music Bridge in 1997, and stayed at Mount Royal College Conservatory studying with John Kadz.  His other teachers include Laurence Lesser, Timothy Eddy, and most recent, Ronald Leonard at the Colburn School.  Tao was also a participant in various festivals including Meadowmount, Ravinia Festival (Steans Institute for Young Artists), and the New York String Seminar in Carnegie Hall.

Ni has had much success in competitions, including winning the Johannsen String Competition, the Pasadena Showcase Competition, the Hudson Valley Competition, and the New England Conservatory Concerto Competition, as well as getting top prizes at the Tchaikovsky Competition for young musicians, the Kingsville Competition, the Klein String Competition, the Corpus Christi Concerto Competition, and the Hams Competition.

He has soloed with many orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Arlington Symphony, the Brockton Symphony, the Concord Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic, the Shanghai Philharmonic, the Sendai Orchestra, the Shanghai Opera, the Colburn Orchestra, and the Calgary Youth Orchestra, among many others. As an experienced chamber musician, Ni has collaborated with such artists as ltzhak Perlman, Joseph Silverstein, Ani Kavafian, Anton Kuerti, Kim Kashkashian, James Dunham, Donald Weilerstein, Frank Cohen, Miriam Fried, and Robert Chan.

Other performing highlights include playing for Jiang Zemin, the President of China, in Calgary; playing in recital at The Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C.; being featured in a national CBC radio broadcast as part of the Mount Royal College 90th Anniversary Series; and performing a hip-hop arrangement of Vivaldi's A-minor Cello Concerto with members of the Boston University Orchestra.  He was featured in Canada's National Post newspaper as a "Leader of Tomorrow."

Tao Ni was previously a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in March 2012.

FALL ACADEMIC POSITION

Biola University – Interim Professor of Violin for the 2015-16 Academic Year

SUMMER PERFORMANCES 2015
 

Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl

2301 North Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90068

June 30
August 4, 6, 9, 11, 13-15, 18
September 4-6, 10

Festival Mozaic

July 13-26, 2015

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
www.festivalmozaic.com

SPRING PERFORMANCES 2015
   

Chamber Music Series

April 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Hole Memorial Auditorium
La Sierra University
4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92515 (Map)

Kristin Lee, Violin
Jason Uyeyama, Violin
Ben Ullery, Viola
Robert deMaine, Cello

PROGRAM:
Beethoven String Trio in
D Major, Op. 8 "Serenade"

Beethoven String Quartet in
F Major Op. 59 No. 1, "Razumovsky"

General: $15
Seniors: $10
Students: $5

   

Violinist Kristin Lee, hailed by the Philadelphia Inquirer as, "splendid" and "superlative," has performed concertos with orchestras throughout the US and abroad, including them Saint Louis Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Ural Philharmonic of Russia, and Korean Broadcast Symphony.  As a recitalist, she has performed at Ravinia's Rising Stars Series, the Salon de Virtuosi at Steinway Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Louvre in Paris, the Kumho Art Gallery in her native Seoul, and throughout northern Italy.  A winner of Juilliard’s Concerto Competition and the Aspen Music Festival’s Violin Competition, she was a top prize winner of the 2012 Naumburg Competition, Astral Artists Auditions in 2010, and Italy's Premio di Trieste Competition in 2011.  Recent highlights include performances at the Strathmore Series in Maryland, The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C., the Kravis Center in Florida, and solo appearances with the West Virginia Symphony, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Milwaukee Symphony.  As a chamber musician, she has made appearances at the Ravinia Festival, Music@Menlo, La Jolla Summerfest, El Sistema in Caracas, Festicamara de Medellin, and the Perlman Music Program.  Ms. Lee earned a master’s degree from The Juilliard School in 2010 under Itzhak Perlman and Donald Weilerstein and served as an assistant teacher in Mr. Perlman's studio. She is an Artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, a former member and winner of the CMS Two program, and on the faculty at the Aaron Copland School of Music in Queens College.

   

Jason Uyeyama is founder and director of the Orange County String Studio.  He is also Associate Professor of Music and Director of String Studies at La Sierra University, where he teaches violin, viola, and chamber music.  He holds a Master's degree from The Juilliard School where he studied with Masao Kawasaki.  Previous teachers include Itzhak Perlman, Dorothy DeLay, and Yao-Ji Lin.

Mr. Uyeyama continues to lead an active career as recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and soloist.  He has performed regularly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2005, and has performed with the Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.  Festival appearances include Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, Festicamara in Medellin, Colombia, as well as the festivals of Aspen, Tanglewood, and Taos.

   

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.  He has also performed frequently with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and has appeared as Guest Principal Viola of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Ullery has been featured recently 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 Grand Teton and Mozaic festivals and Music in the Vineyards.  He has also attended the Aspen, Taos, and Tanglewood festivals and performed as concertmaster of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra.

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 US 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.

   

Cellist Robert deMaine has appeared on the stages of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Teatro Colón, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Konzerthaus, and Moscow's Tchaikovsky Hall, among others. He was the first cellist ever to win San Francisco's prestigious Irving M. Klein International Competition for Strings.  The recipient of a career grant from the Helen M. Saunders Foundation, deMaine's distinctions have included first prizes and awards from numerous competitions.  His principal teachers include Leonard Rose, Stephen Kates, Steven Doane, Paul Katz, Ronald Leonard, and Aldo Parisot, among others.  Master classes and additional studies were undertaken with Bernard Greenhouse, János Starker, Boris Pergamenschikow, Felix Galimir, and Jerome Lowenthal.

Before joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Principal Cello in 2012, deMaine served as the James C. Gordon Principal Cello of the Detroit Symphony for over a decade. He has previously served as principal cello of the Hartford Symphony, New York String Orchestra, and Connecticut Opera and was guest principal of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Norway).  He made his Los Angeles Philharmonic concerto debut in a performance of Brahms’ Double Concerto alongside celebrated violinist Hilary Hahn in August 2014.

Performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic

April 16-19
April 21-22, 25 and May 2
May 1-2
May 3*
May 7-10
May 14-17

Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Map)

*Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA

Performance with the New Orford String Quartet

April 27, 2015
University of La Verne
1950 3rd St, La Verne, CA 91750 (Map)

WINTER PERFORMANCES 2015
 

Performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic

January 22 - 24
January 25*
January 30 - February 1
February 12, 14 - 15
February 27 - 28
March 1

Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Map)

*McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert (Map)

Chamber Music Series

January 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Hole Memorial Auditorium
La Sierra University
4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, CA 92515 (Map)

Jason Uyeyama, Violin
Juan Miguel Hernandez, Viola
Marek Szpakiewicz, Cello
Jiayi Shi, Piano

Program:
Works by Mozart, Shostakovich, and Faure

General: $15
Seniors: $10
Students: $5

Classical Kaleidoscope Chamber Music Series

February 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Arcadia Public Library (Map)
Paul Stein, Director

Performance with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

February 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena (Map)

FALL PERFORMANCES 2014

Performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic

September 28
October 15, 18, 24-26
November 6-9, 14-16, 20-23*
December 11-14

Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Map)

*Concert will be at Segerstrom Hall
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Performance with Street Symphony

November 21

Twin Towers Jail Correctional Facility
450 Bauchet Street, Los Angeles, CA 90086 (Map)

Vijay Gupta, Founder/Artistic Director

www.streetsymphony.org

Chamber Music at La Sierra University

December 7 at 7:00 pm

Hole Memorial Auditorium
La Sierra University
4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92515 (Map)

Jason Uyeyama, Violin
Robert deMaine, Cello
Orion Weiss, Piano

PROGRAM:
Brahms Piano Trio in C Minor Op. 101
Grieg Cello Sonata in A Minor Op. 36
Ravel Piano Trio in A Minor

General: $15
Seniors: $10
Students: $5

 

 

Jason Uyeyama is founder and director of the Orange County String Studio.  He is also Associate Professor of Music and Director of String Studies at La Sierra University, where he teaches violin, viola, and chamber music.  He holds a Master's degree from The Juilliard School where he studied with Masao Kawasaki.  Previous teachers include Itzhak Perlman, Dorothy DeLay, and Yao-Ji Lin.

Mr. Uyeyama continues to lead an active career as recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and soloist.  He has performed regularly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2005, and has performed with the Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.  Festival appearances include Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, Festicamara in Medellin, Colombia, as well as the festivals of Aspen, Tanglewood, and Taos.

   

Cellist Robert deMaine has appeared on the stages of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Teatro Colón, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Konzerthaus, and Moscow's Tchaikovsky Hall, among others. He was the first cellist ever to win San Francisco's prestigious Irving M. Klein International Competition for Strings.  The recipient of a career grant from the Helen M. Saunders Foundation, deMaine's distinctions have included first prizes and awards from numerous competitions.  His principal teachers include Leonard Rose, Stephen Kates, Steven Doane, Paul Katz, Ronald Leonard, and Aldo Parisot, among others.  Master classes and additional studies were undertaken with Bernard Greenhouse, János Starker, Boris Pergamenschikow, Felix Galimir, and Jerome Lowenthal.

Before joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Principal Cello in 2012, deMaine served as the James C. Gordon Principal Cello of the Detroit Symphony for over a decade. He has previously served as principal cello of the Hartford Symphony, New York String Orchestra, and Connecticut Opera and was guest principal of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Norway).  He made his Los Angeles Philharmonic concerto debut in a performance of Brahms’ Double Concerto alongside celebrated violinist Hilary Hahn in August 2014.

   

Pianist Orion Weiss has performed with major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic. Named the Classical Recording Foundation’s Young Artist of the Year in September 2010, in the summer of 2011 Weiss made his debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood as a last-minute replacement for Leon Fleisher. In 2005, he toured Israel with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Itzhak Perlman.

Weiss performs regularly with his wife, pianist Anna Polonsky, violinist James Ehnes, and cellist Zuill Bailey, as well as ensembles including the Pacifica Quartet. As a recitalist and chamber musician, Weiss has appeared across the U.S. at venues and festivals. His impressive list of awards includes the Gilmore Young Artist Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Gina Bachauer Scholarship at the Juilliard School and the Mieczyslaw Munz Scholarship. A native of Lyndhurst, OH, Weiss attended the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Paul Schenly, Daniel Shapiro, Sergei Babayan, Kathryn Brown, and Edith Reed. In 2004, he graduated from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Emanuel Ax.

September 2–8, 2014:  La Sierra University Chamber Music Tour to South Korea and China, Masterclasses and Concerts in Seoul and Beijing (Download PDF Program)

Jason Uyeyama, Violin
Juan-Miguel Hernandez, Viola
Madeleine Kabat, Cello
Jiayi Shi, Piano

Program

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Trio in C Minor Op. 9 No. 3

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Piano Quartet in C Minor Op. 60

August 5, 7, 14 - 16, 26, and 28, 2014:  Performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic

July 30, 2014:  Masterclass for the Central Conservatory Preparatory School, Beijing, China

July 14-27, 2014:  Festival Mozaic, San Luis Obispo. www.festivalmozaic.com

July 10, 2014:  Performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic

June 8, 2014:  Performance with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

May 7, 2014:  Selected as a judge for the 2014 USC Thornton School of Music Concerto Competition

May 1-4, 2014:  Performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic

April 11–13 and 24–27, 2014:  Performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic

April 5, 2014 at 8pm:
Chamber Music at
La Sierra University

Hole Memorial Auditorium
La Sierra University
4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92515 (Map)

General Admission: $15

Jason Uyeyama, Violin
Sooah Kim, Violin
Toby Appel, Viola
Madeleine Kabat, Cello

Music by Debussy, Kreisler, Gershwin, Puccini, and Jerome Kern

   

Jason Uyeyama is founder and director of the Orange County String Studio.  He is also Associate Professor of Music and Director of String Studies at La Sierra University, where he teaches violin, viola, and chamber music.  He holds a Master's degree from The Juilliard School where he studied with Masao Kawasaki.  Previous teachers include Itzhak Perlman, Dorothy DeLay, and Yao-Ji Lin.

Mr. Uyeyama continues to lead an active career as recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and soloist.  He has performed regularly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2005, and has performed with the Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.  Festival appearances include Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, Festicamara in Medellin, Colombia, as well as the festivals of Aspen, Tanglewood, and Taos.

   

Violinist Sooah Kim began playing violin at the age of six.  She attended Seoul Arts High School where she excelled not only in music performance but in academics as well.  She received top honors, advancing to prestigious Seoul National University College of Music where she received a full scholarship.

At Colburn she appeared as a soloist under Jamie Laredo and the Colburn Conservatory Orchestra, and was invited as a soloist by the Pan Pacific Music Festival for a concert in Australia and at the Young Artist Music Festival in Korea.  She also appeared as soloist performing Vivaldi's Four Seasons at the La Mirada Performing Theatre and Colburn's Zipper Hall.  She has had numerous performances with internationally renowned musicians Ron Leonard, John Perry, Paul Coletti, and Antonio Lysy.  As concertmaster, she has led the YMF Debut Orchestra, American Youth Symphony, and the Colburn Conservatory Orchestra.

   

Violinist/Violist/Narrator Toby Appel has appeared in recital and concerto performances throughout North and South America, Europe, and the Far East.  Toby Appel entered the Curtis Institute at age 13 under the guidance of Max Aronoff.  He is currently on the viola and chamber music faculties at the Juilliard School in New York City.  Other teaching has included professorships at the State University of New York, Carnegie Mellon University, and The Yale School of Music.  He has toured for the United States State Department and performed at the United Nations and at the White House.  Mr. Appel’s chamber music and recital recordings can be heard on the Columbia, Delos, Desto, Koch International, Opus 1, and Musical Heritage Society labels.

Toby Appel lives in New York City with his wife, Carolyn.

 

   

Following her solo debut with the Cleveland Orchestra at age 18, cellist Madeleine Kabat has been featured as soloist with most recently the Lima International Music Festival Orchestra (Peru), Gulf Coast Symphony (MS), Minot Symphony (ND), Red de Escuelas de Musica Orquesta (in Medellin, Colombia), Cleveland State University Orchestra, Oberlin Sinfonietta, Cleveland Philharmonic (OH), Spoleto Festival Orchestra (SC), Festival Mozaic Orchestra (CA), Springfield Symphony (MO) and Marin Symphony (CA). She recently made her solo debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and stepped in for delayed cello soloist Alban Gerhardt on a few hours notice to rehearse Prokofiev's Symphony-Concerto with the Madison Symphony last year. Ms. Kabat has won top prizes in the competitions of Fischoff, Hellam, Klein International, Young Texas Artists, Akron Tuesday Musical, San Antonio Tuesday Musical, Mid-Texas Symphony, Cleveland Cello Society, and Rice University.

March 11 to 23, 2014:  LA Phil North American Tour

Professor Jason Uyeyama is currently on tour with the LA Phil.  They will be performing in San Francisco, Kansas City, New York, Washington (DC), Toronto, Montreal, and Boston.  For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.