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

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.


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 to learn more.


Born in 1978, Simon Adda-Reyss began to play the piano at age 8. Admitted to the Conservatoire National de Région (CNR) in Paris at the age of 13, Adda-Reyss studied under Pierre Réach and Marie-Louise Langlais. He also worked alongside the renowned teacher, Laurence Allix.

Adda-Reyss entered the Paris Conservatoire National Superior de Musique (CNSM) in 1994, where he continued his studies with Jean-François Heisser and Christian Ivaldi, and was awarded the first piano prize. He spent time studying with Rena Shereshevskaya in Colmar, while also pursuing his theoretical studies at the CNSM in Paris.

Both at the piano or organ, either as a soloist or as a participant in chamber music, Adda-Reyss has performed at notable venues including the great hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Moscow, Russia) under the direction of Yuri Bashmet, and at the Chanel Chamber Music Festival in Ginza (Tokyo, Japan). In addition, Adda-Reyss has partnered with violinists Julien Dieudegard, Akiko Yamada and Nemanja Radulovic, as well as cellists Atsushi Sakai, Mark Drobinsky, Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Nicolas Altstaedt, and Robert deMaine.

Adda-Reyss was the recipient of the Ermend-Bonnal Prize (winner of the first André Marchal International Organ Competition in Biarritz. He is an assistant professor at the Conservatoire National Superior de Musique in Paris. Adda-Reyss regularly performs in Paris at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Auditorium of the Musée d'Orsay, and the Maison de Radio-France.