Academy Artists Present a Benefit Concert by "Bella Sala"
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
Academy Artists Present is proud to present the Seattle debut of "Bella Sala", violinists Jen Kozel and Pamela Liu, violist Jennifer Glenn, and cellist Erika Pierson in an evening of string quartet music.
From L. to R. - Jen Kozel, Jennifer Glenn, Pam Liu, and Erika Pierson
String Quartet No. 12 in c minor D. 703 "Quartettsatz", op. posth. by F. Schubert (1797-1828)
Quartet No. 21 in D Major, K. 676 "Prussian" by W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
Quartet in B Major, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
I. Molto allegro e appasionato
II. Molto adagio
III. Molto allegro (come Primo)- Presto
String Quartet No. 1, A. 99 by Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
II. Brincadeira (A Joke): Allegretto scherzando
Pamela Liu, AMNW violin faculty and host of this program, has been in demand as a performer and pedagogue since returning to the Northwest six years ago. She received her Bachelors in Violin Performance at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, and was a member of the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra in Taipei, Taiwan, before attending the University of Washington where she received a Masters Degree in Violin Performance.
A devoted mentor to young musicians, Ms. Liu coaches and teaches with The Academy of Music Northwest, the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras, and Musicworks Northwest. An active performer, Ms. Liu is the concertmaster of the Cascade Symphony, studio recording musician with SEATTLEMUSIC, and part of the violin-guitar duo, Tutti Dolce, with husband Chris Liu.
Jen Kozel, violinist, has lived in Seattle for 17 years. She relocated to the Northwest after graduating from Northwestern University in 1993. Jen enjoys teaching violin and viola in her private studio. For the past five springs, she has been a part of the Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Chamber Music in the Classroom program. Jen has launched and developed string programs for several Seattle neighborhood schools, including U. Prep, where she was the orchestra teacher for 2 years. In addition to teaching, Jen is an active studio musician and performer. She has played on numerous movie soundtracks, video games and rock CDs.
Jennifer Glenn has performed throughout the United States, Austria, China and Mexico. She received her Bachelors in Viola Performance from the University of the Pacific, and Masters in Viola Performance from the University of Arizona . She did further studies in Vienna, Austria . Her primary teachers include Joyce Ramee, Dr. Michael Allard, Hong-Mei Xiao, and Gertrude Rossbacher, former violist with the Berlin Philharmonic. Currently free-lancing throughout Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, Jennifer regularly performs with the Yakima and Federal Way Symphonies, Seattle Choral Company and Puget Sound Concert Opera. She is also involved in film and videogame soundtrack recordings and coaching chamber music at Academy of Music Northwest.
Erika Pierson has dedicated 28 years to the study of the cello. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance from Indiana University, and her Master's Degree from the University of Michigan. Between degrees, Erika spent three years abroad studying in Berlin at the Hochschule der Kunste and privately in London. She has worked under world-renown teachers including Richard Aaron, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Markus Nyikos, Eileen Croxford and Erling Blöndal Bengtsson. In 2001 Erika was invited to play at the International Cello Festival in Manchester, England. She has given solo recitals in London, England; Berlin, Germany; Catalonia, Spain; and in the United States. Presently, Erika teaches and freelances in the Seattle area.
$10 adult, suggested donation.
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Academy Of Music Northwest
The Academy of Music Northwest has been a leading music school in the Pacific Northwest since 1997, providing music education and performance opportunities for the most gifted young artists between the ages of 4 - 18 for all instrumentalists, singers, composers and conductors. The academy presents recitals, chamber music performances, masterclasses, workshops and orchestra concerts in Bellevue, Seattle and Mercer Island every year.