California String Quartet - waitlist open
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California String Quartet: Katia Popov, violin; Luanne Homzy, violin; Zach Dellinger, viola; Rainer Crosett, cello.
A. Vivaldi --- Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, (1723, Winter)
Allegro non molto
A. Piazzola --- Four for Tango (1989)
Luanne Homzy -- Un Souvenir d'Hiver (2016)
-- Arrangements of works by Lee Roy Anderson, Sleigh Ride (1948) and The Typewriter (1950)
Cameron Patrick -- arrangements of movie scores by John Williams, James Horner, Ennio Morricone and Elmer Bernstein
Note on L. Homzy's Un Souvenir d'Hiver:
Evoking nostalgic feelings from a winter long ago: sitting by the fire on a chilling winter evening, harsh winds whirling outside, the glimmer of snow reflecting the pale but piercing winter sunlight, "Un Souvenir d"hiver" was written in memory of those cold winter days spent in Montreal, Paris, Seoul, New York, and Hamburg. Transitioning from autumn to spring, transformations and renewals are happening, although we are not always aware of them. Hot spiced wine, roasted nuts, icy streets, snowflakes and ice storms - all bringing people together to share adventures and stories during these dark and mysterious, yet exciting times of the year.
Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, the Award winning violinist Katia Popov has held the positions of Concertmaster of the Sofia Chamber Orchestra and the Academy of Music Chamber Orchestra. Continuing her studies in the Paris Conservatory, she became a Concertmaster of the European Symphony Orchestra with whom she recorded and traveled extensively throughout Europe. After moving to the United States, Katia became a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Principal II Violin of the Long Beach Symphony, and Concertmaster of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.
Internationally acclaimed American/French-Canadian violinist Luanne Homzy is highly sought-after for her technical facility, sensitive musicality and expansive versatility. First Prize winner of the International Chamber Music Competition Hamburg in 2009 with the Saguaro Piano, and of the Canadian Music Competition, she has performed concerti with orchestras such as the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and the Colburn Chamber Orchestra. Having served as concertmaster for the Colburn Orchestra, the American Youth Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, she has worked closely with masters such as Sir Neville Mariner, Gustavo Dudamel, James Conlon, Kent Nagano, and John Williams.
A recent prize winner of the 2013 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, Zach Dellinger is redefining what it means to be a violist in the 21st century. His activities as a musician range from recording for television and film, speaking and performing at the 2012 TED X San Diego, performing as chamber musician and soloist throughout the US, and conducting the award winning Los Angeles Children’s Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. As an orchestral musician, Zach acted as principal viola of the internationally acclaimed Colburn Orchestra from 2008-2011, the Santa Barbara Symphony from 2010-2011, and recently has been playing in the viola section of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Zach believes strongly in the healing power of classical music and has committed himself to bringing the worlds most exciting musicians together through the non-profit Street Symphony to perform on Skid Row, in the LA County Jail, and for Veterans suffering from PTSD.
Rainer Crosett (cello) has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and principal cellist at Carnegie Hall, Boston's Symphony and Jordan Halls, and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. As the winner of the 2015 New England Conservatory Concerto Competition, he appeared as a soloist with the NEC Philharmonia. He has also performed chamber music with musicians such as Robert Levin and Kim Kashkashian, and at festivals including Yellow Barn and The Perlman Music Program. A graduate of the Harvard-New England Conservatory Joint Program, Rainer received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude in Philosophy and his master's degree with honors in Cello Performance. He is currently pursuing further studies with Ralph Kirshbaum at the University of Southern California.
The California String Quartet was formed in 2002 by members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra who were busy in the recording industry and as their artistic outlet and a way of possibility to express and explore the endless diversity and beauty of the more intimate chamber music repertoire. Their collaboration earned them the LA Weekly's "Most outstanding chamber ensemble" award and the respect and admiration of audiences, critics and peers in Los Angeles and Southern California. The CSQ has appeared on TV and on Classical radio K-Mozart numerous times and has been a guest to some of the most prestigious chamber music series such as LACMA Live, Chamber music at Greystone, Norton Simon Museum, The Music Guild, South Bay Chamber Music Society, Ventura Chamber Music Festival, Lagerstrom Chamber Music, CALTech Music Society, Restoration Series South Pasadena, Chamber Music at the Old Mill San Marino and many more. californiastringquartet.com
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