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Bay Area based Circadian String Quartet was founded in 2013 to promote the classical and contemporary string quartet repertoire.

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Date & Time: Saturday April 18, 7:30 p.m.

Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco

Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students

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THE CIRCADIAN STRING QUARTET

  • David Ryther and Roseminna Watson, violins
  • Omid Assadi, viola
  • David Wishnia, cello

Bay Area based Circadian String Quartet was founded in 2013 to promote the classical and contemporary string quartet repertoire, in particular music of cultural and folkloric significance. Since then, the group has been featured through Mt. Shasta’s Music By the Mountain, Sunset Music | Arts Chamber Music Series in San Francisco, and the Merced Symphony Association. In 2014, the CSQ were invited to collaborate with the St. Petersburg-based Rimsky Korsakov String Quartet during their North American tour. They have also given U.S. premieres of pieces by world-renowned British composer Ian Venables in collaboration with mezzo-soprano Sally Munro of the San Francisco Opera and Natalie Parker, Principal Clarinetist of the San Francisco Ballet.

David Ryther (violin) has brought his interpretive powers as a soloist to such festivals as the Darmstadt Summer Festival of New Music, the Banff center, and the Green Umbrella Series at the Bing theater in Los Angeles. He has been featured playing new music with adventurous ensembles sfSoundGroup, Earplay, San Francisco Contemporary Players, the Berkeley New Music Ensemble, Sonor, and Octagon. He is a founding member of the Presidio String Quartet, a group that specializes in contemporary music. David graduated with highest honors in music from UC Santa Cruz and recently received his doctorate in contemporary violin performance from UC San Diego. David can also be found playing in the Berkeley Symphony, the San Francisco Ballet orchestra and teaching violin at the Crowden School for Music.

Roseminna McLeod Watson (violin) began work on the violin at the age of three, and one year later finally acknowledged her need for some help with the endeavor. Her mother, Clyde Watson, taught her for the following six years until she went on to study at the New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School with Melba Sandberg and Magdalena Richter. Ms. Watson holds a B.A. in Graphic Design from Yale University, a Masters in Violin Performance from Stony Brook University and an Artist’s Diploma in Chamber Music from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has had the opportunity to collaborate in performance with many renowned artists including Menahem Pressler, Natasha Brofsky, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, Axel Strauss, Paul Hersh, David Tanenbaum, Jennifer Culp, Jodi Levitz and Donald Weilerstein. Her primary teachers include Clyde Watson, Melba Sandberg, Magdalena Richter, Syoko Aki, Soovin Kim, Ani Kavafian, Pamela Frank, Ian Swensen, and Mark Sokol.

Ms. Watson is the former first violinist of the Aiana String Quartet, winners of the 2011 String Prize at the Coleman International Chamber Music Competition. From 2011-2013, the ensemble was the Young Professional String Quartet in Residence at the Butler School of Music at UT Austin under the mentorship of the Miró Quartet. Since Aiana’s amicable dissolution in 2013, Ms. Watson has been rebalancing her energy and continuing her life-long exploration of multiple expressive disciplines — painting, writing, video, and composition. Her fascination with the human body as a vehicle that carries us closer to the divine is evident in her work across mediums. Roseminna currently performs as a solo-act multimedia artist / singer / songwriter / violinist, is a frequent collaborator with dancers, artists, and other musicians, and is a founding member of Humming Owl — a duo with her singer /songwriter / sitarist husband, Pablo Escalante. Her first solo album, Limbic Hymnal (2017), is available at roseminnawatson.com for physical copy, and on the iTunes store for digital download. Roseminna plays an Agostino De Plani Violin from 1779 and a commissioned bow by Benoit Rolland, 2015.

Native of Iran, Omid Assadi (viola) holds a B.M. and M.M. from San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he studied with Jodie Levitz and Bettina Mussumeli. Mr. Assadi is an active ensemble player and soloist; he has concertized with many of the Bay Area’s orchestras and has appeared numerous times as soloist with Golden Gate Philharmonic, City College of San Francisco String Orchestra, Kensington Symphony Orchestra, and Villa Sinfonia. Omid’s love for chamber music has led him to study chamber music with the members of the Kronos String Quartet as well as the San Francisco Conservatory of Music faculty members. In addition, he has collaborated with Jennifer Culp, Jodi Levitz, Jorja Fleezanis, and with the Shams Ensemble.

David Wishnia (cello) performs regularly with many orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a member of the Villa Piano Trio and the Circadian String Quartet. He holds a Masters of Music in cello from the Yale School of Music.

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