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Feb 8, 2016, 7:30 p.m. · Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall
David Schifrin is a Grammy-nominated, Avery Fisher Prize-winning clarinetist. In addition to serving as principal clarinetist with the Cleveland Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra (under the baton of none-other than Leopold Stokowski) among others, he has received critical acclaim for his recitals at celebrated venues all over the world. Mr. Schifrin has collaborated with distinguished artists and ensembles such as Guarneri, Tokyo, and Emerson String Quartets, Wynton Marsalis, and pianists Emanuel Ax and André Watts. Having finished his residency at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as its Artistic Director, he now serves on the faculty at the Yale School of Music. Made possible by the Melissa Ko and Douglas Hahn Fund for Musical Instruction. FREE admission, open to the public.
Mar 31, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall
In addition to being an esteemed Professor of Trumpet at the University of Maryland School of Music, Chris Gekker has been recognized throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia for his extensive performances of everything from classical to jazz—as soloist, chamber music performer, and orchestral member. He served as the principal trumpet with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s as well as the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and made appearances as the guest principal trumpet with the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, and the Santa Fe Opera. Even while maintaining a busy concert career, Mr. Gekker has been eager to teach, not only through his work as a member of the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and Columbia University trumpet faculties, but also through publishing technique methodologies. Made possible by the Melissa Ko and Douglas Hahn Fund for Musical Instruction. FREE admission, open to the public.
Apr 12, 2016, 3:30 p.m. · Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall
David Kim has been the concertmaster of, and soloist with, the legendary Philadelphia Orchestra for over fifteen years. An alumnus of the Juilliard School, where he earned both his Bachelor’s and his Master’s degrees, Mr. Kim was a student of the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay, with whom he began studying at the tender age of eight. In 1986, he was the only American to win a prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and in 1990 he was a prizewinner at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. In the midst of his acclaim at competitions, Mr. Kim also founded the Kingston Chamber Music Festival at the University of Rhode Island, and incorporated an annual outreach program to thousands of elementary school kids. Made possible by the Melissa Ko and Douglas Hahn Fund for Musical Instruction. FREE admission, open to the public.