David McCarroll, violin, & Roy Bogas, piano - presented by Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series
Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series presents: David McCarroll, violin, & Roy Bogas, piano. Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. at the Gualala Arts Center.
David McCarroll will join Gualala's favorite pianist, Roy Bogas, in a concert at Gualala Arts Center on Sunday afternoon, January 16, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. This is a return engagement for David McCarroll who appeared in 2006 with cellist Mary Elliott and again with Elliott and Roy Bogas in 2008.
David McCarroll was born in Santa Rosa, CA, in 1986 and began studying the violin at the age of four. At eight years old he attended the Crowden School of Music in Berkeley. When he was thirteen, he received an invitation to join an international group of sixty young music students at the Yehudi Menuhin School outside London, where he studied for five years. He continues his studies at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.
David has appeared as a soloist with the London Mozart Players, Santa Rosa Symphony, North State Symphony and the Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in many venues throughout the U.K. including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Fairfield Halls. As a recitalist and chamber musician, he has given concerts in England, Scotland, Wales, Switzerland, Tunisia, Thailand, and the United States. In the summers of 2005 and 2006, he was a participant in the Yellow Barn chamber music festival and is also a past participant of the Gstaad (Switzerland), Gower (Wales), Manchester Quartetfest (England), Wyastone (Wales) and Spittalfields (London) music festivals.
In addition to music, David maintains an active interest in social concerns and is currently working on projects of the Starcross Community to help AIDS orphans in Africa. He has played in programs encouraging world peace promoted by the Fellowship of Reconciliation and has given benefit concerts for Doctors Without Borders. With other members of his family, he has worked to get strings to young music students in Cuba where such items are very difficult to obtain. Apart from classical music, David enjoys listening to Radiohead, The Beatles, The Kinks, Piazzolla, Roby Lakatos, and Duke Ellington, among others. He loves to play soccer and is a loyal supporter of Wigan Athletic, a lesser-known English soccer team.
Pianist Roy Bogas received his training in New York and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He made his debut with the San Francisco Symphony at age 14, and at age 19 he became the accompanist to the famous violinist Yehudi Menuhin, playing over a hundred concerts with him throughout North and South America. He has also played with Joseph Szigeti and many other well-known artists. In 1962 he was a prizewinner at the second Tchaikovski Competition in Moscow. He has performed as soloist with virtually every orchestra in Northern California and with many other orchestras in this country and abroad.
Mr. Bogas is Professor of Music at Holy Names University in Oakland, and is also Principal Solo Pianist for the San Francisco Ballet. An active chamber musician, he is the founder and director of the MasterGuild Series of chamber music concerts at Holy Names. He has led the Gualala July Chamber Music Weekends since 2003. Roy Bogas is, without a doubt, Gualala's favorite classical musician.
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