Kirkwood Ensemble - presented by Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series
Back by popular demand, we are pleased to welcome the Kirkwood Ensemble, which takes its name from the Music at Kirkwood Festival, where developing musicians learn from an outstanding faculty in a beautiful Sierra mountain setting.
Dawn Harms is active as a violinist, violist, chamber musician, and conductor. For ten years Dawn was first violinist with the Harrington String Quartet, winners of the Grand Prize at the prestigious Fischoff and Evian International chamber music competitions. She played first violin for five years with the Santa Fe Opera. A member of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and the New Century Chamber Orchestra, Dawn also performs as co-concertmaster with the Oakland Symphony, Santa Fe Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, and the Pacific Chamber Orchestra. Dawn is the founder and conductor of the Elixir Chamber Orchestra, and co-founder and music director of the Music at Kirkwood Chamber Music Festival. Ms. Harms currently serves on the faculty of Stanford University.
Victoria Ehrlich, cellist, received her musical education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook, as well as summer programs at Interlochen, Aspen and Tanglewood. Before joining the San Francisco Opera Orchestra in 1984, she performed with the Santa Fe Opera and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and served as principal cellist with the Symphonies of Omaha, Richmond, VA, and Phoenix. Ms. Ehrlich has performed with the San Francisco Ballet and Symphony, New Century Chamber Orchestra, and California and Berkeley Symphonies.
Roxanne Michaelian, pianist, began studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and earned undergraduate and Masters' degrees in Piano Performance. Ms. Michaelian's first appearance as soloist with orchestra was at the age of 12 when she performed with the San Francisco Symphony in its youth concert series. She subsequently received first prize in the North American Young Artists Competition in Denver and performed with the Denver Symphony. She was overall winner at the L.A. Young Musicians Foundation competition, resulting in her appearance as soloist with the L.A. Debut Orchestra at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. She also has played with the San Francisco and Oakland Symphonies, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra.
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46501 Gualala Road
Gualala, CA 95445
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