NVCM's Emerging Artists Concert: The Delphi Trio
On Sunday November 4, Noe Valley Chamber Music series presents its Emerging Artists concert featuring The Delphi Trio: Liana Berube, violin; Michelle Kwon, cello; Jeffrey LaDeur, piano.
Praised for their intensity and communicative power, the Delphi Trio burst onto the San Francisco classical music scene in 2010. Comprised of graduates from the San Francisco Conservatory's Chamber Music Master's program, the Trio has already in its young history performed in Europe, California, and the Midwest; members of the trio have individually performed in 13 countries on 4 continents.
Noe Valley Chamber Music series is delighted to welcome this up-and-coming piano trio to their series. The program will include works by Haydn, Grieg, Dvorak (Op. 65) and Jalbert (1998).
Musical Conversations, a pre-concert talk, will begin at 3:15pm.
Doors open at 3pm.
Tickets are $25/$20 at the door and $22.50/$18 in advance.
Canadian violinist Liana Bérubé's began performing at age six. An alumnus of the studios of David Zafer and Annalee Patipatanakoon at the University of Toronto, Liana completed her Masters of Music in Chamber Music Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music studying under Axel Strauss. She has played in many of the world's greatest concert halls and her performances have been broadcast on CBC radio and NPR as well as VH1.
Currently, Liana is violist for Delphi Trio, associate concertmaster of the San Jose Chamber Orchestra and principal second violinist of the Oakland East Bay Symphony and of the Monterey Symphony. A member of the prestigious Verbier Festival Orchestra from 2006-2008, she was featured as mandolin soloist on the 2006 tour through Asia and Australia and has collaborated with many of the world's leading chamber musicians. A recipient of both the University of Toronto's Felix Galimir Award for Chamber Music Excellence and the SF Conservatory's Departmental Award for Chamber Music Excellence, she has participated in multiple chamber music seminars, including the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Meisterkurse with the Tokyo String Quartet, the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar at Stanford.
Bay Area native Michelle Kwon holds B.A. and M.M. degrees in Violoncello Performance from Stanford University and San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying with Christopher Costanza and Jennifer Culp. As a chamber musician, Michelle is a full-time member of the Delphi Trio. She was inspired and taught by a number of acclaimed chamber groups and musicians, including the St. Lawrence String Quartet, the Julliard String Quartet, Menahem Pressler, and Paul Hersh. She has collaborated with folk, pop, jazz, and rock artists such as Kenny Endo and the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble, Carlos Santana, Death Cab for Cutie, Tin Hat, and John Vanderslice. An equally enthusiastic orchestral musician, she recently performed at Carnegie Hall with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra, and is the principal cellist of the San Jose Chamber Orchestra.
She also holds positions with the Oakland East Bay Symphony, Monterey Symphony, Fresno Philharmonic, and the Magik*Magik Orchestra of San Francisco. She has worked with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, James Levine, Kurt Masur, Herbert Blomstedt, and Michael Tilson Thomas, and recently recorded the Kreutzer Concerti with violinist Axel Strauss under the Naxos label.
Pianist Jeffrey LaDeur has performed around the world including at the Kennedy Center, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Eastman Theater, Hochschule für Musik in Frankfurt, and as artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts. His performances have been broadcast over WFMT Chicago and South Dakota Public Radio. A passionate chamber musician, Jeffrey is a founding member of the Delphi Trio. In addition to his activities with the Trio, Jeffrey frequently collaborates with artists such as Robert Mann, Bonnie Hampton, Ian Swensen, Axel Strauss, Paul Hersh, Jodi Levitz and Jean-Michel Fonteneau. As an educator, Jeffrey has worked with students of all ages in solo piano and chamber music both through private studio and masterclass, and has distinguished himself as an extraordinary teacher.
Jeffrey pursued his undergraduate education at the Eastman School of Music, studying with Douglas Humpherys. After winning the concerto competition during his first semester of study, he performed with the Eastman Philharmonia led by Neil Varon. Jeffrey earned a Masters Degree in chamber music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music studying with Yoshikazu Nagai.
One of two pianists selected for the 2010 Taos School of Music, Jeffrey worked intensively with pianist Robert McDonald and members of the Borromeo, St. Lawrence, and Brentano String Quartets. Jeffrey received his formative musical training from Annie Sherter, a student of Vlado Perlemuter and Alfred Cortot.
About Noe Valley Chamber Music
Noe Valley Chamber Music (NVCM) has been presenting superb chamber music to audiences in Noe Valley since 1992. NVCM ticket holders have an opportunity to hear and meet the Bay Area's finest musicians, ensembles, and vocalists in the authentic yet informal chamber music tradition. This concert series allows both established and emerging local artists to develop audiences for their work, and to perform new, old or unusual repertoire in an intimate setting.
For more information please contact Tiffany Loewenberg, Executive Director, NVCM at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 648-5236 or visit our website www.nvcm.org.
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