Jeremy Tai, cello, Klein Gold Medalist - presented by Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series
As a 17-year-old senior at Saint Francis High School, Jeremy Tai was the California Youth Symphony Young Artist Competition Winner. Jeremy studies with Jonathan Koh at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College Division. Jeremy also studied with Hans Jensen at Meadowmount School of Music and other renowned faculty at Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Sid & Mary Foulger International Music Festival in the past summers.
In 2017, the 18-year-old California native, who is currently studying with Hans Jørgen Jensen at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, received the top prize of $13,000 and concert engagements for his final round performance of Lisa Bielawas Insomnia Etude #3, and works of Grieg and Prokofiev.
At age 13, Jeremy made his solo debut at the Robert Mondavi Performing Arts Center performing the Elgar Cello Concerto with the UC Davis Symphony. Soon after, he performed with Palo Alto Philharmonic, as the winner of its concerto competition, and with the Utah Symphony, as the winner of Sid & Mary Foulger International Music Festival Concerto Competition. He has since concertized with the Symphony Parnassus in San Francisco, Noontime Concerts of San Francisco, and will soon perform the Prokofiev Sinfonia Concertante with the California Youth Symphony Orchestra in March.
Jeremy is the recipient of numerous top awards including 1st prizes in the MTNA National String Competition, Mondavi Center National Young Artists Competition, and MTAC VOCE Competition. He was a semi-finalist at the 2014 Klein International Competition and the Stulberg International String Competition. In 2015, Jeremy was named a National YoungArts Finalist. Recently, he was selected as a Presidential Scholar in Arts candidate.
An avid chamber musician, Jeremy founded the award winning Konpeito Cello Quartet (www.konpeitocellos.com). He has been featured on the National Public Radio program From the Top twice as a soloist and as a member of Konpeito. The quartet also collaborated with the show to create a music video that is featured on its YouTube channel.
Jeremy performs on a Nicolas Maline bow, a loan made possible with generous support from Mrs. Taeja Kim Lee and Dr. Howard Lee and for winning Doublestop Foundations inaugural Instrument Loan Competition in 2013.
Tickets are $25 advance, $5 more day of performance;
youth 7-17 admitted free with adult.
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46501 Old State Hwy
Gualala, CA 95445
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