Wang-Tai DUO Jeremy Tai, cello Vivian Wang, piano Duo partners, Jeremy and Vivian have come together with outstanding solo and chamber music experiences to their credit. This fall they will prepare the 3rd Beethoven Cello Sonata and perform Dec 20 for the Stratford Retirement Community of
Meet the Musicians Fourteen-year-old cellist, JEREMY TAI has played cello for seven years as a student of Jonathan Koh at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre College. In 2012 & 2013, he attended the Meadowmount School of Music in New York working with Hans Jorgen-Jensen. His solo recent honors include: 1st place at the 2012 American Fine Arts Festival International Concerto Competition and Grand Prize at the 2011 Mondavi Center Young Artist Competition, among many others. Seventeen-year-old pianist, VIVIAN WANG began her studies with Olya Katsman at age five. She has garnered awards and honors around the Bay Area, including prizes in CAPMT Bartok & Contemporary Music Competition, Fremont Young Artists Showcase. Vivian has appeared in master class for Wu Han, Lawrence Lesser, Jon Nakamatsu, Hans Boepple and Yoshikazu Nagai. Vivian is also a cellist attending California Summer Music for three summers. Most recently, she won the CAPMT Honors Auditions State
THE VERBENA QUARTET Isabella Costanza, Irene Jeong, Tsutomu William Copeland, Clara Chan The VERBENA QUARTET brings together Verbena String Quintet players, Clara Chan, viola and Irene Jeong, cello with two highly experienced violinists, William Copeland and Isabella Costanza. The Quartet will open their season in a traditional way with Haydn Op. 76/4 and Beethoven Op. 74. Guest coaches include Christopher Costanza (SLSQ) in October, and the Miró Quartet in a free public Master Class, March 9, 2014, 5pm Kohl Mansion Library.
Meet the Musicians Violinist, Isabella Costanza began her violin studies in Chicago and currently studies with Robin Sharp. She is the concertmistress of the California Youth Orchestra, and in 2013 was a semi-finalist for the Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition. Isabella has attended the Green Mountain Music Festival, Tanglewood String Quartet Workshop and California Summer Music, and has performed in master class for Robert Lipsett and Andrés Cádenes. She is a senior at Gunn High School.
Tsutomu William Copeland, 16 is a violin student of Wei He at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre College, and a member of the SF Symphony Youth Orchestra. He has attended Hotchkiss Summer Portals and Music@Menlo Young Performers Program. William is a finalist in the 2014 Mondavi Young Artists Competition and the Menuhin International Violin Competitions to be held in Austin, Texas.
Violist, Clara Chan began her violin studies with Li Lin at age four, and now studies viola with Jodi Levitz at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre College. Clara is a member of the SF Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the co-winner of the 2013 Northern California Viola Society Young Violist’s Competition, and a three-time winner of the PACO Concerto Competition. In 2012, she attended the Young Performers Program Music@Menlo, and in 2013 the Aspen Music Festival & School. Clara is a senior at LickWillmerding High School in San Francisco.
Sixteen-year-old cellist, Irene Jeong studied under Sieun Lin for seven years, and is currently continuing her studies as a San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre College student of Jonathan Koh. Irene is the winner of the Music Teacher’s Scholarship in 2008, and 2nd prize in the Alexander & Buono International String Competition in 2011 & 2013. She recently claimed 2nd prize in the American Protégé International Competition. Irene attends Gunn High School, and has participated in the Young Performer’s Program at Music@Menlo for three summers.
Young Chamber Musicians provides exciting educational chamber music experiences for string players and pianist ages 14-20. Through its collaboration with Music at Kohl Mansion, www.musicatkohl.com the program includes coaching, performance, master classes, and concert attendance to create a variety of chamber music training experiences and exposure to renowned musical mentors. Young Chamber Musicians was created in 2008 to address the needs of young musicians who are ready and eager for a deep exposure to great musical works. Visit YCM! www.youngchambermusicians.org
Founder & Director, Susan Bates, violist and noted chamber music coach, holds the 1992 award for “Excellence in Chamber Music Training” from Chamber Music America, and the 2013 Tom Heimberg Viola Advocate Award from the Northern California Viola Society. For over thirty years she has introduced the art of chamber music to young musicians who are now pursuing careers as professionals and playing chamber music “for the love if it”. Guest Artist Coaches 2013 Eric Gaenslen, cellist, Rossetti Quartet Jonathan Koh, cello Young Chamber Musicians is an affiliate of San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, the service organization for the chamber music in California. photos: top - Eunice Kim, Angela Choong, Ali Simpson middle – Susan Bates, coaches Tim Yu bottom - Eric Gaenseln with the Verbena Quartet
THANK YOU! YCM Parents & Donors! Patricia Kristof Moy, Music at Kohl Mansion