Concert 2017-11-16T22:18:11+00:00

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Sonata in C Major for Two Cellos
Boccherini Keith Robinson & Sharon Robinson, cellos

Tango para Ilaria for solo cello Carter Brey Keith Robinson, cello

Prelude and Fugue for guitar Bach Jason Vieaux, guitar

Torre Bermeja for guitar Albeniz Jason Vieaux, guitar

Sonata # 4 for solo Violin Ysaÿe JinJoo Cho, violin

Intermission

Elegy for eight celli Fauré LOCACELLI: Sharon Robinson, Cheuk-Yan Leung, Wei-An Hung, Eva Roebuck, Chad Polk, Paul Maxwell, Sarah Miller, William Cayanan, celli

Spirit of Trees for guitar and harp Hovhaness Jason Vieaux, guitar & Yolanda Kondonassis, harp

Chanson dans la Nuit for harp Salzedo
Prayer for harp Natra Yolanda Kondonassis, harp

Prelude # 2 Gershwin Michael Sachs, trumpet & Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Jinjoo Cho
Founder of ENCORE Chamber Music in Cleveland, critically acclaimed violinist Jinjoo Cho has established herself as one of the most vibrant, engaging and charismatic violinists of her generation. She garnered the First Grand Prize and Radio Canada’s People’s Choice Award at the 2006 Montreal International Musical Competition at age 17.

Jinjoo has concertized throughout North and South America, Asia, and Europe, performing as a soloist with numerous orchestras including The Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Orchestre symphonique de Québec, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional (Argentina) among many others.

Yolanda Kondonassis
Yolanda Kondonassis is celebrated as one of the world’s premier solo harpists, is regarded as today’s most recorded classical harpist and is a world-class chamber musician. Hailed as “a brilliant and expressive player” (Dallas Morning News), she has performed around the globe as a concerto soloist and in recital, appearing with numerous major orchestras such as The New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, and Hong Kong Philharmonic. Also a published author, speaker, professor of harp, and environmental activist, Kondonassis weaves her many passions into a vibrant and multi-faceted career.
Sharon Robinson
Robinson has performed as a soloist with many major orchestras. Her awards include the Avery Fisher Recital Award, the Piatigorsky Memorial Award, and a Grammy nomination. New York Times music critic Allen Hughes said, “she revealed an artistic personality that vitalized almost everything she played. . .” She is also an Artist Teacher at CIM since 2012.
Keith Robinson
Cellist Keith Robinson is a founding member of the Miami String Quartet and is active as a chamber musician, recitalist, and soloist. His most recent recording, released on Blue Griffin Records with pianist Donna Lee, features Mendelssohn’s complete works for cello and piano. As a member of the Miami String Quartet, he has recorded for the BMG, CRI, Musical Heritage Society, and Pyramid recording labels, was a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two, and won the Concert Artists Guild, London String Quartet, and Fischoff Chamber Music competitions. He plays a Carlo Tononi cello made in Venice and dated 1725.
Michael Sachs
Michael Sachs joined The Cleveland Orchestra as Principal Trumpet in 1988. Since then, he has been frequently featured as soloist with the orchestra. Along with his active performance schedule, Mr. Sachs serves as Chairman of the Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Division, and Head of the Trumpet Department, at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Since 2015, Sachs serves each summer as Music Director of Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He is the author of Daily Fundamentals for the Trumpet and Mahler: Symphonic Works, Complete Trumpet Parts, both published by International Music Company.
Jason Vieaux
Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux, “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists” (Gramophone), is the guitarist that goes beyond the classical. NPR describes Vieaux as, “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation.” His most recent solo album, Play, won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo and earned a place on NPR’s “50 Favorite Songs of 2014” for Vieaux’s recording of “Zapateado.” He has performed as concerto soloist with over 100 orchestras, and in 2012 the Jason Vieaux School of Classical Guitar was launched with ArtistWorks Inc.