Chamber Music International will start December with Concert #3. For one evening only, four world-renowned violinists and a bassist will come together to thrill the audience with their versions of Mozart, Prokofiev, Bizet, Puccini, Joplin, and Gershwin.
Alexander Kerr’s expressive and charismatic style has won him the Concertmaster title of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 2011. Stephanie Jeong was appointed Associate Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 2011. She was a top prize winner and recipient of the Best Paganini Concerto Prize of the 2008 Paganini Violin Competition in Italy. David Chan, Concertmaster of The Metropolitan Opera, joined the orchestra in 1998 after winning first prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition. Cho-Liang Lin, a Taiwanese American violinist who was named Instrumentalist of the Year in 2000 by Musical America and has collaborated with the most renowned conductors and musicians in the world. And to complete the ensemble, Timothy Pitts, the double bassist professor at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, will be joining the four violinists on stage. Pitts held the principal double bass position with the Houston Symphony for 17 years before retiring in 2009.
This concert will introduce many popular pieces and opera transcribed for four violins and a double bass. Mozart’s Don Giovanni by Mozart, Bizet’s Carmen Fantasy, Puccini’s La Boheme, and other pieces are just a few examples what will be on the program. All arrangements are written by Julian Milone, a violinist in the Philharmonia Orchestra in London.