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Zoe Schlussel Violin Recital With Kaden Hurst And János Csontos

Event ID: 189402
August 18, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Pioneer United Methodist Church
1338 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
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Phone: 530.885.4196
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Join us for an evening of diverse, dynamic music performed by musicians native to Auburn. All three of these talented young musicians grew up in Auburn and have since recived Bachelor's Degrees in instrumental performance from conservatories all across the country and are now pursuing Master's Degrees in performance. Zoe Schlussel and Kaden Hurst are Live Oak Waldorf School alumni from class of 2008 where they had their solo debut together in 2006.

The program will include the solo violin works Sonata No. 1 in G minor by J.S. Bach and Concerto No. 2 in D minor by H. Wieniawski, accompanied by Thom Greathouse, as well as collaborative performances between Zoe, Kaden, and János.

The evening is free and donations are welcome.

Meet the musicians:

Violinist
Zoe Schlussel is a passionate violinist, performer, and educator currently pursuing her Graduate Degree in Violin Performance at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI where she is Graduate Assistant to Professor Renata Artman Knific. In 2015 she received her Bachelor of Music Degree from University of the Pacific studying under Professor Igor Veligan where she received the Excellence in Performance Scholarship among others. She currently performs with Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra as an Artist Scholar, subs with Southwest Michigan and Holland Symphonies, and teaches violin at Crescendo Academy of Music as well as privately. She has participated in solo masterclasses with Dylana Jenson, Elena Urioste, Chee-Yun, and in chamber with Trio Settecento. In addition, she has attended Hawaii Performing Arts, Opera Maya, and Villa Symphonia festivals and has studied privately with Chee-Yun Kim, Zino Bogachek, Clara Takarabe, Ignace Jang, Francois Henkins, Nancy Wood and Nancy Hill. She was raised in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California and is a Live Oak Waldorf School alumni, '08. In addition to her classical accomplishments she has studied Scottish fiddle with Alasdair Fraser, has played on Della Sandoli’s album “Seasons,” is a member of the indie music chamber ensemble Current Personae Chamber Orchestra, and has participated in multiple indie music recording sessions and Scottish fiddle performances.

Mandolin
Kaden Hurst grew up in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California and is a 2008 Live Oak Waldorf School alum. Kaden studied classical music throughout his youth, and has spent his young adulthood exploring american traditional music and contemporary classical music. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mandolin Performance from Regis University in Denver Colorado where he studied under 2016 National Mandolin Champion Jordan Ramsey. Kaden currently works as a music teacher and performer based out of Portland Oregon. Kaden’s musical interests include the intermingling of folk and art musics, instrumentalism’s influence on composition, and the unreasonably compelling nature of fiddle tunes.

Saxophone
János Csontos
Described as “a musician of the highest order” by Stockton Symphony conductor Peter Jaffe, classical saxophonist János Csontos is in his first year at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois pursuing a master’s degree in performance. Deeply interested in performing contemporary repertoire, János aims to promote music written by living composers through premiers of works for both solo and chamber repertoire.

János made his solo debut at age 20 as a soloist with the Auburn Symphony, having received the grand prize for the Auburn Symphony Young Artist Competition. He is also a winner of University of the Pacific’s Concerto Aria Competition and has performed as a soloist on concert series with both the Auburn Symphony and University of the Pacific’s Symphony Orchestra. His other solo engagements range from multiple appearances on University of the Pacific’s annual Honors Recital to performances at regional and national NASA (North American Saxophone Alliance) conferences.

With a passion for performing chamber music, János most recently won the Wind Division Silver Medal at the prestigious Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition with ~Nois, an emerging saxophone quartet based in Chicago. ~Nois was also honored as the Grand Prize winner of the Chicago Clarinet Ensemble Competition in October of 2016. In 2013, János became the founder and ensemble manager for the Broke College Kid Sax Quartet, an established ensemble within the arts community of his hometown in Auburn, California. With these ensembles, he enjoys bringing chamber music to the public ear through outreach at public community events such as farmer’s markets and Christmas fairs.

János currently holds a bachelor’s degree in saxophone performance from University of the Pacific. He now studies under Taimur Sullivan, and has previously studied with David Henderson and Zachary Shemon. He has participated in masterclasses with Dr. Timothy McAllister, Dr. William Street, and Dr. Aaron Lington.

Special thanks to Pioneer Methodist Church of Auburn and Beth Gillogly for hosting and organizing.

 
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