April in Santa Cruz, Borromeo String Quartet

 

Friday, April 8, 2011 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)

 
UCSC's April in Santa Cruz festival of contemporary music welcomes the acclaimedBorromeo String Quartet performing works by Andrew Imbrie (String Quartet No. 5), Gunther Schuller (String Quartet No. 4, 2002), and UCSC professors Hi Kyung Kim (new work) and David Evan Jones' (Departures for flute, clarinet, and strings, 2010). With guest artists flutist Cathie Apple and clarinetist John Sackett. 
 
$12 general
$10 seniors 62+
$8 students/youth
 
As Quartet-in-Residence at the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music in Boston for seventeen years, the Borromeo have made opening the doors of perception to chamber music their principle mission. 
 
The four members of the Borromeo Quartet are among the most accomplished musicians of their generation. A recipient of the Albert Schweitzer Medallion for Artistry, and the Presidential Scholar in the Arts award, first violinist Nicholas Kitchen been performing professionally since the age of 12. He created seven seasons of innovative programming as Artistic Director of the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival and performs as a member of the Music From the Copland House ensemble.
 
Praised for his depth of insight and creative flair second violinist Kristopher Tongbegan his career as concertmaster of the Utah Youth Symphony at age 14. He has served on the faculty at the Yellow Barn Festival’s Young Artists Program, and as principal second violin with the Verbier Festival Orchestra, touring with them throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Mr. Tong has also performed with Mizayaki festival Orchestra in Japan, the New York String Orchestra, and was a member of the original cast of Classical Savion, a collaborative project with tap dancer Savion Glover.
 
Born in Tokyo, Japan, violist Mai Motobuchi started playing violin at age five and gained recognition in Asia as first prize winner in the 1989 All Japan MBS Youth Music Competition, and in the All Japan Ensemble Competitions in 1990 and 1991. She has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma and Seiji Ozawa, and is in demand as a teacher on two continents, serving on the faculties of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and the Tenrikyo Institute of Music in Tenri, Japan.
 
Hailed by the New York Times for her “focused intensity,” cellist Yeesun Kim made her orchestral debut at age 13 with the Korean Broadcasting Service Symphony, and has since performed in over 20 countries. She has collaborated with Rudolph Serkin, Joshua Bell, Christophe Eschenbach, and Leon Fleisher, among others. The Borromeo Quartet takes its name from the area in Northern Italy, by Lago Maggiore, where it played its first concerts together.
 
Additional information at www.borromeoquartet.org.
 
Doors open at 7:00 pm.
Tickets will go on sale in February at santacruztickets.com
 
 

 

Friday, April 8, 2011 - 7:30pm