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Tina Guo is a prolific cellist – and renaissance woman! If you haven’t heard her name, you’ve certainly heard her music. She plays both acoustic and electric cello. Her sample library of cellos solos is one of the most popular with producers, and heard in numerous media music projects. Tina’s live performance schedule is also filled with popular media and events. Some of her notable contemporary music performances include performing with

 

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Sometimes called the “Father of Symphony” or the “Father of the String Quartet,” Franz Joseph Haydn’s pivotal role in birthing the Classical Era is unquestioned. His influence on other masters like Beethoven and Mozart is common knowledge. You may think you know Haydn.

 

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Vilde Frang has been an acclaimed violinist since she was a young girl in Oslo. She continues to rack up an impressive array of performances and recordings. The Guardian described the arch of her career as “prodigy to virtuoso,” and she’s not yet close to finished.

 

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More than a century after his death, Giuseppe Verdi’s operas remain some of the world’s most popular. Even a simple search on Operabase shows performances of numerous Verdi operas all over the world: La traviata in Denmark and Colorado, Nabucco in Slovakia and Berlin, Aida in Ohio and Hong Kong.

 

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Steven Isserlis is considered Britain's greatest cellist. He's certainly one of the world's best. One of his most recent highlights is his performance of Bach's complete Cello Suites, live and from memory at London's Wigmore Hall in 2016.  According to Isserlis, the planned performance terrified him.

 

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Johann Strauss is most well known as the composer of the world's most famous waltz "The Beautiful Blue Danube." While any musician would be thrilled with the recognition such a piece gives its author through the centuries, there's a lot more to know about Johann.

 

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It's not often a violist gets a city-wide proclamation. Don't tell that to violist Richard O'Neill. O'Neill has been making a name for himself since he became the first (and only) violist to earn an Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School.

 

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While names like Mozart and Beethoven are instantly recognized regardless of whether one is a classical music fan, Gabriel Fauré is rather more obscure except to music students and professionals. He was 79 years old when he died in 1924, with his career spanning from the Romantic Period into the Modern Period.

 

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Most music students are familiar with at least a few of the works by Frederic Chopin, the Polish artist, composer, and musician who lived during the Romantic Period of the19th century. This era included such artists as Gioacchino Rossini, Felix Mendelssohn, and Robert Schumann. But Chopin’s music made an incredible impact during his short-lived existence, making him one of the best known composer and pianist of the early 19th century.

 

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Have you ever listened to a musician who just seemed to make classical music come alive? A performer whose mastery of their instrument makes the music you’ve heard many times before sound brand new, exciting, and beautiful? In this artist profile, we’ll examine the life and talent of Ray Chen, a violinist who is making the world sit up and take notice of his talent.

 

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August 3 – Pinchas Zukerman & The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL. 8:00 PM Zukerman plays...

July 22 - 2Cellos in Concert, Portland

Portland, OR Tickets & Info:...

July 19 - 2Cellos in Concert, Los Angeles

Greek TheatreLos Angeles, CA Tickets & Info:...

July 18 - 2Cellos in Concert, San Diego

Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater, 5500 Campanile...

July 16, Zuill Bailey & The Bellingham Festival Orchestra

PROGRAMPre-concert talk – Zuill Bailey, guest artist, 6:30...

July 3 to 28 - Seattle Chamber Music Festival

Each year, Seattle Chamber Music Society (SCMS) presents a...

July 12 - Joshua bell & The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Ravinia Festival Chicago Symphony OrchestraAndrey Boreyko,...

July 3 to 7- Benjamin Beilman at The Seattle Chamber Music Festival

Program: • July 3 - 8:00 p.m. - Stravinsky L’histoire...

Artist Profile: Electronic Cellist Tina Guo

Artist Profile: Electronic Cellist Tina Guo

Tina Guo is a prolific cellist – and renaissance woman! If you haven’t heard her name, you’ve certainly heard her music. She plays both acoustic and electric cello. Her sample library of cellos solos is one of the most popular with producers, and heard in numerous media music projects. Tina’s live performance schedule is also filled with popular media and events. Some of her notable contemporary music performances include performing with

 

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Amazing Facts About Franz Joseph Haydn

Amazing Facts About Franz Joseph Haydn

Sometimes called the “Father of Symphony” or the “Father of the String Quartet,” Franz Joseph Haydn’s pivotal role in birthing the Classical Era is unquestioned. His influence on other masters like Beethoven and Mozart is common knowledge. You may think you know Haydn.

 

Read More

Norwegian Violinist Vilde Frang

Norwegian Violinist Vilde Frang

Vilde Frang has been an acclaimed violinist since she was a young girl in Oslo. She continues to rack up an impressive array of performances and recordings. The Guardian described the arch of her career as “prodigy to virtuoso,” and she’s not yet close to finished.

 

Read More

Amazing Facts About Verdi

Amazing Facts About Verdi

More than a century after his death, Giuseppe Verdi’s operas remain some of the world’s most popular. Even a simple search on Operabase shows performances of numerous Verdi operas all over the world: La traviata in Denmark and Colorado, Nabucco in Slovakia and Berlin, Aida in Ohio and Hong Kong.

 

Read More

Artist Profile: Cellist Steven Isserlis

Artist Profile: Cellist Steven Isserlis

Steven Isserlis is considered Britain's greatest cellist. He's certainly one of the world's best. One of his most recent highlights is his performance of Bach's complete Cello Suites, live and from memory at London's Wigmore Hall in 2016.  According to Isserlis, the planned performance terrified him.

 

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Amazing Facts About the Waltz King, Johann Strauss

Amazing Facts About the Waltz King, Johann Strauss

Johann Strauss is most well known as the composer of the world's most famous waltz "The Beautiful Blue Danube." While any musician would be thrilled with the recognition such a piece gives its author through the centuries, there's a lot more to know about Johann.

 

Read More

Profile: Richard O'Neill, Violist

Profile: Richard O'Neill, Violist

It's not often a violist gets a city-wide proclamation. Don't tell that to violist Richard O'Neill. O'Neill has been making a name for himself since he became the first (and only) violist to earn an Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School.

 

Read More

Amazing Facts About Gabriel Fauré

Amazing Facts About Gabriel Fauré

While names like Mozart and Beethoven are instantly recognized regardless of whether one is a classical music fan, Gabriel Fauré is rather more obscure except to music students and professionals. He was 79 years old when he died in 1924, with his career spanning from the Romantic Period into the Modern Period.

 

Read More

Amazing Facts About Frederick Chopin

Amazing Facts About Frederick Chopin

Most music students are familiar with at least a few of the works by Frederic Chopin, the Polish artist, composer, and musician who lived during the Romantic Period of the19th century. This era included such artists as Gioacchino Rossini, Felix Mendelssohn, and Robert Schumann. But Chopin’s music made an incredible impact during his short-lived existence, making him one of the best known composer and pianist of the early 19th century.

 

Read More

Artist Profile: Ray Chen

Artist Profile: Ray Chen

Have you ever listened to a musician who just seemed to make classical music come alive? A performer whose mastery of their instrument makes the music you’ve heard many times before sound brand new, exciting, and beautiful? In this artist profile, we’ll examine the life and talent of Ray Chen, a violinist who is making the world sit up and take notice of his talent.

 

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