Courtroom Concert Program Details
November 12, 2015, Noon
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center
Mary Catherine Cox, violin • Christiano Rodrigues, violin
Seido Karasaki, viola • Seulki Lee, cello
String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D. 887 – Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
I. Allegro molto moderato
II. Andante un poco moto
III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace – Trio. Allegretto
IV. Allegro assai
Mary Catherine Cox, a native of Southern Pines, NC, recently graduated from East Carolina University where she studied with Ara Gregorian. Mary Catherine has been awarded honors in numerous violin and piano competitions including All-State Honors Orchestra, MTNA state auditions, and international music festivals in France, England, and Italy. As a result of her performance at the Yves Nat International Music Festival in France, she was invited to perform in Steinway Hall in Manhattan. At the International Music Festival in Norma, Italy in 2010, she was awarded top honors. In 2011, Mary Catherine was an NFWC North Carolina Chapter Whitener scholarship recipient. Mary Catherine has won the concerto competitions of the Raleigh Symphony, the Durham Symphony, and the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestras. She served as concertmaster of the East Carolina University Symphony Orchestra and was also the 2013-2014 East Carolina University Orchestra concerto competition winner. She was on the Chancellor’s List at East Carolina University and has studied piano with Dr. Keiko Sekino. Last summer she was be part of the quartet in residence for the Madeline Island Music Festival in Minnesota.
Christiano Rodrigues gained national recognition in Brazil as a winner of the competition Jovens Solistas Brasileiros. Following his concerto debut at age eighteen with the Bahia Symphony Orchestra at Teatro Castro Alves, Christiano engaged in numerous performances in Brazil and abroad and was a prize-winner of the MTNA National Competition. He has served as the concertmaster of the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra and has led the orchestra of the International Festival-Institute at Round Top. He has studied with the Cavani Quartet and the late Cleveland Quartet, and has been mentored by violinist Cho Liang Lin and pianist Eteri Andjaparidze. In addition, Christiano has performed in public master-classes for the Miro, Tokyo, Pavel Haas, and Jerusalem String Quartets. He holds a Masters of Music in violin performance from Rice University, where he was a student of Paul Kantor. Previously, he was a student of James Alexander at Nicholls State University’s String Program, where he became the first student in the program to have graduated with a Bachelors of Arts. Most recently, Christiano was appointed concertmaster of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra at the Late Summer Music Festival in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Seido Karasaki has performed throughout the United States and South America at venues such as Carnegie, Severance, and Davies Symphony Hall. Seido is currently a senior viola performance major at the Oberlin Conservatory of music where he studies with Michael Strauss. He has studied extensively with the Muir and Jupiter Quartets, and has collaborated and performed chamber music with artists such as Bion Tsang, Daniel Binelli, and Scott Yoo, as well as members of the Ying Quartet and Pro Arte Quartet. In the summer of 2015 Seido participated as part of the quartet in residence for the Madeline Island Music Festival. Seido has appeared as principal violist of the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra, Oberlin Orchestra, Colorado College Festival Orchestra, and California Youth Symphony. He is also committed to other genres of music, and has collaborated and performed with bands and artists such as Snarky Puppy, Magda Giannikou, Abraham Laboriel Sr., and Billy Drewes. His band, Parade, was recently awarded the title of young ensemble in residence at the Detroit Chamber Winds and String Society. His mentors include Kirsten Docter, Don Ehrlich, Jay Ashby, and Jamey Haddad.
Seulki Lee first performed as a soloist with the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in Pyungsong when she was thirteen years old. She also performed the Dvorak Concerto with the Daejeon Art High School Philharmonic Orchestra and has collaborated with Richard Stolzman and Ivo van der Werff. As a chamber musician, she has performed at the Chapelle de la Trinite, NJPAC, the Rose Room in Lincoln Center, and at Carnegie Hall. Seulki has performed in master classes with Kurt Muroki, American String Quartet, Cleveland String Quartet, and Takacs String Quartet, as well as with Bonnie Hampton, Richard Tunicliffe, Yumi Kendall and Robert deMaine. She has participated in Fontainebleau Music Festival, National Orchestra Institute, Music Academy of the West, and this year she was part of the fellowship quartet in residence for the Madeline Island Music Festival. Seulki Lee is pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree at Manhattan School of Music where she studies with Julia Lichten. Her chamber music coaches have included James Dunham, Laurie Carney, Nicholas Mann, Wolfram Koessel, and Laurie Smukler. Seulki has also studied with Diana Legati and Herre Jan Stegenga.
October through April
Thursdays from 12pm – 1pm
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center
Hosted by Schubert Club
Composer-in-Residence, Abbie Betinis.
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