Nov. 15 – Chamber Music After Hours at Bloomfield Library

Nov. 15 – Chamber Music After Hours at Bloomfield Library

Bloomfield Township, MI- Chamber Music @ Bloomfield Township Public Library is a popular program series at the library and returns for its 11th season!  Please join us for an evening of music on Friday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. (after Library hours).

An exciting partnership has been forged between Bloomfield Township Public Library and the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.  The partnership provides a unique series of quality chamber music concerts at the library and an opportunity for talented students to perform in a public venue.  Chamber Music @ Bloomfield Township Public Library has been well received by our community and the library is thrilled to partner with this quality organization.

The November 15 evening program includes Piano Trio in B Flat Major, Op. 11 by Ludwig van Beethoven; Piano Trio in A Minor by Maurice Ravel; Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 26 by Antonin Dvořák, and much more.

The special talent for this concert includes:

Isabel Dimoff is a current graduate student of Amir Eldan at the University of Michigan and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Her primary teachers in the past were Anthony Elliott, Ilya Finkelshteyn, and Mark Kosower. Isabel has appeared as a soloist with the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado and the Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses National Seminar in Washington D.C. She has also been awarded several prizes, most recently the Cincinnati Three Arts Women’s Scholarship and the Cleveland Cello Society’s Agnew Prize for Bach. She aspires to play in a great orchestra and teach cello privately to students of all ages and levels. Isabel performs on a cello created by John Betts from 1790.

Born in South Korea, pianist Hyerim Lee earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Seoul National University as a full scholarship recipient. Hyerim Lee has won numerous competitions including the second prize at the 6th OSAKA International Competition and the grand prize at the Yeum Classic Music Competition. She also became laureate at the 11th Ettlingen International Competition and was a finalist of the 48th William C. Byrd Concerto Competition in 2019.

Hyerim Lee has presented multiple concerts in several well-known concert halls including Kumho Art Hall, Yamaha Hall, and Mozart Hall in Korea. As a passionate chamber music musician, she has given several concerts for chamber music in numerous places such as Kumho art hall and Kerrytown concert hall and performed for Ann Arbor Camerata Chamber concert. She also participated in the Seoul Contemporary Music Festival twice and was invited to the 8th Korean Young Artists Music Festival as a guest performer. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at the University of Michigan with Professor Christopher Harding as a full scholarship recipient.

Chun-Yu Lin, born in Hualien, Taiwan, is now a first year master student of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance in University of Michigan. Before coming to the United States, Chun-Yu earned her Bachelor of Music degree from National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) graduating with 1st prize of Class 2018.

During her undergraduate study, Chun-Yu devoted herself to performing and composing. As a piano major and composition minor student, Chun-Yu traveled to perform and participate in several music festivals and masterclasses including Italy, Japan, Singapore, China, Malaysia and Canada. In 2017, she also participated in a musical project held by NTNU Music Department annually, doing partial composition and piano performance. For the love of collaborating with different forms of art, two of her composition pieces “Derivation” and “In the Vast Desert Where a Solitude Smoke Rises Straightly” were inspired by Neo-Classic Dance Company in Taiwan. Having studied with Professor Chun-Chieh Yen, Dr. Chih-Long Hu, Professor Ching-Wen Chao (composition) and Ms. Wen-Ting Weng, Chun-Yu is currently a student of Professor Logan Skelton’s studio.

Japanese-American violinist Natsuko Takashima is a passionate and experienced orchestral and chamber musician from Englewood, New Jersey.  She most recently participated in the National Repertory Orchestra Festival with the position of Co-Principal Second Violin. Natsuko also performed the Moszkowski Suite for Two Violins as a solo with the NRO Orchestra in July. She has performed as a section violinist in many orchestras such as the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, Aspen Chamber Symphony, Juilliard Orchestra, Pacific Music Festival Orchestra, Juilliard Chamber Orchestra, New York String Orchestra and Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra.

Natsuko has enjoyed participating in community service and outreach programs throughout her music education. During her undergraduate degree she was part of the Juilliard Artreach New Orleans Service Project and was a Juilliard Gluck Community Service fellow.

She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Violin Performance at the University of Michigan with David Halen. Prior to her studies at the U of M, Natsuko completed four years of Juilliard Pre-College and received her Bachelor of Music degree at the Juilliard School with Naoko Tanaka.  In addition to performing, she enjoys spending her time traveling, going to hot yoga, and cooking with friends and family.

Clarinetist Chadwick Thomas is a passionate chamber musician and soloist. He has been heard as a chamber musician throughout the United States and as a concerto soloist with the Eastern Youth Orchestra of Greenville, North Carolina. Recently, he performed Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes with violinist Vadim Gluzman. He also founded Mount Vernon Harmoniemusik, which performed classical wind repertoire outdoors in downtown Baltimore. Chadwick received his Bachelor of Music degree from The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University studying with Alexander Fiterstein. He is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at the University of Michigan studying with Chad Burrow and Daniel Gilbert. Other major teachers include Douglas Moore-Monroe and Deborah Chodacki.

Daniel Zaldana is a sophomore bassoonist from South Florida currently studying at the University of Michigan with Professor Dr. Jeffrey Lyman. Daniel is an avid member of chamber music, performing with multiple chamber groups, and is a member of the University Symphony Orchestra. Previously, he attended The Interlochen Center for the Arts Academy from 2016-2018 where he studied with Dr. Eric Stomberg. He has also studied with William Short, principal of the Metropolitan Opera, as well as Keith Buncke, principal of the Chicago Symphony.

Spend an enjoyable Friday evening at the beautiful Bloomfield Township Public Library.  Relax and enjoy the music!  Mark your calendar for our next concert on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

This concert is free, open to everyone and no registration required.  This concert series is sponsored by the Friends of Bloomfield Township Public Library.  For more information, call the Library at (248) 642-5800 or visit our website at www.btpl.org.

The Bloomfield Township Public Library is located at 1099 Lone Pine Road (at Telegraph), Bloomfield Township, Michigan, 48302.

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