Trinity Lutheran Church
2012-2013 Recital Series
Bach's Lunch recitals are half hour without intermissions. Lunch, with sandwiches made from special-order bakery bread and farmers-market-fresh produce, are available afterwards to enjoy at the Church with the artists or take back to the office in a box.
TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
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MARTHA KLEINER oboe
Martha Kleiner is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, where she played in the Philharmonia orchestra, and performed with Boston's Discovery Ensemble. She is a past fellow at the Music Academy of the West, has been a member of the Festival Mozaic Orchestra of San Luis Obispo, and has attended the Aspen Music Festival. Martha is currently pursuing her graduate studies at the Colburn Conservatory of Music. Her teachers have included Los Angeles Philharmonic oboists Anne Marie Gabriele and David Weiss.
Martha will be joined by her brother, baritone Luc Kleiner. Both Martha and Luc are graduates of Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach and are favorites of local music aficionados. Luc is pursuing a degree in music at California State University Long Beach, where he is a member of the Bob Cole Conservatory Chamber Choir.
Calder Quartet Cellist Plays Bach
ERIC BYERS cello
Cellist of the famed Calder Quartet, Eric Byers has set out on a project to perform live all of Bach's suites for solo cello in a series of recitals in the Southland and across the country. Eric earned his Bachelor's degree at the USC Thornton School of Music, continued at the Colburn Conservatory, and earned the coveted Artists Diploma at the Juilliard School while the Calder Quartet was in residence.
Friday, November 2, 2012 at 12:15 p.m.
STEVE GENTILE organ
Steve Gentile studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the University of Minnesota with Heinrich Fleischer, and at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He also studied at the International Academy in Haarlem, The Netherlands, and in Paris, France with Michel Pinte. Steve Gentile served as the Director of Music/Organist at the Church of St. Helena in Minneapolis and has taught at the MacPhail Center for the Arts.
Masterpieces for Cello & Piano
STEVEN VANHAUWAERT piano, LÁSZLÓ MEZO cello
Hungarian-born cellist László Mezo won top prizes in numerous
international competitions including First Prize in the 2008 Ima
Hogg International Competition in Texas. László holds Master
Degrees from the Liszt Ferenc University of Music in Budapest and
the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München. He recently
graduated from the class of Ralph Kirshbaum at the University of
Southern California. A member of the Pacific Symphony, László is a
Beverly Hills Auditions winner and a favorite on Classical
Trumpet & Organ Spectacular!
JEFF HELD trumpet
Trumpeter Jeff Held is Chairman of the Arts Division of Concordia University Irvine and conductor of the Concordia Wind Orchestra and Sinfonietta. He earned a doctorate from Boston University, a Master's degree from The American Band College at Southern Oregon University and his undergraduate degree from Valparaiso University.
Timothy M. Degen is Minister of Music, General Music Teacher, and Organist at Faith Lutheran Church and School in Vista, CA. Tim graduated from Concordia University, River Forest, IL, with a B.A. in Music with an emphasis in organ performance.
RAY URWIN organ
Composer of the two popular hymns Surely It is God Who Saves Me and My Flesh is Food Indeed, among others, Ray Urwin graduated from Oberlin Conservatory, earned his Master's degree in Orchestral Conducting from SUNY Stony Brook, and his Doctorate in Organ Performance from Yale University. Dr. Urwin is in demand as an organ recitalist and accompanist, has performed nationally in New York, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Princeton, Sacramento, and other cities, and has been a featured Wednesday recitalist at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral downtown.
NAMHEE HAN organ
Playing from the heart defines Namhee Han's approach to music making. Namhee holds Master's and Doctoral degrees in organ performance from UCLA. She has been a featured artist at National and Regional Conventions of the American Guild of Organists. A favorite on the Trinity Lutheran Church's concert series, Namhee Han performs on Southern California's leading organs including the magnificent instruments at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. Namhee is resident organist at Westwood Presbyterian Church.
Trumpeter Steve O'Connor is the newest member Presidio Brass and has performed with the Los Angeles Opera, Pasadena Pops, the Ojai Festival Orchestra, the California and Riverside Philharmonics, as well as Santa Barbara, San Diego, Pasadena, Redlands and San Bernardino Symphonies. Steve serves as a trumpet instructor at California State University Long Beach and at the Idyllwild Arts Academy. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a Master's from Cal State Long Beach.
University Organist at California Lutheran University
KYLE JOHNSON organ
Dr. Kyle Johnson holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. He also holds music degrees from Indiana University and Bethany College (Lindsborg, KS). At California Lutheran University, where Kyle Johnson is Coordinator of Chapel Music and University Organist, he founded the CLU Chapel Choir, which is a cross-cultural ensemble consisting of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and locals. Dr. Johnson's choral anthem Lamb of God, dedicated to the Chapel Choir, was recently accepted for publication by Augsburg Fortress.
STEVEN VANHAUWAERT piano
Pantoum Trio's founding members, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Assistant Concertmaster Tereza Stanislav and Long Beach Symphony Orchestra Principal Cellist Cécilia Tsan, are joined by the ensemble's new pianist, the renowned Steven Vanhauwaert, to share their passion for chamber music with the audience.
Winners of the Lily Laskine International Chamber Music Competition
GUILLAUME SUTRE violin
Born in Seoul, harpist Kyung-Hee Kim-Sutre graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music and continued her studies at Indiana University and the Paris Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique. First Prize winner of the prestigious Elizabeth Herbert Hobin Harp competition, she performs in Europe, USA and Asia, as a soloist and chamber music partner, particulary with Guillaume Sutre, Raphaël Oleg, Miguel Da Silva, Laure Colladant, The Ysaÿe Quartet, The Ludwig Quartet, David Grimal, Michel Moragues, among others.
Internationally renowned French-born violinist and UCLA Professor Guillaume Sutre is known worldwide as member of the Ysaÿe Quartet and for his recordings for Sony Classical, Decca, harmonia mundi, Naïve, Aeon, and Ysaÿe Records. He was awarded the prestigious George Enesco Prize, and in 1999, he was named Chevalier of the Order of Arts and the Letters by the French government.