Monday, October 6, 2014

Eastside Symphony Fall Concert

Eastside Symphony Fall Concert

We open our season with the winners of our Young Soloist competition, at the Redmond Performing Arts Center. Purchase your tickets on line at to avoid lines at the box office or at the Brown Paper Ticket link below. You can also purchase tickets at the door the day of the concert.

Elgar: Cello Concerto, 1st & 2nd mvts, 
Aaron Hauser, cello

Bloch: "Nigun" from Baal Shem, 
Takumi Taguchi, violin

Tchaikovksy: Swan Lake Suite

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suite 

This concert is supported by funds from 4Culture.
Aaron Hauser, cello – October 2014 

A senior at Seattle University, Aaron Hauser is studying cello with Dr. Kevin Krentz and is a member of the Fellowship String Quartet. The Fellowship Quartet has received invitations to perform all over Northern Washington including the Frye Art Museum, Classical KING FM 98.1, and Benaroya Hall. The quartet was recently invited to be Artists-in-Residence at the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival on a generous grant from the Betti Foundation. The Fellowship Quartet also recently won the grand prize in the Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle Competition.
Aaron is committed to helping the community by volunteering and performing concerts at Skyline Senior Retirement Center, the AIDS Alliance, and the Seattle Urban League of Young Professionals. He has also performed on an album “Hope for the Holidays” for the benefit of children with type 1 diabetes. Aaron was the first place winner of the 2014 Seattle University Concerto Competition and has performed on the Seattle University Lemieux Performance Series. He has attended the Green Mountain Music Festival, the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival, and the Meadowmount School of Music. He has also performed in masterclasses for James Ehnes, Clive Greensmith, Efe Baltacigil, and members of the Turtle Island, Tokyo, MirĂ³, and Emerson String Quartets. His past teachers include Alison Wells and Clive Greensmith.

Takumi Taguchi, violin – October 2014 

Takumi Taguchi, age 13, is an 8th grader at Odle Middle School in Bellevue.
He has been a student of Simon James of the Seattle Symphony and piano collaborator Hiro David at the Coleman Violin Studio, having previously studied with Mihoko Hirata. Takumi began violin studies at age 2 with the Suzuki Method in Tokyo, Japan. He won the 2011 and 2013 Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competitions, as well as the 2013 Suzuki World Convention Concerto Competition, which invited him to perform with a professional orchestra in Matsumoto, Japan. He was also a recipient of the 2013-14 David Tonkonogui Memorial Award by Music of Remembrance.

Takumi has performed in masterclasses for Gerardo Ribeiro, Brian Lewis, David Perry, Koji Toyoda, Kenji Kobayashi, Toby Appel, and Steve Harding. This past summer he attended the Meadowmount School of Music in upstate New York and studied violin and chamber ensemble with Gerardo Ribeiro and Walter Schwede, respectively. In addtion to music, Takumi enjoys karate and Japanese calligraphy.

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