2008 Photos

2008 Gala Concert in Fountain Valley

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Bela Bartok String Quartet No. 1, op. 7, III. Allegro vivace — Jonathan Sun, 1st violin — Darrell Peries, 2nd violin — Charlie Sharzer, viola — Judy Kang, cello
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Johannes Brahms String Quartet No. 2, op. 51, IV. Finale — Chris Hunt, 1st violin — Alana Canann, 2nd violin — 
Trevor Torres, viola — Michelle Ahn, cello
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Antonin Dvorak String Quartet No. 6 in F “American”, op. 96, IV. Vivace ma non troppo — Keila Huss, 1st violin — Michelle Antimie, 2nd violin — Jennifer Balidio, viola — Lily Sung, cello
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Felix Mendelssohn String Quartet in E-flat Major, op. 12,I. Adagio-Allegro non tardande, II. Canzonetta
 Teresa Nguyen, 1st violin — Lyn Lam, 2nd violin
Lynnie Sharzer, viola — Paul Kang, cello
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Antonin Dvorak String Quartet in G Major, Op. 106, III. Molto vivace — Angie Kang, 1st violin — Sayoni Saha, 2nd violin — Daniel Kim, cello — Kevin Lin, viola
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Livingston Gearhart Suite Land of Liberty — Olivia Tang, Ellie Dunbar and Louisa Cottrell, violin — 
John Cottrell, cello — Jason Cottrell, bass
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Leo Delibes Ballet Classics,
I. Valse Lente from Coppelia, II. Divertissement — Pizzicato from Sylvia — 
Christina Nguyen, Emily Liu & Alissa Apter-Prodger, violin — Chris Antimie, cello
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W. A. Mozart String Quartet in G, K. 156, I. Presto and String Quartet in C, K. 157, III. Presto — Priscilla Lee & Genevieve Cheung, violin — Han Chin, cello — Madeleine Focht , viola
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Haydn String Quartet in G, Op. 77, No. 1, I. Allegro moderato — Ali Shayegh and Phoebe Lee, violin
Jeremy Wishner, cello — Joshua Fruto, viola

Faculty: Kay Pech, Director/Violin & Viola
Richard Anshutz, Violin & Viola
Dr. Charles Baker, Cello
Leslie Ho, Violin & Viola

Other Performances in 2008

First Place Winner in 2008
in MTAC’s Composers Today State Competition

Charlie Sharzer won First Place in Division 5 (High School Composers) for the first movement of his first string quartet, “The Campaign”

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Charlie Sharzer performed his quartet at the State Convention in Riverside on Friday, June 27, 2008, with the help of violinists Jonathan Sun (then a student at UC-San Diego) and Kay Pech and cellist Judy Kang (then a student at USC). Charlie was a viola student in the Pech studio and his composition teacher was Suzanne Wong, MTAC-Whittier Branch. He graduated from Yale University with a double major in Music Composition and Astrophysics in 2012. He now lives in New York City and is a computer consultant for businesses. Charlie continues to perform with an orchestra in the city, as well as compose, winning the “Finalist” prize (recording) in the 2017 Chamber Music Institute Composition Competition. His newest string quartet, “Downtown F” describes the sounds of riding this subway line in NYC, including a bit of salsa and the “breakdown and start up” again. This was recorded in July 2017 by our Faculty Quartet of Leslie Ho, Sarah Wallin Huff, Kay Pech and Judy Kang.