2017 Photos

Gala Concert — July 23, 2017

At the end of our Gala Concert in Cerritos on July 23, 2017, we all gathered on stage. Seven of our student ensembles had performed works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Wallin Huff.

Video of Mozart “Divertimento in F” — Kaylee, Esther, Ryan and Kenneth.

Video of “Time Travel through the Centuries” arr. Pech — Elisabeth, Natalie and Sophia.

Video of Schubert “Death and the Maiden” Finale — Daniel, Melissa, Matthew and Jerlene.

Video of Mendelssohn “Quartet in A Minor,” op. 13 — Curtis, Connie, Christina and Giulia.

during our break time we enjoy refreshments and discuss the lives of the composers
2017 Faculty: Judy Kang, Leslie Ho, Dr. Charles Baker, Sarah Wallin Huff and Kay Pech

Peter Marsh Masterclasses July 20, 2017

generously provided by the Hennings-Fischer Foundation

Peter Marsh teaching “the art of the bow”
Tchaikovsky String Quartet No. 1 in D Major; II. Andante cantabile, III. Scherzo; Ashley Jong and John Son, violin; Christopher Chang, viola; Amy Jong, cello
Schubert String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, IV. Presto; Daniel Apolonio and Melissa Liu, violin; Matthew Chong, viola; Jerlene Hsueh, cello
Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 2 in A Major, op. 13; I. Adagio. Allegro vivace; Curtis Liu and Connie Chang-Chien, violin; Christina Liu, viola; Giulia Roy, cello


of the WINNING COMPOSITION by Joseph Bucsit

Our faculty quartet performed the World Premiere of the Composition Competition winning selection: “Whenever I Think of You” by Joseph Bucsit.

World Premiere: Joseph Bucsit’s “Whenever I Think of You” for string quartet, performed by (L to R) Judy Kang, Sarah Wallin Huff, Kay Pech and Leslie Ho

Participants in the Composition Competition

  • Joseph Bucsit, string quartet “Whenever I Think of You” — ANDREAS PRIZE, providing a World Premiere performance and recording)
  • Charles Sharzer, string quartet “Downtown F” — FINALIST (recording). If you have ridden this subway line in NYC, you’ll recognize the sounds! This was recorded in July 2017 by our Faculty Quartet of Leslie Ho, Sarah Wallin Huff, Kay Pech and Judy Kang.
Shown at the Wallin Huff Masterclass (L to R) Steven Rene Treminio, who wrote a string trio “The Greying of the Days,” Sarah Wallin Huff and ANDREAS PRIZE WINNER Joseph Bucsit
The Malibu Room in Cerritos Park East
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