The COVID-19 pandemic left us without a place to perform in July 2020, so we got creative and formed four quartets who rehearsed outdoors in a park. We invite you to see our fun and hear our performances here If you want to see our last indoor efforts, please visit our 2019 pages.
Our Gala Concert at 3 pm on Sunday, July 21, 2019, was held in the Malibu Room at Cerritos Park East, 13234 E. 166th Street, Cerritos, California. Open to the public, all were welcome to attend. There was no admission fee.
The Program includes …
MOZART String Quartet in C Major, K. 157, I. Allegro, III. Presto
Chris John and Kerry Wang, violin
Jarrett Huang, viola
Oooju Robinson, cello
Curtis Liu’s “Aaron’s Adventure,” the award-winning composition. Liu will receive the MARC ANDREAS PRIZE, providing him with a recording and live premiere performance on July 21 by our “Premiere” Quartet.
HAYDN String Quartet in D Major, op. 33/6, Hob. III:42, III. Scherzo, IV. Finale
Jane Tudor and Mary Chiaverini, violin
Rebecca Prichard, viola
Richard Mott, cello
KLECZYNSKI String Trio No. 1, op. 4,
I. Allegro moderato, II. Andante moderato, III. Rondo Allegro
Dallas Chu, violin
Peyton Tan, viola
Sophia Slott, cello
DOTZAUER String Trio No. 2, op. 111, II. Andante
Aaron Ogawa, violin
Peter Tan, viola
Joseph Sung, cello
TURINA The Bullfighter’s Prayer
Amara Miranda, violin
Christian Ton and Jacob Wong, viola
Josie Velez, cello
BRAHMS String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, op. 51, I. Allegro non troppo
Hannah Velez and John Son, violin
Melody Sun, viola
Jared Weissberg, cello
SCHUBERT String Quintet in C Major, op. 163, I. Allegro ma non troppo
Brian Sui and Caleb Pong, violin
Matthew Chong, viola
Jerlene Hsueh and Magdaline Kovalchuk, cello
Scholarships and Awards
The Richard Anshutz Memorial Scholarship, awarded by the faculty, is presented to a high quality musician, returning for a second (or more) summer, who demonstrates enthusiasm, dedication to completing a task and makes the effort to go above and beyond the call of duty as a musician. This Scholarship provides a full tuition grant. You may learn more about Richard Anshutz here.
The Hennings-Fischer Foundation Grant provided for Masterclasses presented by Kevin Kumar and Leslie Ho, as well as full tuition scholarships for five of our participating musicians.
The ASTA Scholarships are awarded to select musicians who are students of ASTA members, to help us achieve the instrumentation needed for our ensembles.