6304-March 15, 2012
The Malone University College of theology, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Music will hold a string master's class featuring David Requiro and Nathan Olson on Friday, March 30, at 2 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center. The program is free and open to the public. For reservations, call the Canton Symphony Orchestra box office at 330.452.2094 Monday-Friday between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A program follows.
David Requiro has emerged as one of today's most promising young cellists. At the age of 23, David added first prize in the 2008 Naumburg International Violoncello Competition to his growing string of awards, which also includes first prize in both the Washington International and Irving M. Klein International String Competitions. He also captured a top prize at the Gaspar Cassadó International Violoncello Competition in Hachioji, Japan, coupled with the prize for the best performances of works by Cassadó. David has made concerto appearances with the Tokyo Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, and with several orchestras from California including the Marin, Stockton, Peninsula, Santa Cruz, Fremont, Diablo and Santa Rosa Symphonies. He has also been featured as soloist with the Naples Philharmonic, Santa Fe, Ann Arbor, Pine Bluff, and Quincy Symphony orchestras as well as with Symphony ProMusica in Boston. David's Carnegie Hall debut recital at Weill Hall was followed by a critically acclaimed San Francisco Performances recital at the Herbst Theatre. Soon after making his Kennedy Center debut, David also completed the cycle of Beethoven's Sonatas for Piano and Cello at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. Actively involved in contemporary music, David has collaborated with composers Krzysztof Penderecki and Bright Sheng, as well as with members of the Aspen Percussion Ensemble, giving the Aspen Music Festival premiere of Tan Dun's concerto, Elegy: Snow in June, for cello and percussion. He has also performed the European premieres of Lou Harrison's Suite for Cello and Orchestra on tour in Italy with the Crowden School Orchestra. David has recently been appointed "Artist in Residence" at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. His artist faculty appointments include the Giverny Chamber Music Festival, the Innsbrook Music Festival and Institute, the Maui Classical Music Festival, and the Strings in the Mountains Music Festival. A native of Oakland, California, David began cello studies at age six and his teachers have included Milly Rosner, Bonnie Hampton, Mark Churchill, and Richard Aaron. He resides in Seattle and is a member of the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players.
A native of Berkeley, California, violinist Nathan Olson has recently been appointed co-concertmaster with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Prior to his appointment to the orchestra in 2011, Nathan held the position of concertmaster with the Canton Symphony Orchestra and CityMusic Cleveland. Concertmaster of the Breckenridge Music Festival, Nathan has also participated in the Mainly Mozart Festival, the Bravo Vail Music Festival, and the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival. Nathan is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music's prestigious Concertmaster Academy, where he studied with William Preucil and Paul Kantor. He has soloed with the Canton Symphony Orchestra, the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, CityMusic Cleveland, and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. As a member of the Kashii String Quartet, he served on faculty at the Innsbrook Music Festival and won the silver medal at the 2005 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition. In recent seasons, Nathan has appeared as guest concertmaster with the Symphony Orchestras of Dallas, Toronto, Omaha, and Tucson, and as principal second violin with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor (BMV 1001) J.S. Bach
Adagio (1685 - 1750)
Joy Regimbal, violin
Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40 Dimitri Shostakovich
I. Moderato (1906 - 1975 )
Josh Williams, cello
Bowling Green State University
Piano Quartet Op.47 Robert Schumann
Mvt. I (1810 – 1856)
Yang Zeng, Violin
Haojian Wang, Viola
Jose Herrera Hernandez, Cello
Pedro Martinez, Piano
Kent State University
Partita No.1 in b minor BWV 1002 J.S. Bach
Allemanda and Corrente (1685 - 1750)
Yang Zeng, Violin
Kent State University
Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2012.
Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
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