Chamber Music concert with Trio Foss
The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation
San Francisco, CA
Date & Time: Saturday June 8, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
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About Trio Foss
Trio Foss, a fusion of varying personalities, backgrounds, and nationalities, is a new group just entering the music scene. Having only been in existence for one year, the trio has already secured concerts throughout the Bay Area to critical acclaim and completed its first recording project with composer Allan Crossman.
About the Artists
Nina Flyer has toured, recorded and taught throughout Europe, Scandinavia and America. She has been Principal Cellist with the symphonies of Jerusalem, Bergen (Norway) and Iceland, the Womens Philharmonic, and the Bear Valley Orchestra and has held the post of acting Principal Cellist with the San Diego Symphony. She records frequently for the TV and Motion Picture Industry and is presently Principal Cellist of the Pacific Chamber Symphony. Nina was the cello and chamber music professor and founding member of the acclaimed in-residence piano trio, Trio 180, at the University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music, for 20 years. Ms. Flyer has now started another trio, Trio Foss, and noted composer Robert Greenberg has written them a new piece.
As a proponent of contemporary music, Ms. Flyer plays regularly with Composers Inc. and with other new music groups and has had many pieces written for her. Ms. Flyer is a featured soloist on two CDs; a concerto by Shulamit Ran, performed with the English Chamber Orchestra and solo and chamber works by Lou Harrison, both out on KOCH International. These two CDs have met with great critical acclaim and have both been nominated for Grammys. The following quote is from Strings Magazine in 2001:
.hauntingly beautiful performance (Lou Harrison CD review)
Icelandic violinist Hrabba Atladottir studied in Berlin, Germany with professor Axel Gerhardt and professor Tomasz Tomaszewski. After finishing her studies, Hrabba worked as a freelancing violinist in Berlin for five years, regularly playing with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsche Oper, and Deutsche Symphonieorchester. Hrabba also participated in a world tour with the Icelandic pop artist Björk, and a Germany tour with violinist Nigel Kennedy. Joshua Kosman, music critic of San Francisco Chronicle, praised her performance of Vivaldis Spring, and called her violin playing delicate but fervent.
In 2004, Hrabba moved to New York, playing on a regular basis with the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Orchestra of St. Lukes and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra among other orchestras. She also played with the Either/Or ensemble in NY in close collaboration with Helmut Lachenmann. Since August 2008, Hrabba is based in Berkeley, California, where she has been performing as a soloist and with various ensembles such as The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, The Empyrean Ensemble, the ECO ensemble, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, and New Century Chamber Orchestra. Since 2009, Hrabba is a lecturer in Violin at UC Berkeley.
Cited by the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle as a local prodigy, American born pianist Joseph Irrera has concertized across the globe with appearances at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Spivey Hall, and Eastmans Kodak and Kilbourn Halls. At the age of 18 he made his debut with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra performing Rachmaninoffs Second Piano Concerto. Additional concerto performances include appearances with the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the Penfield Symphony, the Genesee Symphony Orchestra, and the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. He has collaborated with conductors Christopher Seaman, Leonard Slatkin, Delta David Gier, and Raffaele Ponti. Internationally he has performed throughout Germany, Bulgaria, Italy, France, and Costa Rica.
In addition to his solo piano concert engagements, Joseph is also very active as a chamber musician appearing with his brother, violinist John. The internationally acclaimed Irrera Brothers Piano & Violin Duo has appeared throughout the United States, Europe, and Central America. They made their Carnegie Hall Debut in 2009, and were invited back in 2012 and again in 2013. The Irrera Brothers are on the artist roster of New York City management firm, Parker Artists. As a recording artist Joseph can be heard on two albums with the Irrera Brothers Duo including Beethoven & Prokofiev (2012), and Vitali (2014) and has also recorded solo piano works of Scarlatti, Schumann, and Chopin with Steinway & Sons (2015). Josephs third album with the Irrera Brothers, currently in production, will feature the complete works for violin and piano by composer Robert Morris, Professor at the Eastman School of Music.
Joseph is laureate of many national and international piano competitions including the Guthman International Piano Competition in Atlanta, Georgia, the Young Artists International Piano Competition in Washington, D.C., the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition, and the American Protégé International Piano Competition in New York City. His principal teachers include Alla Kuznetsov, Alexander Shtarkman, and Barry Snyder. Joseph has also received additional training from renowned pedagogues Natalya Antonova, Martin Canin, Philip Kawin, Lev Natochenny, Marina Lomazov, Irina Edelstein, Victor Rosenbaum, and concert pianist Jon Nakamatsu.
Joseph received his diploma in Piano with Honors from the Eastman School of Musics Community Education Division in 2000. He remained at the Eastman School where he completed his Bachelors Degree in Performance with Distinction in 2005. After his degrees at Eastman, Joseph was accepted to the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University where he earned his Masters Degree in Piano Performance in 2007. He went on to complete the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in 2014, at the Eastman School of Music in Piano Performance and Literature, with a minor in Pedagogy.
||The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation|
1750 - 29th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122
|Start: ||Saturday Jun 08, 2019 7:30 PM|
|End: ||Saturday Jun 08, 2019 9:00 PM|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|