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Midday Concert @ 1:00pm with Noree Chamber Soloists

Nov 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Noree Chamber Soloists – violinist Harriet Langley, violist Grace Takeda and cellist Yi Qun Xu will play a Midday Concert at 1:00pm on Friday, November 30, 2018 at the General Bryant E. Moore Community Center in Ellsworth, Maine.

This free, professional concert is sponsored by the City of Ellsworth and a generous private donor.

Noree Chamber Soloists will perform a chamber masterpiece, Mozart’s Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat Major, K. 563 – a piece marked by exceptional scope, innovative instrumental writing, and emotional dignity. One of Mozart’s last chamber pieces, the intimate Divertimento is the most ambitious among his compositions for strings alone.

A NY-based chamber group, the musicians of Noree Chamber Soloists are affiliated with the Juilliard School, Curtis Institute, New England Conservatory of Music, and Manhattan School of Music.

Harriet Langley, violin: A student of Donald Weilerstein, Catherine Cho and Daniel Phillips, her previous teachers include Miriam Fried, Lucy Chapman Augustin Dumay, Josef Rissin, Patinka Kopec, Pinchas Zukerman. Laureate of competitions including Leopold Mozart, Yehudi Menuhin, Tibor Varga, Andrea Postacchini, she’s soloed with orchestras like London Chamber, Verbier Festival, Sinfonia Varsovia, Vienna Chamber, Gyeonggi Philharmonic, Belgian National Orchestra, Reno Philharmonic, etc. and collaborated with Augustin Dumay, Gary Hoffman, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Philippe Graffin, Polina Leschenko, Laurence Lesser, among others. Festivals she’s attended include Seiji Ozawa Music Academy, Ravinia, Prussia Cove, Yellow Barn. Her discography includes Vieuxtemps Concerto 7, Saint-Saëns Pieces with Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège.

Grace Takeda, viola: A native of North Vancouver, Canada, Grace began her music studies on the violin at the age of four. She received her Bachelor of Music in violin performance at McGill University but her love of lower frequencies prompted her to switch to the viola in her last year of her undergrad and has not turned back since. She has had the opportunity to play in several different ensembles including the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, Symphony in C, and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Grace has had the opportunity to collaborate with musicians such as Atar Arad, Boris Berman, the Brentano, Emerson and Miro String Quartets, Edward Gazouleas, Frank Morelli, Philippe Muller, Peter Oundijan, Michael Rusinek, Arnold Steinhardt, Steve Tenenbom and Tabea Zimmermann. Her previous mentors include Mark Fewer, Denise Lupien, Andre Roy, and Heilwig von Koenigsloew. She recently completed her Master’s of Music degree at The Juilliard School with Misha Amory and has currently started studying for a Post Baccalaureate Diploma at The Curtis Institute of Music with Roberto Diaz and Hsin-Yun Huang.

Yi Qun Xu, cello: Praised for displaying “great poise and masterful technique” an possessing “an amazing rich tone,” cellist Yi Qun Xu has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician across the United States. Recently, Yi Qun was invited to participate in the prestigious Marlboro Music School and Festival. She has appeared at the Perlman Music Program, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Music@Menlo, Four Seasons Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, Kneisel Hall, Olympic Music Festival, and Orford Arts Center. She came to the US after studying with Yi-Bing Chu at China’s Central Conservatory of Music, where she won multiple top prizes in Chinese national cello competitions. Additionally, she has received many honors including first prizes at the 2017 Eastern Connecticut Instrumental Competition, the 7th Antonio Janigro International Cello Competition in Croatia, the ASTA National Solo Competition, the Wellesley Concerto Competition. A passionate chamber musician, she has collaborated and performed with notable artists including Itzhak Perlman, Ani Kavafian, Ida Kavafian, Ralph Kirshbaum, Carter Brey, Timothy Eddy, David Finckel, Hsin-Yun Huang, Mark Kaplan, Tessa Lark, Merry Peckham, Jon Kimura Parker, Itamar Zorman, members of the Cleveland, Juilliard, Tokyo, Ébène Quartet, and cello principles of Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. A Protégé of Ronald Leonard and Laurence Lesser, she studies with Timothy Eddy at The Juilliard School where she is the proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship.

For more information, please call 207-664-9258 or email:  Admission is free to the public.


Nov 30, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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