In Conversation With Francesco Lecce-Chong

Only 30 years old, Francesco Lecce-Chong is a rising star and already holds posts as Music Director of the Santa Rosa Symphony and the Eugene Symphony. "I will say that I strive for my performances to have a visceral impact on the audience and encourage taking risks for greater expression," he comments.

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Nina Lee

Nina Lee is a powerhouse cellist, chamber musician, teacher and member of the Brentano String Quartet since 1998. She is on the faculty of Yale University where the Brentano is Quartet-in-Residence.

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Alexander Barantschik

Alexander Barantschik is an orchestras dream come true. In 2001 he became concertmaster of the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas and brings to this position a vast experience as orchestral player, performing artist and chamber musician.

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Antonio Lysy

Antonio Lysy's career as cellist and teacher is a tale of many countries and influences, particularly Argentina, Italy, Quebec, Canada and the US. He has collaborated with renown musicians such as Charles Dutoit, Yuri Temirkanov, Yehudi Menuhin, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Pascal Roge.

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Jeffrey Kahane

Los Angeles-born Jeffrey Kahane is the quintessential in demand artist because he enjoys a successful career as pianist and conductor and possesses an innate grasp of such composers as Bach or John Adams.

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Christopher Parkening

Christopher Parkening was described by the Los Angeles Times as…”America’s reigning classical guitarist, carrying the torch of his mentor Andres Segovia.” He performs with leading orchestras including the New York Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic and collaborates with distinguished artists such as Renee Fleming, John Williams and Josh Groban.

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Mark Baranov

Mark Baranov has been Assistant Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for most of his thirty-eight year tenure with the orchestra. This December, he will be stepping down from the position but continue to serve as a member of the first violin section.

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Luthiers Of Petaluma

The award winning luthiers Joseph Grubaugh and Sigrun Seifert, are based in the small northern California town of Petaluma, in Sonoma County. Their violins, violas, cellos reflect the tradition and craftsmanship of the golden age of Italian instrument makers such as Stradivari and Guarneri.

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