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.
Musafia Cremona Italy violin and viola cases are considered by many to be the standard of the craft for their construction, design, innovation and quality of materials used, such as high-end silks, satins and Italian suede lining.
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.
Anne Tomlinson has distinguished herself as Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) for almost twenty-two years, and will be relinquishing her position with this group at the conclusion of the 2017-2018 season.
MIROIRS CA celebrates the centennial of the birth of Romanian pianist Dinu Lipatti who remains a legendary personality among performing artists. Although he passed away from symptoms of Hodgkin’s disease at age thirty-three, his recordings, life work and courageous attitude serve as an inspiration and example for both musicians and non-musicians.
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.
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.
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.
Jerome Lowenthal is among the most respected interpreters of our time, receiving critical acclaim for a wide range of repertoire that includes works for piano solo, piano chamber music, duo piano and sixty-three different concerti.