Pianist Norman Krieger, Violinist Lyndon Taylor, and Cellist Gloria Lum
Norman Krieger, professor of keyboard studies at the USC's Thornton School of Music, began his training in Los Angeles under the tutelage of Esther Lipton, becoming a full scholarship student of Adele Marcus at the Juilliard School at the age of 15. He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Juilliard School. Krieger is highly regarded as an artist of depth, sensitivity, and virtuosic flair. He regularly appears with the major ensembles of the world, among them the New York, Los Angeles, Hamilton, and Hong Kong philharmonics; the symphonies of Chicago, Cincinnati, Honolulu, Pittsburgh, Grand Teton, San Antonio, and San Diego; the Boston Pops Orchestra; Prague’s Czech National Symphony Orchestra; Turkey’s Presidential Symphony Orchestra; and Taiwan’s National Symphony Orchestra. In recital, Krieger has been heard throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, South America, and Asia, while chamber music collaborations have included appearances with soprano Sheri Greenawald, violinist William Preucil, cellist Jian Wang, the Tokyo and Manhattan String Quartets. He appeared at New York City’s prestigious Mostly Mozart Festival, earning an immediate invitation to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ “Great Performers Series.” His awards include the Gold Medal in the first Palm Beach Invitational Piano Competition, the Paderewski Foundation Award, the Bruce Hungerford Memorial Prize, the Victor Herbert Memorial Prize, the Buffalo Philharmonic Young Artists Competition Prize, and the St. Louis Symphony Prize.
Violinist Lyndon Taylor comes from a musical family. While his parents performed as duo pianists, he and his siblings concertized as the Taylor String Quartet, appearing extensively throughout the United States and abroad, including performances at over 50 colleges and universities and on national radio and TV in Great Britain, Sweden, and Norway. He completed the master of music degree from California State University, Northridge, and the doctor of musical arts degree at the Juilliard School—where he received the Fritz Kreisler Scholarship—under the direction of Dorothy DeLay. Taylor has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, among them the Coleman Chamber Music Award, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago Soloist Auditions, the Joseph Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Lipizer International Competition (Italy), and the 2000 Adventist Alumni Achievement Award for the Arts. Taylor’s orchestral career began as concertmaster of both the Redlands and Riverside symphony orchestras. He was also a member of the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia. From 2007 to 2011, Taylor served as assistant concertmaster for the New Zealand Symphony. He is now principal second violin of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Cellist Gloria Lum, a native of Berkeley, California, attended both the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Southern California, graduating from the latter institution magna cum laude. A student of Gabor Rejto and Ronald Leonard, she was a member of the Oakland Symphony and the Denver Symphony before joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1985. A frequent participant of the Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella series and its Chamber Music Series, Ms. Lum has been involved in tributes to Elliott Carter, György Ligeti, Witold Lutoslawski, and most recently appeared in a solo work by David Lang. On the chamber music series, she has appeared with Andre Previn, Emanuel Ax, Lars Vogt, and Joshua Bell. Lum currently teaches cello and chamber music at Occidental College.
Works to be announced.
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