Music: American Youth Symphony AYS Principals Chamber Ensemble with Concertmaster Gallia Kastner

6 pm | Sun, October 22, 2017
Bing Theater

American Youth Symphony’s AYS Principals Chamber Ensemble – Gallia Kastner and Tiffany Chung (violins), Benjamin Penzner (viola), and Dong Nyouk (Sunrise) Kim (cello) – perform Mozart: Quartet in D major, K. 499, Jessie Montgomery: Strum, and Brahms: Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Opus 51, No. 1.

Gallia Kastner, 20, is a Bachelor Degree candidate at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles where she studies with Robert Lipsett. She is the winner of the 2016 Pasadena Showcase Competition, the 2015 Thomas and Evon Cooper International Violin Competition, a winner in the 2014 Youngarts National Scholarship Program, the winner of the 2013 Blount Slawson National Concerto Competition, a prize winner in the 2013 Stradivarius International Violin Competition in Utah, the winner of the 2012 Johansen International Competition, and numerous other prizes. She has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, and many more. She was part of Quartet Lumiére that won first prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Gallia Kastner plays on an 1843 Giovanni Francesco Pressenda violin on generous loan from The Mandell Collection of Southern California.

The American Youth Symphony provides professional training for musicians through a wide repertoire and varied styles of music, from classical masterworks to world premieres and innovative film scores. Competitively selected, fellows receive a full scholarship and have the opportunity to work alongside world-class guest artists, including Daniel Bjarnason, Anna Clyne, Sarah Chang, Johannes Moser, John Williams, David Newman, Alan Silvestri, Charles Fox, and Lera Auerbach. Designed to challenge, nurture, and inspire, the American Youth Symphony is a musical laboratory where Fellows not only master their parts but also develop a deep understanding of the musical score.

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