2019-2020 Concerts

October 20 at Virginia Theological Seminary Chapel, Alexandria: Uhl and D’Rivera Trios for clarinet, viola and horn with Bonnie Cohen, viola and Frank Conlon, piano

October 22 at noon at Dumbarton House, Washington DC: Crusell Quartet for Clarinet and Strings, and Mozart Duos for Two Clarinets with Tianlai Lu, clarinet; Eunju Kwak, violin; Bonnie Cohen, viola and Sarah Hover, cello

November 15 at 3 pm The Lyceum, Alexandria, V A: Khachaturian Trio with Eunju Kwak, violin and Immanuella Gruenberg, piano

December 12 at 11 am at Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda, MD: Khachaturian Trio with Eunju Kwak, violin and Imanuella Gruenberg, piano

January 16 at noon at Old Town Hall, Fairfax, VA: Selections from Bruch Eight Pieces with Bonnie Cohen, viola and Jung-Yoon Yon, piano

February 6 at 11  at Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda, MD:  Excerpts from Pioneer Women: From Skagway to White Mountain by Barbara Harbach (1946- ) with Angela Winter, soprano and Barbara Cackler, piano

February 7 at noon at Calvary Baptist Church in Washington DC: Beethoven Trio op 11: with David Pearl, cello; Jung-Yoon- Yon, piano

March 1, 2020 at 7:30 pm at Riderwood Carmen Fantasy with Susan Hayes, flute and Lana Em, piano

March 20 at Old Town Hall, Fairfax:  Excerpts from Pioneer Women: From Skagway to White Mountain by Barbara Harbach (1946- ) with Angela Winter, Albert Hunt, Barbara Kieffer

March 24 at noon at Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase: Carmen Fantasy with Susan Hayes, flute and Lana Em, piano

March 28 at 3 at Greenspring:Robert Schumann: Fairy Tales & Dean Head Duo with Bonnie Cohen, viola and Joan Mizrhi, paino

April 5 at 3 at the Lyceum: Robert Schumann: Fairy Tales & Dean Head Duowith Bonnie Cohen, viola and Joan Mizrhi, paino

April 28 at 7:30 at Goodwin House, Alexandria: Brahms Sonata op. 120, no. 2with Barbara Cackler, piano

May 3 at 7:30 pm at Riderwood COmmunity, Silver Spring, MD:  Sergei Prokofiev: Overture of Hebrew Themes with Carolyn Wu and Eunju Kwak, violins; Bonnie Cohen, viola; Jan Timbres, cello; Tanya Lee, piano

May 8 at noon at Dacor Bacon House, Washington DC: Beethoven Septet with Eric Hall, bassoon; Amy Horn, horn; Eunju Kwak, violin; Bonnie Cohen, viola; Samantha Hegrecello; Cyndy Elliot, bass

May 16 at 3 pm Greenspring Community, Springfield, VA:  Carmen Fantasy with Susan Hayes, flute and Lana Em, piano

Past (2019-2020)
September 6 at 1 pm at Northern Virginia Community Center in Annandale, VA: Prokofiev, Overture on Hebrew Themes with Carolyn Wu and Eunju Kwak, violins; Bonnie Cohen, viola; Taka Ariga, cello; Tanya Lee, piano

September 14 at 3 pm at Greenspring Community Center, Springfield, VA : Brahms Sonata op. 120 no. 2with Barbara Cackler, Piano

September 22 at The Lyceum, Alexandria VA: Brahms Sonata op. 120 no. 2with Barbara Cackler, Piano

September 24 at 7:30 at Dumbarton House, Washington DC: Beethoven Septet with Eric Hall, bassoon; Amy Horn, horn; Eunju Kwak, violin; Bonnie Cohen, viola; Samantha Hegre, cello; Cyndy Elliot, bass

Grand Prize Winner 2019 YMIC International Competition!

Congratulations to 7th grader Angela S, Grand Prize Winner of the 2019 YMIC International Competiton! She will be performing in Carnegie Hall on July 6. Wish I could go, but I have a concert in Belgium at the same time. Angela was competent against students through the high school level. Way to go!

Congratulations also to:
Sophie Z: Honorable Mention Elementary Division
Jimmy Y: 3rd Place, Junior Division
Tsach M: 3rd Place, Senior Division

I’m so proud of all of you!

Good Month for Krystal

January was a fantastic month for Krystal. 

She made the finals of the national Marine Band High School Concerto Competition. She will compete for first place on February 16.

She won the highly-competitive Columbia Orchestra Concerto Competition and well perform Weber’s 1st Clarinet Concerto with the orchestra

Krystal is third chair in the Maryland All State Band. 

Congratulations on your successes, Krystal. Your earned them!

2019 Maryland All State Bands

Today and tomorrow are Maryland All State performances.
 
So proud of my students in the bands.

Junior All State: Angela S and Krystal W, 2nd and 3rd chair; Austin C; James K; Cole M;   Kevin W.

Senior All State: Tsach M, 2nd Chair; with section members: Ashley C; Claire C;
Austin M

Congratulations: your hard work paid off!
 

MCYO and PVYO Audition Results

Another Great Audition Season for the Studio!

Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra (MCYO)

Philharmonic

Austin M., Principal
Claire C.
SeYong P.

Symphony

Tsach M.

Young Artists

Kevin W.

 

Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra (PVYO)

Philharmonic

Ashley C.
Tsach M.

Symphony

Cole M.

Congratulations to my fantastic students!

All-National Concert Band

Congratulations to Austin M for earning a position in the clarinet section of the 2018 NAfME* All-National Honor Concert Band. He will be performing with the band at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL in November, 2018.

  • NAfME (National Association for Music Education) is the most important professional organization for public school music teachers.