Category Archives: News and Updates

Performance video: Valley Wind Quintet

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I’m pleased to share this video from November 2017 of a live performance by the Valley Wind Quintet.  We are performing on the American Composers Concert sponsored by the Pasadena Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, Women’s Music Fraternity.  Our portion begins at 20:28, and you will hear the Pastoral for Wind Quintet by Vincent Persichetti and Five [...]

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Performance video: Prokofiev Quinet!

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So thrilled to share the video from the performance last weekend of the Prokofiev Quintet Op.  39.  Unfortunately it’s a partial recording, starting in the 3rd movement.   Featuring: Jonathan Tang, violin Virginie d’Avezac de Castéra, viola John Hester, bass  Phil O’Connor, clarinet  Victoria Sabonjohn, oboe Enjoy! http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/112523782

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President’s Day schedule

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Please note that due to school closures and a trip for President’s Day weekend, there are NO lessons from Friday, February 16 through Tuesday, February 20.  Please let me know if you wish to reschedule to another day that week.  Thank you for your understanding!

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Concert Invite: Santa Cecelia Orchestra

I’m thrilled to be playing second oboe in the Santa Cecelia Orchestra’s concert celebrating 25 years of beautiful music! This will be a dynamic program with great music, come see us on February 11. More information and tickets can be found HERE!

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Concert Invite: Prokofiev Quintet

Come hear me in the Prokofiev Quintet, in addition to some solo and chamber works for double bass! Saturday, February 3, 2018 5-6:30 pm The Wild Beast at CalArts 24700 McBean Pkwy Valencia, CA 91355 More information on my previous post HERE!

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On my stand: Prokofiev Quintet

On my stand right now is the Quintet Op. 39 by Prokofiev.  It is for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, and double bass and I’m really looking forward to performing it on a friend’s recital next month.  Check  out this nice performance on Youtube, and I’ll keep you posted about my upcoming perfomance!

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21st century payment methods

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While paying for lessons via cash or check is always great, I have expanded my payment methods to the following services in an effort to make it easier on parents.  Contact me for more information or if you have questions about how to pay using any of these methods. Venmo  Google Wallet Zelle PayPal Apple [...]

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Gearing up for Certificate of Merit

Eight students are confirmed to participate in Certificate of Merit 2018 in March, from levels 2-6.  We have chosen repertoire, and now the fun begins!

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On the Cover: Liang Wang

The renowned oboist Liang Wang is featured On the cover of the New York Philharmonic’s Playbill.  Click the link above for more information, or below to watch the video interview and playing clips.

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Audition Tips by Eugene Izotov

Check out this video with helpful tips and candid impressions by Eugene Izotov!

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