"The Great Romantics"
Taija Warbelow, violist
Eric Tran, pianist-composer
at 7:30 p.m.
tickets available now at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2676340
Piedmont pianist-composer Eric Tran and violist Taija Warbelow will perform a
recital at the Piedmont Center for the Arts on Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m.
They will play Schumann’s Fairy-Tale Pictures, Brahms’ Sonata in E-flat Major,
pieces by Vieuxtemps and Wieniawski, and a world premiere composition by Tran.
Tran, a Piedmont native, is known for his friendly stage manner, thoughtful
programming, and bold risk-taking. He has appeared in music festivals such as
PianoTexas, Aspen, as well as festivals in Europe. His principal studies were
with pianists Sharon Mann, Thomas Schultz, and composer Jaroslaw
Kapuscinski. He is a graduate of Stanford University and the San Francisco
Conservatory of Music.
Warbelow, originally from Fairbanks, Alaska, has a long history in chamber
music. At the age of 5, she was placed in her first quartet which ended up staying
together for 11 years as Quartetto Polare. She has participated in many summer
festivals including the Encore School for Strings, the Zephyr International
Chamber Music Festival, the Moritzburg Festival Academy, and the Fairbanks
Summer Arts Festival where she has been a returning guest artist. She studied
at the Juilliard Pre-College with Toby Appel and at the San Francisco
Conservatory of Music with Jodi Levitz.