Saturday, March 9, 2013, starting at 4:00 pm, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Roanoke Avenue, Jamaica Plain, JPCONCERTS presents the WESTON WIND QUINTET performing Sextet in C minor by Louise Farrenc (1804-1875), Quintet in G minor by Paul Taffanel (1844-1908) and Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), in a special arrangement for wind quintet and piano. Musicians include members of the Weston Wind Quintet – Michael Tabak, flute; Ana-Sofia Campesino, oboe; Danby Cho, clarinet; Laura Carter, French horn; Shu Satoh, bassoon – and guest artists Heeyeon Chi, piano; and Victor Cayres, piano. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information and directions please see jpconcerts.org
Ana-Sofia Campesino, oboe, is a founding member of the wind quintet Vento Chiaro and has appeared with the Boston Pops, Emmanuel Music, Boston Musica Viva, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and Opera Boston, among other ensembles. She was awarded fellowships at Tanglewood and the European Mozart Academy and earned degrees from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Peabody Conservatory. A faculty member of Boston University Tanglewood Institute since 2002, Sofie is also on the faculty of the Brookline Music School. She has served as the Associate Director and an oboe instructor at the Rivers School Conservatory in Weston. She was also Acting Director at the Dana Hall School of Music and a faculty member of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division. Her principal teachers are Sara Lambert Bloom, Richard Woodhams (Philadelphia Orchestra), and Robert Sheena (Boston Symphony).
Laura Carter, French horn, received her BM from East Carolina University in horn performance. She completed her MM at Boston University and is currently working towards her Doctor of Musical Arts degree under the tutelage of Eric Ruske. In addition to performing in Boston University ensembles, Ms. Carter has performed with groups such as Arcadian Winds, ALEA III, the New Bedford Symphony, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. She is especially interested in performing new music and takes advantage of working with composition students at Boston University and other universities in the area.
Victor Cayres, piano, has performed in his home country of Brazil, as well as in the United States and Europe. He studied piano with Gilberto Tinetti and Eduardo Monteiro (University of Sao Paulo) and Wha Kyung Byun (New England Conservatory), chamber music with Richard Stoltzman, and has been a prize winner in competitions in Europe and Brazil. He is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at B.U., where he studied with the late Professor Anthony di Bonaventura. In 2011, he appeared as a soloist with the Boston Pops under Keith Lockhart, broadcast live on WGBH, and recently earned praise for a performance with the Sine Nomine string quartet in Switzerland.
Heeyeon Chi, piano, studied with Marina Mdivani (McGill) and Victor Rosenbaum (New England Conservatory), and is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Boston University, studying with Boaz Sharon. A prize winner in competitions in Canada, she has performed in South Korea, Canada, and the United States; participated in music festivals in Moscow, Chicago, New York, and Orford; been a guest artist at the B.U. Tanglewood Institute; and performed in master classes for John Perry, John O’Conor, Andre Laplante, Ian Hobson, Willem Brons, Atanas Kurtev, and Yong Hee Moon.
Danby Cho, clarinet, is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Boston University, studying with Ethan Sloane, as well as being a teaching assistant. She has performed with a variety of chamber ensembles and orchestras in Boston and has performed in Russia, Italy, Japan, and South Korea. She is a prize winner of the solo and chamber music competitions in South Korea. She has been an assistant for Ethan Sloane’s Clarinet Workshop at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and has performed recitals on the concert series there. Her former teachers are Paul Green, Larry Guy, and David Krakauer. Recently she was elected to membership in the national music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda.
Shu Satoh, bassoon, is a self-taught bassoonist, but received extensive chamber music training from Seizo Suzuki, who was principal oboist under Seiji Ozawa in the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra in Tokyo. He is principal bassoonist of the Waltham Symphony and the Melrose Symphony, and has been principal bassoonist of the Newton Symphony, New Philharmonia Orchestra of Newton, Civic Symphony of Boston, and Merrimac Valley Philharmonic Orchestra. He is a founding member of the Windhammer Chamber Players, as well as a member of the Aujourd’hui Ensemble.
Michael Tabak, flute, studied with Ruth Freeman (Musica Aeterna Orchestra) at the Juilliard School of Music Preparatory Division, where he was principal flute and soloist with the orchestra. He was principal flute with the National High School Symphony Orchestra at Interlochen, and then with the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra. He is principal flute with the Boston Chamber Symphony and previously was principal flute with a number of orchestras in New York including the Philharmonic Symphony of Westchester and the Fine Arts Symphony. His extensive chamber music experience includes being a founding member of the Weston Wind Quintet and the Aujourd’hui Ensemble.