Classical Music Delights at Music Fair II

This post is one in a series featuring profiles of the outstanding musicians who will perform at our Chadwick Music Fair II event on October 7.  William Lane, former LA Phil Principal Horn player will headline the event, with more classical music delights provided by LA Cello Quartet.

Look for emails featuring additional performers through the summer and fall.  To see the full lineup of musicians, a list of drawing prizes, and to purchase tickets online, click here  pclaphil.org/music-fair-ii/

Principal Horn Player William Lane

William Lane joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic as a Principal Horn in 1973 and has won outstanding recognition in the Southland since that time.  His many solo performances with the Orchestra include appearances at Hollywood Bowl and Music Center subscription concerts.  In addition, Mr. Lane has been featured in concerts on the Los Angeles Philharmonic Chamber Music Society series.

The Missouri-born musician began playing the horn when he was ten but, surprisingly, received no formal instruction until he entered the University of Kansas.  Mr. Lane graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music, where his principal teacher was James Stagliano.  He subsequently played solo horn for the Buffalo Philharmonic for six years prior to coming to Los Angeles.  While living in the East he appeared as soloist with the Boston Symphony.  Now retired from the LA Phil, he lives in Missouri and continues to perform, while enjoying his hobbies of farming, tennis, horses, fishing, and hiking.  He has graciously agreed to join us for this event.

 LA Cello Quartet

LA Cello Quartet is a project of the Positive Motions Foundation, initiated by Ruslan Biryukov, founder of the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra, with Garik Terzian, Hope Easton, and Jung Sung Jun.  The ensemble was first introduced at a Peninsula Committee Salon in May 2010.  The quartet of four charismatic cellists-soloists immediately attracted public attention and became a leading chamber music group.  Ruslan Biryukov is an astonishing young cellist who served as the former General Director of the Concert Department of “Russian Performing School” (Rostropovich Foundation). He has performed professionally throughout the world since the age of 11.  Garik Terzian has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in Eastern and Western Europe and North America.  He was awarded a merit scholarship by the University of Southern California where he received a Masters Degree and studied with professor Ronald Leonard.  Hope Easton studied at the Royal Northern College of Music as a Fulbright Scholar, and at the New England Conservatory, the San Francisco Conservatory, and the Cleveland Institute of Music.  Classically trained, she is an accomplished jazz musician.  She has performed with Garth Brooks, and on American Idol, the Tonight Show, Celebrity Rehab, and the PBS special Musical Encounters.  Jung Sung Jun studied at USC, and is a faculty member at CSULB, and a professor and chairperson at Shepherd University.  He has given master classes in the US, Asia, and Europe.  He is enjoying a career as an internationally renowned soloist, and gives Master Classes in his homeland, South Korea, with the Prestige Youth Orchestras as their principal professor.

 

One response to “Classical Music Delights at Music Fair II

  1. Thanks to the music committee for finding such great musicians! I am so looking forward to hearing them!
    Patt Parker