Win Great Drawing Prizes at Chadwick

Claudia Grzywacz and Shirley Farley have collected a great lineup of prizes for the Drawing to be held at the Chadwick Music Fair II concert next Sunday, October 7.  You will be able to buy tickets during the event, right up to the first spin of the drum.  If you can’t attend the event, no problem.  You don’t need to be present to win, and you can buy tickets online at

And remember, if you need more tickets to the concert, you can also buy them at AMUSE Music Center, 43C Peninsula Center in Rolling Hills.

Drawing Prizes

Welk Resorts Sirena Del Mar – 4 night penthouse stay, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Trip for 2 to Catalina Island, including 2 nights at El Terado Hotel,
passage on the Catalina Flyer, and a romantic dinner

Box of 4 at Hollywood Bowl for Tuesday or Thursday night concert,
including box dinners from Cego’s

Two cases of award-winning wine from Castle Rock Wines
2010 California Cuvee Pinot Noir
2010 Chardonnay
Read about this PV-based “remote” winery by clicking here

Citizen’s Eco-Drive watch

Brooks Brothers scarf

Bez Ambar black onyx necklace

Halcyon Days enamel box with Walt Disney Concert Hall image

“Picnic at Ascot” basket for 2

“Concert in the Park” oil painting by Philip R. Brunner, 18″x24″

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Rising Stars to Showcase Their Talent

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.  These Rising Stars will showcase their talents and show us the way of the future.

To see the full lineup of musicians, a list of drawing prizes, and to purchase tickets online, click here

Isabella Ma, Piano

Isabella Ma, age 15, has studied piano since the age of 7, and has been studying with Anli Lin Tong since age 9.  She has won numerous competitions, and has performed as a soloist with the Bellflower Symphony Orchestra, the Beach Cities Symphony Orchestra, the Brentwood Westwood Symphony Orchestra, the Palos Verdes Regional Symphony Orchestra and the Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Symphonic Orchestra.  Isabella also plays the violin and has been a dedicated member of the Palos Verdes Regional Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Elmer Su since 2009.  Isabella’s musical talent and pianistic achievements have brought her latest honor, as the First Prize Winner of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Concerto Competition, and she will be featured as a soloist with the YMF Debut Orchestra during its next concert season.  For the 2012 summer, she was invited to be an active participant at the International Summer Festival in Salzburg, Austria.

Mini Maestros Trio

The trio of Shelby Wong, Amber Correa, and David Morgan placed first in the South Bay MTAC VOCE 2012.
Shelby Wong, a 12-year-old violinist and pianist, gave her first public performance at the age of four, and soloed on both violin and piano at age 9.  She is a member of the Symphony Orchestra at Orange County High School of the Arts.  In addition to solo performances, Shelby performs with her Junior Chamber Music group.  She has competed at the MTAC VOCE state finals after winning both Junior Solo Strings and Intermediate Ensemble.  As a young soloist, she played with the Laguna Woods Village Symphony in 2010 and the Saddleback College Symphony Orchestra in 2011.  She was invited to perform at the International Young Musicians Concert in Cambridge, England when she was 8.

Amber Correa, age 11, will enter the 6th grade Gate Program at Mesa View Middle School in the fall.  She has enjoyed playing violin since the age of 6, and has studied with Deborah H. Kim for the last two years.   Amber has received awards, honors and scholarships at the Orange County Junior Chamber Music Competition for the past two years, and she was awarded first place in the strings division of the Orange County Korean Music Competition in June, 2012.  She is concertmaster at Seabreeze Youth Orchestra in Huntington Beach, and also plays violin with the Saddleback College/Laguna Woods Symphony Orchestra starting in January 2012.

For this performance, Betty Cheung is substituting for the third member of the Mini Maestros Trio, eleven year old pianist David Morgan.  Ms. Cheung received her Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music and attained her FTCL and LRSM from London.  She has been a piano teacher and accompanist in the South Bay for over 20 years, and is currently a member of the South Bay Branch of the Music Teachers Association of California.

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Music Fair II October 21 – Showcasing Young Musicians

To purchase tickets and see full details of our Music Fair II South Coast Botanic Garden event, click here.

12:00 – 1:00 Preconcert activities
1:00 – 1:20  VOCALITY:  AMUSE Teen Chorus
1:20 – 2:00  Asia America Woodwind Trio
2:00 – 2:45  Peninsula High Chamber Choir
2:45 – 3:20  PV High School Prima Volte String Ensemble
3:20 – 4:00  PV Regional Symphony Orchestra Chamber Group

See you there!


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Piano Virtuosos and Rising Stars to Dazzle Audiences 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.  Expect to be dazzled by celebrated piano virtuosos performing with our Rising Stars.

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

Andrew Moses, Clarinet

Andrew Moses is 13 years old and will be an 8th grader at Laurel Springs School this autumn.  He began playing the clarinet at age eight and he began study with Dr. Margaret Thornhill at age nine. Andrew is a finalist in the 2012 International Clarinet Association High School Competition, a winner of the 2012 Beverly Hills Music in the Mansion Auditions and the Manhattan Beach Previews Auditions, a winner in the 2012 Torrance Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition for Young Artists, and he has three times been featured concerto soloist with the Glendale Youth Orchestra.  His current season includes concerto appearances with the Torrance Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Clarinet Choir, Claremont Clarinet Festival, Pasadena Summer Youth Chamber Orchestra, and Glendale Youth Orchestra… as well as solo recital performances in Palos Verdes, Encinitas, Rolling Hills, Beverly Hills, Riverside, and Manhattan Beach.  In his spare time, Andrew enjoys taekwondo (he’s working on his 2nd degree black belt), cycling, gardening, youth group, conducting, and composing.  Visit Andrew’s website by clicking here. To read an interview with Andrew, click here.  Andrew will be accompanied by Dr. Tania Fleischer.  Pianist Dr. Tania Fleischer will perform with Andrew.

Dr. Tania Fleischer, Piano

Dr. Tania Fleischer is an active pianist and collaborative artist in Southern California.  As a young pianist, Dr Fleischer attended the Juilliard Pre-College and won numerous prizes throughout the New York Metropolitan area.  She appeared as soloist with many community orchestras, as well as the New Jersey Symphony, and performed regularly as a recitalist and in a duo with harpist Stacey Shames, with whom she shared her New York Debut at Carnegie Recital Hall.   While on the faculty of Chapman University, Dr. Fleischer developed and headed the Keyboard Collaborative Arts Program,  Dr. Fleischer is currently on the faculty of Loyola Marymount University, where she teaches piano, is director of Chamber Ensembles and co-producer of the Annual LMU Children’s Concert.  In addition to maintaining a busy private studio of pianists, instrumentalists and singers, she is the director of the Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts String Orchestra.  Dr. Fleischer will perform with clarinetist Andrew Moses.

Stephanie Chou, Flute

Stephanie Chou has studied flute since the age of 8 and piano since the age of 4.  She has completed Advanced level 10 of the Certificate of Merit for piano and flute in 2010 and 2011, respectively.  She is the Associate Principal flutist at the Palos Verdes Regional Symphony Orchestra, where she performs her community services.  Years of music competitions and awards have strengthened Stephanie’s confidence, interpersonal, and presentation skills.  She attributes her achievements to the encouragement of her school music teacher, Miss Parkinson, her private instructors, Mrs. Kowalski, Dr. Govel, and the PV Regional Symphony Orchestra conductor, Mr. Elmer Su.  Her most recent VOCE (Vocalists, Orchestral Instrumentalists, Chamber Music, Ensembles) flute competition won 2nd place at the California State level for 2011 and 3rd place at the California State level for 2012.  Pianist Michael Sushel will perform with Stephanie.

Michael Sushel, Piano

Michael Sushel is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music in New York City and has earned a reputation as an extremely versatile musician, having played and recorded with almost every conceivable type of musical ensemble from classical, jazz, and rock groups to film and records.  He has performed in concert with singer B.J. Ward at Carnegie Hall in New York, played for film and TV shows such as the Emmy Awards, appeared in concert with rock groups such as Ambrosia, and recorded for artists as diverse as R&B singer Rick James and composer Daniel Lentz, the latter with whom he toured Japan in 1991.  In the spring of 2003, he traveled to China to meet with piano faculty and teach young pianists at the Beijing and Shanghai Conservatories. In addition to his performing engagements and private teaching, Michael is currently Professor of Piano at Citrus College.  He will perform with Principal Horn William Lane and with flutist Stephanie Chou.

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