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  pclaphil.org/music-fair-ii/

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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