Exceptional Talent Will Be on Display at Chamber Music Concert

Kristian Nyquist will play harpsichord at the upcoming Chamber concert.

Chamber Music Palisades will hold a concert at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, at St. Matthews. The talent includes a harpsichordist from Germany, a violinist who is the concertmaster for John Williams. The cellist and oboist are principals for the L.A. Opera.

The music will be sublime and includes Bach, Haydn, Vivaldi, Arnold and Falla. Alan Chapman, KUSC host, will offer program notes to enlighten the evening.

HARPSICHORDIST, fortepianist and music pedagogue, Kristian Nyquist, was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Germany. He took piano and violin lessons, but his real love started with the harpsichord when he was 15.

He consecutively studied with Christine Daxelhofer at the University of Music Karlsruhe and supported by a postgraduate scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), with Huguette Dreyfus in Paris, where he graduated with a “Prix de Virtuosité.”

After having been accompanist and teacher at the University of Music Mannheim from 1989 on, Kristian Nyquist was appointed for a full-time post teaching harpsichord, fortepiano, figured-bass playing and chamber music at the University of Music Karlsruhe in 2006.

As both harpsichord and fortepiano-soloist Kristian Nyquist works together with various orchestras and is a devoted performer of chamber music.

He will play the D. Scarlatti Sonnatas and then join cello player John Walz for A. Vivaldi Sonata in E minor.

Walz, principal CELLIST of Los Angeles Opera, is a celebrated soloist and chamber music artist, known for his dazzling virtuosity and elegant musicianship.

The program concludes with De Falla Harpsichord Concerto that features the harpsichord, cello, violin, clarinet, oboe and flute.

VIOLINIST: Roger Wilkie, is the concertmaster of the Long Beach Symphony and has appeared as soloist in many concertos from Brahms to Bruch and Sibelius. He is also concertmaster for John Williams and can be heard in many of his movies.

CLARINET: Laura Stoutenborough, received her bachelor’s degree in music at the University of Minnesota and her masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Southern California. She has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Pasadena Symphony, and the Long Beach Opera. In television, her credits include Only Murders in the BuildingThe Gilded AgeAhsoka, and Willow.

Laura Stoutenborough

FLUTIST: Susan Greenberg, who co-founded CMP  in 1997, has been a soloist, chamber musician, symphony player and recording artist. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UCLA and is presently an adjunct professor at Pepperdine and Santa Monica Colleges.

OBOIST: Leslie Reed joined the LA Opera Orchestra in 1996. In 2009, music director James Conlon appointed her as  principal oboe chair, a position she currently holds. A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music,  this Pacific Palisades resident was acting associate  principal oboe of the L.A. Philharmonic for music director Esa-Pekka Salonen in 1994-95. She has played on the scores of hundreds of films.

St. Matthew’s Parish is located at 1031 Bienveneda Ave. Tickets are $35 and there is free admission for full-time students with an ID.click here.

Leslie Reed

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