The Ensemble will perform the Music of Mozart “String Trio (Divertimento K563)” and “String Quintet in G minor K516”.
The Capitol Ensemble are Phillip Levy (violin), Julie Gigante (violin), Alma Fernandez (viola), Benjamin Ullery (viola) and Clive Greensmith (cello)
Phillip Levy – violin – ‘Has received world-wide acclaim at festivals in Spoleto, Bayreuth, Edinburgh, Israel, Tokyo and the USA; and is a winner of many international awards. Mr. Levy was born in Wales, and musically trained in Israel and Europe.
Julie Gigante – violin – Since her Carnegie Hall debut, she has been in demand as a chamber musician, soloist and recording artist. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra since 1986; and was born into a musical family and began her training at the age of five.
Alma Fernandez – viola – ‘Attended the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and has her Master’s Degree in Viola Performance from UCLA. She performs regularly with the LA Opera, the LA Master Chorale, etc.; and as a chamber musician has been described as “…a soulful violist.” and with interpretations as “gripping, expert performances.” (L.A. Times).
Benjamin Ullery – viola – Mr. Ullery is the Assistant Principal Viola of the Los Angeles Philharmonic; and has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Australian Chamber Symphony, etc.. He is a faculty member at the Colburn School and is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory.
Clive Greensmith – cello – has been a member of the Tokyo Quartet since 1999, and is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music and the Musikhochschule in Cologne. He has held the position of principal cellist with the London Symphony Orchestra; and has collaborated with distinguished musicians such as Leon Fleisher, Lynn Harrell, Alicia de la Rocha, etc. Currently he is Professor of Cello and Co-Director of Chamber Music at the Colburn School. In 2016/2017 he will make his Lincoln Center Music Society debut at the Alice Tully Hall.
For more information, contact (626) 799-6333 or visit www.friendsofsopaslibrary.org/concerts.htm.