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February 15, 2013

Cleveland student ensemble to perform at St. Peter’s

ASHTABULA —  The St. Peter's Episcopal Church Fine Arts Concert Series' will feature the Telos String Quartet, a student ensemble from the Cleveland Institute of Music, on March 10 at 2 p.m. at the church.

The performance is free and open to the public with a reception following where the audience may meet the quartet and enjoy punch and cookies. The concert program includes works by Barber, Debussy and Mendelssohn with popular music encores. S

The Telos Quartet (Patrick Yim and Kurt Munstedt, violins; Zsche Chuang Rimbo Wong, viola; Samuel Ericsson, cello) has performed throughout the Cleveland area since its inception in 2010 at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

 As participants in the Intensive Quartet Seminar at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the quartet has worked closely with Peter Salaff and members of the Cavani Quartet.  The quartet has also been mentored by Professor Tim Frederiksen of the Royal Danish Academy of Music.  In 2012, the Telos Quartet earned first prize at the Darius Milhaud Performance Prize Competition at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

The quartet has performed in masterclasses for members of the Juilliard, Tokyo, Concord, Takács and Miró Quartets. The quartet’s repertoire includes works by Barber, Mendelssohn, Milhaud, Mozart, Schubert, and Shostakovich. Aside from playing in traditional performance spaces, the quartet has also dedicated itself to performing for the community at such venues as the American Cancer Society Joseph S. & Jeannette M. Silber Hope Lodge, the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, University Hospital’s Seidman Cancer Center, Judson Manor and the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland.

Violinist Patrick Yim has performed as soloist with the Honolulu Symphony and the Hawaii Youth Symphony.  In Cleveland, he has performed with members of The Cleveland Orchestra and the Cleveland Institute of Music faculty. He has studied and performed abroad at festivals in China and the Czech Republic.  He was a prizewinner at the Beijing International Music Academy and Festival Concerto Competition. In Beijing, he also studied and performed with noted violinist and pedagogue Kathleen Winkler. He has performed in masterclasses for Endre Granat, Sally Thomas, and Chai Liang. He has served asi nstructor of violin at the prestigious Interlochen Center for the Arts Summer Arts Camp.  Yim earned a bachelor of music in violin performance with academic honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of David Updegraff.  He is a graduate student at the Cleveland Institute of Music .

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