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Capitol Ensemble

Sunday, October 3, 2021 | 6:00 PM




"Powerful playing... clean articulation, appealing tasteful and confident sense of style... taking no aspect of music at face value." (London Telegraph, Wigmore Hall Debut Recital) Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as the top classical performer of 1995, violinist Phillip Levy has received worldwide critical acclaim at festivals in Spoleto, Bayreuth, Edinburgh, Israel, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Ojai, Seattle and Aspen. Mr. Levy has received many prestigious awards and prizes including the International Chamber Music Competition, Florence, Italy; The Royal Overseas League, England; The Myra Hess Trust, Welsh Arts Council, American Israel Cultural Foundation and Rubin Academy Violin Competition, Israel.

Maya Magub is a British violinist now working in Hollywood’s recording studios. She was a scholar at the Royal Academy of Music in London and has a 1st class degree in music from Cambridge University. A committed chamber musician, she was a founder member of the Mainardi Trio for ten years and has guested with the Emperor Quartet, the London Mozart Players Chamber Ensemble, Melvyn Tan and Gil Shaham. Her recordings of the Mozart and Michael Haydn duos for violin and viola and Telemann’s solo violin works (both for CRD) received critical acclaim: “It makes listening to this performance a really joyous experience...(Gramaphone, July 2013).

A founding member (2000-2005) of New York City-based Fountain Ensemble, Michael Larco has collaborated in concert with Lynn Harrell, Itzhak Perlman, Alisa Weilerstein, and Rachel Barton Pine. Assistant Principal Violist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra from 2005- 2012, he joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in July 2012. Larco has served as principal violist of the Juilliard Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Masur, and James Conlon. In recent seasons, he has performed in the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. While living in Italy from 1999-2000, he studied both at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Thomas Riebl and in Cremona, Italy with Bruno Giuranna.

American virtuoso cellist Robert deMaine has distinguished himself as one of the finest and most versatile instrumentalists of his generation, performing to critical acclaim as soloist, recitalist, orchestra principal, recording artist, chamber musician, and composer/arranger. In 2010, DeMaine was a founding member of the highly acclaimed Ehnes String Quartet and completed several world tours and recordings with the ensemble. In 2012 he was invited to join the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Principal Cello. He collaborates often in a piano trio with violinist Hilary Hahn and pianist Natalie Zhu. As soloist, he has collaborated with many distinguished conductors, including Neeme Järvi, Peter Oundjian, Joseph Silverstein, and Leonard Slatkin, and has performed nearly all the major cello concertos with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, where he served as principal cello for over a decade.

Dahae Kim joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in September of 2015. Previously she served as the assistant principal cellist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra where she was featured as soloist in Benjamin Lees’s Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin.

Dahae completed her studies at the New England Conservatory of Music in 2013 as the recipient of the prestigious Gregor Piatigorsky Scholarship, earning Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as a student of Laurence Lesser and Paul Katz., and studied privately with famed cellist Bernard Greenhouse.