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Maui Classical Music Festival
Makawao & Hāna - May 2nd & May 6th
Mākena - May 4th & May 8th
Two of the players who helped make the Tokyo String Quartet world famous for exceptional music making are coming to Maui in May. For the 2015 Maui Classical Music Festival, violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith will be joined by six other musicians, including a pianist acclaimed for "hypnotically powerful" playing, a virtuoso guitarist and two rising stars on the violin and cello.
Leading the festival for the 34th year are violist Yizhak Schotten and his wife, pianist Katherine Collier, both University of Michigan faculty members. Concerts are scheduled May 2nd at Makawao Union Church; May 4th and 8th at Keawala'i Congregational Church in Mākena and May 6th at Wananalua Church in Hāna. The sites have been chosen for their scenic and historical qualities as well as their excellent acoustics.
The 44-year-old Tokyo Quartet disbanded in 2013 when two of its players retired, but Beaver and Greensmith have remained active. Critics have praised Beaver for technical agility, versatility and warm tone. Greensmith, who has been principal cellist of London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, has won several prizes including second in the inaugural Premio Stradivari in Cremona, Italy.
Others who will be a part of the festival include Canadian pianist Kevin Fitz-Gerald, a winner of prestigious awards. He has been praised for "hypnotically powerful and precise" and "dynamic and distinguished" playing. Guitarist David Leisner will be returning to the Maui festival after an appearance in 2009. Kevin Keaton of the American Record Guide says, "David Leisner is among the finest guitarists currently performing and, given that the level of playing has never been higher, that means among the finest of all time."
Cellist David Requiro, who performed in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Maui festivals is also returning to Maui. Among his awards is the coveted Naumburg International Violoncello Competition, won in 2008. Also returning is violinist Grace Park, known for her dynamic technique. She is a laureate of the National Symphony Orchestra's Young Soloist Competition. The festival’s history began in 1982, when the then Kapalua Music Festival was founded by Colin and Margaret Cameron. More recently, it has reorganized as the Maui Classical Music Festival and become a non-profit organization.
For information on the program for the four concerts please go to the festival website at: www.mauiclassicalmusicfestival.org.
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