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Fall String Festival slated for Sunday
Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Fredonia School of Music will host its first annual Fall String Festival, a one-day residency with four world renowned artists in recital and master classes on Sunday, Oct. 30.

   Dennis Kim
   Dr. Elias Goldstein
   Steven Doane
  Jeffrey Turner

The festival begins at 2 p.m. when Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Concertmaster Dennis Kim takes the stage at Rosch Recital Hall for a performance with fellow guest artists Dr. Elias Goldstein, violist and professor at Louisiana State University; Steven Doane, cellist and professor at Eastman School of Music; and Jeffrey Turner, principal bassist with the Pittsburgh Symphony.

The concert will feature virtuosic works by Schumann, Paganini, Koussevitzky and Ravel. The guest artists will be joined by Fredonia piano faculty members Fr. Sean Duggan and Dr. Eliran Avni. Recital tickets are $10 general admission and are available at the Fredonia Ticket Office at (716) 673-3501 or online.

Following the recital, guest performers will give master classes with Fredonia string majors from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in Mason Hall. A complete schedule is available online. Master classes are free and open to the public, space permitting.

Appointed Concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in the spring of 2015, Mr. Kim is a highly acclaimed violin soloist and orchestral musician. Born in Korea, raised in Canada, educated in the United States, working in Asia for a decade, and most recently working in Europe, he was first appointed concertmaster of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra at the age of 22. Mr. Kim was also the youngest concertmaster in the history of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also served as concertmaster of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra in Finland. Mr. Kim has performed as a soloist and toured with orchestras from around the world. This past summer he was one of the five artists invited for the inaugural Valade Concertmaster program at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and Yale School of Music, Mr. Kim's teachers include Jaime Laredo, Aaron Rosand, Peter Oundjian, Paul Kantor, Victor Danchenko and Yumi Ninomiya Scott. Mr. Kim plays a 1701 ex-Dushkin Stradivarius, on permanent loan from a generous donor.

Dr. Goldstein won second prize at the Primrose International Viola Competition in 2011, and has been a top prize winner for competitions and festivals around the world. As a soloist with orchestras, he has appeared with the Moscow Soloists under the direction of Yuri Bashmet, New Moscow Philharmonic, New Mexico Chamber Orchestra, Advent Chamber Orchestra, the Ukrainian Chamber Orchestra and the DePaul Symphony Orchestra. He holds degrees from DePaul University (M.M.) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (D.M.A.) where he was a Collins Fellow. He has studied with Mark Zinger and with Sally Chisholm. As an orchestral musician, he has performed as guest concertmaster with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He was a regular member of the Grant Park Orchestra, and has also performed with the Bergen Philharmonic in Norway and with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Goldstein is a founding member and principal violist of the Advent Chamber Orchestra. Currently, he is principal of the Baton Rouge Symphony. Dr. Goldstein was recently appointed to the faculty of the Louisiana State University School of Music as an assistant professor of viola.

Internationally known soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, recording artist, and pedagogue, Mr. Doane appears at festivals and on concert series throughout the U.S. and overseas. He was the recipient of the Eisenhardt Award for Excellence in Teaching (Eastman School) and the Piatigorsky Commendation from the New England Conservatory. He was a finalist in the Tchaikovsky Competition and received the Naumburg Chamber Music Award as a member of the New Arts Trio. Mr. Doane has given recitals recently in Boston, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and London's Wigmore Hall, and has been a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, Milwaukee, Buffalo and Rochester philharmonic orchestras, and the Irish National Symphony. He gives master classes throughout the U.S. and has made appearances at the International Cello Festival in Manchester, England, and most of the major music institutes in the U.K. His recent recordings on the Bridge label have won the Naird Award in the U.S. and the Diapason d'Or in France, and he has made other recordings for Caedmon, Gasparo, Pantheon and Sony.

Mr. Turner is the Principal Bassist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and winner of the Y Music Society's Passamaneck Award. A native of South Carolina, Mr. Turner completed his bachelor's degree with James VanDemark at the Eastman School of Music. His other teachers include Lawrence Hurst and Robert Gladstone. He also serves as the Director of Orchestral Studies at Duquesne University, where he is the conductor of the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Turner has served as Visiting Professor at the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, and the University of Maryland, and as a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University. At Duquesne University, Mr. Turner has served as Chair of Strings and as Artistic Director of City Music Center's Young Bassist Program. He gives annual recitals and master classes throughout the world, and is a featured recitalist, clinician, and competition judge at the conventions of The International Society of Bassists.

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