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Harmonic Series: MSRI's 2015-16 Concert Series presents
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble presents
Anna Presler, violin & Eric Zivian, piano
February, 18 2015, 5:15-6:15pm
MSRI, 17 Gauss Way in Berkeley, CA
Free and open to the public!
About Anna Presler
Violinist Anna Presler, a longtime member of Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and currently its artistic director, has taught at Sacramento State University since 1994, where she plays in the faculty ensemble-in-residence, the Sun Quartet. She is also a member of New Century Chamber Orchestra, and has performed as a soloist with the ensemble. Ms. Presler was a fellow at the Banff Art Center, the International Music Seminar at Cornwall, and the Tanglewood Music Center, where her chamber music coaches included Eugene Lehner, Gil Kalish and Julius Levine. She holds degrees from Yale University, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and North Carolina School of the Arts. She studied with Elaine Richey, Sidney Harth, Syoko Aki, Ian Swensen, and the poet John Hollander. With Phyllis Kamrin, Kurt Rohde and Leighton Fong, she founded the Onyx Quartet in 1995; the ensemble merged with LCCE several years later and continues to perform and record. Ms. Presler lives in Berkeley with her husband, the cellist Leighton Fong, and their daughter Maria.
About Eric Zivian
Eric Zivian grew up in Toronto, Canada, where he graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Music. At age fifteen, he left home to attend the Curtis Institute of Music, where he received a Bachelor of Music degree. He holds graduate degrees from the Juilliard School and the Yale School of Music. He studied piano with Gary Graffman and Peter Serkin and composition with Ned Rorem, Jacob Druckman, and Martin Bresnick. He attended the Tanglewood Music Center both as a performer and as a composer. Mr. Zivian has given solo recitals in Toronto, New York, Philadelphia, and the San Francisco Bay Area. He has played concertos with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Rosa Symphony, the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and the Portland Baroque Orchestra.
MSRI's 2015-16 Harmonic Series
Sept. 17, 2015: The Honey-doos, http://tinyurl.com/honey-doos
Oct. 8, 2015: Galax Quartet, http://tinyurl.com/galaxquartet
Feb. 18, 2016: Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, http://tinyurl.com/leftcoastchamber