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Sam Lorenzini

Violinist/Violist Sam Lorenzini, a native of Seal Beach, California,  began studying violin at 8 years old in the after school music program at his elementary school.  He has been concertmaster and featured soloist with the Musique Sur La Mer Youth Symphony Orchestra both locally and abroad and has performed in numerous international venues, including the Grosser Musikverein-saal, in Vienna, the Mozarteum, […]

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Jasmine Lau

Jasmine Lau began studying cello under the tutelage of Irene Sharp at the age of 10. She was a first prize winner of the Music Teacher Association of California’s VOCE competition and was a recipient of the MTAC Award and the Hennings-Fisher Foundation Convention Scholarship. She has participated in numerous masterclasses given by Lynn Harrell, […]

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Sean Baba

Sean Baba received his Bachelor of Arts, Vocal Studies from Loyola Marymount University where he studied with Karl Snider. In 2015 Sean was a young artist with the Frost School of Music at Salzburg College in Salzburg, Austria. Currently, Sean performs with the Pacific Chorale under the direction of Rob Istad. Active in Los Angeles […]

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Jim Wang

Jim Wang is the Director of Orchestras and Chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, California. As a native of Southern California, Mr. Wang was the Strings Director for all of Rowland Unified School District in Rowland Heights, California and also taught private violin and viola lessons […]

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Eric Shetzen

Double Bass Double bassist Eric Shetzen earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at The Juilliard School as a student of New York Philharmonic bassists Orin O’Brien and David Grossman. He has served as Principal Bass of the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra in Osaka, Japan, the Castleton Festival, and the Juilliard Orchestra. He also was a Double […]

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Andrew Banks

English-born pianist Andrew Banks has performed in the United Kingdom, continental Europe and the United States, exploring repertoires for solo piano, two pianos and chamber music. As an accompanist, he frequently collaborates with musicians on a variety of instruments. Andrew’s love of English music led to his recording of the CD Paradise Gardens (Supertracks) featuring […]

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Morgan O’Shaughnessey

Violist Morgan O’Shaughnessey is an active, diverse, high-energy young musician.  A curious performer of many passions and pursuits, his current 20-year musical background and training includes classical viola, Celtic and Quebecois fiddle, Renaissance viol, Chinese Arhu, traditional Scottish bagpipes, bluegrass banjo, bassoon, Brazilian Choros, American Jazz, electronica, computer music, pops-industry composition/arranging, Alexander Technique, and stringed […]

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Reina Inui

Reina Inui

Violinist, teacher, and producer, Reina Inui, is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music. She is from Los Angeles, where she studied with Robert Lipsett and Sheryl Staples at the Colburn School. Miss Inui won Grand Prize at the 1995 Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Awards and Second Prize at the Los Angeles Philharmonic […]

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Ken Aiso

Ken Aiso is internationally recognized as one of today’s most musical and versatile violinists. His playing is praised not only for his singularly beautiful tone, but also for the unique atmosphere of intimacy he evokes as he draws in his audiences. As recitalist and chamber musician, Ken has performed widely in Europe, the US and […]

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Kelvin McKay-Hill

Kelvin McKay-Hill has been playing music for over 20 years. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Kelvin fuses his love of 60s and 70s rock, Soul, Blues, and R&B with his formalized training in classical music to produce unique textures that have been part of many projects during his career. Kelvin began playing violin at […]

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