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Metamorfose for Viola and Piano Clarice Assad (b. 1978)
Dança das Borboletas
Rose Hashimoto, viola
Emely Phelps, piano
Divertimento for String Trio in E-Flat Major, K. 563 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Blaise Magnière, violin
Rose Hashimoto, viola
Meta Weiss, cello
Rose Hashimoto grew up in Seattle and recently returned to the area after a long stint in New York City. Rose was a member of the string orchestra Shattered Glass Ensemble and the Thalia Quartet, and performed with ensembles including A Far Cry, Trio Cleonice, the Aeolus Quartet, and the Argus Quartet. She has taken part in music festivals including Birdfoot Chamber Music Festival, Manchester Summer Chamber Music, Yellow Barn, Taos, and Kneisel Hall. Rose earned a B.M. from Juilliard and a M.M. and Professional Studies Diploma from Mannes College.
With cellist James Waldo, Rose co-founded Listen Closely, an organization dedicated to building community in upper Manhattan through music. Also a dedicated educator, Rose works with students of all ages and currently serves on the faculty of the Suzuki Institute of Seattle and Kaleidoscope School of Music in Issaquah.
Praised for his “virtuosic skill” (Stage and Cinema), “poised expression”, and “sweet, refined tone” (Chicago Classical Review), French violinist Blaise Magniere is a highly acclaimed chamber musician, active both in the U.S and abroad. He has toured extensively, including venues such as Wigmore Hall in London, Herculessaal in Munich, the Louvre Auditorium in Paris, the Schneider Series at Carnegie Hall, Ravinia Festival, Mostly Mozart, La Jolla Festival and the Caramoor Festival. As the first violinist of the Avalon String Quartet, he was the top prizewinner of the Munich ARD Competition and Grand Prize winner at the Concert Artists Guild Competition.
Recently appointed Artist-Teacher of Piano at Ohio University, pianist Emely Phelps enjoys a multifaceted career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. Praised by the Boston Globe for her “fleet, energetic, and bright-toned” playing, Emely made her solo orchestral debut with the National Symphony Orchestra as the grand prizewinner of their Young Soloists Competition, and has since been a featured soloist with the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, Little River Symphony, McLean Symphony, and the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Meta Weiss made her international debut at the age of seven in Holland, and has established herself as one of the leading cellists of her generation. Her performances have taken her to venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Boston Symphony Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, and Melbourne Recital Centre. Top prize-winner in numerous competitions, she has been hailed as “magnetic” (ArtsJournal) and “luminous” (Sydney Arts Guide). A graduate of Rice University (BM) and The Juilliard School (MM, DMA), she is Chamber Music Coordinator and Senior Instructor for the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder and Artistic Director of the Boulder Cello Festival.