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Chamber Music International will present Concert #2 on October 10 at the Dallas City Performance Hall (2520 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201) at 8 p.m.

 

This concert will exemplify eight international artists in which five reside in North Texas. Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major for Strings and Two Horns, K. 334 was written in the summer of 1779 for one Salzburg’s prominent figures, Robinig von Rottenfeld. This Divertimento is one of Mozart’s finest works and will feature Strings and Hornists William Scharnberg and Michael Morrow. Scharnberg and Morrow are principal and second hornist, respectively, with the Dallas Opera Orchestra.

With only two pieces on the program, the second half will conclude with Brahms’ String Quintet in G Major, Op. 11. This piece was published in 1890; one of his later compositions. This breathtaking masterpiece will be performed by Violinist Nai-Yuan Hu, Felix Olschofka, Violist Che-Yen Chen, Susan Dubois and Cellist Anthony Elliott. The most notable of them all is Nai-Yuan Hu, having won first prize of the 1985 Queen Elisabeth Music Competition and can also be spotted in the 2001 film of Kate & Leopold starring Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman. Che-Yen Chen also hails from Taiwan and currently serves on the faculty at USC and CSU in Fullerton, CA. He is a four-time winner of the National Viola Competition in Taiwan. Felix Olschofka and Susan Dubois are both local favorite and local talents who are both in-demand professors at University of North Texas. Anthony Elliott is the Professor of Cello at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He is also the grand prize winner of the Emmanuel Feuermann Memorial International Cello Solo Competition.

CMI will also present two of the finest young artists in North Texas, Brian Zhao, cello, and Samantha Choo, violin, during its Young Artists Pre-Concert series right before the concert. Starting at 7:30pm, Brian, 17, and Samantha, 15, will take center stage. They received first and second prize of the Solo Division of the 2014 CMI Young Artists Solo and Chamber Music Competition. In additional to the cash prizes they received, they will also have the opportunity to perform again to the audience. The 2015 Young Artists Solo and Chamber Music Competition will take place on May 9.

Season subscriptions are still on sale and patrons are encouraged to take advantage of the prices. Season tickets start as low as $36 for students and there is a Build-Your-Own Subscription Package if one can not commit to all six concerts. Single tickets range from $10-$35 with an option to purchase the Family Package for $70. CMI is also a part of the KERA/KXT Member Rewards Program.

Chamber Music International was founded in 1986 by a group of international chamber musicians whose mission was to present the highest artistic level of chamber music to a broad spectrum of patrons in North Texas. To learn about the 2014-2015 Concert Series, visit http://www.cmi-tickets.org or call (972)-385-7267.