Trevecca Nazarene University

Professional musicians Chase and Otaki to perform at Trevecca

Violist Roger Chase and pianist Michiko Otaki will perform in Trevecca's Wakefield Auditorium at 7:30 P.M. on January 18, 2005. These free concerts are open to students, faculty, family, and friends, and this one will feature performances of music ranging from Schubert's "Arpeggione" Sonata to major works of Brahms, Paganini, Vieutemps, and others.  

The curtain first rose for Robert Chase in 1979 when he played with the English Chamber Orchestra. In 1987 he appeared as a soloist at a Promenade Concert at The Royal Albert Hall in London. Since that time he has been invited to play as principal viola with every major British orchestra and many others in North America and Europe , and he has recorded for six record companies. The world-renowned musician has tuaght at the Royal College of Music, the Guildhall School, and the Royal Northern College of Music. In 2001 he became a professor at Oberlin College. September 2005 will see him teaching at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois.

Michiko Otaki has performed at several major venues, toured, and recorded. She has released two albums, one of which received the ìPolish Grammyî as ìBest Chamber Music Recordingî for 1996. In 2002 she played at the Fiftieth International Ljubljana Festival. In 2005 she will tour the United States. Currently, she is a professor and director of keyboard studies at Clayton College and State University in Atlanta, Georgia.

The public is invited this exciting cultural event.