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
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.