Original performance on December 11, 2018
This program is supported by the Helen von Ammon Fund for Emerging Artists.
Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite 3 in C Major
David Froom: Eine Kleine Kleinmusik
L. V. Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 3 in A Major: I. Allegro
Frederic Chopin: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor: II. Scherzo and III. Largo
Gaspar Cassado: Dance of the Green Devil
Emerging Artist Davis You, 16, is a junior at Palo Alto High School. He studies cello with Jonathan Koh and previously studied with Irene Sharp. His awards include first place in the 2016 California ASTA solo competition, first place in the 2017 California Youth Symphony Young Artist Competition, and five invitations to perform in the Junior Bach Festival. He has served as principal cellist in CYS and is a former winner of the CYS Associate Orchestra’s concerto competition. An avid chamber musician, he plays in a piano trio with Young Chamber Musicians during the school year and spent three summers studying chamber music at California Summer Music. Last summer he studied at the Meadowmount School of Music and was a semifinalist at the Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in Astana, Kazakhstan. He has performed in master classes of Martti Rousi, Kirill Rodin, Sergei Roldugin, Laszlo Mezo, Ruslan Biryukov, Andrew von Oeyen, and the Horszowski Trio. Davis also has studied composition since he was seven and has participated in the San Francisco Conservatory’s Summer Music West intensive composition workshop.
Miles Graber received his musical training at the Juilliard School, where he studied with Anne Hull, Phyllis Kreuter, and Louise Behrend. He has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1971, where he has developed a wide reputation as an accompanist and collaborative pianist for instrumentalists and singers. He is a member of the chamber groups Trio Concertino, MusicAEterna, and the Sor Ensemble. Mr. Graber has been associated with many ensembles in the bay area including the San Francisco Chamber Soloists, Midsummer Mozart, the Oakland-East Bay Symphony, and the California Symphony. He has accompanied master classes by such artists as Midori, Nadia Salerno-Sonnenberg, James Galway and Lynn Harrell.