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Jonah Kim, Cello; Tom Rose, Clarinet; Miles Graber, Piano
February 27, 2018
Jonah Kim, Cello; Tom Rose, Clarinet; Miles Graber, Piano

Mikhail Glinka: Trio Pathtètique in D minor

Johannes Brahms: Trio, Op. 114


Clarinetist Tom Rose holds a B.A. from San Francisco State University and a Masters in performance from Mills College, Oakland. He has held the position of Principal Clarinetist and Soloist with Music in the Mountains Festival, Grass Valley, CA since its founding, in 1982. He has performed the Copland and Mozart clarinet concertos numerous times with the orchestra, along with other solo works. From 1988 to 2010 he served as Personnel Manager and extra clarinetist for the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. Mr. Rose is also an adjunct clarinet teacher at Holy Names University, Oakland.  In 2004 he and Miles Graber released their first CD, Music for Clarinet and Piano. The second CD in this series, Music for Clarinet and Piano, Volume 2, was released in January 2016. He performs in several ensembles and is a member of the Graham-Graber-Rose Trio (cello, piano, and clarinet). Rose was a performing artist at the Yachats Music Festival, in Yachats, Oregon from 2014-2016.

Grammy-winning artist Jonah Kim made his solo debut with Wolfgang Sawallisch and the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2003. The same year, he also appeared with the National Symphony Orchestra where the Washington Post critic Joseph McLellan called him simply, “the next Yo-Yo Ma”, thrusting him on the most prestigious stages on the concert circuit.Also highly sought after internationally as a chamber musician, Mr. Kim has collaborated with world-class artists Jon Nakamatsu, Martin Beaver, Steven Copes, Ian Swensen, Scott Yoo, Chee-Yun Kim and Romie de Guise-Langlois as well as many of his mentors and colleagues from Juilliard and Curtis. A founding member of the “hip & unstuffy” Ensemble San Francisco, Mr. Kim maintains a strong connection with community through outreach and is deeply dedicated to his teaching; this season, he joins the faculty at Interlochen Center for the Arts. His master classes are described as “captivating, hilarious… relevant to not only musicians, resonating with all walks of life.” Mr. Kim plays a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume cello made in 1845, as well as a 2016 Haide Lin. His bow was made in 1904 by Jules Fetique à Paris.


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.