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Martin Stoner, Violin and Miles Graber, Piano
June 28, 2022
Martin Stoner, Violin and Miles Graber, Piano

Live Audience Concert June 28

Fritz Kreisler: Praeludium and Allegro for Violin and Cello

Lukas Foss: Three American Pieces

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 7 in C Minor, Op. 30, No. 2

Fritz Kreisler: Tambourin Chinois, Op. 3

Gabriel Fauré: Berceuse Op. 16 for Violin and Piano

VIOLINIST MARTIN STONER has gained acclaim as an adventurous performer with a wide-ranging repertoire and virtuoso technique. Originally attracting the attention of Jascha Heifetz and Yehudi Menuhin with solo performances in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Stoner studied at The Juilliard School as a scholarship student of Ivan Galamian, and later with David Nadien, former Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein.

As a soloist, Stoner has given numerous recitals including appearances in London, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and San Francisco. His solo radio appearances have included National Public Radio’s “Performance Today”, and live broadcasts on radio stations WQXR and WNYC in New York.

Stoner has collaborated with a wide variety of musicians and been influenced by his exposure to many different musical points of view. He has performed in orchestras under the baton of Aaron Copland, played chamber music with Darius Milhaud, Lukas Foss, and Yo-Yo Ma, and recorded with some of the top popular artists including Michael Jackson, Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughn, Eric Clapton, and Celine Dion. While infusing the repertoire with a personal style and singular sound, Stoner has delighted audiences with his imaginative programming and vibrant technique.

Miles Graber received his musical training at the Juilliard School. He has performed with numerous artists, including Sarah Chang, Cho-Liang Lin, Camilla Wicks, Axel Strauss, Mimi Stillman, Paula Robison, Zuill Bailey, Judith LeClair, Frederica von Stade, and Christina Mok. Mr. Graber has been associated with such organizations as New Century Chamber Orchestra, Midsummer Mozart, Oakland Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, Oakland Lyric Opera, Berkeley Opera, Opera San Jose, and California Symphony. His accompanying posts include the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the San Domenico Conservatory, the Irving  M. Klein International String Competition, the Mondavi Young  Artist Competition, and the Northern California Flute Camp. He is a member of the Alcyone Ensemble, MusicAEterna, the Graham-Graber-Rose Trio, the Sor Ensemble, the Mira Trio, and the new music group Sounds New.