End of Summer Classical Music Concert
The Japan-America Society of Greater Austin (JASGA) presents a Summer Classical Concert with a young piano, cello and violin trio on Sunday, August 21, 2016. We will also invite a bright, talented guest pianist. JASGA is delighted to host these promising young musicians' concert in the end of summer 2016. Come by and enjoy their music with us!
Yurina Umekawa (Piano)
Yurina Umekawa grew up in Japan and started practising piano at age 4. She studied piano, electronic organ, and composition in the YAMAHA advanced program, and received 2nd place at Yamaha Piano Festival in Mie Prefecture in 2012. In 2014 Yurina received 1st place at the Yamaha Ensemble Competition in the Tokai area, and just a week later she moved to the U.S. In 2015 she received 1st place at the Janice K. Hodges Contemporary Piano Competition in San Antonio, TX. In 2016 her music composition was recognized with the Award of Merit at the national level in the National PTA Reflections Program. She is an active 7th grader who enjoys her school and playing the saxophone in Cedar Park, TX.
Daniel Hur Meglino (Cello)
Daniel Hur Meglino started to study cello with his formal teacher Dr. Francesco Mastromatteo, the Artistic Director of Classical Music For the World, at the age of 5. As a young musician, he has been serving the Austin area communities with his mother and sister through their musical talents, performing at numerous senior communities, Seton hospital, Dell Children's Hospital, and Austin State Hospital since 2011. Daniel has performed at Carnegie Hall as the winner of Sonatina & Sonata International Youth Piano Competition in 2014. He has been homeschooled and is attending Regents School starting this fall. Daniel is half Korean and half Italian. He loves to read and enjoys sports. *For one music, accompanied by piano (Gelsomina Megiino)
Laoise Matsumoto (Violin)
Laoise Matsumoto (aka Minagi Kataoka) began violin studies at the age of 3 1/2. She has participated in youth orchestra for seven years, since she was in kindergarten, and has been concertmaster multiple times. In 2012, Laoise performed at the Texas Fine Arts Summit XIII hosted by the Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts. She received runner-up awards in the Young Musicians Festival Competitions in 2012 and 2014, and also was selected to play in the Suzuki Young Artists String Ensemble during the Suzuki Association of America 17th Biennial Conference (2016). Laoise is currently a member of the Grisham Middle School Symphony Orchestra. She is a nationally competing synchronized swimmer who also loves to dance.
* For violin solo: accompanied by piano (Kiyoshi Tamagawa, Professor of Music, Southwestern University )
Eddie Yoshida, Guest Pianist
Eddie Yoshida Started practising piano at 4 and a half years old. He began and continued piano lesson with Ms. Olga Belan. In 2008, Eddie received the first prize in the ADMTA (Austin District Music Association) Solo Piano Competition. From 2010 to 2014, he attended the Texas State International Piano Festival. In 2015, Eddie studied a master class with Alexander Kobrin at the New York University, Piano Summer Intensive class and attended the Interlochen Piano Camp. In 2016, Eddie was selected as the Outstanding Performer in the UIL/TSSEC (Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest.) He will be enrolled in the Stephen F. Austin State University, School of Music this coming Fall. Eddie also enjoys playing violin and reading books.
The concert is free and open to the public.
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All donations, large and small, are greatly appreciated. Please support young and children's classical musicians in the future of the performing arts!
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PO Box 9276
Austin, TX 78766
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|August 21st, 2016 3:00 PM through 4:00 PM|
8134 Mesa Drive
St. Matthews Episcopal Church
Austin, TX 78759