Sunday, June 5, 2016

Tessa Seymour & Miles Graber perform works for cello and piano by Franck, Shostakovich, and Piazzolla



Program:
Sonata in D minor, Op. 40 - Shostakovich
Sonata in A Major- Franck
Le Grand Tango - Piazzola




Tessa Seymour & Miles Graber at the Maybeck
Sunday, June 05 2016, 1:00pm
This concert is $25 General Admission



Berkeley native Tessa Seymour was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music at age 16, where she studied with Carter Brey, principal cello of the New York Philharmonic and Peter Wiley of the Guarneri Quartet.

Ms. Seymour made her televised Carnegie Hall debut in 2007 and has performed as concerto soloist with numerous orchestras. Recent performances include a concert at Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall, as well as the U.S. Premiere performance of Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki’s Suite for Solo Cello at Carnegie Hall. She has appeared many times at the Verbier Festival, Yellow Barn Music Festival, and the Festival del Sole. Season performances were heard on PBS, WHYY-TV, as well as WRTI radio, where she was a featured artist and host on their program, “Philadelphia Music Makers.” She has also podcasted with “The Glass Sho,” and Next Big Thing Radio’s “Conversations," appeared on Vice News' "Munchies," PBS' "Live From Carnegie Hall," NPR radio, and performed on TEDTalks. Her debut solo album is set to be released this year. Ms. Seymour performs on the 1720 Carlo Giuseppe Testore “Camilla” cello of Milan.

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, and Frederica von Stade. Mr. Graber has been associated with such organizations as New Century Chamber Orchestra, Midsummer Mozart, Oakland-East Bay 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 Summer Brass Institute, the Mondavi Young Artist Competition, and Northern California Flute Camp. He is a member of the Alcyone Ensemble, MusicAEterna, the GGR Trio, the Sor Ensemble, the Mira Trio, and the new music group Sounds New.