March 15, 2015, 3pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1
Jeremy Tai, cello
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
About our soloist...
Cellist Jeremy Tai, age 16, a Doublestop Foundation recipient, has been named an Ambassador of Foundation’s Artist In You Program. As an ambassador, Jeremy is mentored by New York Philharmonic assistant concertmaster Michelle Kim, principal cellist Carter Brey and other prominent musicians. At the age of thirteen, Jeremy made his solo debut at Robert Mondavi Performing Arts Center with the UC Davis Symphony.
Soon after, he soloed with Palo Alto Philharmonic as the winner of its concerto competition. Jeremy won the MTNA National String Competition, Mondavi Center National Young Artists Competition, and MTAC VOCE Competition to name a few. He was also chosen to be a semi-finalist at the Stulberg International String Competition and the Klein International Competition last year. In previous summers, Jeremy studied with Hans Jensen at Meadowmount School of Music, attended Music@Menlo and Sid & Mary Foulger International Music Festival. An avid chamber musician, Jeremy founded the award winning Konpeito Cello Quartet. He and the quartet performed on NPR’s radio program ‘From the Top’ and collaborated with the show to make a music video that is featured on the its YouTube channel. Jeremy is a junior at Saint Francis High School and currently studies with Jonathan Koh at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College Division. Jeremy plays on a Nicolas Maline bow generously loaned by the Doublestop Foundation.