Seattle Chamber Music Society Winter Festival: Mozart, Kernis, Beethoven
Arnaud Sussmann, violin
Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano
Aaron Jay Kernis, piano
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Jeewon Park, piano
Erin Keefe, violin
Rebecca Albers, viola
Julie Albers, cello
Demarre McGill, flute
Mary Lynch, oboe
Jeffrey Fair, French horn
Inon Barnatan, piano
Tai Murray, violin
Efe Baltacıgil, cello
Kernis — Earth (world premiere)
Beethoven — Piano Trio No. 2 in G major Op. 1 No. 2
Free 30-minute Pre-Concert Recital begins at 6:30pm in the Nordstrom Recital Hall. Box Office and Nordstrom Lobby will open at 6pm.
Concert will be live-streamed at the time of performance. On-Demand access of this concert is available February 11-28, 2022 and can be purchased separately.
COVID-19 Protocol: Masks are required at all times regardless of vaccination status. For entry you must show proof of a completed vaccine, a negative PCR test conducted within 48 hours, or a negative Rapid test conducted within 24 hours of the concert. NO EXCEPTIONS.
About Demarre McGill, flute
One of the world’s leading flutists, Demarre serves as Principal Flute of the award-winning Seattle Symphony as well as Associate Professor of Flute, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His many appearances span the continent and include concerto, recital, chamber festival, and National Flute Society Featured-Artist engagements. As an educator, Demarre has performed, coached, and presented master classes in South Africa, Korea, Japan, Quebec, and throughout the United States; appeared as speaker and performer at the 2018 League of American Orchestras Conference with his brother, clarinetist Anthony McGill; and has served on the faculties of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States, the National Orchestral Institute (NOI) at the University of Maryland, the Orford Music Festival, and Summerfests at the Curtis Institute of Music. Mr. McGill is a graduate of Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School. https://www.demarremcgill.com/
About Efe Baltacıgil, cello
Principal Cello of the Grammy-winning Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Turkey’s String Player of the Year, 2013, and awardee of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, Mr. Baltacıgil is lauded for his risk-taking, passionate performances that immediately capture the heart and imagination. Recipient of the Peter Jay Sharp Prize, the Washington Performing Arts Society Prize, and first prize in concerto competitions of Istanbul, New York, and the Allentown, Pennsylvania Schadt String Competition, Baltacıgil experienced early acclaim as winner of the 2005 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Recipient of a bachelor’s degree from the Mimar Sinan University Conservatory in Istanbul and an artist diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music, Efe began his professional career in the United States as Associate Principal Cello of the Philadelphia Orchestra before joining the Seattle Symphony as Principal Cello in 2011. https://www.chambermusicsociety.org/about/artists/strings/efe-baltacigil/