Sunday, May 21st, 2017, 3pm
Classicopia is a non-profit, year-round, professional chamber music organization dedicated to performing great chamber music in intimate spaces and non-traditional venues.
This performance features Omar Chen Guey, violin; Daniel Weiser, piano. Omar returns to Classicopia after a few years away. A fantastic performer, Omar will amaze you with his virtuosity and technical precision. This program includes works by Mozart, Saint-Saens, and Richard Strauss.
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Tickets at the door are $20, children 18 and under free.
About the Musicians:
Daniel Weiser, piano, has a Doctorate in Piano/Chamber Music from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Samuel Sanders and Robert MacDonald and won the Richard Franko Goldman prize for outstanding contribution to musical and education life. He has performed on many great stages, including the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, the National Gallery of Art in D.C., and on the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago. He has also concertized around the world, including Israel, Thailand, Holland, and France and was the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador Abroad, for which he performed on an eleven-country tour of the Middle East and Asia. He has been on the music faculty of Dartmouth College and the prestigious St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH.
Besides founding AmiciMusic, he co-founded and still serves as Artistic Director for Classicopia, a similar type of chamber music organization based in New Hampshire. He was also a founding member of the Adirondack Ensemble, which won a Chamber Music America award for inventive programming and outreach. He has participated in the New Hampshire Music Festival, Musicorda, and the Apple Hill Chamber Music Festival and has been the Music Director of the Da Corneta Opera Ensemble, the Opera North Young Artist program, and Opera New England. A phi beta kappa graduate of Columbia University with a degree in American History, he also spent a year at Harvard Law School and was a classmate of President Obama. A native of Buffalo, NY, he currently lives in Baltimore, MD with his wife, Dr. Kisha Weiser and their eleven-year old twin daughters, Emma and Sophie.
Brazilian violinist Omar Chen Guey has been a soloist with the Brazilian, Campinas, Goiania, Minas Gerais, Claudio Santoro National Theater, Sao Paulo University, Sao Paulo Municipal, State of Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestras, the Amazonas Philharmonic, Petrobras Pro-Musica, Experimental Repertoire, Manhattan School of Music, Stony Brook University Symphony, Maidstone Symphony, Qatar Philharmonic and the Seychelles International Music Festival Orchestras. He performed for the King of Norway, Harald V. He is a prizewinner at both Tibor Varga and Lipizer International Violin Competitions. He has performed chamber music with Lynn Harrell, Ani Kavafian, David Finckel, Lawrence Dutton, and Colin Carr. He received a DMA from Stony Brook University and a Master from Juilliard. His main teachers were Robert Mann, Sylvia Rosenberg, Philip Setzer, Ani Kavafian and Pamela Frank. He is a member of A Far Cry Orchestra and was assistant concertmaster of the Orquesta de la Comunidad Valenciana, in Spain, directed by Lorin Maazel. His premiere of the concerto for violin and orchestra by Jean-Charles Gandrille with the Qatar Philharmonic, conducted by Thomas Kalb, has been released on the French label Paraty.