Nathan Nguyễn, violin Daisy Swanson, violin & viola
Melinda Coffey Armstead, organ
Prelude to Worship
Duets for Violin and Viola Op.60 . . . Robert Fuchs 2. In ruhiger Anmuth 3. Kråftig bewegt 4. Leichtbewegt 5. Sehr innig, nicht zu langsam 6. Heimlich bewegt
12 Italian Melodies for two violins . . . Charles-Auguste de Bériot Non giova il sospirar (There’s no use sighing)
English Suite No.1 in A major, BWV 806 . . . J. S. Bach Bourée I and II – arranged for Violin and Viola by Daisy S.
A warm WELCOME BACK to our favorite duo-violinists, Nathan and Daisy! After a year of on-line classes they will finally be able to return to live classes in a few days. Nathan is a violinist currently studying at the Bob Cole Conservatory at California State University of Long Beach with Moni Simeonov and Henry Gronnier. He has performed in masterclasses for violinists Joan Kwuon, studio faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Benjamin Sung, Associate Professor of Violin at Florida State University. Nathan has performed in the Carmel Bach Festival’s Young Artists’ Showcase for several years, was a first prize winner of the Music Teachers’ Association of California Competition, and was a top prize winner of the CMEA State Solo & Ensemble festival. He is also a recipient of the Cole Scholarship at the Bob Cole Conservatory of music. This fall, Nathan is excited to move to Long Beach, play in in-person ensembles, and plans on auditioning for the American Youth Symphony.
Daisy is currently studying viola at California State University of Long Beach’s Bob Cole Conservatory of Music with Jason Bonham. Daisy has performed in masterclasses for Felix Schwartz, principal violist of the Staatskapelle Berlin, violin soloist Solomiya Ivakhiv, and Kimberly Sparr, viola professor at Louisiana State University. They’ve been a featured artist at the Carmel Bach Festival, Monterey Peninsula College String Orchestra, Pacific Grove Pops Orchestra, and Ensemble Monterey. They were a recipient of the Cole Scholarship, Ruth Philips Fenton Founder’s Award, Monterey String Teachers’ Association Scholarship, and the Arts Council for the Monterey County Arts scholarship. Daisy looks forward to in-person ensembles, new college experiences, and the opportunity to audition for the American Youth Symphony.