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Majestic Chamber Music presents Clara in the Mirror

Learn more about the incredible musicians performing in the upcoming Majestic Chamber Music presentation of Clara in the Mirror - an evening of Johannes Brahms and Clara Schumann.

Anthea Kreston is first violinist of Oregon’s Delgani Quartet, "the state’s finest chamber ensemble" (The Oregonian). She lived for years in Berlin, Germany, where she was the first American violinist to hold a position in a major European string quartet, Germany’s Artemis Quartet. She has performed on some of the most legendary stages, from Carnegie Hall (New York) to Wigmore (London), as well as Concertgebouw (Amsterdam).

Equally comfortable as a teacher, soloist, chamber musician, leading an orchestra, or organizing concert series, Anthea has played in the Berlin Philharmonic, as Principal Violin in the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and as concertmaster of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. She is the founder and Director of the Majestic Chamber Music Series, as well as founder and Executive Director of Inside Music Academy, a ground-breaking virtual music school. Her piano trio, Trio Libermé (named after the castle in Brussels where they first performed together) will release the complete works for trio by Beethoven in 2022.

Anthea feels lucky to live in Corvallis, Oregon, with her incredible husband and two funny and generous daughters.

Annissa Bolder is a violist, violinist, and music educator, currently residing in Corvallis, OR. Whether it be through advocacy, teaching, or performing, Annissa is passionate about bringing music education to students of all ages. She has held positions in multiple organizations in Oregon, currently serving as the Executive Director of the Corvallis Youth Symphony Association. Previously, she served as Music Director of the Douglas County Youth Orchestras in Roseburg and taught on the faculty of the UO Community Music Institute in Eugene. Annissa performs regularly with Oregon ensembles, including the Eugene Symphony and Eugene Ballet. Annissa loves spending time with her husband Miles, newborn son Rokan, and their ghostly dog Casper, getting out to the beautiful Oregon outdoors as much as possible! See to learn more.

Jason Duckles is from Vancouver, Canada, leads an active life as a chamber musician, and is a founding member of the Amelia Piano Trio which has toured extensively in the United States and abroad. Also a member of the Humboldt Streichtrio, which Volker Jacobsen and Anthea Kreston (both formerly of the Artemis Quartet), he was invited to perform in the inaugural week of the famed Elbphilharmonie Hall Hamburg. As a chamber musician, Jason has been presented with an ASCAP award (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) for adventurous programming, and top prize in both the Concert Artists Guild International Competition and the Munich ARD International Competition. Jason has performed as the solo cellist with the Mark Morris Dance group, and has toured with YoYo Ma’s Silk Road Project in concerts from New York to Kazakhstan. He was a member of the Konzerthaus Orchestra in Berlin, Germany. Jason’s involvement in education has always been a central part of his musical life - he has taught at several universities across the United States. He is the conductor of the Corvallis Youth Symphony.

He has had the honor of performing in concert with members of the Beaux Arts trio, and the Artemis, Cleveland, Orion, Emerson, and Guarneri String Quartets. Jason can be heard on the recording labels Sony, Naxos, Channel Classics, Traditional Crossroads, and Cedille Records.

Erika Nagamoto is a multi-instrumentalist widely sought after throughout the Willamette Valley. From classical violin to pop cello, Celtic to Renaissance, she slips in and out of a variety of groups including the Corvallis/OSU Symphony and her trio, Fionnghal. Currently a student at OSU, she previously attended the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio.

Jean-David Coen is an artist in Residence at Willamette University in Oregon and holds degrees from the Paris Conservatory, Juilliard, and Yale; finishing with his Doctorate from the University of Southern California. He worked with significant masters representing each of the 3 great and most essential pianistic traditions, the German, Russian, and French.

Jean-David began concertizing with orchestra when he was 9, and by 17 had performed both Tchaikovsky and Brahms' first piano concertos. He has played around the world with orchestras like the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Tanglewood and the Oregon Bach Festival.

In addition to having coached winners of concerto competitions in Aspen, the Leeds competition, and the Gilmore prize his Oregon students have performed in Carnegie Hall, won all of the concerto competitions in the state, performed on NPR's "From the Top". He has also served on the faculty of the Colburn Summer Academy, performs frequently at the Chintimini Festival in Corvallis, and is presently a member of the Peng Academy in Palo Alto, the Beverly Hills International Festival of Music, and the John Perry Academy of Music.

Majestic Chamber Music presents: Clara in the Mirror will be presented live and in-person at the Majestic Theatre on December 10th. Vaccine verification or negative testing will be required for patrons age twelve and over to attend. For a full explanation of the Majestic Theatre’s COVID-19 mitigation policy go to Purchase tickets here. The price is on a sliding scale; you can pick what you pay for tickets. Suggested prices range from $11 to $21 dollars. A $2.00 processing fee will be added to all tickets purchased online. You can also purchase tickets by calling the Business Office at 541-758-7827.


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