Date & Time: Saturday August 31 at 7:30 pm
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
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Thomas Lupo (1571 – 1627) Fantasia for string trio
Jean Sibelius (1865 – 1957) String trio in G minor
Jean Émile Paul Cras (1879 – 1932) String Trio
About the Artists
Born in Berlin, Germany, Karsten Windt was first violinist with the Deutsche Symphony Orchestra (DSO) from 1991 until 2011, performing regularly in the Berlin Philharmonic Hall and touring all over Europe, Asia, North and South America. He graduated from the Universität der Künste in Berlin and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London with Professors R.-J. Kimstedt, Hans Maile, Yfrah Neaman and David Takeno. Karsten also took masterclasses with Herman Krebbers in Holland, Emanuel Hurvitz in England, and Nathan Milstein in Zurich, Switzerland.
Member of the DSO, Karsten won a Grammy in 2011 for the best opera recording under the baton of Kent Nagano. As a freelance player Karsten has joined the NDR Symphony Hamburg, Stuttgart Radio Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Oslo Opera, Berlin State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Orchestra de la Communidad de Valencia, and the London Philharmonic.
Violist Deanna Badizadegan currently studies with Kim Kashkashian at the New England Conservatory, where she is pursuing a Graduate Diploma in Viola Performance. She maintains an active performing schedule, including recent solo performances at TEDxStanford, TEDxFargo and with Boston’s Eureka Ensemble, a performance for which she was praised for “command[ing] the orchestra with her outwardly expressive style.” An avid chamber musician, she has performed with the St. Lawrence and Borromeo String Quartets, and participated in the Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop and Yellow Barn Young Artists Program. Recent orchestral engagements include concerts with the San Francisco Symphony, Eastern Sierra Symphony, East Coast Chamber Orchestra, and Sejong Soloists.
In addition to her musical studies, Deanna Badizadegan earned a M.S. in Management Science & Engineering and a B.S. in Organizational Design & Engineering from Stanford University, where she graduated both Tau Beta Pi and Phi Beta Kappa. She also holds a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Her former teachers include Paul Hersh, Lesley Robertson, Jodi Levitz, and Michelle LaCourse.
Since giving her Carnegie Hall debut in 1994, Angela Lee’s “amazing finesse, control and coloration” [San Francisco Chronicle] and “astonishingly rich tone” [San Francisco Examiner] has been celebrated with recitals in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center and Victor Borge Hall at Scandinavia House in New York, Chicago’s Cultural Center, The Phillip’s Collection and Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Copenhagen’s Nationalmuseet and the Purcell Room at South Bank Centre in London. She has soloed with orchestras including the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra, the San Francisco Concert Orchestra, the New Haven Symphony, the CAMS Orchestra, the Central Philharmonic Orchestra, the Paraiba Symphony, São Paulo State Orchestra, the Chautauqua Symphony, and the Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra (UK), performing works of Boccherini to Barber to Kernis. Her solo and chamber performances have taken her throughout North and South America, Australasia, Europe and Asia. She is frequently invited to festivals including St. Petersburg’s Revelations, IMS at Prussia Cove, Cagayan Valley International Music Festival, Taipei Summer Festival, Pontino Festival, La Musica, Banff, Marlboro Music Festival, Anneberg Festival, Chelsea Music Festival, Music Mountain, and Mahler-Jihlava Festival, collaborating with the likes of Nobuko Imai, Bruno Giuranna, Frans Helmerson, Isabelle Faust, Lydia Artymiw, Andras Schiff, Alexander Lonquich, Anthony Newman, Franco Petracchi, the Hausmann Quartet, and members of the Beaux Arts Trio and Guarneri Quartet.
Ms. Lee is dedicated to working with and performing the music of leading composers, among them Lukas Foss, Aaron Jay Kernis, Philip Lasser, Tania León, Jane Cornish, and Yehudi Wyner. As an opera, theater and ballet enthusiast, Angela Lee was the solo cellist in Harris Yulin’s production of Don Juan in Hell starring Ed Asner, Cherry Jones and René Auberjonois. She has worked as 2nd Solo-Cellist with Det Kongelige Kapel in Denmark, as Principal Cellist with Opera North Leeds in England, and with Eliot Feld at Ballet Tech, premiering Feld’s The Last Sonata, set to Claude Debussy’s Cello Sonata.