Thursday, December 24 @ 7:00 PM EST
A TAKE3 CHRISTMAS! Genre-defying chamber music trio, TAKE3, appeared in our recent KCH Holiday Radio Hour variety show, and you enjoyed them so much, that we decided to present their full Christmas concert for you premiering Christmas Eve at 7 PM and staying available through all of Christmas Day. We hope that this wonderful presentation performed by these supremely talented and expressive musicians will bring a bright spot of music to your home this holiday.
LINDSAY DEUTSCH, VIOLIN
With her limitless enthusiasm and vast gifts as a performer and entertainer, American violinist, LINDSAY DEUTSCH, is a charismatic and captivating presence on today’s music scene. She has thrilled audiences world-wide with her passion for music and brilliant display of technique and musicianship.
Lindsay Deutsch is presently touring as a solo violinist with Yanni having just finished up tours with him throughout North America, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, and Abu Dhabi. Future tours will include Indonesia, China and more.
Maestro Jung-Ho Pak, conductor and artistic director of the Cape Symphony Orchestra, says of Lindsay, “A conductor dreams about finding a soloist who understands the essential responsibility of helping change a large community’s view of classical music. In a time when every concert has to be unforgettable and a game changer, Lindsay can make that happen every time.”
Deutsch frequently appears as guest soloist with American and Canadian symphonies. Her performance of Astor Piazzolla “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires” with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Jeffrey Kahane, was selected for NPR’s Symphony Cast Program. Her movie credits include playing the solo violin sound track for the movie, “The Good Shepherd” starring Robert De Niro.
Ms. Deutsch received her education from the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles, where she studied under Robert Lipsett. Lindsay Deutsch plays on an 1845 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin.
JASON STOLL, PIANO
Southern Californian pianist, JASON STOLL, has garnered many praises and awards for his performances throughout his career thus far.
Mr. Stoll has also competed internationally and was named a semi-finalist in the 2015 Dublin International Piano Competition and Finalist in the 2013 American Paderewski Piano Competition.
Over the years, Mr. Stoll has been both participant and performer at several notable summer music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, and Pianofest in the Hamptons. While in residence at these festivals, Mr. Stoll has had the privilege of working closely with faculty from many prestigious conservatories and universities.
Mr. Stoll holds degrees from the Juilliard School and the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. His principal teachers included John Roscigno, Dmitry Rachmanov, Matti Raekallio, Jerome Lowenthal, John Perry, and David Louie.
MIKALA SCHMITZ, CELLO
Hailed by San Francisco’s Civic Center for her “…professional and highest caliber of playing,” Los Angeles-based cellist Mikala Schmitz is an avid performer of many different styles of cello playing. Ms. Schmitz often finds herself crossing over into a variety of musical genres. From Americana folk, to classical, jazz, electronic, and baroque, Mikala continues to find new and fascinating collaborative avenues. Mikala’s most recent work with the English rock group The Last Shadow Puppets took her all over Europe, playing for sold-out audiences nationally and internationally. You can also hear her playing on TLSP’s new Dream Synopsis EP, which was released in early December of 2016.
Ms. Schmitz will resume her award-winning tenure this year with Tim Robbins’s acting troupe, The Actors’ Gang, on their production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The 2014-2016 tours made their way through China, Italy, Tennessee, Brazil, France, Spain, South Dakota, Venezuela, Columbia, Turkey, and Romania. Mikala has performed and toured with Tim Robbins and the Rogues Gallery Band, and you can hear also hear her on television shows such as Netflix’s Chef’s Table and HBO’s The Brink.
Ms. Schmitz performs regularly with Bach Collegium San Diego, Agave Baroque, and the Golden State Pops Orchestra. Mikala holds a B.M. degree from Oberlin College Conservatory, where she studied cello with Darrett Adkins as well as baroque cello and viola da gamba with Catharina Meints. Ms. Schmitz also holds a M.M. degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with The Cleveland Orchestra’s assistant principal cellist, Richard Weiss, and played with the Case/CIM Baroque Orchestra and the Case Western Reserve Viol Consort. Additionally, Ms. Schmitz has participated in numerous music festivals, including Aspen Music Festival and School, the Tanglewood Music Festival for two summers, and most recently this past summer, the American Bach Soloists Festival Academy.