Praised by the New York Times as “an artist who makes one hang on every note,” Robert deMaine is the Principal Cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and is on the faculties of Music Academy of the West and the Colburn School. A highly sought-after solo artist and chamber musician, he is a frequent guest artist at many of the world’s premier chamber music festivals, including those of Marlboro, Seattle, Great Lakes, Limoges, Heidelberg Schlossfest, Chamberfest Cleveland, Montréal, Seoul’s Ditto Festival, and most recently featured as a soloist at the 2016 Piatigorsky Cello Festival. His playing is noted for its “beautiful singing tone, lapidary technical precision, and a persuasive identification with the idiom of the music at hand.”
DeMaine was the first cellist ever to win the Klein Competition (in 1990). He is replacing cellist Oliver Herbert, Klein Competition Gold Medalist in 2015, in the Gualala Arts Chamber Series. Herbert was recently invited to play with the Chicago Symphony, an opportunity he could not turn down.
As a soloist, deMaine performs the great works of the repertoire both old and new from concertos by Haydn, Dvorak, Elgar and Penderecki, as well as more recent works by John Williams and Christopher Theofanidis. As a recitalist the great works for cello and piano as well as the suites of J.S. Bach remain staples of his repertoire, and as one critic noted, his playing was “magnificent” and that his “technical brilliance is surpassed only by the beauty of tones he produces.”
DeMaine will be accompanied by pianist Timothy Bach, founder and director of the Collaborative Piano Program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The program will include: Shostakovich Sonata in D Minor; Saint-Saëns Sonata in C Minor; Rachmaninov Sonata in G Minor; and a short encore.
Tickets are $25 Advance, $5 more day of performance;
youth (7-17) free with adult
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To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.