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Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series presents:
Strauss, Tomkins, Zivian Trio

Sunday, November 4, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
at the Gualala Arts Center
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Strauss, Tomkins, Zivian Trio What these musicians share, in addition to their universally recognized technical brilliance, is a passion for making the music come alive. Individual stars in their own right, together they make musical fireworks wherever they perform.

In 1998, violinist Axel Strauss became the first German artist ever to win the Naumburg Violin Award, and in the seasons since, he has been equally acclaimed for his virtuosity and his musical sensitivity. The Salt Lake Tribune praised his well-rounded artistry by saying, "Strauss quickly established that he is a virtuoso to be reckoned with. But amid his technical acumen, there was a genuine musician. His interpretive prowess was delightful."

Tanya Tomkins studied at the University of Southern California with Gabor Rejto and received her bachelor of fine arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts as a student of Ron Leonard. She studied in Holland with cellist Anner Bijlsma and in 1987 earned a soloist's diploma at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. During fourteen years in Holland, she performed throughout Europe and the United States to critical acclaim.

Eric Zivian earned a diploma from Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music. At age 15 he enrolled at the Curtis Institute of Music, where he received a Bachelor of Music degree, followed by graduate degrees from Juilliard and Yale. He studied with Marina Geringas, Gary Graffman and Peter Serkin. He attended the Tanglewood Music Center as a performer in 1988 and 1989, studying chamber music with Gilbert Kalish, Peter Serkin, Joel Krosnick, and others. He has won numerous prizes for young pianists, including the Charles Miller/Sergei Rachmaninoff Award upon graduation from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Grace B. Jackson Award for Outstanding Achievement and Notable Contributions to the Program as a Whole at the Tanglewood Music Festival.

Tickets are $25 advance; $5 more day of concert (buy your tickets early!).
Children and young people ages 7 through 17 are admitted free.

For advance purchase, go to Brown Paper Tickets or call them at 800-838-3006.
To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
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