on Classical Crossroads' "First Fridays at First! ~ fff" series
Formed in 2005 as Duo Ondine by flutist Boglárka Kiss and harpist Alison Bjorkedal, the duo invited their good friend and violist Alma Lisa Fernandez to join them to explore the unique repertoire for flute, viola, and harp that Debussy debuted in 1915. Duo Ondine is a winner of the Beverly Hills National Auditions, which Alison also won as a solo harpist and Alma won as a member of the Eclipse Quartet.
Praised for her "rich and full tone," flutist Boglárka Kiss performs as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and a recording artist for film and recording projects in LA's studio scene. She performed the U.S. premiere of Endre Szervánszky's Flute Concerto, and premiered American works in her native Hungary, such as the Flute Sonata of Grammy-winning composer, Billy Childs.
Freelance harpist Alison Bjorkedal,was descrbed by the LA Times as an "excellent player" and "enterprising young harpist." She is a member of the Golden State Pops Orchestra and MUSE/IQUE, and is on the CalArts faculty. Alison earned her Masters and Doctorate of Musical Arts from the USC Thornton School of Music, where she studied with JoAnn Turovsky
Described by LA Times' Mark Swed as ". . . a soulful violist," Alma Lisa Fernandez performs regularly with the LA Opera Orchestra, LA Master Chorale, and the Long Beach Symphony. She gave the world premiere of Ben Johnston's Revised Standards with the Denali Quartet on the Jacaranda series. She has also worked closely with composer Tigran Mansurian and gave the West Coast premiere of his Percussion & Viola Duet in 2007.
Presenter / Producer: Classical Crossroads
Music > Classical
Music > Recitals - Instrumental
Music > Chamber Music
Event Phone: 310-316-5574
First Lutheran Church & School - Torrance
2900 W. Carson Street
Torrance CA 90503
Long Beach & South Bay
Performance Dates: 3/1/2019
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Reception follows with complimentary coffee, a freshly baked treat, and a seasonal fruit selection.
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