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East Comes West: A Celebration of Romanian Composers

Tuesday, April 28—7:00pm

Tuesday, April 28—7:00pm
In Your Community
1 hour and 30 minutes

At the First Christian Reformed Church

Experience a program curated and performed by DSO Musicians away from Orchestra Hall. As part of the DSO's community initiatives, audiences experience music in their neighborhoods.

Sujin Lim

Second Violin

Violinist Sujin Lim was born in Seoul, South Korea where she began her musical studies at age 5. She joined the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as section violinist in 2017.

Sujin is a prizewinner in numerous national and international violin competitions, including the Lodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition (Italy), Torun International Violin Competition (Poland), Indianapolis Matinee Musical Scholarship Competition, Indiana University Sibelius Concerto Competition (United States), Joongang Music Competition and Ewha&Kyunghyang Competition (Korea).

Sujin has appeared in recital and as a soloist throughout Korea, Europe and the United States with Romania Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of Bacau, Torun Symphony Orchestra, Yeonsae University and Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra.

As a chamber musician, she is member of the EM trio in Korea and performed in such chamber recitals as Yagi studion, Jungdong Hall, KNUA hall, and Kumho Art Hall. Sujin has also served as principal concertmaster in the Evansville philharmonic, Indiana University Symphony, KNUA symphony and Aspen Conducting Academy orchestra.

Marian Tanau

Second Violin

Romanian-born violinist Marian Tănău first picked up the violin at the age of 4 and began his musical education in his hometown of Timisoara, Romania. He graduated from Liceul de Muzica "Ion Vidu" where he studied violin with Maria Cleşiu. He then left for the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca and the Conservatorul de Muzica "G. Dima," where he earned an Artists Diploma. In the United States, he earned a graduate degree from Bowling Green State University. Marian joined the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 1995.

Marian has appeared as a soloist with Romanian orchestras as well as with the Chautauqua Symphony and Bowling Green Philarmonia in the United States. He is an active chamber musician. Some of his recent projects are the recording of Paul Paray violin sonata, and string quartet for Grotto Productions Co. Critics in the prestigious Strad, Gramophone and Fanfare magazines praised his recording of the violin sonata. Marian is the organizer of the American Romanian Music Festival that took place with great success in Romania and the United States in March and April of 2005. Marian resides in Ann Arbor with his wife and two children.

Mike Chen

Viola

Mike Chen received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Northwestern University, studying violin with Blair Milton. In 1999 he began playing the viola and studied with Li-kuo Chang. His other teachers included Michael Strauss, Peter Slowik, Keith Conant and Baird Dodge.

Mike was a member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra from 2012 to 2018, a member of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra from 2003 to 2012, and prior to that, a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago from 1992 to 1995. He has performed with the Detroit Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and Chicago Symphony. In 2017, Mike joined the Cincinnati Symphony on its European Festivals Tour.

He received a Master’s degree in Conducting at Northwestern University in 1999, studying with Victor Yampolsky and Mariusz Smolij. His other conducting teachers include Gilbert Varga, David Zinman, and Murry Sidlin.

Mike was a conducting fellow at the American Academy of Conducting in Aspen, Colorado in 2008. He has also served as Assistant Conductor of the Saint Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, guest conductor of the Webster University Community Music School’s Young People’s Symphony Orchestra, and guest conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony Side-by-Side Orchestra.

Jeremy Crosmer

Cello

Jeremy Crosmer is a remarkable young artist—both as a cellist and a composer. He completed multiple graduate degrees from the University of Michigan in cello, composition and theory pedagogy, and received his D.M.A. in 2012 at age 24. From 2012 to 2017 he served as the Assistant Principal cellist in the Grand Rapids Symphony, and joined the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in May of 2017.

Jeremy is the composer and arranger for the GRS Music for Health Initiative, which pairs symphonic musicians with music therapists to bring classical music to hospitals. In March of 2017 the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital launched a music channel that runs continuously, using four hours of meditative music composed by Jeremy and performed by musicians of the GRS.

Jeremy is a founding member of the modern music ensemble Latitude 49. He is also a current member of the band ESME—a duo that aims to broaden the education of classical music by bringing crossovers and mashups of pop and classical music to schools throughout Michigan. ESME released its first CD in December of 2016.

In April of 2013 Jeremy toured London with the Grand Valley State University Chamber Orchestra, performing the Boccherini G Major Concerto, No. 7. He performed the Vivaldi Double Concerto with Alicia Eppinga and the GRS in March of 2016. While still in school, Jeremy was awarded the prestigious Theodore Presser Graduate Music Award to publish, record and perform his Crosmer-Popper duets. He recorded the duets with Julie Albers, and both sheet music and CD recordings are available online.

Jeremy has taught music theory, pre-calculus and cello at universities across Michigan. He draws mazes, writes science fiction and plays good old country fiddle in his spare time.

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