Bach, Beethoven, Brahms

The Three B’s

The Hawaii Chamber Music Festival (HCMF) teamed up with the Hawaii International Music Festival (HIMF) in a multi-collaborative concert event featuring world-class classical musicians and scholarship quartet recipients from ‘Iolani School.

HCMF and HIMF celebrated the life and legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig Van Beethoven, and Johannes Brahms. Known as the "three B's" (Bach, Beethoven, Brahms),

HCMF Founder Chris Yick and HIMF Co-Founder Eric Silberger led this classical music holy trinity.

The program began with the grand Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in a side-by-side with students from the ‘Iolani School.

Following that collaborative performance was the sweet Beethoven’s String Trio No.2 (Serenade).

Concluding the concert was the incredible Brahms Sextet No.2.

‘Iolani School Orchestra Director and violist Alexander Peña, New York violist Andrew Gonzalez, and Los Angeles violinist Hwi-Eun Kim made their Hawaii debut at this Bach, Beethoven, Brahms concert.

This event also featured Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Associate Principal cellist Sung Chan Chang and Louisiana Philharmonic Assistant Principal cellist Daniel Lelchuk.

“I am excited for this multi-collaborative effort,” says HCMF Founder Chris Yick. “The Hawaii International Music Festival has parallel ambitions with my organization, and I’m excited about teaming up to make a positive impact on our islands. As a graduate of ‘Iolani myself, this side-by-side will be an especially meaningful performance for me.”


J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3
Students of 'Iolani School
Eric Silberger, violin
Alexander Peña, viola
Daniel Lelchuk, cello
Chris Yick, bass

Ludwig Beethoven: String Trio No.2, Op.9 (Serenade)
Eric Silberger, violin
Andrew Gonzalez, viola
Daniel Lelchuk, cello

Johannes Brahms: Sextet No.2, Op.36
Eric Silberger, violin 1
Hwi-Eun Kim, violin 2
Andrew Gonzalez, viola 1
Alexander Peña, viola 2
Sung Chan Chang, cello
Chris Yick, bass