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A Classical Flavor

The Hawaii Chamber Music Festival (HCMF) will showcase some of Hawaii’s finest classical musicians on Thursday, December 27, in a night of lush music paired with decadent desserts. HCMF will partner with Common Grace, a local keiki mentorship nonprofit, to present a program of great romantic works at Kaimuki Christian Church.

The evening’s performers will include Hawaii Symphony concertmaster, Ignace Jang, and cellist Joshua Nakazawa. Making his first Hawaii solo appearance, Markus Osterlund, a native of Hawaii and currently 2nd Horn with the National Symphony Orchestra, will make his HCMF debut as well. These three fine musicians will be joined by HCMF Founder and bassist, Chris Yick, and classical pianist, Minji Nam.

Tickets for the event are $35 per person and may be purchased here. All proceeds will benefit Common Grace and Hawaii Chamber Music Festival. For more information on this concert and other events from HCMF’s winter series, visit their website at!

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"1234" (Solos, Duos, Trios, and Quartets)

Experience classical music in West Oahu. HCMF will be bringing the gift of music to Kapolei’s own, American Renaissance Academy. An exciting, new partnership with the ARA, members of the community will be dazzled by some of Hawaii’s most talented youth artists led by Tchaikovsky prize-winning violinist, Eric Silberger, and HCMF Founder and bassist, Chris Yick. HCMF will also be joined by classical pianist, Minji Nam, who will be making her debut.

Other musicians featured in this concert will showcase Hawaii’s most talented youth musicians such as Chelsea Cline (violin) and Catie Kaneshiro (cello). Violist and teacher of the Coraggio studio, Tyler Katsura will make his HCMF debut. Themed “1234,” the whole program will consist of solos, duos, trios, and quartets.

HCMF looks to showcase bits and pieces of master chamber pieces to engage the community in an unforgettable evening. For more information on all events from HCMF’s winter series, visit their website at!

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An Evening with Eric Silberger

On December 18, HCMF will join forces with Tchaikovsky prize-winning violinist and Hawaii International Music Festival (HIMF) co-founder, Eric Silberger, in an intimate evening recital with University of Hawaii’s own, Dr. Jonathan Korth. This event will be at the University of Hawaii’s Orvis Auditorium.

Virtuoso violinist Eric Silberger is a prize winner of the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition and the Michael Hill International Violin Competition in 2011. His performances have been described by critics as “spine-tingling…astonishing” (The Guardian), “dazzling virtuoso playing” (The Washington Post), “impeccable level of playing, a wonderful musician” (Heather Kurzbauer, The Strad), and “ ….he has got everything in his favour, technique, composure and personality. We are on the eve of a great soloist” (El Pais, Spain).

Silberger is also the co-founder of the Hawaii International Music Festival (HIMF), an organization that celebrates music and Hawaii by bringing internationally acclaimed musicians to the communities of Hawaii through innovative, interdisciplinary concerts and educational outreach opportunities.

An international sensation, Silberger is an avid chamber musician and has appeared soloist with some of the finest orchestras including the St. Petersburg Philharmonia and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Eric received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Columbia University and a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School. He plays on rare J.B. Guadagnini violin from 1757 on generous loan from the Si-Yo Music Society Foundation Sau-Wing Lam collection.

Pianist Jonathan Korth enjoys a multifaceted career as a soloist, chamber musician, collaborator, and teacher, having performed recitals across North America, Europe, and East Asia to critical acclaim. Recent concert activities include performances in Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, and Tokyo, as well as on the US mainland for at Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall, Washington DC’s Phillips Collection, and Chicago's Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series. Mr. Korth as performs regularly in and around his home of Honolulu where he is a piano professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, as well as on the neighbor islands. An avid lover of chamber music, Korth has collaborated with musicians such as violinists Martin Beaver and Robert McDuffie, cellists Zuill Bailey and Sung-Won Yang, and members of many of America’s leading orchestras. 

Doors will open at 6:30pm and general admission attendees will receive the perfect holiday gift, a signed CD of Eric Silberger. This event is presented by the Hawaii Chamber Music Festival in collaboration with the Hawaii International Music Festival and the University of Hawaii’s Music Department. For more information this recital and other events from HCMF’s winter series, visit their website at!

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