The Pelham Art Center Gallery Concert Series continues this Sunday afternoon with a chamber music concert performed by Andrew Pak, Annaliesa Place and Diego Garcia.
They will perform chamber and solo pieces by Brahms, Grieg, Piazzolla and Chopin for the community in the Art Center Gallery, 155 Fifth Avenue.
The concert will be held from 2:00-4:00 pm and is open to the public. A $10 donation is suggested.
About Andrew Pak
Born in Honolulu, HI, Andrew Pak grew up in California and started piano lessons with his mother at age 6. After watching a Jascha Heifetz video one year later, Pak decided to learn the violin, winning several regional and statewide competitions in both piano and violin. He made his concerto debut at age 13 and moved to NYC to attend Stuyvesant High School and Mannes Pre-College of Music. Pak graduated with a BS in Management Science and Minors in Economics and Music from MIT and spent one year at the London School of Economics General Course. After 10 years at Goldman Sachs, Andrew has been working for 6 years at Mizuho Securities in Fixed Income Sales. From 2014 to 2018 he was concert master of the Greenwich Village Orchestra. With performances at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall under his belt Andrew has performed regularly with the Redeemer Presbyterian Church Music Ministry and the New York Piano Society on both piano and violin.
About Annaliesa Place
Annaliesa Place hails from Medina, Ohio and made her solo debut at the age of 12 with the Heidelberg Orchestra and has since appeared with orchestras throughout the United State. An active chamber musician, Ms. Place has appeared as violinist and violist in the United States and Europe appearing at Encore, Sarasota Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Yellow Barn, La Jolla Chamber Music Society, Holland Music Sessions, and Verbier. A founding member of ECCO, she performs yearly tours on the east coast and beyond. ECCO, Absolute Ensemble, Bruce Springsteen, and Sting feature her on recent albums. Annaliesa’s degrees include a B.M. from Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University and a M.M. from The Juilliard School. Annaliesa is on the faculty of the Dwight-Englewood School and is the founding director of String Society, a chamber music festival for exceptional string players. She is also on the string faculty of Summer Arts with Juilliard in Geneva, Switzerland.
About Diego Garcia
A Prizewinner in the Carolina Oramas Competition, Colombian cellist Diego Garcia has toured extensively throughout Europe and Central America. An avid chamber musician, recording artist, and composer, Mr. Garcia was a founding member of the Astor String Quartet and Gibbs & Main, string ensembles that promote classical music of all styles including his original compositions and arrangements. His music has been broadcasted several times on NPR’s ‘Live from Hochstein’. Diego started his cello studies in Colombia with Aleksander Korjenko. At the age of 15, he won a cello position in the Orquesta Filarmonica del Valle and became the youngest musician to win a position in this ensemble. Diego received his B.M. from the Manhattan School of Music. Diego is the Orchestra Director of the Thurnauer School of Music Symphony Orchestra and the Mannes Preparatory Orchestra. He is the co-director of String Society, a one-week summer festival for string students. He is also on faculty of Summer Arts with Juilliard in Geneva, Switzerland.
Attendees of the concert may view the Pelham Art Center "Student Showcase" exhibition before and after the concert.