PMP Alumni: In Schools

Education Outreach Program in October - May

Each year, PMP/Suncoast brings alumni of The Perlman Music Program, now professional musicians, to present interactive performances for elementary, middle school, and high school students. Hand-picked by Toby and Itzhak Perlman, these PMP alumni are truly celebrated young concert artists. Program goals include engaging students through music, supporting recruitment into string programs and fostering improved playing skills.

Thanks to our generous donors for keeping PMP Alumni: In Schools free of charge for local schools.

Oct 13-17, 2016

Brian Hong & Max Tan, violins, Jenni Seo, viola and Nico Olarte-Hayes, cello

Oct 13-17, 2016

School visits

Booker High School (October 13, 2016)

Booker Middle School (October 14, 2016)

Incarnation Catholic School (October 17, 2016)

Music selections include:

String Quartet No. 57 in C Major, Op.74, No.1  -  Franz Joseph Haydn 

Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op.81  -  Felix Mendelssohn

String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, "American"  -  Antonin Dvorak

Oct. 2016 Musician Bios

Brian Hong is a recent graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, where he acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in violin performance under the tutelage of Donald Weilerstein. Read more

Praised as “eloquent” by the New York Times and a “warmly rhapsodic player” by the Boston Globe, violinist Max Tan has performed extensively as a solo and chamber musician in Carnegie Hall... Read more

Jenni Seo is a first year graduate student studying with Cynthia Phelps. She has performed extensively as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician across the United States and is winner of... Read more

Recipient of the 2016-2018 Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship, cellist Nico Olarte-Hayes has given solo recitals at Lincoln Center and the Neue Galerie in New York City, in Memphis’ Artists Ascending Series... Read more

February 2017

Niv Ashkenazi, Mariella Haubs and Hannah Tarley, violins; Matthew Graybil, piano

February 2017
 School visits
PMP Alumni: In Schools
Booker Middle School (February 10, 2017)
Violins of Hope Education Outreach, presented by
The Jewish Federation Sarasota-Manatee and The Mazur Family Fund
Manatee High School (February 3, 2017)
Braden River High School (February 3, 2017)
Community Day School - Temple Beth Sholom (February 6, 2017)
Sarasota High School (February 8, 2017)
Booker High School (February 8, 2017)
St. Martha's Catholic School (February 13, 2017)
Cardinal Mooney (February 13, 2017)
Pine View High School (February 14, 2017)
Venice High School (February 14, 2017)
North Port High School (February 15, 2017)
Riverview High School (February 16, 2017)

Feb. 2017 Musicians Bios

Praised for his “lush sound...[and] passionate playing” (CASA Magazine) and “formidable technical powers” (Santa Barbara News-Press), classical violinist Niv Ashkenazi is an active soloist and chamber musician. Read More.

“Violinist Mariella Haubs performs with great musicality, a very advanced violin technique, a wonderful clear and full sound and extraordinary stage presence.” – Jury for the Leonhard - and Ida Wolf Memorial Prize of the City of Munich. Read More.

American violinist Hannah Tarley began playing the violin at age two. She has since been a soloist with orchestras such as the Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, and San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. Read More.

Praised by The New Yorker as an “exceptional young artist," American pianist Matthew Graybil has performed as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, France, Holland and Mexico. Read More.

March 2-3, 2017

Randall Goosby, violin; Edvard Pogossian, cello; Tomer Gewirtzman, piano

March 2-3, 2017
School visits
PMP Alumni: In Schools
The Out-of-Door Academy Lower School (March 2, 2017)
Laurel Nokomis School (March 3, 2017)
Booker High School VPA Class (March 3, 2017)

Music selections include:

Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 87,  II. Andante con moto  -  Johannes Brahms

Primavera Porteña - Astor Piazzolla

March 2017 Musicians Bios

Violinist Randall Mitsuo Goosby (20) made his Carnegie Hall debut at age 13, where he “exerted a masterly level of control and lavished an exquisite tone playing Ysaye’s unaccompanied Sonata No. 3...and his performance won him a deserved standing ovation for its sheer virtuosity” (NY Times Music review). Read more.

Eddie Pogossian (cello) is a junior studying with Natasha Brofsky at The Juilliard School. As the recent winner of the Juilliard Concerto Competition, Eddie performed the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations at David Geffen Hall in New York and at the Harris Theater in Chicago with the Juilliard Orchestra under the direction of Itzhak Perlman. Read more.

As a Winner of the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Tomer Gewirtzman makes his New York recital debut on December 13th and performs a D.C. recital on December 3rd, in his first season with Young Concert Artists. Read more.

April 20-24, 2017

Hannah Tarley and Mariella Haubs, violins; Bethany Hargreaves, viola; Arlen Hlusko, cello

April 20-24, 2017
School visits
PMP Alumni: In Schools
Venice Middle School  (April 21, 2017)
Laurel Nokomis School (April 21, 2017)
Woodland Middle School  (April 21, 2017)
Prine Elementary School (April 24, 2017
Electa Lee Middle School (April 24, 2017)

Music selections include:

String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D. 887           Franz Schubert (1797-1828)  
I. Allegro molto moderato
"Langsamer Satz” (Slow Movement) for String Quartet          Anton Webern (1883-1945)
String Quartet No. 5, Op. 18 No. 5          Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)  
            III. Andante cantabile con variazioni
String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10          Claude Debussy (1862-1918)     
I. Animé et très décidé

April 2017 Musicians Bios

American violinist Hannah Tarley began playing the violin at age two. She has since been a soloist with orchestras such as the Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, and San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. As both a soloist and chamber musician, Hannah has debuted in some of the world’s most acclaimed concert halls. Read More.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Mariella Haubs has performed all over Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East in venues such as the Wiener Musikverein in Austria, Carnegie Hall in New York, Symphony Hall in Boston and numerous philharmonic halls around the world. In 2014, she performed at the United Nations General Assembly by the invitation of Barack and Michelle Obama. Read More.

A native of Cleveland, Bethany Hargreaves has made solo appearances in Aspen, Cleveland, New York City, Sarasota, Tel Aviv, and Washington D. C.. She has received numerous prizes and accolades including the Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition, where she performed Mozart’s SInfonia Concertante under conductor Theodore Kutchar. Read more.

Arlen Hlusko is a dynamic and versatile young musician who has performed as soloist and chamber musician across North America, Asia, and Europe. She has appeared as soloist with many of Canada’s foremost orchestras, including the National Arts Center Orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic, and has been a featured performer on WHYY. Read More.

May 17-21, 2017

Doori Na and Siwoo Kim, violins; Caeli Smith, viola; and and Nico Olarte-Hayes, cello

May 17-21, 2017
School visits
PMP Alumni: In Schools
Out-of-Door Academy Upper School  (May 17, 2017)
The Haven (May 19, 2017)
Riverview High School  (May 19, 2017)

Music selections include:

String Quartet No. 23 in F major, K. 590 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
“Prussian No. 3”
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante
III. Menuetto. Allegretto
IV. Allegro

String Quartet No. 2, Op. 51 No. 2 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Andante moderato
III. Quasi Minuetto, moderato
IV. Finale. Allegro non assai

Quartet Op. 74 No. 3 “Rider” Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Doori Na began violin studies at the age of four. He made his solo debut at the age of seven with the Peninsula Youth Symphony. A winner of numerous competitions in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Doori has performed with the Palisades Symphony, Brentwood Symphony, Freemont Symphony, and the Torrance Symphony. Read more.

Siwoo Kim is the founding co-artistic director of VIVO Music Festival in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio and the recipient of the 2012 King Award for Young Artists. As a soloist, he made his New York concerto debut with the Juilliard Orchestra in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium. Read more.

Caeli Smith was born in Philadelphia and made her debut as a soloist with the Philadelphia Classical Symphony at age ten. She studied with the PMP Chamber Music Workshop and holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard  School,  where  she  was a  principal  violist of the Juilliard Orchestra. Read more. 

Nico Olarte-Hayes began his musical studies with his mother at the age of three. He completed pre-college studies at The Juilliard School under cellists David Soyer and Harvey Shapiro, and studied for eight years at The Perlman Music Program under Ronald Leonard. Read more.

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Shirley & Bernie Friedland  |  Debbie & Larry Haspel  |  Karen and Gerard Lahn | Barbara Staton

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