Monday, February 10, 2020

Trio Noir | 2nd Prize | Chamber Music | 6th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Ophir Horovitz is currently a sophomore at Stanford University studying Mathematical and Computational Science with a Minor in Economics. He is a student of Professor Frederick Weldy of Stanford University and previously of Professor Hans Boepple of Santa Clara University. Ophir has won first prizes in a variety of state, national, and international competitions, including the San Jose International (2017), Mondavi National Young Artists (2016), Henry and Carol Zeiter (2018), Dorothy van Waynen (2019), and Enkor International (2018) competitions. In 2017, he made his radio broadcast debut by giving a solo performance on NPR’s “From the Top” with host Christopher O’Riley, which was broadcast nationwide (over 250 stations) in October 2017. In 2018, he was inducted into the Music Teachers’ Association of California (MTAC) Young Artist Guild and named a YoungArts Winner in Classical Music. Ophir also plays chamber music, and is the former pianist of the Bay Area based Epsilon Trio.

Betsy Kim began playing violin at the age of six. She studied with Jin-Kyung Joen at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and has won prizes in the Alexander and Buono International String Competition, Concord Orchestra Ehlers Young Artist Competition, and also the Metrowest Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition. A winner of the American Fine Arts Festival Piano, Strings, Winds & Voice International Concerto Competition, she performed at Weill Hall at Carnegie in 2016. She was concertmaster of the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (YPO), the highest-level youth orchestra at NEC Prep, from 2017-2018. During her gap year in Paris, Betsy studied with Professor Patrice Fontanarosa at La Schola Cantorum. Betsy is now a sophomore at Stanford University, where she enjoys playing chamber music with friends.

Danna is a junior Mechanical Engineering student at Stanford, and studies cello with Christopher Costanza. Danna has received numerous first prize awards, including first prize in the 2017 Stanford Concerto Competition, 2013 ASTA-LA competition, the 2014 Colburn Music Academy Concerto Competition, the 2013 American Protégé International competition, and the 2013 Schoenfeld international String Competition (Youth Chamber Music Division). She has performed at the Bing Concert Hall at Stanford, Tsuen Wen Town Hall in Hong Kong, Carnegie Hall, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for SoCal Sunday Night on Classical KUSC. Danna participated in the recording and concert tour of the 2017 release Electric Island, Acoustic Sea by Grammy-winning artist Daniel Ho and legendary guitarist Tak Matsumoto. In the summer of 2018, Danna toured over 8 regions in China, performing a concert set with the Stanford chamber group she co-founded, Theora Music.

Piano Trio in Eb Major, D. 929, II. Andante con moto; Franz Schubert; 9:20