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Christiana Trio to Perform at AICMF’s Winter Series

Feb 04, 2015 02:00AM
On February 12, join the Christiana Trio for a special luncheon concert at Café Karibo, 27 North 3rd Street. Lunch can be ordered from 11:30 a.m. until noon; the concert starts at 1 p.m. The cost is $45 for bother the luncheon and concert, and ticket includes a glass of wine or soft drink. The Christiana Trio is comprised of Julie and David Coucheron, and Christopher Rex, and the concert, “Arcgdukes and Tangos” features music by Beethoven and Piazzolla. Julie, David’s sister, has established an international career, regularly touring Europe and America as a freelance soloist and chamber musician. She has won first prize in all the national competitions she has attended, in addition to winning prizes in Italy, Germany and in the United States. Ms Coucheron has worked with Lazar Berman, Claude Frank, Emanuel Ax, Vladimir Feltsman, John O’ Connor, Elton John and Chistopher O’Riley and has toured Europe, America, South America and Asia, playing in great halls like Verizon Hall, Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

David, who plays a 1725 Stradivarius, joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as Concertmaster in September 2010. At the time, he was the youngest concertmaster among any major U.S. orchestra. Originally from Oslo, Norway, Mr. Coucheron began playing violin at the age of three. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree from The Curtis Institute of Music, his Master of Music from The Juilliard School, and his Master of Musical Performance from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Christopher Rex, general and artistic director of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as Principal Cellist in 1979, the same year in which he became the first cellist ever to win the string prize in the biennial Young Artists Competition of the National Federation of Music Clubs. Since then he has appeared as recitalist and chamber musician across the nation.

Mr. Rex's solo performances with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra include Strauss's Don Quixote and concertos by Shostakovich, Victor Herbert, Dvořák, and Elgar. He is a founding member of the Georgian Chamber Players, artistic director of the Madison Chamber Music Festival in Georgia and serves on the Board of Directors of Chamber Music America. Mr. Rex is a regular performer at the Highlands Chamber Music Festival in North Carolina and has been Principal Cellist of the orchestras at the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder and the Grand Tetons Music Festival in Wyoming.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.aicmf.com.