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Emerging Artists of the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.
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Join us at Steinway Hall - Fort Worth for an evening of Chamber Music in collaboration with the Emerging Artists of the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth.   This concert will feature Juliette Greer, Mari Nagahara, and Janice Carissa all the way from the New England Conservatory and Curtis Institute on the violin, cello, and piano respectively. They have an adventurous program to present to you - free of admission - with the works of J.S. Bach, Gabriel Fauré, and Robert Schumann.

A special thanks must go out to Cecilia Dunoyer for her collaboration on the Sonata for Violin and Piano by Gabriel Fauré. A celebrated voice on the musical contributions of Debussy, Ravel, and Poulenc - Dunoyer is a force to be reckoned with, particularly suited to the repertoire performed this evening.

Steinway Hall - Fort Worth is proud to host this Emerging Artist concert in collaboration with CMSFW2. We wholehearted believe that the great musicians of tomorrow give their best performances when they have instruments that are as uncompromised in their capacity for expression as the musical structures they seek to build for their audience.

CMSFW2 has been launched by the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth to give Emerging Artists a platform on which they might learn to take command of their performance and captivate their listeners.


J.S. Bach Partita in D Minor for Unaccompanied Violin

     I. Sarabande
     VI. Gigue

Juliette Greer, Solo Violin

Gabriel Fauré Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, Opus 13

     I.  Allegro molto
     II.  Andante
     III.  Allegro vivo
     IV.  Allegro quasi presto

Juliette Greer, Violin
Cecelia Dunoyer, Piano


Robert Schumann Trio No. 2 in F Major for Violin, Cello and Piano

     I. Sehr lebhaft
     II. Mit innigem Ausdruck - Lebhaft
     III. In mässiger Bewegung
     IV. Nicht zu rasch

Juliette Greer, Violin
Mari Nagahara, Cello
Janice Carissa, Piano

About the Artists

Mari Nagahara, Cello
Mari Nagahara, 19, grew up in Andover, MA and began studying the cello at the age of 8. Now pursuing a bachelor’s degree at New England Conservatory, Mari studies with Paul Katz. She was previously enrolled in classes at the New England Conservatory Preparatory school, where she studied with Natasha Brofsky, Nancy Hair and Carol Ou.

As an avid chamber musician, Mari has participated in several music festivals across the country, including the Yellow Barn Young Artists Program, Music@Menlo Young Performers Program, Bowdoin International, Killington Music Festival, and Kneisel Hall. At the NEC Preparatory School, Mari played as cellist of Trio Adonais, and was awarded the silver medal at the 2015 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. The trio was featured in a special "Backstage at Fischoff" broadcast of NPR's From the Top. Mari has also been a featured soloist on the NPR show, and recorded a live show in March of 2017. 

As an orchestral musician, Mari has been performed as principal cellist of the NEC Symphony, Boston Youth Symphony, and assistant principal at the New York String Orchestra Seminar in 2015. 

Janice Carissa, Piano
Janice Carissa, from Surabaya, Indonesia, entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2013 and studies piano with Gary Graffman and Robert McDonald. All students at Curtis receive merit-based, full tuition scholarships, and Ms. Carissa is the Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest Fellow.

A recipient of numerous awards and honors, Ms. Carissa was a Young Scholar of Lang Lang's International Music Foundation; the runner-up in the 2014 piano competition at the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Music Festival and School; Star Performance Award Winner of the 2012 American Protégé International Music Talent Competition in New York; and the Top Prize Winner of the IBLA Foundation's 2006 International Piano Competition.

Ms. Carissa has been featured on television and radio, including Indonesia Mencari Bakat, Inspirasi Pagi, Sang Juara, Global TV, RCTI, Trans TV, BC TV, Metro TV, TV One, Voice of America, WHYY-TV, WXQR's Greene Space, and National Public Radio's From the Top.  

Recent career highlights in 2017 include her debut with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra playing Mozart Piano Concerto and a solo recital tour in New Mexico, Arizona, California, Long Island, and New York. She has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea; Midwest Young Artists Symphony Orchestra; Symphony in C; the Eastern Wind Symphony; and Bay Atlantic Symphony; and Jupiter Symphony Chamber Concert Series. She has also performed at Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris for the Auditorium opening in 2016. Other notable venues include The Sydney Opera House, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall in New York, Miller Theater in Columbia University, the Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University, Kimmel Center, United Nations in New York, Oxford University's St. Hilda's College, Chicago's Jay Priztker Pavilion, the Kennedy Center, the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music's Concert Hall in Warsaw, and the Theatre Hall of the Karol Lipinski Academy of Music in Wroclaw. 

She has performed for the President of Indonesia and other dignitaries at the Presidential Palace in Bogor and for Lady Dewi Sukarno in Bali.

Juliette Greer, violin
Juliette Greer, 18, is currently studying at the New England Conservatory in Soovin Kim’s studio.  She grew up in Pennsylvania in a musical family and began playing the violin when she was four.  Her teachers were Russian violinist Max Zorin and Daniel Han from the Philadelphia Orchestra.  In addition to winning numerous regional and national competitions, she performed as a guest soloist with the Nittany Valley Symphony, the Williamsport Symphony, CPYO, and she served as Concert-mistress of the Central Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra for three years (2012-2015).  Last season, Juliette was selected in a national competition to perform with the New York String Orchestra Seminar, NYSOS, led by Jamie Laredo in two concerts at Carnegie Hall.

Her passion for chamber music was ignited when she was 13 at the Castleman’s String Quartet Program in New York.  Since then, she has devoted all her summers to chamber music, and participated in festivals such as the Rencontres Internationales Musicales de Graves in the south of France for 3 years, 2ndo Festival Internacional de Musica in Cordoba, Argentina, and the Miami Music Festival among others.  One of the most recent highlights of her career was to be one of 48 musicians selected nationally to be a part of Kneisel Hall 2017, in Blue Hill, Maine, for 8 weeks, a highly esteemed over-100-year-old Chamber Music Festival.  It is at Kneisel Hall that Juliette, Janice and Mari met and formed their Trio.

Juliette just returned last month from Cordoba and Mendoza, Argentina, where she performed two recitals with pianist Cecilia Dunoyer and presented chamber music masterclasses.  She was invited for return engagement next season.  In her free time, Juliette is an avid tennis player and an enthusiastic traveler.   She is delighted to discover Dallas and Fort Worth and grateful for its warm hospitality.


Please join us for a memorable performance presented free of charge. For more information or to reserve your seats, call 817.665.1853 or RSVP online.

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