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By Karen Budai
contributing writer 

Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert, Oct. 30

 

October 29, 2022

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Jason Stoll.

The program will feature pianist Jason Stoll, in Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor.

Southern Californian pianist, Jason Stoll, enjoys a multifaceted career as concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, educator and collaborative artist. Concert highlights for the upcoming 2022-23 season include concerto appearances with the Santa Monica Symphony, Westlake Village Symphony, Antelope Valley Symphony, multiple solo recitals and chamber music across the United States. Past concert highlights include giving the U.S. premiere of Benjamin Britten's Rondo Concertante for piano and strings, a number of solo recitals throughout his native California, New York, Toronto, Dublin, and orchestral appearances with the North Charleston Pops, Midland-Odessa Symphony, Victoria Symphony, Miami Music Festival Orchestra, the Westlake Village Symphony, the California State University, Northridge Symphony, the Antelope Valley Symphony, the York Symphony Orchestra and the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra.

Stoll has also competed internationally and was named a Semi-finalist in the 2015 Dublin International Piano Competition and Finalist in the 2013 American Paderewski Piano Competition.

In addition to a busy schedule of performing as a solo artist, Stoll is also a lover of chamber music. He has been actively involved over the years in various ensembles, including ACE Trio (flute, clarinet and piano) as well as a multitude of duos, trios, quartets, etc. all with unique instrumentation and repertoire.

A versatile performer, Stoll has also performed with violinist, Lindsay Deutsch, and the genre bending trio, Take 3. Together with cellist, Mikala Schmitz, they performed an eclectic mix of music including The Beatles, "Game of Thrones," "Pirates of the Caribbean," current pop hits and mashups.

Over the years, Stoll has had the privilege of participating in master classes, working closely with many distinguished artists, including Leon Fleisher, Emmanuel Ax, Stephen Hough and Manahem Pressler. As a teacher himself, Stoll has served on the faculty of the Bronx Conservatory of Music for three years as a private piano instructor.

Stoll holds degrees from California State University, Northridge, the Juilliard School and the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. His principal teachers included John Perry, David Louie, Jerome Lowenthal, Matti Raekallio, Dmitry Rachmanov and John Roscigno. Additionally, Stoll has attended several prestigious summer music festivals including the Miami Music Festival, Pianofest in the Hamptons, Aspen Music Festival and the Adamant Music School.

Currently, Stoll is a piano instructor and lecturer at California State University, Northridge, and is also a freelance pianist, masterclass presenter and adjudicator throughout the Los Angeles area. Apart from pianistic activities, Stoll is a fan of the NBA, professional tennis, juggling and loves to live stream on Twitch.

The orchestra will also perform The Wasps Overture by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Symphony No. 1 in C Major by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Audience members may meet directors, soloist and musicians following the concert. All Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra concerts are FREE to the community. For more information, see http://www.tehachapiorchestra.com or call (661) 821-7511.

 
 

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