Chamber Music – October 18, 2015
JORGE ÁVILA, Violin
MITCHELL KRIEGLER, Clarinet
ETHAN COBB, Cello (2015 Co-Winner, BAE Young Bronx Artist Contest)
Schubert – String Trio in Bb Major, D. 471
Elgar – Cello Concerto (4th Movement)
Dahl – Concerto a tre
Mozart – Divertimento in Eb Major, K. 563
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JORGE ÁVILA has won attention as an outstanding young violinist through numerous appearances as a soloist, recitalist, concertmaster, and chamber musician. A recipient of numerous awards and honors, Jorge received his resident status in the United States under the “Extraordinary Talent” category. He was also awarded first prize at the 2001 Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Competition. He has appeared as a soloist with the Ridgefield Symphony, Colonial Symphony, Riverside Orchestra, Hofstra Symphony, New Amsterdam Symphony, City Island Chamber Orchestra, and Bronx Arts Ensemble and concertmaster with numerous groups in the tri-state area, including the Stamford Symphony, Greenwich Symphony, Colonial Symphony Orchestra, Westfield Symphony, Oratorio Society, Musica Sacra, Philharmonia Virtuosi, St., Grace Church Orchestra, Gotham Opera, National Chorale, Verismo Opera, José Limón Dance Company, Sonos Chamber Orchestra, Bachanalia, the New Amsterdam Symphony, Tanglewood Music Center, and the Mannes College of Music Orchestra. On Broadway, He has performed with numerous orchestras, including most recently the shows: South Pacific, West Side Story and Wicked. Born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Jorge began his violin studies at age 14. During his studies in Honduras, he received first prize in the “La Botonia” competition. In 1987, Jorge moved to the U.S. to study at the University of Georgia as a full scholarship student, where he served as concertmaster of the orchestra and member of the Pre-College faculty. In 1988, Jorge moved to New York City where he began his studies as a scholarship student at the Mannes College of Music. Jorge has recorded for the Naxos, Nonesuch Records, Centaur and other labels. He has also performed live on both television and radio. Jorge made his Carnegie Hall Concerto debut with the DCINY orchestra on Januray 16, 2012. His recent performances include Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra (October, 2011). He made his solo Weill Recital Hall debut at Carnegie Hall in 2009.
A junior at Riverdale Country School, cellist ETHAN COBB, a student of Sieun Lin, attends the Interlochen Arts Festival as a full scholarship student, and Mannes Preparatory Division. He was first prize winner in the East Coast International Music Competition, and second prize winner at Lyra Summer Music Competition. Ethan has performed at Weill Recital Hall, Juilliard School of Music and as soloist with Riverdale Country School Orchestra.
MITCH KRIEGLER was born in the Bronx. Graduated Manhattan School of Music . Studied clarinet with Charles Russo,Conrad Kuchay, and Robert Renino. Mr. Kriegler performs at Lincoln Center with the New York City Ballet, and at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops. He is also a member of The Bronx Arts Ensemble, The Linden Quintet and The New York City Opera Orchestra.