Posted on February 15, 2022

Thursdays@Three: Anthea Kreston

This week on Thursdays@Three, we will be joined by violinist Anthea Kreston and pianist Jean-David Coen. They will present an all-Brahms program, that you don’t want to miss.

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Violinist Anthea Kreston is a member of the internationally renowned Artemis String Quartet. Based in Berlin, she enjoys a robust concert schedule with regular appearances at major concert halls in Europe and the United States. She has received numerous awards for her chamber collaborations, including the grand prize at the Concert Artists Guild Competition and Europe’s Echo Award for recording.

She was the first American violinist to play in a major European string quartet, the Artemis Quartet – and she travelled the world, performing on some of the most legendary stages a person could dream of, from Carnegie Hall to Wigmore – from the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam to Seoul. She was a Professor at the Universität der Kunste Berlin, where Clara Schumann and Schoenberg taught. She also was a Master Teacher at the Queen Elizabeth Chapel in Brussels, where her students won competitions from Australia to New York. She loves to write – penning a classical music blog which was one of the top-5 most read music blogs internationally, and has an awesome husband and two funny and generous daughters.

Pianist Jean-David Coen, artist in Residence at Willamette University in Oregon has studied and holds degrees from the Paris Conservatory, Juilliard, and Yale, finishing with his Doctorate from the University of Southern California. Jean-David began concertizing with orchestra when he was 9. He has played around the world with orchestras like the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Tanglewood and the Oregon Bach Festival. He has toured and given master classes in both China and Japan as part of Trio Oregon.

His solo and ensemble performances have been heard on NPR’s “Performance Today”, KUSC, and WQXR in New York. He has been a Visiting Professor of Piano at the Sheppard School Of Music at USC, and is also the director of the Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series at Willamette.

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