Posted on November 30, 2021

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This week on Thursdays@Three, we welcome cellists David Eby, Valdine Mishkin, Dylan Rieck, and Karen Schulz-Harmon!

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David Eby, founding cellist for the internationally acclaimed band, Pink Martini, has an active performing and teaching career on the West Coast. He performs with The Bodhi Trio, The Oregon Symphony and Portland Cello Project, and is Director of Advanced Strings at Oregon Episcopal School. His discography includes Sympathique with Pink Martini, Mystic Harp 2, Secrets of Love, Relax: Meditations for Flute and Cello, and Song of the Nightingale for Crystal Clarity Publishers.

Keep reading David’s bio. 

Dr. Valdine Ritchie Mishkin performs with Third Angle New Music, FearNOMusic, March Modern, 45th Parallel, cross-over group Portland Cello Project, is half of Duo Apaixionado with Peruvian guitarist Alfredo Muro, and moonlights as an extra cellist with the Oregon Symphony. A champion of contemporary music, she has premiered numerous works including composers John Luther Adams, Kenji Bunch, Nancy Ives, and Karim Al-Zand, can be heard on Third Angle Records and Albany Records, and is a frequent guest on All-Classical FM Portland.

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Dylan Rieck is a cellist, composer, and music teacher, currently residing in Portland, OR. As a member of Balmorhea, The Crying Shame, Stop Thief! and others he has played nearly 1,000 concerts all over the U.S. and in 15 countries around the world. He has appeared as both performer and arranger on over 40 albums spanning a wide range of musical styles. He has contributed original music to TV, film, and video games.

Keep reading Dylan’s bio. 

Karen Schulz-Harmon is an avid chamber musician, orchestral player, and teacher. She enjoys recording and collaborating with various instrumentalists as well as playing all types of music. Karen performs with the Portland Opera, Portland Columbia Symphony, Eugene Ballet, and Eugene Symphony. She coaches cello sectionals and gives techniques classes for several schools both in Portland and Vancouver. Karen has served as co-director of the Vancouver Youth Chamber Orchestras program and is a member of the faculty for the Chamber Music Camp of Portland.

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