Kevin A. Lefohn & Jody Morissette, violins
Charlyn Wilson, viola
MaryAnn Campbell, cello
Pat Zagelow, piano
Monika Ohuchi, piano for Bunch and Lilburn
Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81.
Kenji Bunch: Lux Aeterna
Douglas Lilburn: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Kevin A. Lefohn maintains an international career as recital soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. He has performed and presented workshops and master classes throughout Australia, Japan, New Zealand, the United States, and South East Asia. He was the founding director of the renowned Marama Strings Project at the University of Otago in New Zealand where he was Professor of Violin from 1998-2007 and the founder and Artistic Director of New Zealandís Queenstown Violin Summer School and Festival of Chamber Music. In 2009 he served on the faculty at the University of Oregon School of Music as visiting Professor of violin. Returning to the United States in 2010, he served as Executive Director of the Portland Youth Philharmonic until returning to performance and teaching full time in 2013.
Jody Morrissette has played throughout the Portland area since 2002. She is currently the principal second violin with the Portland Columbia Symphony. Prior to moving to Portland, she played professionally in Sacramento, Los Angeles, Topeka, and New York. Originally from Buffalo, Ms. Morrissette holds degrees in music and music therapy. As a board certified music therapist, she has worked in pediatric intensive care, oncology, Alzheimerís care, special education, and music theater for adults with disabilities. With violin in hand, previous memorable experiences include the honor of a duet performance with Isaac Stern, the eccentric world of studio recording in Hollywood, theater and opera orchestras, chamber groups, radio, movie soundtracks, playing Irish tunes on the roof of the car in traffic jams, and of course family weddings. When not performing, Jody enjoys exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her family.
Charlyn Wilson has played the viola since 7th grade, and music has always been an enjoyable and vital avocation for her. She has been a member of the Portland Columbia Symphony for many years, and chamber music has always been a passion as well. But she is also a nurse, and in her day job at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center she coordinates special programs and oversees community cancer education activities for the Legacy Cancer Institute. Her other enjoyable pursuits include yoga, travel (especially to Italy), cooking and beadwork.
Currently MaryAnn Campbell is the director of Arts and Communication Magnet Academy (ACMA) Classical Orchestra and Classical Alive!, a chamber music group at ACMA. Prior to returning to the Portland area MaryAnn was a member of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Puerto Rico and a professor of cello at the Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico. She lives with her husband, Elliott Eaves, and numerous cats in Sherwood, Oregon.
Japanese-American pianist Monica Ohuchi has performed to wide acclaim from audiences across the United States, Canada, Japan, and Europe both as a soloist and chamber musician. Ms. Ohuchis concert engagements have brought her to such prestigious venues as Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Meany Hall of Seattle, the Canadian Opera Companyís Richard Bradshaw Amphitheater, and Hakuju Concert Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Ms. Ohuchi is regularly heard on radio broadcasts across the country, including National Public Radio, New York's WQXR, and Seattle's KING FM. Ms. Ohuchi has been invited as guest soloist with numerous orchestras from coast to coast and abroad, including the Colorado Symphony, Marin Symphony, New Millennium Symphony Orchestra of Gijon, Spain, Orchestra Seattle, Corvallis Youth Symphony, and the Rain City Symphony.
Pat Zagelow has been Executive Director of Friends of Chamber Music since 1991 and was also Executive Director of Portland Piano International (formerly the PSU Piano Recital Series) from 1991 to 2005. She studied piano for many years with Harold Gray and completed a Bachelor of Music degree from Portland State University in 1991. While at PSU, she worked as coordinator of the Music Committee, responsible for producing 60 Brown Bag concerts each year. When not presenting chamber music concerts or playing chamber music herself, Pat loves spending time with her husband, John, doting on their two granddaughters.