An exploration of one of the most commonly used forms in classical music and how it helps to create a compelling musical arc. Designed and presented by viola fellow Jesse Yukimura, and featuring violin fellows Yada Lee, Kenneth Liao, viola fellow Helen Hess, and cello fellow Drew Comstock.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
STRING QUARTET NO. 3 IN G MAJOR, K. 156 (K. 134B), STRING QUARTET NO. 14 IN G MAJOR, K. 387 ("HAYDN 1"), SERENADE NO. 13 IN G MAJOR, K. 525 ("EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK")
Violin, Cello, and Viola
Recorded Date: 07-11-2017
Jesse Yukimura is a second-year Viola Fellow at the New World Symphony. He is a recent graduate of the Lynn Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Professor Ralph Fielding, earning both a master’s and a professional performance certificate. A double-degree student in his undergraduate studies, Mr. Yukimura received a bachelor’s of arts degree in chemistry from Oberlin College and a bachelor’s of music degree in viola performance from Oberlin Conservatory, studying with Professor Peter Slowik. He appeared as a soloist with the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble in 2011, performing Denisov’s Es ist genug, and was also a Concerto Competition winner at Lynn, performing Martinů’s Rhapsody-Concerto with the orchestra in 2012. Mr. Yukimura was instrumental in forming and organizing the New Music Ensemble at Lynn, and continues to support the works of modern composers.
A native of Washington State, Mr. Yukimura began his musical studies on piano at the age of six, and later started viola at the age of nine. An ensemble musician at heart, the roots of his orchestral career began in the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras. Since then he has participated in orchestras across the county, most recently at the National Repertory Orchestra, performing under the experienced batons of Christian Knapp, Guillermo Figueroa, Gerard Schwarz and Carl Topilow, among others. These programs have brought him to concert halls across the country, from Benaroya to Disney to Carnegie, as well as across the Pacific to China and Singapore. Mr. Yukimura has also worked with renowned chamber music coaches, including members of the Tokyo and Juilliard String Quartets, and has had the opportunity to take lessons from world-class artists such as Roberto Díaz, Elmar Oliveira and Robert Vernon. Mr. Yukimura maintains a wide range of interests in both the arts and sciences.