The Chicago Chamber Musicians (CCM) showcase their world-class talent as they perform select works of both new and classic violin repertoire Monday, February 7, 2011. With guest violinist Mathias Tacke and CCM violinist Jasmine Lin, the free concert features Baroque, Neo-Classical, and Contemporary music by Georg Philipp Telemann, Tōru Takemitsu, Sergei Prokofiev, and Arthur Smith.
Jasmine Lin has appeared with the Chicago Symphony and with orchestras in Singapore, Brazil, Uruguay, and Taiwan. She began violin at age four, graduated from the Curtis Institute, was a prizewinner in the Paganini Competition, and won second prize in the Naumburg Competition. As a chamber artist she has appeared at the Marlboro Music Festival and extensively as a member of the Chicago String Quartet. She is currently one of the violinists of the Formosa Quartet, the first-prize winner of the London International String Quartet Competition in 2006, who released their first recording recently on the EMI Debut Series. Also a member of The Chicago Chamber Musicians and the piano trio Trio Voce, she is a native of Chicago and on the faculty at Roosevelt University.
Mathias Tacke was the second violinist of the acclaimed Vermeer Quartet from 1992 until 2007. With the Vermeer Quartet, Mathias Tacke gave performances in practically all of the most prestigious festivals, including Tanglewood, Ravinia, Berlin, and Edinburgh, to name only a few. Three of the Vermeer Quartet recordings were nominated for the Grammy Award. Mathias Tacke appears internationally as a soloist and chamber player, performing a wide range of repertoire from the Baroque to music of our time. A native of Germany, won first prize in the German National Youth Competition and graduated from the Musikakademie Detmold, where he was later appointed to the faculty. From 1983-1992 Mr. Tacke was a member of the Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, one of the most important professional groups specializing in the performance of contemporary music. He is Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at Northern Illinois University and has made numerous recordings for such labels as Sony, Naxos and Cedille.
Of the 75+ concerts CCM performs each season, more than half are offered free of charge as part of CCM’s mission to serve the community. CCM’s 2010-2011 season of FREE First Monday concerts is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by The Friends of the Chicago Cultural Center.
Since 1986, CCM’s monthly lunch-hour concert series has been sharing the joy of chamber music through free concerts held from 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall (78 East Washington Street). The concert will be broadcast live on 98.7WFMT.
For more information, call 312-225-5226 or visit www.chicagochambermusic.org