Ayako Yonetani at the Polasek: Exclusive Chamber Concert Series
The Museum’s 9th annual three-concert music series features internationally acclaimed violin/viola player Ayako Yonetani and a variety of guest instrumentalists. Held in the elegant salon of the Polasek residence, concert-goers experience acoustic perfection in an intimate setting.
Limited to 50 seats, the performance is followed by a private reception.
Dr. Ayako Yonetani, a world renowned violinist, began playing at the age of five and made her solo debut at the age of ten. Later, she made her United States debut as a concertmaster with the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Dr. Yonetani received her Bachelor, Masters, and Doctoral degrees from the Juilliard School. Currently, she is a Professor of Violin/Viola at the University of Central Florida and travels the world as a guest soloist. She is a member of Japan’s premier chamber ensemble in Tokyo.
Dr. Kiminobu Sugaya is Chair of the Neuroscience Consortium and also with the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Sugaya is an internationally award-winning adult stem cell scientist. Alongside Dr. Yonetani, he has been conducting research on the impact of music on the brain. Using the latest in Technology, Dr. Sugaya provides innovative musical accompaniment for every concert.
SOLD OUT Sunday, November 10, 2013, 2:00 p.m. Guest artist,Dr. Mauricio Cespedes, Viola, Viola Principal of the Orlando Philharmonic, and Mr. Scott Kluksdahl, cello, USF’s Theodore and Vennette Askounes-Ashford Distinguished Scholar.
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 2:00 p.m. Guest artist, Mr. Lyman Brodie, Vice Provost of UCF, and also principal trumpet of the Orlando Philharmonic.
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 2:00 p.m. Guest artist, Vasily Yurin, the winner of the performance excellence award, UCF guitar student. The program includes Paganini , Rodrigo, and Korngold.