Hosted by Sarah Hagen, this is an up close and personal music experience at the ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge. Sarah and her guest artists will share stories and musical insights throughout each performance and you will have the opportunity to meet with the musicians. Coffee and treats are included!
The third season of Classical Coffee Concerts continues with violist Marcus Takizawa.
Beethoven: Notturno for Viola and Piano in D-Major, Op. 42
Bridge: Two Pieces for Viola and Piano
Brahms: Sonata No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 120, No. 2
Marcus Takizawa has studied with Karen Tuttle & Gerald Stanick, and members of the Chicago, Guarneri, and Juilliard String Quartets. He received a grant from the Canada Council to study at The Juilliard School and graduated with a Master of Music Degree in Performance. Marcus has been a finalist at several music competitions including the Eckhardt-Gramatte, ASTA, and Irving Klein International String Competitions.
Marcus Takizawa is a member of the VAM Quartet and The Turning Point Ensemble.
He is also on the faculty at the Vancouver Academy of Music, working with young musicians as an orchestra and chamber music coach.
Marcus also performs with Jules Lavern (aka Hitori Tori) in the band Chordophone (www.chordophone.net) performing and writing music for viola and electronics using Ableton Live.
In addition to working as a freelance musician, Marcus works for Sparkjoy Studios, a web design studio specializing in developing great, easy to use websites based on the WordPress platform.
Their clients include The Turning Point Ensemble and The Vancouver Academy of Music.