The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly presents Marcus Takizawa at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre.
Morning Melodies is a series of intimate classical music concerts taking place on select Tuesday mornings. Each event begins at 10:00am with coffee, tea, treats and a chance to chat with the musicians, followed by a 70-minute concert at 10:30am.
Violist Marcus Takizawa joins series host Sarah Hagen for the third concert of the 2014/15 Morning Melodies series.
J.S. Bach: Gamba Sonata No. 1 in G major
Beethoven: Variations on a Theme of Mozart, Op. 66
Brahms: Sonata Op. 120 No. 1 in F minor
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.