If you enjoy music in an intimate and friendly setting, become a subscriber of L’Ermitage Foundation’s Concert Series. We offer concerts where members of the audience can mingle with the artists as well as other attendees. These concerts are private to our donors and their guests and are not open to the public.
VIJAY VENKATESH, pianist, has been hailed in concert reviews for his "sublime phrasing, tremendous and powerful virtuosity, and beautiful lyricism in performances". He has performed with many orchestras throughout the United States.
EVA SCHAUMKELL, pianist, has performed in the United States and throughout Europe with "interpretational skills that combine intuition with analytical sense and remarkable musical maturity".
JOANNA LEE, violinist, received her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music. She is the recipient of numerous awards and has performed throughout Korea, Japan, China, Europe, and the United States.
Feng Bian started playing the piano at the age of six and has participated in many competitions as well as performances within his native country-China and across the United States. He received his Bachelor degree and Artist Diploma from the Colburn School of Performing Arts and is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the USC Thornton School of Music.
Tanner Menees is an avid chamber musician as both a violist and violinist. He has worked extensively with members of the Juilliard String Quartet and has collaborated with some of today's most notable artists including Martin Beaver and Ronald Leonard. He has served as principal viola for the Colburn Orchestra.
LU BINGXIA, cellist, was awarded first prize at the 5th "Golden Bell Award" Cello Competition, becoming the youngest winner in the history of this competition in China in addition to winning many other prizes.
RUSLAN BIRYUKOV, founder of THE LOS ANGELES CELLO QUARTET, is known for his "superb artistry, passion, and individuality." Ruslan represents a new generation of creative professional musicians whose artistic level is recognized not only by awards, but also a worldwide audience.
Thomas Lovasz began playing the cello at the age of eight inspired by his mother, a music teacher. By age fourteen, he had won several music competitions. Thomas has performed with famous artists in many venues with numerous orchestras. He also enjoys teaching and sharing his knowledge with students and expanding the love of music.
EFRAIN DEL PILAR began his musical journey as a flutist winning several competitions. Six months after beginning cello lessons, he performed his first cello recital.
BRYANT GOZALI began his formal cello training at age nine in China. He relocated to Singapore and was appointed Principal Cellist in two Singapore Orchestras. In addition to performing with the Los Angeles Cello Quartet, he performs with the Tokyo Quartet and pianist Christopher O'Riley.
LINDSAY DEUTSCH, violinist, has thrilled audiences worldwide with her passion for music. She is a charismatic and captivating presence on today's music scene. Lindsay has just completed a tour as a solo violinist with Yanni performing in Saudi Arabia and the United States and will be touring with Yanni again in October 2018. She will be touring with Take 3 next season in the Midwest United States, California, Georgia, New York, Nebraska, and Colorado.
VAN-ANH NGUYEN, pianist and composer, has become a worldwide sensation and in demand artist, leading an intense touring career across the globe. Born to Vietnamese refugee musicians and having started piano studies at the tender age of thirteen months, the Australian born concert pianist gave her Sydney Opera House debut at age eight. She has won several prizes nationally and her playing has graced the stages of Australia, California, and Houston.
LILA YANG, began her cello studies at the age of six. She has received numerous awards in chamber, orchestral, and solo repertoire. Her chamber and orchestral performances have taken her to venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln's Avery Fisher Hall, and Walt Disney Hall among others. Lila is recognized most for her "eloquent phrasing and unique singing tone."