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NOON CONCERT SERIES: Roxanne Michaelian and Vicky Ehrlich

Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley

Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley NOON CONCERT SERIES: Roxanne Michaelian and Vicky Ehrlich


J.S. Bach Sonata No. 3 in g minor

Nadia Boulanger Trois Pieces

Sans vitesse et a Paise
Vite et nerveusement rythme

Richard Strauss Sonata, Op. 6

Allegro con brio
Andante ma non troppo
Allegro vivo

D’Arcy Reynold Jardin Cubano

Flor de Mariposa
Orquieda Negra

ROXANNE MICHAELIAN comes from a family of professional musicians. Her father was first violinist in the S.F. Symphony for 50 years, and her sister was chosen by Leonard Bernstein to perform as soloist with the N.Y. Philharmonic. Roxanne began piano lessons at age five, studying with Claire James at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She continued her education there, completing an undergraduate and graduate degree in Piano Performance, studying with Paul Hersh.

Roxanne's first appearance as soloist with orchestra was at the age of 12, when she performed with the San Francisco Symphony on its youth concert series. She subsequently received first prize in the North American Young Artists Competition in Denver, Colorado, performing with the Denver Symphony. She also was overall winner in the Young Musicians National Foundation Competition, performing at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Other orchestras she has soloed with are the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Oakland Symphony, and the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra.
Roxanne is an active and much sought after collaborator. A past winner of national chamber music competitions, Roxanne has toured the United States with nationally known artists, and has performed in concert with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Jamie Laredo, members of the San Francisco Symphony and members of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. She has performed on such series as Chamber Music Sundaes, Chamber Music West, San Jose Chamber Music Society, performed at Davies Symphony Hall for the San Francisco Symphony Chamber Music Series, and has played with the New Century Chamber Orchestra.

Roxanne has been teaching piano lessons for over 30 years, both privately as well as at schools, and has been coach for various chamber music workshops throughout the United States. She has been an active member of the Music Teachers National Association for over 10 years. She was a private piano instructor at the Nueva Center for Learning in Hillsborough for 13 years, taught piano lessons at Santa Rosa Junior College, and has been adjudicator for many competitions throughout California, including the Junior Bach Festival, United States Open Music Competition, and the Music Teachers Association.

Cellist, VICTORIA EHRLICH, was born in Texas and received her musical education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She also attended summer programs at Interlochen, Aspen, and Tanglewood. Her teachers include Robert Marsh, Bernard Greenhouse, and Robert Gardner.
Before joining the San Francisco Opera Orchestra in 1984, she performed with Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and served as Principal Cellist with the symphonies of Omaha, Richmond, VA, and Phoenix. Ms. Ehrlich has performed with San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Symphony, California and Berkeley Symphonies, Lamplighters, and the Russian Chamber Orchestra. She’s also an active chamber musician, appearing regularly with the percussion group Adesso, the Gold Coast Chamber Players, Picasso Ensemble, the Fath Chamber Players and the Ariel String Quartet. Recent work includes collaboration with poets and composers under the auspices of the American Composers' Forum.