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Elinor String Quartet
Sunday, May 13, 2018, 3 – 4 p.m.
Elinor String Quartet
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 1 - Microsoft Auditorium
AudienceTeens, Adults
Language中文, English
SummaryCelebrate Mother’s Day with Elinor String Quartet, performing Mozart’s String Quartet in G Major K.V. 387, Beethoven’s String Quartet Op.18, No.1 in F major and a Taiwanese folk tune.
DescriptionPerformers: Li-Ling Liao, Christopher Lin, violins; Rafael H. Howell-Flores, viola; Ching-Jung, Janice, Lee, cello.

Dr. Li-Ling Liao has been an active freelance violinist since 2007. Ms. Liao has been invited frequently to perform as a soloist and a chamber player in North America and Asia. Since moving to the Northwest area, Ms. Liao has played with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (BC), the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, Yakima Symphony Orchestra, and is currently associate concertmaster of the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Liao was a faculty at the Vancouver Academy of Music, and the Yakima Valley Community College. Ms. Liao holds a doctorate degree in Violin Performance from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Christopher Lin started the violin at age 4, and the piano at age 5. He currently freelances with the Federal Way Symphony, the Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra, and the Seattle Philharmonic. He has performed with the National Festival Orchestra under Benjamin Zander at Carnegie Hall, and served as concertmaster and associate concertmaster of all-California and all-national youth orchestras. Chris received his double BA in Computer Science and Mathematics from UC Berkeley, where he studied with Daniel Kobialka, former principal second violin of the San Francisco Symphony. He recently received his PhD in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Washington and is now an applied scientist working on artificial intelligence for email at Microsoft.

Rafael H. Howell-Flores was born in San Jose, Costa Rica. He started his musical studies at Conservatorio de Castella where he earned his high school diploma and an honorable mention in violin performance. In 2002 he won the Monroe Scholarship to study at Loyola University New Orleans, violin and viola. In 2005 due to hurricane Katrina he got relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he concluded his undergraduate viola performance degree and then earned his Masters in Music Performance at University of New Mexico. Rafael has played in numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles including The World Orchestra, New Mexico Philharmonic, Santa Fe Symphony, San Juan Symphony, Ensamble Tarrazú and The World Orchestra Soloists. Now established in Seattle, Rafael freelances with different orchestras throughout the Puget Sound, he also has an active violin-viola studio in Issaquah and also works as a Teaching Artist for Seattle Symphony as well as a violin coach for Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Ching-Jung Lee (Janice) is an active performer and coach in greater Seattle area. She began playing the piano at age five and cello at nine. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Cello Performance from National Tainan University, Taiwan and her Master’s Degree in Cello Performance from the University of Washington under Toby Saks. Janice performs regularly with Puget Sound Concert Opera, the Gilbert and Sullivan Society, and the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to freelancing, Janice also serves as pianist at Kennydale United Methodist Church.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
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