Introducing Virginia Kron, cellist
Virginia Kron, "an accomplished cellist of no small talent" (L.A. Times) holds a master's degree from USC, where she graduated with a prize in performance. She has participated in festivals in Tanglewood, Aspen, Monterey, Bakersfield, Bear Valley and Ojai, and is currently a tenured member of the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra in Santa Cruz.
As an active chamber musician, Ms. Kron has appeared with the Sacramento String Quartet, the Pacifica Quartet at the Sedona Chamber Music Society, the Rochelle Abramson Ensemble, and Nouvelle Image. She has also performed at the Ventura County Chamber Music Festival. She performs regularly as a guest artist for William Kraft's Ensemble for Contemporary Music. She has contributed numerous times to Sundays at Four, KUSC's live-performance radio broadcast, and performed recently on an alumni concert for the Music Academy of the West. Last season she appeared as guest artist for the MTA and premiered in the octet ensemble for John Biggs' opera, Hobson's Choice. This season she appeared in the solo cello part in Benjamin Britten's opera Noye's Fludde and returned to the Current Sounds New Music Consortium with a performance of Britten's challenging Suite for Cello, Op.72.
In 1997 she premiered John Biggs' Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestra with New West Symphony and recorded it in Prague with the Czech National Symphony for the Albany label. Other recording credits include Gratitude and Celtic Christmas II with Celtic harpist, Kim Robertson, and another CD of vocal chamber music (just out) of John Biggs, A Vocal Bouquet. Ms. Kron also produced an independent childrens' musical narrative, The Crystal Harp, called an "excellent original fairy tale" by Bookwatch with "delightful music" (American Library Association).
return to Kim Robertson in concert by candlelight
Thursday January 3 & Friday January 4 2002 at 8PM
at the Chapel at Maryknoll Los Altos Northern California
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