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Meet the Players __ New York Hub

The Crescendo Chamber Music Project of New York features a piano trio, a string quartet, and a piano quartet. The piano trio, consisting of Doori Na, violin, Michael Katz, cello, and Chérie Roe, piano, will perform Schubert's Piano Trio in B flat Major, D. 898. Here is a clip from a rehearsal of the Schubert.

The players are...

Doori Na, a San Francisco native, took up violin at the age of four and began his studies with Li Lin at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In the fall of 2018, he made his debut with The San Francisco Symphony performing Bach’s Double Violin Concerto with Itzhak Perlman and Michael Tilson Thomas. Currently living in New York City, Mr. Na plays with numerous ensembles around the city. He has played with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with tours in the US, Japan, and Europe performing in venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York and the Musikverien in Vienna. Mr. Na attended the Juilliard School with the Dorothy Starling and Dorothy Delay scholarships and holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree where he studied under Itzhak Perlman, Catherine Cho, and Donald Weilerstein. He was concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra and was fortunate to play on a Guadagnini and Vuillaume violin from the Juilliard School’s prestigious violin collection.

Hailed by the press for his “bold, rich sound” (Strad Magazine) and “nuanced musicianship,” (The New York Times), Israeli cellist Michael Katz has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician across North America, Europe, and Asia. His musicianship has been recognized with many awards, among them all three prizes at the 2011 Aviv Competition, and first prizes at the Juilliard School’s 2010 Concerto Competition and the 2005 Turjeman Competition.

As the cellist of the Lysander Piano Trio, Mr. Katz was a winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Competition, and was awarded first prizes at the 2011 Coleman competition and 2011 J.C. Arriaga competition. He has performed with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Midori, Anthony Marwood, Donald Weilerstein, Peter Frankl, Roger Tapping and Charles Neidich. His festival appearances include Ravinia, Music@Menlo, Mostly Mozart, Malaga Classica, Luzern, and Yellow Barn. Mr. Katz received degrees from the New England Conservatory, The Juilliard School, and Stony Brook University, and was a student of Laurence Lesser, Joel Krosnick, and Colin Carr.

CHÉRIE ROE’s extensive piano background includes working for great organizations such as Juilliard Global, Classical Singer NY, Quisisana, MRL International Festival in collaboration with Beijing Conservatory, and Classic Lyric Arts: Italy and France.She has also served as music director and coach of the opera programs at Virginia, Cleveland, and Charlottesville Opera companies as well as at University Nevada Las Vegas and the University of Akron. Ms. Roe was also on staff at Juilliard, Mannes, and NYU. Chérie holds a graduate diploma in Collaborative Piano from The Juilliard School, as well as a master’s degree in Collaborative Piano from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

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