Haydn, Trio in D Major Hob. XV 16 Müthel, Sonata in D Major Mendelssohn, Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 (1st movement) -- intermission -- Rachmaninoff, Sonata for Cello and Piano, op. 19
The CK Ensemble is a burgeoning chamber music ensemble that melds individual passions, historical knowledge and fresh perspectives. From their eclectic programming, dynamic collaborations, to their memorable music making, the CK Ensemble will be sure to leave an imprint on listeners' hearts.
Recognized for her heartfelt musicianship and artistry, Cherry has performed as soloist with the Plano Symphony Orchestra, Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra and Fall River Symphony. She has performed as a recitalist and chamber musician in the United States, Canada, China and Ukraine. Specializing in both modern classical and baroque playing, Cherry leads the CK Ensemble. She also performs with the Gioia Duo, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Symphony New Hampshire, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and various other groups.
A native of Poland, Elzbieta Brandys is a musician who molds elegant tone, artistic sensibility and a solid mastery of flute technique. She gives recitals internationally and performs with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Freisinger Chamber Orchestra, Claflin Hill Symphony, Cape Ann Symphony, Marsh Chapel Collegium and Cantata Singers. She has performed in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and Town Hall, the Kennedy Center, Boston's Symphony Hall and Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. After graduating from the Music Lyceum in Tarnow, Poland, Elzbieta received her Bachelor of Music from Southern Methodist University, Graduate Performance Diploma and Masters from Boston Conservatory and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University.
Daesik Cha, a native of South Korea, has been establishing himself as a 'renaissance' musician, whose professional work encompasses concertizing, directing, teaching and music scholarship. He appeared as pianist in numerous prominent concerts in Korea and across continents. In the US he performed with the Irving Fine Society at Harvard's Sanders Theater, appeared as soloist in the Franz Liszt Bicentennial celebration at Brandeis University, as a musical artist at the Covington Art Club in KY giving lectures and recitals as well as at MIT's Emerson recitals and the Frederick Historical Piano Center. Other highlights include organ/piano recital at the Historical Shirley Meeting House, several guest pianist recitals at the 2007 Lucca Opera Festival in Italy, solo recital at the Bechstein Hall's Master Musician Series in Bilthoven, Holland in 2000 and concert tour in Europe with the Dutch tenor Wil van Leysen. Daesik holds a PhD degree in musicology from Brandeis University and two Master degrees in music history and literature and in piano performance. His scholarly interests include the German instrumental aesthetics and literature of the Classical and Romantic eras, and Renaissance vocal polyphony. He taught at Brandeis University as a teaching fellow, and is currently teaching and working as a music instructor and staff pianist at MIT.