About

About

On October 8 we will witness the Nevada debut of one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles, the Brentano String Quartet. In a deeply gratifying program of Songs of Thanksgiving, featuring the works of Palestrina, Davidovsky, Beethoven and Mendelssohn, the Brentano Quartet, quartet-in-residence at Yale University, will fill our hall with its “passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding” music-making.

On December 5 Young Beethoven will mark our own early entry into the many festivities planned around the world in celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. Violin virtuoso Jennifer Frautschi and violist-extraordinaire Hsin-Yun Huang will join Apex Artistic Directors Hyeyeon Park and Dmitri Atapine in a wonderful evening of duos and trios, all written before Beethoven turned 30-years-old.

On February 20 we continue our collaboration with the nation’s foremost chamber music organization, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This magical evening, simply titled Piano and Winds, will be a rare opportunity to see a collaboration among the society’s artists based in Europe (clarinetist Sebastian Manz and hornist Radovan Vlatkovič) and in America (pianist Michael Brown, flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, oboist Steven Taylor and bassoonist Peter Kolkay).

On March 26 Flautissimo will feature the brilliant Demarre McGill, principal flute of Seattle Symphony and professor at the University of Cincinnati and effervescent violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, the 2019 recipient of both the Avery Fischer Grant and Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award. An eclectic program with a little bit of everything promises to appeal to every taste, from Handel to Villa-Lobos, passing through French impressionism and even Soviet jazz. It is an evening not to miss.

April 30 will see the spectacular conclusion of our ninth season. Friends Will Be Friends brings to Reno a remarkable group of musicians: pianist Gloria Chien, violinists Kristin Lee and Sean Lee and composer Patrick Castillo, giving the world premiere of a new work on our stage. Together with Apex Directors Hyeyeon Park and Dmitri Atapine, this group met over the last decade at Music@Menlo, one of the world’s leading chamber music festivals. Inspired by this formative time in their careers, making music together and forging life-long friendships, these musicians have also started a multitude of projects and series across the United States. Apex Concerts was born of our shared belief that chamber music is an all-encompassing art that must be nourished, championed and shared with the widest audience. It will be a privilege to perform and introduce our tenth season in the company of some of the people who inspired the first!

- Dmitri Atapine & Hyeyeon Park, Artistic Directors

Mission

Apex Concerts makes its mission to be one of the top chamber music series in the nation. We take pride in bringing to life masterpieces of the past and present in the hands of the most accomplished chamber musicians from around the world. With a laser focus on preserving, championing and nurturing chamber music as a universal art-form, representing the finest in human artistic achievements, Apex Concerts also presents free educational events, master classes and encounters. Making its home at the University of Nevada, Reno, Apex Concerts is a self-funded production, fully relying on community support and donations to continue its mission.

Contact us

Mailing address

Apex Concerts
Department of Music 0226
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557

Email address

apexconcerts@gmail.com

Participating Artists (2011-2020 Seasons)

  • Ensembles
    • Borodin String Quartet
    • Calidore String Quartet
    • Dover String Quartet
    • Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
    • Miró String Quartet
    • Parker String Quartet
    • St. Lawrence String Quartet
  • Violin
    • Ruben Aharonian
    • Benjamin Beilman
    • Serena Canin
    • Daniel Ching
    • Jinjoo Cho
    • William Fedkenheuer
    • Jorja Fleezanis
    • Jennifer Frautschi
    • Chad Hoopes
    • Bella Hristova
    • Paul Huang
    • Ani Kavafian
    • Ida Kavafian
    • Erin Keefe
    • Jaime Laredo
    • Bryan Lee
    • Sean Lee
    • Yura Lee
    • Kristin Lee
    • Ruth Lenz
    • Cho-Liang Lin
    • Joel Link
    • Sergei Lomovsky
    • Ryan Meehan
    • Jeffrey Myers
    • Daniel Philips
    • Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio
    • Philip Setzer
    • Mark Steinbert
    • Arnaud Sussmann
    • Danbi Um
    • Angelo Xiang Yu
    • Itamar Zorman
  • Viola
    • Misha Amory
    • Jeremy Berry
    • Dustin Budish
    • Molly Carr
    • Mark Holloway
    • Hsin-Yun Huang
    • John Largess
    • Yura Lee
    • Matthew Lipman
    • Dimitri Murrath
    • Igor Naidin
    • Paul Neubauer
    • Richard O'Neill
    • Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt
    • Daniel Phillips
    • Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio
  • Cello
    • Dmitri Atapine
    • Vladimir Balshin
    • Nick Canellakis
    • Estelle Choi
    • John-Henry Crawford
    • David Finckel
    • Joshua Gindele
    • Clive Greensmith
    • Jonah Kim
    • Lachezar Kostov
    • Nina Lee
    • Mihai Marica
    • Sharon Robinson
    • Camden Shaw
    • Matthew Zalkind
  • Bass
    • Scott Faulkner
    • Scott Pingel
  • Piano
    • Michael Brown
    • Gloria Chien
    • Leon Fleisher
    • Wu Han
    • Katherine Jacobson
    • Gilbert Kalish
    • Joseph Kalichstein
    • Peter Miyamoto
    • Hyeyeon Park
    • Jon Kimura Parker
    • James Winn
  • Guitar
    • Jason Vieaux
  • Flute
    • Demarre McGill
    • Mary Miller
    • Tara Helen O'Connor
  • Clarinet
    • Joshua Anderson
    • Jose Franch-Ballester
    • Romie de Guise-Langlois
    • Sebastian Manz
    • David Shifrin
  • Bassoon
    • Eric Fassbender
    • Peter Kolkay
  • Horn
    • DeAunn Davis
    • Natalie Brooke Higgis
    • William VerMeulen
    • Radovan Vlatović
  • Oboe
    • Aaron Hill
    • James Austin Smith
    • Stephen Taylor
  • Voice
    • Olga Perez Flora, mezzo-soprano
    • Randall Scarlata, baritone
  • Percussion
    • Ayano Kataoka
    • Ian David Rosenbaum
    • Christopher Froh

The Reno Phil proudly supports Apex Concerts