5th Floor, SJSU, One Washington Square, San Jose
Free concert and conversation
by two first prize winners of the Irving M. Klein International String Competition,
both from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia
Help kick off the Beethoven@250 initiative with this exciting recital.
Edgar Meyer: Duet, Canon, The Great Green Sea Snake
Beethoven: Cello Sonata 5 in D Major
Bocherini: Sonata in A major
Langlie-Miletich: Concert Duo for Bass and Cello
Rossini: Duet for Bass and Cello
January 19, 2018 at 1PM.
Seating limited to 40 – you must RSVP at https://klein-laureates-at-beethoven-center.eventbrite.com to reserve a seat!
About Oliver Herbert
Eighteen-year-old cellist Oliver Herbert is originally from San Francisco, where he played with the San Francisco Youth Symphony while participating and placing in numerous prize competitions across the country. Herbert participated as a high school student in the prestigious Yellow Barn Music Festival and the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Oliver’s most recent competition awards include the First Prize and Pablo Casals prize in the 2015 Irving M. Klein International String Competition, and the second prize in the 2015 Stulberg International String Competition. He has captured the top prize in numerous competitions including the Spotlight Competition, the National YoungArts Foundation, Colburn Academy Concerto Competition, the Nova Vista Symphony Concerto Competition and the Felix Khuner Young Artist Competition.
Oliver currently is under the tutelage of Peter Wiley and Carter Brey at the Curtis Institute of Music. Before starting his studies at Curtis, Oliver was a student of Clive Greensmith at the Colburn School. He currently plays on a 1769 Guadagnini cello that belonged to famous Italian cellist Antonio Janigro, on generous loan from the Janigro family.
With a great interest in cello repertoire, Oliver strives to create innovative programs and to reach diverse audiences. He believes that music from all eras is relevant, and continues to search for connections between the past and the present through playing the cello.
About Will Langlie-Miletich
Our 2016 First Prize winner of the Klein Competition, and a dynamic performer of multiple genres, bassist William Langlie-Miletich, 19, got his start in music at the age of eight playing the riffs of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin on the guitar. Since picking up the double bass at the age of 11, Langlie-Miletich has had an extensive performance career in classical, jazz, and many popular genres of music.
Langlie-Miletich has soloed with the Seattle Symphony and has been a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and School, where he performed on NPR’s From the Top. He attended Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute, was principal double bass of the Seattle Youth Symphony, and was associate principal of the inaugural National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America on its tour of Washington, D.C., Moscow, St. Petersburg, and London.
As a jazz bassist, Langlie-Miletich was recognized in 2014 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington contest as an outstanding bassist. He has performed in the Montreux, Lyon, and Umbria jazz festivals.
Admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia at age 16, Langlie-Miletich is the Milton Levy Fellow, and is in his second year of instruction with Harold Robinson and Edgar Meyer.
About Miles Graber
Miles Graber received his musical training at the Juilliard School, and has developed a wide reputation as an accompanist and collaborative pianist for instrumentalists and singers. He has been associated with numerous solo artists, including Itzhak Perlman, Camilla Wicks, and Sarah Chang, as well as with such ensembles as the San Francisco Chamber Soloists, Midsummer Mozart, the Oakland-East Bay Symphony, the California Symphony, Oakland Lyric Opera, Berkeley Opera, Opera San Jose, and the San Francisco Camerata. Miles Graber has accompanied master classes by such artists as Midori, Joseph Silverstein, Nadia Salerno-Sonnenberg, Pamela Frank, and Alexander Barantchik. Mr. Graber is active as a teacher and chamber music coach and has served on the faculties of the Crowden School in Berkeley and the San Domenico Conservatory in San Anselmo. He is a staff accompanist and chamber music coach in the Preparatory Division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and is an annual accompanist for the Klein Competition.