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A Night of Mozart, Dohnányi and Schubert - Park ICM 1900 Series



String Quintet No.3 in C major K.515
Menuetto. Allegretto

                       …………………………………………………………....Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1794)

Ben Sayevich (violin). Kanako Ito (violin), Paul Silverthorne (viola),
Chung-Hoon Peter Chun (viola), Martin Storey (cello)

Serenade in C Major Op.10
Marcia - Allegro
Romanza - Adagio non troppo, quasi andante
Scherzo - Vivace
Tema con variazioni - Andante con moto
Rondo - Allegro vivace

                             .…………………………………………………………...................Ernő Dohnányi (1877-1960)

Kanako Ito (violin), Chung-Hoon Peter Chun (viola), Daniel Veis (cello)

 * * *  Intermission   * * *

Quintet in A Major D.667, “The Trout”
Allegro vivace
Scherzo. Presto
Tema con variazione. Andantino
Finale. Allegro giusto

                              …………………………………………………………...................Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Ben Sayevich (violin), Paul Silverthorne (viola), Martin Storey (cello), Brandon Mason (bass), Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich (piano)


Martin Storey holds the position of Principal Cellist with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and has performed in many countries around the world as a soloist and chamber musician. He has also served as principal cellist with orchestras such as the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Halle, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Welsh and London Sinfonietta.

Martin was a founding member of the highly successful Gould Piano Trio which won three international chamber music competitions. During his fourteen years with the trio he toured to many countries playing in major concert halls, radio broadcasts and music festivals including the BBC Proms Chamber Series.

Martin was born in Norwich, England and was awarded an Associated Board Scholarship to attend the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he won all the cello and chamber music prizes. At the Royal Academy he studied with Florence Hooton, David Strange, the Amadeus Quartet, Andras Schiff and Menachem Pressler. He continued his studies at New England Conservatory in Boston as a Fulbright Scholar, where his teachers included Laurence Lesser and Colin Carr.

Martin has broadcast chamber music many times on BBC Radio both in live concerts and studio recordings, including a live EU broadcast to the whole of Europe, and he has recorded several CDs of chamber music for labels such as EMI, ASV and Naxos. He has given masterclasses at the Royal Academy and Trinity College in London, and in the USA, South Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, the Czech Republic and at the RCS in Glasgow.

From 2001 Martin lived in Kansas City where he had an active career as a member of several chamber ensembles, and was the cello teacher at Park University.

In 2010 Martin Storey moved to Glasgow to take up the position of Principal Cellist with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.


Kanako Ito has had a distinguished career as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader. She has won prizes in many international competitions, including the Geneva Competition, the Lexus Violin Competition in New Zealand, the Japanese-American Association Competition in New York, and the Schöntal Violin Competition in Germany. Her solo appearances include performances with the Leningrad State Orchestra, the Suisse Romande Orchestra, Wiener Streicher Solisten, Romania Radio Symphony, the Chautauqua Symphony, the New Zealand Symphony, the Winterthur Orchestra, and the Suk Chamber Orchestra. She has also performed with many of the major orchestras in Japan and has appeared on NHK FM Radio and on Nippon TV (NTV) and NHK TV.

A native of northern Japan, she started playing the violin at the age of five. After studying at the Toho-Gakuen Music High School in Tokyo, Kanako continued her studies at the Paris Conservatoire and at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where she studied with Michéle Auclair.                

From August 2000 to May 2010, Kanako lived in Kansas City, USA and held the position of Concertmistress of the Kansas City Symphony. She also taught as an adjunct faculty at the International Center for Music at Park University and performed many chamber music and solo concerts. Currently she lives in Glasgow, Scotland where she teaches at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has played as a guest leader with the Royal National Scottish Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. She was appointed associate leader of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in August 2014.


Paul Silverthorne has has combined a busy solo career with the position of Principal viola of both the London Symphony Orchestra since 1991 and Principal viola of the London Sinfonietta since 1988. On leaving the LSO in October 2015 he was appointed Professor of Viola at the School of Music at Soochow University in Suzhou, China where he has joined the international faculty. From his base in China he continues to perform and teach in the UK and elsewhere. His solo performances regularly take him to the USA, Far East, Australia and Russia as well as in the UK and Europe. He has performed as a soloist with such conductors as Sir Colin Davis, André Previn, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Christopher Hogwood, Oliver Knussen, John Adams and Kent Nagano, with the LSO and other major orchestras in the UK, USA and Europe. After a performance at the BBC Proms, TheTimes described him as “a virtuoso in sensitivity and technique”.

His recordings cover a wide range of repertoire and appear on EMI, Naxos, Chandos, Koch
International Classics, ASV, Meridian, Albany and other labels to widespread acclaim. His recent CD, 'Beethoven by Arrangement' with pianist David Owen Norris, a collection of works arranged for viola and piano was issued on the Toccata Classics label and widely praised. “with performance of the quality here, we can experience the dedicated and delightful musicianship that these players bring to this wonderful music.” [International Record Review]

Part of the Park ICM 1900 Series

All proceeds go to Park University International Center for Music

Post-concert reception sponsored by Steven Karbank