David Bjella & Hannah Sun
August 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$10-$20 suggested donation. Please also bring food or wine to share.
Please join us for an colorful evening of French and Russian chamber music performed by cellist David Bjella and pianist Hannah Sun. The program will include the Debussy Sonata, Louange a l’Eternite de Jesus from the Quautor Pour La Fin Du Temps by Messiaen, and the Shostakovich Cello Sonata.
David Bjella is professor of cello at the University of Central Florida School of Performing Arts in Orlando. A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he has an extensive, multi-faceted career as a teacher, chamber musician, orchestral player, and soloist. Bjella has been co-principal of the IRIS Orchestra in Memphis, Tennessee for the last 19 years under the direction of Michael Stern (Issac Stern’s son) and was a member of the Inman Piano Trio for 13 years. Professor Bjella is one of the featured IRIS musicians for the Naxos-released CD, “Music of Stephen Hartke”, which was chosen by the New York Times as a Top Ten Classical Recording. He has also served as Professor at Stetson University, Visiting Associate Professor at Florida State University, and taught in the Valade Master Teacher program at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. He has performed in festivals across the United States and in Honduras, South America, Italy, and England. Mr. Bjella studied under John Erhlich at Drake University and Stephen Kates at The Peabody Conservatory of Music.