MICHELLE DJOKIC, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Vanessa Perez, piano
kristin lee, violin
steven Laraia, viola
MICHELLE DJOKIC, CELLO
The Concordia Chamber Players perform to acclaim throughout our region. The group has given a concert to open The Princeton Festival since our very first year. For its 16th program at the Festival, Artistic Director Michelle Djokic has selected three sublime works by Grieg, Turina, and Dvořák.
Michelle Djokic is Founder and Artistic Director of the Concordia Chamber Players. Since its inception in 1995 Concordia has become known for thoughtful and adventurous programming, with its performances broadcast regularly on WWFM in Princeton, NJ. Her recording with Quartet San Francisco entitled “QSF Plays Brubeck” earned a 2010 Grammy Nomination in Best Classical Crossover. Active as a chamber musician, Ms. Djokic has been invited to collaborate with Emanuel Ax, Menahem Pressler, Lynn Harrell, Toby Appel and Cho-Liang Lin, among others, as well as the Boston Chamber Players. In 2007 she became a member of the New Century Chamber Orchestra. Upon moving to Northern California from the East Coast in 2005 Michelle served as Assistant Principal Cellist of the San Francisco Symphony for two seasons. Her greatest passion is chamber music collaborations with her colleagues around the world and sharing in the development of young musicians.
Enjoy this excerpt of Erich Korngold’s Suite Opus 23 for Left Hand Piano, 2 violins and cello (Rondo-Finale), played by Concordia. You’ll discover why this ensemble has been a staple of The Princeton Festival since its inception, returning every year to delight our audiences!