Coordinator - K Squared Events
Venue - Belmont Manor & Historic Park
Catering - Minute Events
Cakes - Flavor Cupcakery
Music - DJ Urban Cowboy
Violinist Terra Warger is an innovative musician who performs internationally, premiers new music, and cultivates a musical interest in audiences young and old.
Ms. Warger's well-balanced foundation and background make her a versatile musician with experience in many different genres of music. Early in her career, she became interested in new music, working closely with composers and collaborating with other musicians to create new, exciting concert experiences. She has premiered new pieces for solo violin, for violin and piano, for string quartet, for small ensemble, and multi-media ensembles across the country. In 2015, Ms. Warger performed and recorded 'Feng' for solo violin (1998, originally for solo cello) by Lei Liang (b. 1972).
Ms. Warger has received instruction from and performed with major chamber music ensembles, such as the Peabody Trio, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, the Jupiter String Quartet, the Brentano String Quartet, the Tokyo String Quartet, the Emerson String Quartet, and the Arianna String quartet. She has participated in educational outreach program fundraisers in the United Kingdom, including the Bromley Youth Music Trust in London.
Ms. Warger has performed under the baton of influential conductors, including Christopher Seaman, Leonard Slatkin, Murry Sidlin, and Gustav Meier. In 2015, she began a recording project with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra in the recording of KevinPuts' Flue Concerto, conducted by Marin Alsop.
Terra Warger has received a Graduate Performance Diploma in Violin Performance, as well as a Masters' degree in Violin Performance and Pedagogy from The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. She has a Bachelors of Music from Arizona State University. Her primary teachers and mentors include Violaine Melançon, Rebecca Henry, and Katherine McLin. Ms. Warger plays on a 1994 Samuel Zygmuntowicz violin and a bow by Rodney Mohr.
They make my job too easy. S & D were such a joy to photograph. The energy on their wedding day was everything you hope to experience - warmth, love, friendship. And her dress. Pretty much my dream. My bud Geoff Sheil helped me out with this wedding and got those great shots of the guys! If you are ever in DuPont, check out the Woodrow Wilson House. Full of history and a badass place to take photos.
Venue - Woodrow Wilson House
Florist - Lee’s Florist
Hair & Makeup - Thomas Shelton Hair Design
Food - Pepe's Catering
Jiyeon Kim is a multifaceted instrumentalist, playing wide range of music from free improvisation to contemporary classical music on both classical and electric guitar.
She has performed a variety of concerts including concertos and solo recitals in major venues such as: Carnegie Hall, National Sawdust, Kauffman Center, Miller theater, Mass MOCA, Subculture NYC, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her recent tour in Hong Kong consisted of performances collaborating with performance Artist, traditional Chinese instrument ensemble, and Erhu player in art galleries, clubs, and even on a moving Wanchai-Causeway Bay trolley.
Ms. Kim began playing classical guitar at the age of nine and has studied with Cho-in,Jason Vieaux, and David Starobin. At the age of 14, she was accepted for the Bachelor’s program at Korea National University of Arts. She was one of the first students to be accepted at the Curtis Institute of Music. Now, she is working on her Master's degree at Yale University.
In her free time, she works on video art at Yale and cooking Taiwanese inspired Mexican cuisine.
B & T's wedding was warm, classic, and elegant - just take a look. I have been to many, many weddings, but I definitely shed a few tears during their vows!
Venue - The St. Regis, Washington, D.C.
Florist - MultiFlor
Catering - The St. Regis, Washington, D.C.
Music - Bachelor Boys Band
Jacob Abela is a Melbourne-based pianist, ondist, and composer acclaimed for his work in the new music field. Jacob has appeared at the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival (USA), Metropolis Festival, ISCM World New Music Days, Sydney Festival, and Mathemusical Conversations (Singapore). In 2015, Jacob performed Pierre Boulez’s monumental Sur Incises at BIFEM, and appeared with Ensemble Offspring at the 8th Shanghai New Music Week.
Jacob frequently engages composers for new music, and performs their music regularly. His passion for and dedication to contemporary music led him to be chosen on two occasions, as one of two pianists worldwide, as a Fellow for the 2013 and 2014 Bang on a Can Summer Music Festivals. Jacob has also premiered a large number of new works with Volta Collective - a group of composers and performers founded in 2009 by Jacob and his fellow students at the Sydney Conservatorium. In 2015, Jacob co-founded Rubiks, a contemporary music ensemble dedicated to story-based interdisciplinary artistic collaborations. Their concert series in 2016 includes performances at Kew Court House and the Melbourne Conservatorium’s New Music Studio.
Jacob has worked with some of the world’s most renowned musicians and ensembles, including composer and violist Brett Dean, soprano Greta Bradman, Singapore-based T’ang Quartet, members of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, pianist Vicki Ray, and Australian new music outfits Synergy Percussion and Ensemble Offspring. He has also been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the 2015 Ensemble Offspring Hatched Academy and the Australia Council’s ArtStart program. Jacob holds a Bachelor of Music (Performance) from the Sydney Conservatorium, and studied at the Australian National Academy of Music from 2013-2015 under the tutelage of Timothy Young.
As a composer, Jacob has been commissioned by Bricolage Collective (percussionists Kaylie Melville and Rebecca Lloyd-Jones) and has been engaged by musicians and ensembles such as Thea Rossen (percussionist) and the Penny Quartet for future commissions. Jacob has appeared as soloist with the Australian National Academy of Music Orchestra (2014, Messiaen's Des Canyons aux Étoiles..., and Hindemith’s Kammermusik No. 2), Melbourne Youth Orchestra (2011, solo ondes Martenot in Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie) and the Sydney Conservatorium Modern Music Ensemble (2012, Cage’s Concerto for Prepared Piano and Chamber Orchestra).
I met Jen when I was 15. I've always looked up to her as a musician - she was the one who first got me interested in performing new music. She was also a huge advocate for me when I started in photography. Jen was one of the first people to actually hire me, and would go out of her way to tell her friends and get me other clients. That's just how Jen is - always warm & caring, as well as a super creative/genius artist and musician. Tim is absolutely perfect for her and I'm so happy they found each other. Love you two!
Venue: Rancho Bernardo Winery
Caterer: Justin Hartley, The Abbey Catering
Hair & Makeup: Rancho Bernardo Winery Salon
Canadian pianist Vicky Chow has been described as “brilliant” (New York Times), “a monster pianist” (Time Out New York) “virtuosic” (New Jersey Star Ledger), “sparkling” with a “feisty technique” (MIT Tech) and “new star of new music” (Los Angeles Times). She is the pianist for the award-winning ensemble, Bang on a Can All- Stars, Grand Band, The Virgil Moorefield Pocket Orchestra, and New Music Detroit and has collaborated with other ensembles such as ICE, Wet Ink Ensemble, and the Wordless Music Orchestra. She has performed internationally in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America at venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, The Barbican Center in London, the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Tongyeong Concert Hall in Korea to name a few. Most recently she gave the North American premiere of Steve Reich’s work ‘Piano Counterpoint’ and the world premiere of John Zorn’s new piano trio titled “The Aristos”, and Michael Gordon’s ‘Ode to La Bruja, Hanon, Czerny, Van Cliburn and little gold stars’ written for Grand Band, and an evening length work by artist/composer Tristan Perich for solo piano and 40 channel 1-bit electronics titled ‘Surface Image‘ written for Ms. Chow.
Her recording of ‘Piano Counterpoint’ was released in September 2014 on the Nonesuch label alongside Alarm Will Sound’s ‘Radio Rewrite’ and Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood’s ‘Electric Counterpoint’. Perich’s ‘Surface Image’ was also released in the fall of 2014 on the New Amsterdam label to much success and was included in the top albums of the year lists such as The Rolling Stone Magazine and Rhapsody. Her performances of Morton Feldman and John Cage were featured on BBC3‘s documentary series ‘The Sound and The Fury’, based on Alex Ross’ book ‘The Rest is Noise’. Her passion for new music has propelled Vicky to work with an A-to-Z of leading composers and musicians such as Andy Akiho, Louis Andriessen, Nik Bärtsch, Michael Gordon, Glenn Kotche (Wilco), David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), David Lang, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Julia Wolfe and Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond). Her next projects include a piano concerto by American composer Ronald Bruce Smith in collaboration with BMOP,solo piano works by Pulitzer nominated composer Chris Cerrone, Alex Mincek, David Franszon, and Canadian composers Adam Basanta, Fjola Evans, and a new piano/percussion duo work by Vincent Ho.
As an artist frequently broadcasted on WNYC’s Q2 radio, her recorded work can be found on the 'Nonesuch', 'New Amsterdam', ‘Tzadik’, ‘Cantaloupe’,’ Innova’, ‘Hinterzimmer’, and ‘AltaVoz’ labels. Interviews and articles featuring Ms. Chow was published in the Huffington Post, Gramophone, The New York Times, The Vancouver Sun, and many more. In addition to performing, Ms. Chow produces and curates “Contagious Sounds”, a new music series focusing on adventurous contemporary artists and composers in New York City. She receives continuous support from the Canada Council for the Arts and has received grants from the Fromm Foundation, The Yvar Mikhshoff Trust, The Aaron Copland Music Fund, The Vancouver Foundation, and the BC Arts Council.
Originally from Vancouver Canada, Ms. Chow studied at The Juilliard School with Yoheved Kaplinsky and Julian Martin before continuing studies at Manhattan School of Music with Christopher Oldfather. Starting the piano at age 5, she was invited to perform at the age of 9 at the International Gilmore Music Keyboard Festival. She made her orchestral debut at the age of 10 with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra made her NY orchestral debut appearance at Alice Tully Hall with the Juilliard Symphony performing Bartok’s Piano Concerto No. 1.