March 03, 2024 — 4 PM
Keila Wakao, violinist, is Impromptu’s 2024 “Rising Star”. In 2021, Keila was awarded the first prize and the Junior Composer award at the Menuhin International Violin Competition and first prize at the Stulberg International String Competition. At age nine, Keila gave her first solo performance with an orchestra and has continued to perform throughout the United States, Japan, Germany, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
March 17, 2024 — 4 PM
Hailed as “artists in the deepest sense of the word” (CutCommon), Merz Trio, winners of the Naumburg, Concert Artists Guild, Fischoff, and Chesapeake Competitions, have been lauded for their “stunning virtuosity... fresh and surprising interpretations” (Reading Eagle), and “perfection of intonation and ensemble” (Hudson Review). Merz Trio are passionately committed to reshaping the narrative of classical music through vibrantly dynamic programming and wide- ranging interdisciplinary collaboration.