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The Ensemble

Artistic Director

  • Adrian Spence

    Adrian Spence

    Artistic Director

    Under the leadership of Adrian Spence, Camerata Pacifica has become one of the most notable chamber music organizations in the country, distinctive not only for its

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Principal Musicians

  • Ani Aznavoorian

    Ani Aznavoorian

    Principal Cello

    The Strad magazine describes cellist Ani Aznavoorian as having “Scorchingly committed performances that wring every last drop of emotion out of the music. Her

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  • Nicholas Daniel

    Nicholas Daniel

    Principal Oboe

    Nicholas Daniel’s long and distinguished career began when, at the age of 18, he won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition and went on to win further

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  • Timothy Eckert

    Timothy Eckert

    Principal Double Bass

    Described by Placido Domingo as “an artist of musicality and dedication” (Los Angeles Times), Timothy Eckert enjoys a dynamic career in Los Angeles as a double

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  • Jose Franch-Ballester

    Jose Franch-Ballester

    Principal Clarinet

    The multi-award-winning Spanish clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester (FrAHnk Bai-yess-TAIR) is considered one of the finest classical soloists and chamber music artists of

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  • Paul Huang

    Paul Huang

    The Bob Christensen Chair in Violin

    Recipient of the prestigious 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, violinist Paul Huang is celebrated for his eloquent

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  • Warren Jones

    Warren Jones

    The Robert & Mercedes Eichholz Chair in Piano

    WARREN JONES enjoys a notably eclectic career that has taken him to virtually every corner of the musical world. He performs with some of today’s best-known artists:

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  • Ji <strong>Hye</strong> Jung

    Ji Hye Jung

    Principal Percussion

    Ji Hye Jung joins the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University as Associate Professor of Percussion in 2015. She previously directed the percussion studio at the

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  • Kristin Lee

    Kristin Lee

    The Bernard Gondos Chair in Violin

    A recipient of the 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, as well as a top prizewinner of the 2012 Walter W. Naumburg Competition and the Astral Artists’ 2010 National

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  • Bridget Kibbey

    Bridget Kibbey

    Principal Harp

    Lauded for her compelling artistry and virtuosity, harpist Bridget Kibbey is gaining a reputation for showcasing the broad range of her instrument through multiple-genre

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  • Richard Yongjae O’Neill

    Richard Yongjae O’Neill

    Principal Viola

    Praised by the London Times as “ravishing” the New York Times for his “elegant, velvety tone” the Los Angeles Times as “energetic and

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  • Martin Owen

    Martin Owen

    Principal Horn

    Martin Owen is regarded as one of Europe’s leading horn players, appearing as soloist and chamber musician all around the world. Martin currently holds the

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Guest Musicians

  • Demarre McGill

    Demarre McGill

    Flute

    Winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the Sphinx Medal of Excellence, flutist Demarre McGill is a leading soloist, recitalist, chamber and orchestral

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  • Gilles Vonsattel

    Gilles Vonsattel

    Piano

    A “wanderer between worlds” (Lucerne Festival), Swiss-born American pianist Gilles Vonsattel is an artist of extraordinary versatility and originality.

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Commissioned Composers

  • Lera Auerbach

    Lera Auerbach

    Pianist and Composer

    Virtuoso pianist and composer Lera Auerbach is one of today’s most sought after and exciting creative voices. Her boldly imaginative and evocative compositions are

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  • David Bruce

    David Bruce

    Composer

    Born in Stamford, Connecticut in 1970, David Bruce grew up in England and now enjoys a growing reputation on both sides of the Atlantic. Bruce’s music draws on the

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  • John Harbison

    John Harbison

    Composer

    Composer John Harbison is among America’s most prominent artistic figures. He has received numerous awards and distinctions, including the prestigious MacArthur

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  • Jake Heggie

    Jake Heggie

    Composer

    Jake Heggie is the American composer of the operas Moby-Dick, Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers, To Hell and Back, For a Look or a Touch, Another Sunrise, and At the

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  • Huang Ruo

    Huang Ruo

    Composer

    Recently awarded both the First Prize and the Audience Award from the prestigious Luxembourg International Composition Prize 2008, Huang Ruo is hailed by the New Yorker

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  • Bright Sheng

    Bright Sheng

    Composer

    Proclaimed “an innovative composer who merges diverse musical customs in works that transcend conventional aesthetic boundaries,” composer/conductor Bright

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  • Ian Wilson

    Ian Wilson

    Composer

    Ian Wilson was born in Belfast and began composing while at university. He has written over one hundred and fifty works, including chamber operas, concertos, string

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