Uyeyama, also a graduate of the Juilliard School, is a regular performer with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has also played with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic on its Asian tour.
He earned a master’s degree from Juilliard where he studied with renowned violinists Perlman and Masao Kawasaki.
Uyeyama’s music festival appearances include those at widely known festivals in Aspen, Colo., Taos, New Mexico, Tanglewood Music Center near Stockbridge, Mass., and Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo. He is also music director of Community Kids Connection-Music, a collaborative program with Loma Linda University that provides free music lessons for underprivileged children in San Bernardino.
Cellist Kabat, the daughter of a university music technician, started down a musical career path at age 11 when a viola da gamba her father brought home to work on sparked an interest. Since the cello is the modern counterpart to the gamba, her parents signed her up for cello lessons, Kabat said. “I knew I wanted to be a cellist and never pursued any other career paths,” she said. A few years later at age 18, Kabat debuted with the Cleveland Orchestra. She has won top prizes in many events including the Klein, William C. Byrd, Fischoff, and Hellam international and national competitions. An active orchestral musician, Kabat has performed with the Houston Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
She has appeared as featured soloist with the Springfield Symphony in Missouri, the Cleveland Philharmonic, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in South Carolina, and the Festival Mozaic Orchestra in California. She has also appeared as a guest artist for La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest, a gala in Carnegie Hall for Keshet Eilon, and in Mexico City on a trip sponsored by the Juilliard School.
Kabat holds diplomas from Juilliard, Rice University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. She met Uyeyama a few years ago when she played at Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo and has performed with the violinist several times since.
“I am looking forward so much to being back at La Sierra,” Kabat said. “I love playing with both Jason and Orion, and it will be a real pleasure to be back to play this concert.”
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