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Isaac Pastor-Chermak and Alison Lee
September 22 – Olympic Valley Chapel, 4:30pm


Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5, No. 2, Ludwig von Beethoven

I.      Adagio sostenuto e espressivo – Allegro molto più tosto presto

II.     Rondo. Allegro


ROLL, Jean Ahn




Cello Sonata No. 2, Johannes Brahms

  I.         Allegro vivace

 II.         Adagio affettuoso 

 III.         Allegro passionato 

 IV.         Allegro molto


Cellist Isaac Pastor-Chermak is a quintessential 21st-century artist, engaging deeply as a cellist, teacher, conductor, and administrator, and motivated by an abiding love of sharing great music with friends and collaborators.  Mr. Pastor-Chermak is a career orchestral player and performs as principal cellist with the Opera San Jose, Eisenstadt Classical Music Festival of Austria, the Britt Festival Orchestra in Jacksonville, Oregon, as well as a member of the Berkely Symphony, Monterey Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, and the Reno Philharmonic. Earlier Isaac was the principal cellist with the former Lake Tahoe Music Festival, and he returns to Tahoe with pianist Alison Lee, whose main goals as a musician include sharing her love for chamber music with young musicians and the community. Recent duo highlights include recordings of the complete sonatas of Beethoven (2020) and Brahms (2022).


Pianist Alison Lee is currently the director of East Bay Music Foundation’s Chamber Music Festival and is on the faculty of Music at the Mission’s summer camp, Chamberfest LIVE.  Alison has been a featured solosit with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony and the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra. She is the top prizewinner of Coeur d’Alene Symphony’s National Young Artists Competition, Thursday Musical’s Scholarship Competition, the Dorothy can Wayen Piano Competition, Graves Piano Competition, and is the second prize winner of the Midwest International Piano Competition. Her performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio on KPBX 91.1 and WOI-FM 90.1.


Isaac Pastor-Chermak and Alison Lee

*Preliminary Program

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