Bach’s Dinner Party Trio 2018

Bach’s Birthday Dinner Party

Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7pm

From the Juilliard Pre-College Division

Ethan Chen, violin

Violinist Ethan Chen was born in Taipei, Taiwan, started playing violin at age seven, and began his studies with Nanette Chen in 2008. In 2009, Ethan won first prize at the Taiwan Baroque Music Competition. In 2012, he was invited to perform as soloist in “Winter” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in Shanghai as a part of the United Youth Orchestra Concert. The following summer he participated in the Qingdao International Music Festival in China. Ethan moved to the US in 2013 and studied with Hyo Kang and I-Hao Lee at the Juilliard Pre-College Division. In 2014, he won the division’s concerto competition, granting him the opportunity to perform the Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Pre-College Symphony. Ethan Chen was the 2016 recipient of the coveted Clara Collens Scholarship. Currently, he is studying with Aaron Rosand at Mannes School of Music.

David Ramirez, viola 

David Ramirez, a violist at Don Bosco Preparatory High School in New Jersey, began playing drums in third grade, then the viola in fourth. In sixth grade, he started private lessons. Throughout middle school, as a violist and drummer, he played in the jazz band, string chamber groups, and the pit of school musicals. At the same time, he played viola for the Bergen Youth Orchestra. In eighth grade, was accepted into the Juilliard Music Advancement Program, where he studied with Craig Mumm, the associate principal violist of the MET Opera Orchestra. As a freshman in high school, he was accepted into the Juilliard Pre-College division. This is his third year in the program, studying with Elizabeth Chang. During the past four summers, he has attended the Interlochen Arts Summer Music Camp, the Eastman School of Music Summer Music Horizons, the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute.

Camden Archambeau, cello

Camden Archambeau, 16, is a Junior at Weston High School in Weston, CT. He is in his third year and current Principal Cellist with the New York Youth Symphony and former Principal Cellist of the Danbury Community Orchestra. Camden was a 1st place winner of the 2016 Long Island University Post Chamber Music Festival Concerto Competition, runner-up in 2015, and finalist in the 2018 and 2016 Greater Bridgeport Symphony and 2017 Norwalk Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competitions. Summer music programs include Meadowmount, National Arts Centre of Canada Young Artists Program, Interlochen, Long Island University Post, Music at Port Milford, and Danbury Music Center. Camden studied cello with Adam Grabois of NYC for 11 years and is currently a student of Sieun Lin at the Juilliard Pre-College.