Music by the Sea 2023-2024 Season

San Diego Music Society (Paul Tseng, artistic director) partners with the City of Encinitas Cultural Arts Division to present an exciting series of 8 stellar concerts!
All concerts take place on Friday Evenings at 7:30
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“Encinitas has always been a vibrant hub of creativity and culture and we are now taking it to a whole new level! I am thrilled to have our beloved Music by the Sea Series joining forces with the esteemed San Diego Music Society, under the capable leadership of series producer, Paul Tseng.”
–Mayor Tony Kranz

November 3, 2023
Natasha Paremski, piano

Natasha Paremski is an internationally acclaimed pianist, recording artist, and chamber musician. With her consistently striking and dynamic performances, pianist Natasha Paremski reveals astounding virtuosity and voracious interpretive abilities. She continues to generate excitement from all corners as she wins over audiences with her musical sensibility and powerful, flawless technique. A passionate chamber musician, Natasha is a regular recital partner of Grammy-winning cellist Zuill Bailey, with whom she has recorded a number of CDs. Their Britten album on Telarc debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Classical Chart, remaining there for a number of weeks, in addition to being featured on The New York Times Playlist. She has been a guest of many chamber music festivals such as Jeffrey Kahane’s Green Music Center ChamberFest, the Lockenhaus, Toronto, Sitka Summer Music, and Cape Cod Chamber Music festivals to name a few.

In 2021 Natasha was named Artistic Director of the New York Piano Society

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December 1, 2023
Cristian Fatu, violin & Evangelyia Delizonas-Khukhua, piano
“Virtuoso Violin and Piano Music”

Cristian Fatu is recognized as one of today’s most exciting young violinists, praised for his virtuosity, technique and bright artistry. He has won prizes at more than twenty-five national and international violin competitions in his native Romania and abroad, including First Prize at the 2008 Kingsville International Competition and the Grand Prize and First Prize at the 2000 “Remember Enescu” International Violin Competition in Romania. He was also a quarterfinalist at the 2012 Queen Elisabeth International Competition, the 2010 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition, the 2009 George Enescu International Violin Competition, the 2006 Premio Paganini International Violin Competition and the 2005 Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition.

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January 26, 2024
Amit Peled, cello & Peter Miyamoto, piano

Praised by The Strad magazine and The New York Times, internationally renowned cellist Amit Peled is acclaimed as one of the most exciting and virtuosic instrumentalists on the concert stage today. Having performed in many of the world’s most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., Salle Gaveau in Paris, Wigmore Hall in London, and the Konzerthaus Berlin, Peled has released over a dozen recordings on the Naxos, Centaur, Delos, and CTM Classics labels. He is on the faculty of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and has performed in and presented master classes around the world including at the Marlboro and Newport Music Festivals and the Heifetz International Music Summer Institute in the US, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Germany, International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove in England, and Keshet Eilon in Israel. Embracing the new era of the pandemic, Peled has established the Amit Peled Online Cello Academy reaching out to cellists all over the world. Moreover, his home studio in Baltimore has turned into a virtual art gallery promoting and supporting local artists while teaching and livestreaming to a worldwide audience.

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February 23, 2024
“The Romantic Era Connection”

Justin Hansen – piano, Harold Reeves – violin
Gregory Perrin – viola, Paul Tseng – cello

Breathtaking chamber music from the romantic era.

Dvorak Piano Quartet in Eb
Mel Bonis – Soir, Matin
Schumann Piano Quartet in Eb

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March 22, 2024
Caroline Nelms, soprano
“Intersections: Opera and Musical Theater”

Caroline Nelms is one of the most sought-after singers for musical theater and opera companies from Los Angeles to San Diego, in addition to performing jazz standards and favorites from the Great American songbook throughout Southern California. She has performed with the LA Opera, Opera Pacific, and San Diego Opera, Lyric Opera San Diego, Pacific Lyric Association, Lyric Opera of Orange County. Fine Arts Network, Temecula, and Theatre Royale. Caroline’s solo orchestral concert appearances include performances with the Cabrillo Chamber Orchestra, the Center Chorale, the San Diego Festival Chorus and Orchestra, City Ballet of San Diego, Orchestra, Southern California Philharmonic, Temecula Valley, Poway, and Coachella Valley Symphonies. She is a two-time Inland Valley Theatre League award winner and has been featured on several film soundtracks and a Target commercial.

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April 19, 2024
Iona Pay and Friends

Iona Pay, French Horn

French hornist Iona Pay performs across Southern California with groups such as the Santa Monica Symphony, Orchestra Santa Monica, the Southern California Brass
Consortium, the New West Symphony, and the Coronado Philharmonic. She also performs in opera orchestras, chamber ensembles, and studio sessions in Los Angeles and San Diego.

Passionate about brass chamber music, Iona attended the 2019 American Brass Quintet Seminar at the Aspen Music Festival, and the 2022 National Brass Ensemble Academy at SFCM. Iona has also been
accepted to Domaine Forget De Charlevoix International Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, and The Orchestra Now.

Iona co-founded the Los Angeles Brass Alliance, an ensemble for early-career brass musicians that will commission new works, collaborate with different musical communities, and bring
engaging performances to the public with the ensemble.

Committed to bringing classical music to a wider audience, she served as a Gluck Fellow musical ambassador while at UCLA and currently teaches with Harmony Project, a free music program for K-12 students in Los Angeles.

Iona received her bachelor’s in Horn Performance from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, studying with Amy Sanchez, and simultaneously earned her bachelor’s in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics. She is currently pursuing an on-the-ground education in arts entrepreneurship and performance from freelancing in Los Angeles, and studies with Associate Principal of the New York Philharmonic, Richard Deane

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May 31, 2024
“Cinema and Stage Classics”, Music from the stage, the silver screen and more.

Paul Tseng – cello, Justin Hansen – piano

Cellist Paul Tseng and pianist Justin Hansen have collaborated since 2022 as founding members of the Logos Trio, then as a duo recital team. They perform engaging programs that cover a wide variety of genres ranging from classical music to show tunes and cinematic soundtracks. Committed to bringing great music for cello and piano to all audiences, they have performed on the stages of The Baker-Baum Concert Hall (The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, La Jolla) to salon concerts in the homes of music patrons, as well as for various community libraries and musical organizations.


Paul received a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Juilliard and is the second cellist in the history of Johns Hopkins University to receive a doctorate from its Peabody Institute of Music. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras in South Africa, Egypt, Israel, and Jordan as well as in Canada. As a chamber musician, he has performed throughout the East and West Coast of the US. He has served on college and precollege faculties and held principal cellist positions with orchestras in New York, Maryland, and West Virginia. Paul is the artistic director of the San Diego Music Society and serves on the worship band at Maranatha Chapel in San Diego.

Pianist, composer, and teacher Justin Hansen earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from Utah Tech University located in his hometown, St. George, UT. During his time at Utah Tech, he toured internationally as a guest soloist in Japan, England, and Norway performing works such as Tchaikovsky’s 1st Piano Concerto and Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto.

Justin received his Master’s degree from the Seattle Film Institute in Composition for Film, TV, and Video Games under the direction of Emmy Award-winning composer, Hummie Mann.

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June 14, 2024
San Diego Music Society Season Finale

Harold Reeves, Adrian Evarkiou-Kaku – violins
Rachel Halvorsen, Gregory Perrin- violas
Paul Tseng, Jacob Thompson – cellos
Justin Hansen, piano

The Logos Trio and SDMS musicians bring the 2023-2024 Music by the Sea season to a rousing finale with spectacular chamber ensemble masterpieces including Dvorak’s Piano Trio in E minor (“Dumky”) and Tchaikovsky’s Sextet for Strings “Souvenir de Florence

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