Dryw Keltz 2 p.m., Jan. 23
Ines Irawati & Sophie Webber
RIYL: Janos Starker, Jacqueline du Pré, Tsuyshi Tsutsumi, Mstislav Rostropovich, Richard Markson, Pablo Casals, Yo-Yo Ma, Gideon Freudmann, Mischa Maisky, Aviara Trio
Influences: Gabriel Fauré, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Claude Debussy, Antonín Dvořák, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Bertold Hummel, Yo-Yo Ma
Piano/cello duo Ines Irawati and Sophie Webber performs works by Schumann, Bach, Paganini, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Wagner/Liszt, Manuel de Falla, Liszt, and more.
Webber (Fused Muse Ensemble), who performs regularly in solo and chamber music settings in the USA and Great Britain, relocated to the San Diego area in in 2015, where she began teaching privately and recording the complete Bach Suites for solo cello. By 2016, she was working on an album of her own compositions for voice, cello, and electronics.
Indonesian born pianist Irawati, who has won numerous awards, has performed in venues such as Severance Hall and Carnegie Hall, as well as serving as a frequent soloist with Orchestra Nova before becoming a vocal coach at Point Loma Nazarene University.
As of 2017, Irawati was also playing with the Aviara Trio, alongside Erin Breene (Camarada) on cello and Robert Schumitzky on his 1694 Stradivarius violin. Schumitzky has played first violin for Orange County's Pacific Symphony and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Breene has played with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.