River Oaks Chamber Orchestra violinist Pasha Sabouri recently posted on Facebook something that illustrates how special our musicians are. Moreover, his words reveal the care taken in choosing ROCO musicians who know how to connect audiences to the music through their own artistry.
10 reasons I love playing in River Oaks Chamber Orchestra:
1. Amazing colleagues
2. Great Audiences
3. The sense of community and the relationships that you build with the audience members makes you feel like family
4. The repertoire that we play is so diverse and challenging
5. We will be doing our 44th world premiere in the opening concert
6. Alecia Lawyer is always thinking outside the box and we really love that
7. It never feels like work because you’re always having a good time
8. Fantastic guest conductors! Opening the 11th season as conductor is Andres Cardenes
9. The ROCO Rooters are so cute and if you don’t know what I’m talking about come to a concert and you will see for yourself.
10. Did I mention my fantastic colleagues?
If you are free next weekend and in Houston please come check out our shows!! Information can be found at http://roco.org/
Hope to see y’all there!!
About Pasha Sabouri: American violinist Pasha Sabouri, born in 1983, has performed recitals and concerts all over the world in places such as Holland, Sweden, Austria, Germany, as well as the United States. Dr. Sabouri has soloed for the opening of the Edinburgh Festival, as well as with the Texas Chamber Orchestra, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Henderson Symphony, the Early Music Ensemble at the Butler School of Music, and the Ottawa Sinfonette. He has also won first prize in the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist Competition, as well as being National Finalist for Music Teachers National Association Young Artists Division, The Texas Young Artist Competition, and the Coeur D’Alene competition. He has attended such festivals as IMS Prussia Cove, International Holland Music Sessions, International Sommer Akademie (Semmering, Austria), Aurora Chamber Music Festival (Sweden) Aspen Music festival, London Master Classes taught by Gyorgy Pauk (Professor of Violin at the Royal Academy of Music in London), Strings! featuring members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Sound Encounters, and the Blanche Bryden Institute at the Sunflower Music Festival. Dr. Sabouri has also performed in such orchestras as the Pittsburgh Opera, Wheeling Symphony, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in Houston, Austin Symphony, Las Vegas Philharmonic, and Aspen Chamber Symphony. He has also participated in master classes for such artists as Itzhak Perlman, Anne Akiko Meyers, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Cho-Liang Lin, Robert McDuffie, Roland and Almita Vamos, Sylvia Rosenberg, Miriam Fried, Shmuel Ashkenazy, and Ida Kavafian.
Dr. Sabouri has served as Adjunct Professor of Strings at Concordia University in Austin, Texas, as well as Violin Faculty and Artistic Director of Concordia University Music Academy. Prior to this position, he was Lecturer of Violin at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana. Dr. Sabouri also served as Brian Lewis’s teaching assistant at the Butler School of Music at University of Texas at Austin where he received his doctorate and master degree. Dr. Sabouri received his bachelor degree from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has also been faculty at the Austin Chamber Music Center and the Brian Lewis Young Artist Program. Dr. Sabouri’s principal teachers included Brian Lewis, Naoko Tanaka, Dr. Won-Bin Yim, and Martha Gronemeier. He performs on a Cuyper Violin made in 1793.