Pascale Chamber Players | Local Musicians Headed to Carnegie Hall

Pascale Chamber Players win first place at the prestigious 2020 American Protégé Chamber Music Competition at Carnegie Hall

PHOTO: Provided by Pascale Music Institute | SouthPasadenan.com News | Thirteen students of the Pascale Music Institute (PMI) ages 9-14 have been invited back to take the stage for the First Place Winner's Recital on April 12 at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall

Thirteen students of the Pascale Music Institute in South Pasadena have been invited back to take the stage for the First Place Winner’s Recital on April 12 at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall.

The group, ranging in age from 9 to 14, will perform Concerto Grosso op.6 Number 1 by G. F. Handel. While Pascale students have previously played at Carnegie Hall four times, this is the first time they will perform without a conductor.

Members of Pascale’s orchestra have achieved worldwide acclaim through performances on “America’s Got Talent” and Justin Bieber’s new music video “Yummy.” They also performed on national commercials, including “LensCrafters,” “DreamWorks,” “American Family Insurance” and more.

PHOTO: Provided by Susan Pascale | SouthPasadenan.com News | The production company in charge of talent for Justin Bieber’s latest video, “Yummy” cast Pascale Music Quartet that includes Xola Owens, 13 years old on violin, Eliana Andrea,13 years old on viola, Paulina Salazar, 13 years old on cello and Ian Teigen, 11 years old on 2nd violin

Susan Pascale founded her program in 2001 when she moved from New York to California. After attempting to enroll her then 8-year-old in the local school’s music program, she was astonished to discover there was no program and offered free violin lessons to anyone willing to learn. Twenty-five kids soon signed up for her program.

In 2003, Pascale went on to create the South Pasadena Middle School Orchestra making headlines with the group and were featured in the Los Angeles Times. In 2005, she was honored as a ‘Hero’ on the nationally televised Larry Elder show for her work with children.

PHOTO: Provided by Pascale Music Institute | SouthPasadenan.com News | Pascale Music students perform on ‘America’s Got Talent’

Pascale’s many honors and awards through the years reflect the passion and dedication she has for high standards for all of her students. Graduates of Pascale Music Institute have continued their musical studies at the Juilliard School, The New School, UCLA, Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute, Carnegie Mellon and more.

The nationally acclaimed Pascale Music Institute (PMI) teaches aspiring musicians as young as 3 1/2 years old to play the violin, viola, cello, bass and piano. It is located at 1401 Mission Street in South Pasadena, suite 104. To learn more, visit PascaleMusic.com

 

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