February 2024

Appassionata student Claire Liu plays Chopin Waltz in A minor

Access performance: HEREClaire is the youngest member of the Appassionata program and is also one of this  season’s soloists. Claire will be performing with the TOPHIL in the Opus 64 concerts in March 22nd and 24th.


October 2023

The Appassionata students have started the season with energy and passion for their music making.

Here is one of our youngest members, Andrew Huang, playing Toccata in A minor by Isaak Berkovich.

Hope the joy and passion of Andrew’s playing will brighten your day!

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September 2023

The Appassionata program has started and we have many great events planned. Our students will participate in recitals, masterclasses, share their talent  at retirement homes and perform with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic!

Here is a flavor of what’s more to come:

Appassionata student Aidan Fu plays Tzigane by Maurice Ravel.

Access the performance: HERE


June 2023

String Appassionata student Vaibhav Sridhar

plays a well-loved concerto

Johann Sebastian Bach

Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041, I. Allegro Moderato

The first movement of Bach’s Violin Concerto in A minor is a lively and energetic piece that showcases the technical abilities of the solo violinist. The movement is written in the traditional fast-slow-fast form of the concerto, with the solo violin playing against the background of the string orchestra and continuo. The piece is written in A minor, and the melody is characterized by its energetic rhythms and lively phrasing.

Access the performance HERE