Symphony in the Cities Mission Viejo
Carl St.Clair, conductor
Strauss Shi, violin
Alan Chapman, host
SARASATE: "Carmen" Fantasy
This performance is supported in large part by the City of Mission Viejo.
It's the perfect way to end a lazy summer day. Grab a lawn chair or blanket and join us for FREE music and family fun!
Prelude in the Park, including entertainment and a Musical Playground for Children: 4 p.m.
Concert featuring Pacific Symphony: 7 p.m.
Oso Viejo Community Park on the Village Green, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo
Born in China and raised in San Francisco, Chinese-American violinist Strauss Shi made his major debut with the Utah Symphony at the age of seventeen and since then, he has concertized in the United States, China and Europe.
Strauss was recently invited to compete as a semi-finalist at the 7th Windsor Festival International String Competition (2019). Strauss is a top prizewinner at numerous competitions including First Prize at the USC Thornton Concerto Competition (2018), Grand Prize at the Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition (2017), First Prize at the United States International Music Competition (2016), and Second Prize at the inaugural Siqing Lu Futian International Violin Competition (2016), among others.
His 2018-19 season includes his sold-out San Francisco debut recitals at the Noontime Concerts Series and San Francisco Conservatory of Music with pianist Yi-Fang Wu, and solo debuts with the USC Thornton Symphony, the Pacific Symphony, and the Downey Symphony Orchestra.
Strauss began his violin studies at the age of eight with Pan Zuohan, Elizabeth Liang, and later with Chen Zhao. Strauss received his Bachelor of Music degree studying with Catherine Cho at The Juilliard School. He is currently pursuing Master of Music degree as a Starling Fellow at the USC Thornton School of Music under Midori Goto and Pamela Frank.