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Thomas Mesa, Cello
Vivian Fan, Piano
Sidney Hopson, Percussion
The careers of artists of color are celebrated through on-campus residencies that include masterclasses, performances, panel discussions, podcast recordings, and more.
Lauded as “one of the most charismatic, innovative, and engaging performers of his generation,” cellist and first prize Sphinx Competition winner Thomas Mesa is an in-demand soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and educator.
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CARLOS SIMON Silence for Solo Cello (West Coast Premiere)
CARLOS CARRILLO Will the Quiet Times Come for Cello and Piano
SEBASTIAN QUESADA NERV! for Cello and Piano
ANDREA CASARRUBIOS Speechless for Cello and Percussion
QUENTON BLACHE Net for Solo Cello (World Premiere; Colburn Commission)
KAPUSTIN Elegy for Cello and Piano
KEVIN DAY Cello Sonata No. 1