Musical Mentoring

For 11 years, the GOLD COAST Chamber Players have been mentoring talented, young students by including them in professional concerts. That’s 22 instrumentalists, a choir, a composer, and a painter! One student, pianist Chloe Pang from Orinda, is now in her second year at the Julliard School of Music in New York City. Here’s what Chloe has to say about her experience with Gold Coast:

“Having the opportunity to make my formal chamber music debut with professional, esteemed members of the Gold Coast Chamber Players for Mozart’s 250th Anniversary Gala was a great honor and an unforgettable experience at age 14. Gold Coast allowed me to voice my ideas, treated me as a colleague, which inspired me to play at my highest level. Their mentor-ship has since laid an invaluable foundation for all my collaborations.”

— Chloe Pang, Julliard School of Music, NYC

1999 Patrick Horn, composer
2000 Gabrielle Athayde, cello
2001 Chris Kim, viola
2002 Diana Blazick, artist
2003 Matthew Striplen and Stephen Loomis, trombone
2004-2005 Bill Meyer, cello; Erik Petersen, viola; Saki Takahashi, violin
2006 Clark Pang, cello; Chloe Pang, piano
2007 Yunus Iyriboz, guitar; Sara Huebner, trumpet; Spencer Davis, percussion; Kalyn Jang, French Horn; Matthew Striplen, trombone
2008 The Acalanes High School Chamber Singers
2009-2010 Matthew Johnson, cello, and students from Stanley Middle School, Campolindo, Acalanes, Piedmont, and College Prep High Schools
2011 Allison Sun, piano