Music by the Mountain is pleased to announce its next classical concert in Siskiyou County – Dr. Chiharu Sai on piano and Michael Eby on violin – A Spring Celebration of the Classics! This dynamic and brilliant violin-piano duo will be performing the works of Granados, Kreisler, Mozart, Wieniawski, Brahams, and Beethoven on April 28, at 4 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Hwy 89 in Mount Shasta. A donation of $20 is suggested at the door.

Music by the Mountain is pleased to announce its next classical concert in Siskiyou County – Dr. Chiharu Sai on piano and Michael Eby on violin – A Spring Celebration of the Classics! This dynamic and brilliant violin-piano duo will be performing the works of Granados, Kreisler, Mozart, Wieniawski, Brahams, and Beethoven on April 28, at 4 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Hwy 89 in Mount Shasta. A donation of $20 is suggested at the door.

Both are world class musicians who reside in Mount Shasta and Redding.

Dr. Chiharu Sai moved to Mount Shasta from New York City in 2013 and balances a performance schedule with an active involvement in music education and pedagogy. Since her move to Mount Shasta, she has taught piano, and conducted orchestras at the College of the Siskiyous, and has worked at Southern Oregon University and with the Pacific Crest Chamber Music Festival, a group that comes to Siskiyou County each year for concerts and music educational outreach. She enjoys working with piano students privately and in masterclasses.

In demand as a soloist and chamber musician, Chiharu Sai has performed widely in both the United States and Japan at prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Suntory Hall, and Opera City Hall. Harris Goldsmith from New York Concert Review described her as “one of those rarities: an artist who is unafraid to explore the white-hot passion of Salzburg genius.”

The Japanese critic Yoshiko Ikuma noted Chiharu’s “deep identification with their “celebrated creator” upon hearing Chiharu’s debut CD of Chopi Ballades and Scherzos. She holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. Currently, she is a member of the Rogue Valley Chapter of the Oregon Music Teachers Association.

And she is the recent recipient of Tholen Fellowship by OMTA, a career grant to work with Dr. Alexander Shtarkman from Peabody Institute of Music of Johns Hopkins University.

Hailed as “flawless” by Enterprise Record, Redding resident Michael Eby enjoys a multi-faceted career frequently performing in chamber, solo, and orchestral works on both violin and viola. As an orchestral musician, Michael has worked under the baton of notable conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, Ken- David Masur and Etienne Siebens. In the Fall of 2016, Michael was chosen to perform as concertmaster for the America Premiere of Vasco Mendonca’s Chamber Opera The House Taken Over at The National Sawdust in Brooklyn, New York. As a chamber musician, Michael has been coached extensively by Alan Kay, Sylvia Rosenberg, and members of the American String Quartet. Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Isaak Malkin. Michael currently plays a violin made in 2004 by contemporary maker John Harrison, on a generous extended load from Harrison Violins in Redding.

“Music by the Mountain is always on the lookout around the globe for world class musicians to come to Siskiyou County. We are proud and pleased to offer a concert with these world class musicians who happen to reside in our own backyard,” said Music by the Mountain president Michael Wright.

Music by the Mountain is a local non-profit organization committed to bringing extraordinary classical musicians to the Mount Shasta community and providing educational outreach for children and students of all ages. For more information, visit their website: musicbythemountain.org