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February 24, 2024

Nakamatsu Manasse Frautschi Trio

7:30 PM at the Sunset Center | Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA


Pre-concert talk at 6:30 PM

Claude Debussy Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Minor, L. 140

Claude Debussy Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Piano, L. 116

Frédéric Chopin Andante spianato et grande polonaise brilliante, op. 22

Darius Milhaud Suite for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano, op. 157b

Igor Stravinsky L’Histoire du soldat. Suite for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano

John Novacek Two Rags for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano

“When I first heard these two Jons playing together... it's as if they were two musicians operating with a single musical mind.” – Fred Child, host of American Public Media's Performance Today.

Cleveland Classical describes Jennifer Frautschi as " ..... playing a breathtaking conflation of grace and wit."


Jon Nakamatsu, piano

Jon Manasse, clarinet

Jennifer Frautschi, violin

About The Ensemble

Violinist Jennifer Frautschi joins forces with Jon Nakamatsu, piano and Jon Manasse, clarinet for a performance of thrilling virtuosity.


Jon Nakamatsu catapulted to international attention in 1997 as the Gold medalist of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He has been a guest soloist with over 150 orchestras worldwide. Nakamatsu is on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and is Artist-in-Residence of the Chautauqua Institution Piano Program. With clarinetist Jon Manasse, Mr Nakamatsu tours as a member of the Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo. Following its Boston debut in 2004, the Duo released its first CD of Brahms Sonatas for clarinet and piano which received the highest praise from the New York Times Classical Music Editor James Oestreich, who named it among the "Best of the Year" for 2008. The Duo serve as Artistic Directors of the renowned Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival.


Jon Manasse is internationally recognized for his inspiring artistry, uniquely glorious sound and charismatic performing style. As well as serving on the faculties of the Julliard School, The Lynn Conservatory and the Mannes School of Music. Manasse is principal clarinetist of the American Ballet Theater Orchestra, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Luke's in New York City. In addition to the premiere performances of Lowell Lieberman's Clarinet Concerto, which was commissioned for him, Jon Manasse has also presented the world premieres of James Cohn's Concerto for Clarinet & String Orchestra and Steven R. Gerber's Clarinet Concerto.


Two-time GRAMMY nominee Jennifer Frautschi has garnered worldwide acclaim as a deeply expressive, musically adventurous violinist with impeccable technique and a wide-ranging repertoire. As a recitalist, Ms. Frautschi has performed in Salzburg's Mozarteum, Vienna's Konzerthaus, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Paris's Cite de la Musique, Brussels's Theatre Royal de la Monnaie, and Beijing's Imperial Garden. She is an Artist-in-Residence at Stony Brook University on Long Island, New York, where she teaches in the graduate program. She performs on a 1722 Stradavarius violin known as the "ex-Cadiz" on loan from a private American foundation with support from Rare Violins in Consortium.

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