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Jessica Pasternak

Violist Jessica Pasternak is currently a student at the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with Robert Vernon. She has played chamber music with artists such as Atar Arad, Martin Chalifour,Timothy Eddy, Mark Kaplan, Ralph Kirshbaum, Robert Vernon, and Hagai Shaham at chamber music festivals such as the Heifetz Institute and the Sarasota Music Festival. She has also regularly substituted with The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall, Blossom Music Fes-tival and in Miami, Florida. In 2012, Jessica appeared as a guest soloist with the Akron Symphony on their subscription concert “World Class Begins at Home.” She received a Young Artist Degree from CIM while studying with Lembi Veski-mets in 2012 and was the recipient of the Robert Vernon prize in Viola in 2013.

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CityMusic Cleveland shines through acoustic barrier on lively season opener (review)

October 20, 2016

By Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer   BEACHWOOD, Ohio – A diamond in the rough. That’s the image that best describes CityMusic Cleveland’s first performance of the 2016-17 season. No complaints, in fact only praise, for the actual performances, led by music director Avner Dorman Wednesday evening. About the venue, however, the auditorium at Fairmount Temple, a few […]



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