Quartet Luminoso, led by Robert Zelickman, will be playing music from the early 19th century to the late 20th century. With pieces to include solo, duet, trio and quartet. Clarinet, violin, viola and cello.
Robert Zelickman, clarinet
Päivikki Nykter, violin
Francesca Savage, viola
Cecilia Kim, cello
Robert Zelickman, clarinetist, has been teaching and performing in San Diego since 1982. He is a member of the bass clarinet quartet JAMB and co-director of Second Avenue Klezmer Ensemble. Robert was a member of Orchestra Nova for 23 seasons and has performed with the San Diego Symphony and the San Diego Opera.
Recently, Robert retired from UC San Diego (1983-2015) where he lectured on Jewish Music, conducted the Wind Ensemble and performed regularly, premiering many new compositions. He currently performs in recitals and chamber music concerts throughout San Diego.
Zelickman earned his BA at UCLA and a MFA at Cal Arts. He studied with Hugo Raimondi, Michele Zukovsky and Ronald Rueben.
A versatile recitalist and chamber musician, violinist Päivikki Nykter, is equally at home with standard repertoire as well as contemporary music. A native of Finland, she is a graduate of the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Ms. Nykter served as an Artist-in-Residence at the University of California San Diego Music Department from 1994 to 2006. She is now a freelance violinist maintaining a busy concert schedule as well as teaching the Alexander Technique both in the US and Europe. Ms. Nykter is an artistic director of a Chamber Music Concert Series in Lappeenranta, Finland. She has recorded on Neuma, Aucourant Records, CRI, Old King Cole, Omega Editions and mode labels.
Violin and Viola are two of the voices of Francesca Savage. She was educated at SDSU and continued her musical explorations at UCSD. She has performed orchestral and chamber music in Europe, Mexico and throughout Southern California. Her passion is helping others find their “musical” voice.
Cellist Cecilia Kim, a native of Korea, where she began her music career at a young age. She received a Bachelor and a Master degree at the Daegu Catholic University as a full scholarship recipient and earned another Master degree at San Diego state University. She has held positions in many orchestras including the Daegu Symphony Orchestra and the Daegu Chamber Ensemble. Simultaneously, she made highly acclaimed solo appearances with the Daegu Symphony Orchestra, the Daegu Philharmonic Orchestra, the Daegu Catholic University Orchestra and the University of San Diego Orchestra. Also, she held a faculty position at the Daegu Catholic University and the University of San Diego. Currently, she has been giving many performances around San Diego County.