2016-2017 Professional Concert Series
Pressenda Chamber Players

Washington Conservatory of Music presents

Washington Conservatory Ensemble-in-Residence:

Tobias Werner, cello
Victor Asuncion, piano

Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 at 8 PM
Westmoreland Congregational
United Church of Christ
One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda, MD 20816
FREE (donations welcome) | directions

The Pressenda Chamber Players is an exciting new ensemble of strings and piano, named for Giovanni Pressenda (1777-1854) maker of instruments played by two members. In this final concert by the ensemble as Ensemble-in-Residence for the 2016-17 Washington Conservatory concert season, cellist Tobias Werner and pianist Victor Asuncion will offer a rare opportunity to hear the complete sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven for piano and cello in concert.

Cellist Tobias Werner is the music director of The Chamber Music Conference of the East, as well as Artistic Director and Founder of the Pressenda Chamber Players. He has appeared in chamber music concerts throughout the world and in local venues including the Phillips Collection, the Library of Congress, the National Gallery of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. More+

Pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion has performed in recital in Japan, Mexico, Canada and his native Philippines, as well as major venues in the United States. He is a frequent collaborator with cellist Lynn Harrell and with violinist Daniel Heifetz and is on the chamber music faculty of the Aspen Music Festival. More+


The Washington Conservatory is a nationally accredited community music school for students of all ages. The Conservatory welcomes both seasoned and novice classical concert-goers and encourages families to attend our concerts with their children. Back balcony seating is suggested for families with small children as a courtesy to other audience members and to allow for easy exit.

Parking is on-street on Massachusetts and Western Avenues and in the parking lot of Westmoreland Congregational UCC church.

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