Central4 Piano Quartet

Founded in 2010, piano quartet Central4 is a Los Angeles-based group whose formation was triggered by their first performances together on a tour of Guatemala. Their name derives from time spent in the bustling Central Market of Guatemala City, and wanting to capture the essence of the group’s mission and the concept of a core group. Central4 performs not only as a piano quartet, but also as the core of larger ensembles of various sizes and instrumentations, bringing to the concert stage some of the world’s greatest chamber music repertoire. They have been featured at numerous venues in Southern California as well as a repeat tour to Guatemala and performances in Northern California, Oregon, Maine, and New Hampshire. Central4 prides itself on a diverse repertoire and has commissioned and premiered works by composers Dan Redfeld and Jenni Brandon. For more information, please visit their website at www.central4.com

 

 


 

 

Timothy Durkovic

Pianist Timothy Durkovic wasborn and raised in Guatemala City, Guatemala, and began his piano studies at the age of five. He received his musical education at the National Conservatory of Guatemala, and graduated from the conservatory with highest honors, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in piano performance at the age of 17. At the same time, he made his debut with the Guatemala Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Durkovic continued his musical education at the Juilliard School, Salem College, and the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where he was honored with both the Keyboard Ensemble Award and the prestigious Outstanding Master’s Graduate Award. He is the winner of several competitions and performs both nationally and internationally as recitalist, soloist with orchestra and chamber musician. His gold medal at the 1996 Los Angeles Liszt Competition took him to Budapest, Hungary for his European debut where he performed in the Franz Liszt Museum, home of the original Liszt Academy. An official “Steinway Artist,” he is also a founding member of the CENTRAL4 Piano Quartet. For more information please visit: www.timothydurkovic.com

 

 


 

 

Elizabeth Hedman

Seattle native Elizabeth Hedman received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying violin with Donald Weilerstein. Ms. Hedman resides in Los Angeles, and enjoys a diverse musical career. She holds positions as Associate Concertmaster of The Santa Barbara Symphony, Assistant Concertmaster of the Pasadena Symphony, and Concertmaster of the Eastern Sierra Symphony. Also an active chamber musician, she is a member of Central4, and plays in the Pasadena String Quartet. Ms. Hedman teaches at The Pasadena Conservatory of Music and Pasadena City College, and she is a recording artist for Buysoundtrax records. She has performed on recordings for film, television and records, and her discography can be found on iTunes, Amazon, and other retail music outlets.

 

 


 

 

Meredith Crawford

Violist Meredith Crawford is the Principal violist of Orange County's Pacific Symphony. She has performed locally with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the LA Chamber Orchestra, the Santa Barbara Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and this summer will be performing with the Mainly Mozart festival in San Diego. She is an avid chamber musician, acting as resident viola of the Salastina Music Society, as well as various other performances with chamber groups and series around the country. Crawford also records for film and television, some of her recent favorites including Star Wars Episode VIII, La La Land, Ralph Breaks the Internet and It. She is a graduate of Oberlin College and Conservatory, where she received a Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.

 

 


 

 

Paula Fehrenbach

Cellist Paula Fehrenbach began her musical life in the public schools of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and received her first formal training in cello upon her acceptance to the Peabody Conservatory as a college student. After degrees from Peabody with Yehuda Hanani and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with Steven Shumway, she was chosen by Lynn Harrell to join his first class at the University of Southern California where she received her Doctorate in 1992. She then spent three years with the New World Symphony under the baton of Michael Tilson-Thomas before returning to Southern California where she now pursues a varied career as artist and teacher. She performs regularly with the Santa Barbara Symphony, the New West Symphony, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and the Pasadena Symphony. In addition, Paula has played has played in several Broadway productions including The Lion King, Wicked, West Side Story, Peter Pan, Kinky Boots and Hamilton. Paula is a founding member of the Central4 piano quartet and is currently on the faculty of the Pasadena City College.