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The New Philharmonic Quartet
Akiko Tarumoto, Johnny Lee, Ingrid Hutman, & Gloria Lum
Music Style: Classical
March 10, 2018 @ 8pm

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Los Angeles Philharmonic violinists, Akiko Tarumoto and Johnny Lee, violist Ingrid Hutman, and cellist, Gloria Lum join together for a program featuring favorite chamber music for strings including works by Haydn, Mozart, and Mendelssohn.


  • Akiko Tarumoto (violin)
  • Johnny Lee (violin)
  • Ingrid Hutman (viola)
  • Gloria Lum (cello)


  • String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op.76 No.4 "Sunrise" by Joseph Haydn
    • I. Allegro con spirito
    • II. Adagio
    • III. Menuetto. Allegro
    • IV. Finale. Allegro, ma non troppo
  • Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola, H.313 by Bohuslav Martin%u016F
    • I. Poco allegro
    • II. Poco andante
    • III. Allegro
  • String Quartet in F Minor, Op.80 by Felix Mendelssohn
    • I. Allegro vivace assai
    • II. Allegro assai
    • III. Adagio
    • IV. Finale. Allegro molto

About the Artists

Akiko Tarumoto

Akiko Tarumoto began her violin studies at age five. Her principal teachers have been Masao Kawasaki, Dorothy DeLay, and Glenn Dicterow. A native of Eastchester, New York, Tarumoto studied at the preparatory division of the Juilliard School and received her Bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature with honors from Harvard University in 1998. In 2000 she received her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School and joined the second violin section of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

In 2004 she was appointed to the first violin section of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Barenboim. While in Chicago, she performed on the Rush Hour and Chicago Symphony chamber series, at the Winter Chamber Music Festival at Northwestern University, and on the MusicNOW contemporary series.

Johnny Lee

Johnny Lee began playing the violin at age five and won his first competition three years later. An Ohio native, he spent his weekends taking lessons with Carol Ruzicka and Linda Cerone at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM). After graduating from Harvard College with a cum laude degree in Economics, Johnny realized music was his true passion and returned to CIM to study with William Preucil, Concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra. He graduated with a master’s degree in 2003.

An avid chamber musician, Johnny appears frequently on the LA Phil’s Chamber Music series. As a founding member of Ensemble Ditto, Johnny helped introduce more than 15,000 people to chamber music as South Korea’s most popular classical musical presentation of 2008. He has recorded three albums with the group, performing works by Saint-Saëns, Schubert, Schumann, and Tchaikovsky.

Ingrid Hutman

Violist Ingrid Hutman was born in Los Angeles and earned her Bachelor of Music degree at California State University Northridge, where she studied with Louis Kievman and Heiichiro Ohyama, the Philharmonic’s former Principal Violist. Hutman continued her studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of the Cleveland Orchestra’s Principal Violist, Robert Vernon; she also participated in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute during the 1987 and 1988 seasons.

Since she joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1991, Hutman has performed regularly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Chamber Music Society and the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group. She joined the faculty of the Colburn School of Performing Arts in 1997.

Gloria Lum

Cellist Gloria Lu,, a native of Berkeley, California, attended both the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Southern California, graduating from the latter institution magna cum laude. A student of Gabor Rejto and Ronald Leonard, she was a member of the Oakland Symphony and the Denver Symphony before joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1985. She currently holds the Linda and Maynard Brittan Chair.

A frequent participant of the Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella series, Gloria has been involved in tributes to Elliott Carter, György Ligeti, and Witold Lutoslawski, and most recently appeared in a solo work by David Lang. On the Chamber Music series, she has appeared with André Previn, Emanuel Ax, Lars Vogt, and Joshua Bell. In the summer of 2015 she was a featured artist in the Cactus Pear Music Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Gloria currently teaches cello and chamber music at Occidental College.

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