2017 Distinguished Guest Artists

Rosamunde 2017 is pleased to welcome our distinguished guest artists!

Erika Raum

Sharon Wei

Erika Raum, Violin, August 16-22

Known for her "lively temperament, energetic individuality and warm and communicative tone" (Muzsika, Budapest), violinist Erika Raum continues developing a following here in her native country and internationally. Playing professionally since the age of twelve, Ms. Raum quickly rose through the ranks by taking first place at the 1992 Joseph Szigeti International Violin Competition in Budapest as well as the award for best interpretation of a Mozart concerto. more . . .

Gerald Stanick, Viola, August 17-19

Mr. Stanick has long been regarded a master of the viola and as a teacher of the violin, viola and chamber music. His many former students are to be found in orchestras, string quartets, music academies and universities around the world and include Neal Gripp, Douglas McNabney, Rennie Regehr and Rosamunde’s own Daniel Scholz! In addition to serving as violist of the Fine Arts String Quartet, Mr. Stanick served as Principal Viola of the Winnipeg Symphony. Mr. Stanick is a Professor Emeritus of the University of British Columbia and now devotes his time to an old love, painting.

Sharon Wei, Viola, August 21-25

Canadian violist Sharon Wei is a dynamic and varied musician, establishing herself as one of the most respected violists on the scene today. She has appeared as soloist, chamber musician, and guest principal violist throughout North America and Europe and has collaborated with conductors such as James Levine, Kent Nagano, Paavo Järvi, Zubin Mehta, Jean Christophe Spinosi and Yuri Termirkanov. As guest principal violist, Sharon has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, Canadian Opera Company, Verbier Chamber Orchestra, and Ensemble Matheus in Paris. more . . .

Arne-Christian Pelz, Cello, August 16-25

German cellist Arne-Christian Pelz served as Principal Cellist of the Hamburg Symphony under the baton of Sir Jeffrey Tate for four years before being appointed Principal Cellist of the renowned Deutsche Oper Berlin in 2016, one of the world’s top opera houses. Holding degrees from the Berlin Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” and the Leipzig HMT “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy”, he received numerous awards in international solo and chamber music competitions. He is sought after as both a soloist and chamber musician and has performed extensively throughout Europe. As a pedagogue, he has given master classes in Germany, Beijing (China) and Houston (Texas).