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Thank you to everyone who joined us for a magical evening of music and for supporting youth suicide prevention!

Thank you to the Franklin Park Arts Center and PRCS Teen Services for hosting this beautiful evening of song. 

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Featuring classical musicians:

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Patrick Shaughnessy
Violin

Hailed by Strad magazine as having “created soaring melodies and long lines”, violinist Patrick Shaughnessy has been the founding member and 1st violinist of the Heimat quartet since 2014. As a chamber musician, Mr. Shaughnessy has participated in many festivals, including residencies in at LAMP in Nova Scotia, Festival Esmeraldes in Quito, Ecuador, and festival appearances at the Juilliard quartet seminar, Encore Chamber Festival, and The Mendelssohn Festival in Hamburg, Germany. Mr. Shaughnessy is passionate about teaching, and has been an Adjunct faculty member at the Shenandoah University Conservatory. He has also been coaching chamber music and orchestra at Shippensburg State University in Pennsylvania. While a member of the Heimat Quartet, Mr. Shaughnessy was a quarter finalist in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition as well the Joachim Chamber Music Competition in Weimar, Germany. Currently, Mr. Shaughnessy spends his summers coaching, playing and teaching as a young artist faculty and Dean of Students at The Lyricafest Chamber music festival in Lincoln, MA.

Mr. Shaughnessy earned his bachelor’s of music at the Florida State University College of Music under the tutelage of former NY Philharmonic Concertmaster Eliot Chapo. He continued his studies at the Boston Conservatory of Music, receiving his Master’s with Professor Irina Muresanu. Mr. Shaughnessy holds Chamber music degrees from Kent State University and Montclair State University where he earned both a Master’s in Chamber music and an Artist Diploma under the mentorship of the Miami and Shanghai string quartets. In 2019, Mr. Shaughnessy gave his Carnegie hall debut as 1st violinist of the Heimat Quartet. He lives in Winchester, VA where the quartet was in residence for the 2019/2020 season at the Shenandoah University.

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Jordan Bartel
Violin

Violinist Jordan Bartel is currently pursuing his Master’s in Violin Performance at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance under the tutelage of Aaron Berofsky. An avid chamber musician, Jordan has been a part of the Lyrica Chamber Orchestra since 2016 under the mentorship of celebrated chamber musicians and pedagogues Laura Bossert and Terry King, performing across the east coast. Achievements with the LCO have included an NPR debut at WQXR’s McGraw Hill Financial Young Artist Showcase with Robert Sherman, and collaboration/coaching with Invoke Quartet, Steven Ansell, Hausmann Quartet, and William Preucil. During his undergraduate studies at the Setnor School of Music (B.M. Music Industry with Performance Honors, Magna Cum Laude), Jordan served as the Concertmaster of the Syracuse University Symphony Orchestra from 2018-2020, and won first prize in the Setnor 2020 Concerto Competition. He has recently participated in master classes and seminars with Ani Kavafian, Laura Goldberg, and Verona Quartet, and serves as Young Artist Faculty at ArtsAhimsa Chamber Music Festival.

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Ivan Mendoza
Viola

Violist Ivan Mendoza has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician on stages across North America, Europe, and Asia. He has collaborated with musicians such as The Shanghai Quartet, Barbara Dever, and Leslie Burrs. He has played for notable series such as the Legato Arts Series at Carnegie Hall and The Chapel Series at the Marilyn Horne Museum (University of Pittsburgh). Ivan has held chamber music residencies at Shenandoah Conservatory, Montclair State University, Shippensburg University, and the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance (Canada). In addition to solo and chamber work, Ivan has held orchestral seats at the New Orchestra of Washington and the Montclair Orchestra. He is on the viola faculty at the Artsahimsa Chamber Music Festival, and maintains a private studio of string and piano students in Maryland. Ivan has performed for string pedagogues such as Kim Kashkashian, Cynthia Phelps, and Shlomo Mintz, and received his degree from the John J. Cali School of Music under the tutelage of Honggang Li and Kathryn Lockwood. He is the recipient of the John J. Cali Young Artist Award as well as the Oscar Ravina Talent Grant.