Our Second Sunday Concert in November will feature the Seaside Quartet, a virtuoso instrumental ensemble comprised of our own pianist Brenda Martin, violinists Philip Tyler and Päivikki Nykter with cellist Cecilia Kim. Their collaboration and exquisite musical taste has produced highly acclaimed performances in the San Diego area. Remember, all Second Sunday concerts are complimentary and take place within the comfort of our sanctuary. Don’t miss this amazing one-hour concert on Sunday, November 11 at 2:00 pm.
As always, our Second Sunday Concerts are free. There will be an opportunity after the show to donate to support these amazing artists!
Seaside Quartet Bios
Brenda Martin holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Trevecca Nazarene University, a Master of Music Education from Austin Peay State University, and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from Arizona State University. While at ASU, she also did extensive doctoral studies towards a DMA in piano performance. Martin has also pursued extensive studies in both the Alexander Technique and in jazz. A member of the music department of Point Loma Nazarene University since 1998, she has taught piano at the university level since 1982. She enjoys both solo and collaborative performing, and has done many of her own hymn arrangements and original jazz compositions.
Philip Tyler, tenured violin professor and orchestra director at Point Loma Nazarene University, earned a Doctorate in Violin Performance and a Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting, both in 1996 from The Florida State University. In addition to numerous solo recital appearances, Dr. Tyler has performed as soloist with orchestras in Oklahoma, Florida, Louisiana, and California. He frequently performs as an orchestral section player and appears in a variety of chamber ensembles. Dr. Tyler has conducted a number of orchestras in several states, including a variety of honors orchestras. To train string teachers and to create new string players, Dr. Tyler directs the Point Loma String Project (member, National String Project Consortium), a lab school he founded in 2003 for classroom strings instruction.
A versatile recitalist and chamber musician, violinist/violist Päivikki Nykter, is equally at home with standard repertoire as well as contemporary music. A native of Finland, she is a graduate of the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Ms. Nykter served as an Artist-in-Residence at the University of California San Diego Music Department from 1994 to 2006. She is now a freelance violinist maintaining a busy concert schedule as well as teaching the Alexander Technique both in the US and Europe. Ms. Nykter is an artistic director of a Chamber Music Concert Series in Lappeenranta, Finland. She has recorded on Neuma, Aucourant Records, CRI, Old King Cole, Omega Editions and mode labels.
Cellist Cecilia Kim, a native of Korea, where she began her music career at a young age. She received a Bachelor and a Master degree at the Daegu Catholic University as a full scholarship recipient and earned another Master degree at San Diego State University. She has held positions in many orchestras including the Daegu Sympony Orchestra and the Daegu Chamber Ensemble.
Simultaneously, she made highly acclaimed solo appearances with the Daegu Symphony Orchestra, the Daegu Philharmonic Orchestra, the Daegu Catholic University Orchestra and the University of San Diego Orchestra. Also, she held a faculty position at the Daegu Catholic University and the University of San Diego. Currently, she has been giving many performances around San Diego County.