10/26/2017

Hector Gonzalez: Haunting Melodies of the Violin

8:oo p.m.

The Last Bookstore is pleased to present Hector Gonzalez in a solo violin recital titled “Haunting Melodies on the Violin”. Join us for a night of haunting violin music from films such as The Village, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Young Frankenstein.

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Hector Gonzalez began playing the violin at the age of nine after attending a concert of the LA Chamber Orchestra. In the spring of 2015, Hector received his Bachelor’s of Music degree from Biola University Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Elizabeth Larson Freeman. In the spring of 2014 Hector studied with Thierry Stöckel at the Heidelberg University in Germany.
 
Hector has performed in many prestigious concert halls including, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Severance Hall, and the Shrine Auditorium. He has also performed side by side with the Pacific Symphony under the baton of Carl St. Clair as well as the Pasadena POPS Orchestra under the baton of John Williams.
 
A great believer in using instrumental music to spread hope to the hopeless, Hector regularly performs at homeless shelters, convalescent homes, and hospitals. In the summer of 2014, Hector toured across the US East Coast with Shining-Light Music Ministries performing at more than a dozen incarceration facilities.
 
Hector plays on a 1934 Wenzel Hoffman violin created in Berlin, donated to him by an anonymous donor.