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Landmark String Quartet
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Mina Hong holds her Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California and her Master of Music from the University of Michigan. Mina served as concertmaster of the National Repertory Orchestra where she made her solo debut performing the Barber and Korngold Violin Concertos. Her recent engagements include collaborations with MUSE/IQUE, Wild Up, and the Hamburg Ballet. Mina currently resides in her home city while working with musicians and composers from all around the world.
Steve Chiu is a Taiwanese professional composer, violinist, and Erhu player in Los Angeles. Chiu's 33 years of classical music training effectively helped him cross into other kind of contemporary music forms, be able to analyze and enjoy them with ease. In addition to Chiu's proficiency on his instruments and strong knowledge on the classical style allowed him to complete projects in a short time. Chiu receiving degree in Film Scoring led by the chair George S. Clinton from Berklee College of Music. Chiu has performed with Adele – One Night Only, Beyonce 94 Oscars “Be Alive”, Dream Orchestra, Ron Carter, Jorge Drexler, Ivan Lins, Nobuo Uematsu, Dream Theater, Eugene Friesen, Donna McElroy, Luis Enrique, Angel Blue, Sonic Open Orchestra and more before.
Equally renowned as a chamber and orchestral musician, Jennifer (Chia Chuan) Wu's experience as a classical performer and commercial recording artist spans the horizon of the Los Angeles area. Ms. Wu regularly performs with the Dream Orchestra, Dana Point Symphony Orchestra, Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, Fresno Philharmonic . These opportunities led to tours in European festivals, including Incontri in Terra di Siena, as well as local performances at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and Zipper Hall. Highlights from the 2020 to current, during the quarantine, she has become the violist resident of Constellation Quartet. 2017-2018 season include acclaimed performances by Ms. Wu's Landmark String Quartet at Palm Spring and Santa Paula, special engagements to perform for the developing musical 'Headless', on tour at the Dolby Theater with international pop-sensation Shahkar, and recording credits for Netflix original series, 'Chef's Table'. Highlights from the 2015-2016 season include performances at the Hammer Museum, Fullerton College, and Walt Disney Hall. Ms. Wu started playing the viola at age seven, and continued university studies in performance with Diane Nicoleris at San Jose State University, and with Richard O'Neill at University of California, Los Angeles. Ms. Wu's early international performances were at Carnegie Hall, the National Concert Hall of Taipei, the China Conservatory of Beijing, and at other major Taiwanese cities.
Mark Bassett’s high-octane and dynamic cello playing has led him to create music with a vast variety of genres and performers. A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Mark has collaborated with artists like Josh Groban and Lindsey Sterling. He has toured with bands such as Evanescence, Hanson and Celtic Thunder. Now residing in Los Angeles, his passion for film and video game music has led him to be an in demand recording artist. Recent recordings include Hollywood films such as Charlie’s Angels, Bad Boys For Life, and Frozen 2. Mark has also performed on popular games like Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, and performed at the 2019 Game Awards. As a classical musician, Mark has recently collaborated with chamber groups such as the Philadelphia String quartet and the Calder Quartet, performed as assistant principal cellist of the Fresno Philharmoic and principal cellist of the Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess tour. Mark is a founding member of the Pascale Quartet.