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Sarasota News Leader February 1, 2013 ta String Quartet since 1998. "He was also concertmaster at the New World Symphony's 20th anniversary alumni concert in Miami, an achievement that he considers a high point in his career," the release points out. Hong joined the Sarasota Orchestra in 2002, the release says. "An avid traveler, Hong lived in South Korea, England and Australia before landing in New York, where she earned both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from The Juilliard School," the release adds. She spent the past two summers playing the 10week summer season for the prestigious Santa Fe Opera, it notes. Losey began playing harp at age 5, and she has been fascinated "'by the seemingly infinite possibilities of the instrument' ever since," the release points out. She joined the Sarasota Orchestra in 2008. Cheryl Losey/Contributed photo In addition to performing in 18 countries on four continents — in such venues as Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House — Losey is a past winner of the Alice Rosner Prize at the Munich International Competition, "one of the music world's most prestigious contests," the release adds. Munchtime Musicales is a series of free concerts featuring performances by high-caliber, area-based artists, the release notes. The series is designed to offer a wide variety of musical genres, including classical, folk and jazz, with both vocal and instrumental performers. All performances are at noon at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center in Sarasota. Seating is open; no reservations are taken. For more information about Munchtime Musicales, call 351-7467 or visit % Chung Yon Hong/Contributed photo Page 92

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