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Artistic Director Michelle Djokic

Musikiwest harnesses the collaborative power of chamber music to engender empathic awareness, promote conflict resolution and build peaceable communities.


Musikiwest is postponing our April, 2020 school appearances and concert.
We will keep you updated on new dates as soon as we have them.

Musikiwest at Mitchell Park Library in Palo Alto, California

April 16, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu


This program is ravishingly beautiful. You will be treated to American Haiku by composer/cellist, Paul Wiancko. He will perform his own composition with his partner, violist, Ayane Kozasa who commissioned the work from him. Then the only thing better than one cello is….? Indulge yourselves in two of the most revered compositions featuring two cellos, Arensky’s Quartet #2 and Schubert’s beloved Quintet in C major. Returning to Musikiwest will be violinists Siwoo Kim and Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violist, Ayane Kozasa and joining me on cello and making his first appearance with us is my dear colleague, Paul Wiancko.

In cooperation with the City of Palo Alto


2019-20 Season

September 19, 2019



This program will feature the works of the Spanish and Latin American Baroque. Soprano, Nell Snaidas, praised by the New York Times for her “vocally ravishing” performances, curates this program that will take us from the Spanish Baroque to the music of Peru, Guatemala and Mexico in the New World.

Featuring: Nell Snaidas–soprano, Daniel Swenberg-theorbo/lute, Francisco Fullana–violin, Siwoo Kim–violin, Michelle Djokic–continuo/cello, Rex Benincasa–percussion

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October 24, 2019

Silenced Voices

String Quartet in C Major (selections) — Theo Smit Sibinga
Grand Duo for violin and cello (selections) — Paul Hermann
Dance for string trio — Hans Krasa
String Quartet No. 8 — Dmitri Shostakovich
Clarinet Quintet — Giacomo Meyerbeer

Featuring: Alexi Kenney-violin, Richard O’Neill-viola, Romie deGuise-Langlois-clarinet, and Michelle Djokic-cello.

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February 27, 2020

Diacritical Marks

String Quartet in One Movement — Amy Beach
Diacritical Marks for string quartet — Nico Muhly
Piano Quintet in C major — Béla Bartók

Featuring: William Wolfram-piano, Kristin Lee-violin, Yoojin Jang-violin, Daniel Kim-viola, and Michelle Djokic-cello.

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April 16, 2020


American Haiku – Duo for viola and cello — Paul Wiancko
String Quartet No. 2, Opus 35 for violin, viola and 2 cellos — Anton Arensky
String Quintet in C Major, Opus 163, D 956 — Franz Schubert

Featuring: Siwoo Kim-violin, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu-violin, Ayane Kozasa-viola, Paul Wiancko-cello, and Michelle Djokic-cello.

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Celebrating Our 2 Year Anniversary

If music be the food of love, play on…

— Shakespeare