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Kansas City Young Chamber Musicians in Concert

Saturday, May 25, 2024

3:30 PM

A private Beacon Hill residence

Wine reception to follow

Student musicians

William Clark, violin

Sylvia Brown, cello

Christian Won, piano

Faculty musicians

Nicholas Dold, piano

Kayla Burggraf, flute




Sonata for Flute No. 1 in A Major - Philippe Gaubert

I. Modéré (sans lenteur)

II. Lent

III. Allegro moderato

Nicholas and Kayla


Sonata for Cello No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102, No. 1 - Ludwig van Beethoven

I. Andante - Allegro vivace

Sylvia and Christian


Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano No. 2 in E-flat Major "Wanderer", D.929 - Franz Schubert

II. Andante con moto

William, Sylvia, and Christian


Fanmi Imèn, Poem for Flute and Piano - Valerie Coleman

Nicholas and Kayla

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The Series is thrilled to welcome pianist and Kansas City Young Chamber Musicians (KCYCM) founding director Nicholas Dold and Kansas City Symphony flutist and KCYCM coaching artist Kayla Burggraf, as well as select students of KCYCM to make their Charlotte House Series debut. Kansas City Young Chamber Musicians serves as a year-round young person’s classical chamber music program (ages 13 - 18) bringing the highest quality of chamber music education and youth performances to the greater Kansas City Metro and surrounding areas. Students ranging from the intermediate through advanced levels are admitted each term through the organization's audition & interview process and carefully paired with a small chamber ensemble of peers, playing abilities, personalities, and musical interests for the duration of one full term (11 weeks). In that time together, students experience tremendous musical growth through weekly coaching sessions with KCYCM esteemed artist-faculty. This program will feature a collaboration between KCYCM students and faculty. 

Visit KCYCM's website to learn more!




American pianist Nicholas Dold has enjoyed an active career performing across the United States as both a solo and collaborative musician. He has been a featured artist for Minnesota Public Radio's "Performance Today," Indiana Public Radio, the Duxbury Music Festival, the Orchestral Institute of Napa Valley, Chamber Music Silicon Valley, the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, Opera San Jose, the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle, and the University of Alaska - Fairbanks.


Equally committed as an educator, Nicholas is recognized as a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) by the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). He has regularly adjudicated and presented at both the state and local levels, most recently for the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC), California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT), the Washington State Music Teachers Association (WSMTA), and the Kansas Music Teachers Association (KMTA). His work in the areas of developing chamber music and collaborative training curricula for pre college musicians continues to be an ongoing pedagogical endeavor as the founding director of the Kansas City Young Chamber Musicians.


Nicholas was appointed to the faculty at William Jewell College in 2022 and, prior to that, served on the faculty at Santa Clara University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He received his graduate and undergraduate degrees at Indiana University, where he studied piano performance with Reiko Shigeoka-Neriki, chamber music with Yael Weiss, and collaborative piano with Chih-Yi Chen. For more information about Nicholas, please visit


Kayla Burggraf Michal joined the Kansas City Symphony as piccolo and flute in the 2019/20 season. She was previously a fellow with the New World Symphony, served as Principal Flute of the Des Moines and Ann Arbor Symphonies, and was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. During the 2022-23 season she played Guest Principal Flute with the San Francisco Symphony for selected weeks as well as for their European tour. She has performed as Guest Principal Flute with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and as solo piccolo and in the flute sections of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Milwaukee Symphony, among others.


Burggraf Michal has performed as soloist with the Kansas City Symphony, Des Moines Symphony, New York Symphonic Ensemble Japan Tour, Chelsea Music Festival (NYC) and with Rice University's Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra, and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra as a result of winning their respective concerto competitions. As a member of the Noctua Wind Quintet she has performed at the Kennedy Center as part of the Conservatory Project and won prizes at the Fischoff, Coleman, Chamber Music Yellow Springs, and JC Arriaga competitions.


Burggraf Michal earned her master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Robert Langevin in the Orchestral Performance Program. Previously, she studied with Leone Buyse at Rice University where she received her bachelor’s degree with Distinction in Research and Creative Works. She has been influenced by additional studies with Jennifer Gunn, Stefán Höskuldsson, Stephanie Mortimore, and Renée Siebert.


Christian Won is 17 years old and started playing piano six years ago at the age of 11. A student of Tatiana Loudenitch, Christian is very passionate about music and aspires to be a concert pianist. In the summer of 2018, he was invited to attend the Lake Como International Piano Academy, Italy, where he participated in masterclasses with acclaimed pianist and Van Cliburn Gold Medalist, Stanislav Loudenitch and also with William Grant Naboré. Christian has performed at the Mozarteum University, Salzburg (August 2021) and Carnegie Hall (December 2021) and has received numerous awards and achievements from various international competitions. Additionally, he placed first in the MTNA Composition Competition at Kansas State University (2021 & 2023) and received honorable mention in the Central Division the same years. Besides playing the piano, Christian enjoys composing, working out, and playing the cello. He plans to attend Oberlin Conservatory this fall and continue his musical studies with Professor Stanislav Loudenitch.


Violinist William Clark has played violin since age five, and currently studies with Destiny Mermagen. William has attended Ms. Mermagen's violin camp, played the complete Four Seasons of Vivaldi with the Village Players, and has performed regularly in his church. William is currently the concertmaster of Blue Valley West’s Symphonic Orchestra and the Olathe Youth Symphony and is the violinist of a senior piano trio with the Kansas City Young Chamber Musicians. William’s enjoyment of music has propelled him forward, undertaking difficult solo pieces, playing in the Kansas All-State Orchestra for three years, and earning superior ratings at regional and state solo festivals. William plans to attend Brigham Young University to continue his music studies.


Cellist Sylvia Brown studies under the direction of Ho Anthony Ahn and is a senior at Shawnee Mission South High School in Overland Park, Kansas. She has performed with the Kansas City Young Chamber Musicians in trios under the tutelage of Nicholas Dold and in quartets with coaching by members of Opus 76 string quartet, and she is principal cellist with the Youth Symphony of Kansas City’s Symphonic Orchestra under the direction of Steven D. Davis. She attended the Meadowmount School of Music during the summer of 2023 and in summer 2022 performed with the Interlochen World Youth Symphony Orchestra. A member of the KMEA All-State Orchestra for four years, Sylvia was honored to perform Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the Overland Park Civic Orchestra, she received third place in the Northland Symphony Orchestra’s Youth Concerto Competition, and participated in a master class with Zlatomir Fung performing Dvorak’s Cello Concerto. She also performs in her school chamber and symphonic orchestras and teaches cello to elementary school students. Sylvia will be attending Drake University to pursue a double major in Applied Mathematics and Cello Performance.


This concert will take place in a private Beacon Hill residence, to be disclosed upon ticket purchase


3:30 - 3:55 - Arrive and mingle

4:00 - Concert

5:00 - 6:00 - Performer meet & greet 


A wine reception with light hors d'oeuvres will be provided after the concert

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