The Island Gallery


The Island Gallery
100-106 Madison Avenue N,
Bainbridge Island, WA. 98110
Tel. 206-780-9500,
Contact Susan Swannack-Nunn, Owner

April 6, 2007. For immediate release.


: Stephen Bryant, Violin; Kevin Krentz, Cello; Sue Jane Bryant, Viola

Dates: Friday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 25, 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of chamber music and extraordinary art. Admission is $15/$5 students at the door, or for advance purchase contact The Island Gallery: (206) 780-9500.

The Island Gallery announces the second of three chamber music concerts in its Spring Concert Series Friday April 20th at 7:30 p.m. This concert will feature String Duos & Trios performed by Stephen Bryant, violin, Kevin Krentz, cello, and Sue Jane Bryant, viola. The program will include: Mozart-Bach, Prelude & Fugue in F minor; Schickele, Love Me Tender Chorale; Schnittke, Stille Musik for Violin & Cello; Schubert, String Trio #2; and Beethoven, Op. 9 No. 2 in D major.

Stephen Bryant is a violinist known for his enthusiasm and passion for music. Each summer he leads a string quartet concert series during a fifteen-day river raft trip through the Grand Canyon, performing in some of the most spectacular natural amphitheatres in the world. Steve was a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Edmonton Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestras. Steve is presently a member of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.

Sue Jane Bryant studied viola with Karen Tuttle and Lillian Fuchs at the Banff Centre for the Arts. She was a member of the Edmonton Symphony and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra before moving to Seattle in 2003. Sue Jane served as Sub-Principal Viola of the newly formed Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in 1998/99. Sue Jane enjoys teaching, studio recording and playing as an extra musician with the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Symphony, Oregon Symphony and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Kevin Krentz, cello, studied with Gary Hardie at Baylor University and Florian Kitt of the Hochschule in Vienna. Kevin has performed throughout the U.S. and internationally to critical acclaim, winning many competitions along the way, individually and as a member of trios In Flight 3 and Finisterra. Kevin has performed with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, and at chamber music festivals in Ann Arbor, Seattle, and the Methow Valley, among others. As a Seattle recording studio session player he can be heard in major films, commercials, video games, and CDs from Dave Matthews Band to Evanescence. Kevin is also the solo cellist on the upcoming movie, Bordertown, starring Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Lopez, and Martin Sheen.