Brookings Harbor Friends of Music presents a concert of romantic classics by Cesar Franck and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14.

The music is performed by pianist Eric Zivian, violinist Axel Strauss and cellist Tanya Tomkins in the Brookings Seventh-day Adventist Church at 102 Park Ave.

Strauss made his American debut at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and his New York debut at Alice Tully Hall in 1998. Since then he has given recitals in major North American cities, including Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

He went on to become the first German artist to win the international Naumburg Violin Award in New York, and maintains a busy performance schedule and serves as Professor of Violin at McGill University in Montreal.

Before moving to Canada he was Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Zivian was born in Michigan and grew up in Toronto, Canada, where he attended the Royal Conservatory of Music. After receiving a diploma there, he left home at age 15 to attend the Curtis Institute of Music, where he received a bachelor of music degree. He went on to receive graduate degrees from the Juilliard School and the Yale School of Music.

Zivian has given solo recitals in Toronto, New York, Philadelphia, and the San Francisco Bay Area. He has played concertos with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Rosa Symphony, the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and the Portland Baroque orchestra.

Tomkins is a chamber musician and soloist who is also co-principal cellist in both the Portland and Philharmonia Baroque orchestras. She has recorded all six Bach suites on Baroque cello and also performed all six in one day at the Library of Congress, the Da Camara Society in Los Angeles, and for Vancouver Early Music Society.

She has performed at multiple venues including the Lincoln Center and the Concertgebouw. She is on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Tomkins and Zivian have played classical music together since 2000. They are both experienced in Baroque, classical and modern playing styles.

This is their second appearance in Brookings.

The concert will feature the “Violin Sonata in A” by Franck, and the “Trio in A minor” by Tchaikovsky.

Adult tickets are $20. Season tickets are also available. Students younger than 18 are admitted free. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or at Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies. For further information, call 541-412-2957, or visit

Schedule change

The Minetti Quartet Concert, originally scheduled for March 18, has been changed to Feb. 25. The time and location remain the same.