Eri Borcea-Ishigaki, MM
Violinist · Instructor
MTAC Santa Clara Branch
Eri Borcea-Ishigaki is a local violinist and instructor active in the SF Bay Area. Mrs. Borcea-Ishigaki has performed throughout Japan as a soloist, in ensembles, as a studio musician, and in orchestras. She has also participated in Music Festivals in Japan and Austria. Her repertoire ranges from Baroque to Modern eras and from solo, chamber and orchestral music. Mrs. Borcea-Ishigaki performed with Cabrillo College Orchestra in Santa Cruz, Kanto Gakuin University Orchestra and Yokosuka Symphony in Kanagawa, Japan.
Originally from Kanagawa, Japan she completed her undergraduate degree at the Toho Music School in Tokyo under Tsugio Tokunaga. She then obtained a Master’s degree in Violin Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under SF Symphony’s concertmaster Alexander Barantschik.
Mrs. Borcea-Ishigaki is currently teaching violin privately and at local music schools.
She is regularly performing duo repertoire with her husband, pianist Adrian Borcea.
Adrian Borcea, MM
Pianist · Composer · Instructor
Assistant Choir Director/Accompanist
Adrian Borcea is originally from Bucharest, Romania. He attended the Dinu Lipatti High School of Music in Bucharest for 10 years before moving to Portland, Oregon in the summer of 2000. It was in Portland where he met one of the most influential figures in his life, Professor Harry Viar, whose teaching opened up a whole new world. Mr. Borcea’s talent was featured in The Oregonian (January 2002) and on KPTV Oregon’s Channel 12 by reporter Jim Hyde. His appearances include live performances with Michael Allen Harrison, Julianne Johnson, Janice Scroggins, Darrell Grant, Benjamin Kim, Tom Grant, Michael Kaeshammer, Dr. Paul Ellison and Jassen Todorov. His original compositions in multiple genres were performed in a magnificent show of the “Snowman Foundation” entitled Ten Grands (April 2003). He previously studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for 2 years, where his teachers included Mack McCray, Sharon Mann, DM, Corey Jamason, DM (harpsichord), and Scott Foglesong (harmony). While a student there, he was awarded second place in the Piano Concerto Competition of 2004, performing J. S. Bach’s Clavier Concerto D minor. Adrian Borcea received a MM in piano performance from San Francisco State University under the instruction of Professor Victoria Neve, DMA, where he won the first William Corbett-Jones Piano Award. Borcea is founding director of the Forest Hill Concerts Series which sponsors performances every Sunday.