Ignus Quartet


Ignus Quartet

Ignus Quartet: Alisa Luera, violin; Maya Paredes, piano; David Noble. viola; Ryan Choi, cello


Alisa Luera (violin) is 18 and attends West Ranch High School. As a Senior, she is currently the concertmaster of her school orchestra and LAYO (Los Angeles Youth Orchestra). She was taught by Yoko Honda, Idell Low, and Lorenz Gamma. Alisa went to musical tours throughout the years in NYC, Vienna, and Prague. She also applied to a music video with Disney XD and the Foo Fighters.


David Noble (viola) is a senior attending West Ranch High school, and was born and raised in Los Angeles. He began his violin studies at the age of 8 and picked up viola at the age of 13, and currently studies with Lorenz Gamma. This year will be his third year participating in JCM.


Ryan Choi, 17, has studied the cello for ten years and currently studies with Mr. Stan Sharp. He began his cello studies in the second grade and has been playing ever since. Ryan also plays in the American Youth Symphony (AYS) and has won many awards in the Southwestern Youth Music Festival and Southern California Junior Bach Festival. In July of 2016, he was given the opportunity to give the world premiere of Michael Daugherty’s piano trio The Old Man and The Sea. Besides his participation in orchestras, Ryan also practices with a small chamber ensemble, volunteering his time to perform in retirement and convalescent homes every month. He will incorporate his passion for music when he attends university.


Maya Paredes is a 16-year-old pianist from Burbank, California. She currently studies with Jeffrey Lavner at the Colburn School of Performing Arts. She has played in numerous chamber ensembles from a young age, including six years with JCM. Currently, Maya is also a member of Trio Épicé at Colburn’s Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute. She has performed at Boston Symphony Hall and Carnegie Hall and played in masterclasses with esteemed pianists Jerome Lowenthal and Stephen Drury. Maya organizes free concerts that benefit Education Through Music-LA to support public school music education.