MASTER CLASS WITH JORJA FLEEZANIS Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio
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MASTER CLASS WITH JORJA FLEEZANIS Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Trio in B-flat major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 97, “Archduke” (1810-11) STEVEN LIN, PIANO; JIAFENG CHEN, VIOLIN; JI YOUNG LEE, CELLO
SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)
Sonata No. 1 in F minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 80 (1938-1946) CORDELIA PAW, VIOLIN; HENRY KRAMER, PIANO
FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Trio No. 2 in E-flat major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, D. 929, Op. 100 (1827) MICHELLE YELIN NAM, PIANO; SVEN STUCKE, VIOLIN; CALEB VAN DER SWAAGH, CELLO
Jorja Fleezanis will appear on the CMS Metamorphosen program on February 22 in Alice Tully Hall at 7:30 PM.
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Jorja Fleezanis joined the faculty at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in 2009 as Professor of Violin and holds the Henry Upper Chair in Orchestral Studies. She was the concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra from 1989 to 2009, assuming that position after being the Associate Concertmaster of the San Francisco Symphony and a member of the Chicago Symphony. She has been guest concertmaster for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and the San Francisco Symphony. She has been a frequent guest artist and teacher at the Prussia Chamber Music sessions, the New World Symphony, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Music@Menlo Festival, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Madeline Island Music Camp, and the
Round Top International Festival Institute. She is currently concertmaster of the Chicago Bach Project, performs annually in France with her French pianist, Cyril Huvé, and gives frequent recitals with her long-term partner, Karl Paulnack. The Minnesota Orchestra commissioned two major solo works for her, the John Adams Violin Concerto and Ikon of Eros by John Tavener, the latter recorded on Reference Records. The complete violin sonatas of Beethoven with the French fortepianist Cyril Huvé were released in 2003 on the Cyprés label. Other recordings include Aaron Jay Kernis’s Brilliant Sky, Infinite Sky on CRI, commissioned for her by the Schubert Club of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Stefan Wolpe’s Violin Sonata with Garrick Ohlsson as her partner for Koch International.
Jiafeng Chen is the first prize winner of the International Competition for Young Violinists K. Lipinski and H. Wieniawski, and winner of second prizes at the Windsor International String Competition, Yehudi Menuhin Competition, and the prestigious Sibelius Violin Competition. He is also a laureate at the Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition. He was hailed in the English press as a violinist who is “not only technically brilliant but also subtle, deeply felt and astonishingly mature” (Nottingham Evening Post).
Mr. Chen has been heard as a soloist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, National Orchestra of Belgium, National Orchestra of Ecuador, National Orchestra of Ukraine, Opera National de Nancy, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Orquesta Sinfonia de Michozcan (Mexico), Philharmonia Orchestra (U.K.), Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and Sinfonia Cymru. He was a member of the violin faculty at the Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester and the
Valdres Sommersymfoni in Norway. Mr. Chen graduated from the Royal College of Music in London and is currently pursuing a Master of Music at The Juilliard School where he studies with Cho-Liang Lin and Ronald Copes. He plays a Nicolo Gagliano violin (Naples, 1751) kindly on loan from a generous group of owners. Henry Kramer was a top prize winner in the 2010 National Chopin Competition and the 2011 International Concours Montreal. Henry holds an MM and BM from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Robert McDonald and Julian Martin. He has been featured in performances at Lincoln Center and has participated in the Music Academy of the West, the Sarasota Music Festival, and the Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago. In addition to his chamber performances, he is active as a soloist. In recent seasons, he has performed a solo recital at The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, a concerto engagement with The Portland Symphony, and with fellow Yale pianists in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Kramer has also appeared as a soloist with the Orchestre Metropolitan du Montreal, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Miami Frost School of Music Orchestra, as well as in recitals across the US and internationally. This past fall he took top prize and a special prize in the 6th China Shanghai International Piano Competition. He has been featured on National Public Radio and WQXR (New York City). He currently studies with Boris Berman at the Yale School of Music. Cellist Jiyoung Lee “plays with passion and sensitivity. Her interpretation is
impeccable for its depth of feeling and intelligence” (The Times Herald-Record). She has performed as a soloist with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Seoul Symphony Orchestra, Juilliard Orchestra, and the Seoul National University Orchestra. She was awarded in the Hellam Young Artist Competition and the Kumho Asiana Young Artist Cultural Foundation. She has performed chamber music in Maine, Massachusetts, Florida, New Mexico, Geneva, Verbier, and Seoul. In 2013, she is invited to La Jolla Music Festival. A graduate of Curtis, she is now studying at The Juilliard School with Timothy Eddy. Taiwanese-American pianist Steven Lin made his debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of 13. In 2012, he was named winner of the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition at Juilliard, and third prize winner of both the William Kapell and Hilton Head International Piano Competitions. He has appeared at iconic venues throughout the world, including Auditorium du Louvre and Salle Cortot in France, National Dublin Hall in Ireland, Seoul Arts Center in Korea, Sendai Cultural Center in Japan, and Avery Fisher Hall. Highly committed to bridging the gap between classical music and the greater community, Mr. Lin performs regularly at hospitals, retirement centers, and rehabilitation clinics as a Gluck Community Service Fellow at The Juilliard School. Chinese-Canadian violinist Cordelia Paw is a member of the Tessera Quartet. Ms. Paw completed her undergraduate studies at the Boston Conservatory and holds a master’s degree from The Juilliard School. Her teachers have included Hyo Kang, Naoko Tanaka, Lynn Chang, and
Mela Tenenbaum. Ms. Paw was a firstprize winner of the 2008 International Chamber Ensemble Competition with the Sospiro Quartet and was recently awarded the Broadus Erle Prize for outstanding violinists at Yale. She has performed with many acclaimed artists including Charles Neidich, Anton Kuerti, Roger Tapping, and Carol Wincenc. Ms. Paw is also coaching undergraduate chamber music at Yale. She is currently an Artist Diploma candidate at the Yale School of Music, studying with Hyo Kang. Upcoming performances include solo engagements with the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie in France under the baton of Sigiswald Kuijken. Born in Magdeburg (formerly in East Germany) Sven Stucke began his violin studies at age 6 and made his solo debut at age 11 with the conservatory orchestra. After leaving Magdeburg, he attended the Musikgymnasium in Weimar and the Cologne College of Music and Dance. He has played with orchestras throughout Germany, Korea, Spain, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and Italy. Most recently Mr. Stucke made a radio recording in North Rhine-Westphalia for West German Broadcasting (WDR3). Prizewinner in many national and international violin competitions including the Louise Henriette and the Queen Sophie Charlotte competitions, he is the recipient of several awards such as the Richard Wagner scholarship and Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now. Mr. Stucke has taken part in master classes with Sir Colin Davis, Vladimir Spivakov, Viktor Tretjakov, Vadim Gluzman, and with Olesksandr Semchuk at the Academia Musical di Firenze. He had studied privately with Pavel Vernikov (Israel, Italy, Russia), Salvatore Accardo,
Eduard Grach, and Dimitri Tombassov. Currently Mr. Stucke studies with Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec at the Manhattan School of Music. He plays a master violin from the Italian violin maker Joseph Guarnerius filius Andrae (Cremona, 1715) which has been loaned to him by the Maggini Foundation (Switzerland). Caleb van der Swaagh, a native New Yorker, graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University where he studied Classics and Medieval & Renaissance studies. Mr. van der Swaagh began the cello at The School for Strings with Katherine Brainard and later graduated with distinction from The Juilliard Pre-College Division where he received the Special Senior Award. He received a masterâ€™s of music with academic honors from the New England Conservatory where he studied with Laurence Lesser. He studied cello with Bonnie Hampton at Juilliard as a member of the Columbia University â€“ Juilliard School joint program. He has also attended The Taos School of Music, The Tanglewood Music Center, and The Lucerne Festival Academy. A committed chamber musician, he has performed with the Borromeo String Quartet and A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra and has given performances in such venues as Weill Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Steinway Hall, and Merkin Hall. A strong proponent of contemporary music, he has worked with such composers as Alvin Lucier and Philippe Manoury, and he has performed with The Callithumpian Consort and with members of IRCAM. The recipient of the 2010 Tanglewood Karl Zeise Memorial Cello Award, Mr. van der Swaagh has also received grants from The Williamson Foundation for Music and
The Children’s Foundation for the Arts, as well as an instrument loan from The Virtu Foundation. Mr. van der Swaagh appeared as a soloist with the Columbia University Orchestra and the NEC Bach Society. He was a member of The Zephyr International Chamber Music Festival Tour and has appeared on “Young Artists Showcase” (WQXR) and “From the Top” (NPR). Mr. van der Swaagh is currently pursuing a Professional Studies Certificate from The Manhattan School of Music where he studies with David Geber. He plays on a cello made in 2006 by Michele Ashley in Boston. Canadian-Korean pianist Michelle Yelin Nam is in demand as a soloist in Canada, the United States, and abroad. Praised for her “silvery clarity,” (Gazette) she has been described as playing “in the manner of the greats, before having their age” (LaPresse). Ms. Nam received scholarships from The Anne Burrows Fund and The Winspear Foundation.
She completed her undergraduate studies at McGill University with Richard Raymond and completed her master’s degree at The Juilliard School, studying under Julian Martin. She pursued an Artist Diploma with a teaching assistantship under Haesun Paik and Philip Kawin at the Hartt School and studied again with Philip Kawin at the Manhattan School of Music. She has performed with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared multiple times with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Nam won grand prizes in many competitions in South Korea including The Chopin Junior Competition, World Journal Competition, Korean Journal Competition, and Teenager Competition. She was chosen as the 2002 “CBC Up and Coming Canadian Artist,” won second prize at The Canadian International Stepping Stone competition, first prize at International Keyboard Institution and Festival in New York, and the grand prize at the OSM Standard Life Competition.
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Jorja Fleezanis, Erin Keefe, violin; Paul Neubauer, Richard Oâ€™Neill, viola; Efe Baltacigil, Li-Wei Qin, cello; Kurt Muroki, double bass
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