NEW YORK CLASSICAL PLAYERS Dongmin Kim, Music Director
Excellence in Music for Everyone CHO-LIANG LIN PLAYS VIVALDI CYCLE 4
FRANK LEWIN LEWIN//F.B.BRIDGE BRITTEN A. VIVALDI FRANK / A./VIVALDI
DONGMIN KIM conductor CHO-LIANG LIN violin
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CONCERT CYCLE 4
CHO-LIANG LIN plays VIVALDI DONGMIN KIM conductor CHO-LIANG LIN violin
Saturday Evening, March 16, 2013, at 8pm Chodae Community Church Norwood, New Jersey Sunday Afternoon, March 17, 2013, at 3pm Church of the Heavenly Rest
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Suite for String Orchestra 1. Prelude - Moderato 2. Intermezzo – Allegretto grazioso 3. Nocturne – Adagio molto 4. Finale – Allegro vivo
Concerto on Silesian Tunes, Movement III premiere performance (NYCP edition, arranged by Yoomi Paick)
The Four Seasons 1. Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, “La primavera” (Spring) Allegro Largo e pianissimo sempre Allegro Pastorale 2. Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, “L’estate” (Summer) Allegro non molto Adagio e piano – Presto e forte Presto 3. Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, “L’autunno” (Autumn) Allegro Adagio molto Allegro 4. Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, “L’inverno” (Winter) Allegro non molto Largo Allegro
Note on the Programs FRANK BRIDGE (1879-1941) Suite for String Orchestra To many music lovers, the name Frank Bridge conjures up only a dim recollection of a brilliant early work for string orchestra by Benjamin Britten, Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge. From the memory of that work, they may recall that Bridge was the most important teacher of young Britten, who in the Variations returned with interest some of what he had learned. But Frank Bridge deserves recognition as far more than a talented pedagogue sensitive to the needs of a young genius, for he was a highly gifted composer himself, one who in his early years seemed about to enter the mainstream of English musical life occupied by Elgar, Holst, and Walton. Bridge was an outstanding conductor and violinist/ violist whose reputation spread quickly almost from the moment he was accepted on a scholarship to the Royal College of Music in 1899. He composed many songs and chamber pieces in the first decade of the century, usually geared with great precision to the abilities of the performers and the taste of his audience. His orchestral suite The Sea (1910) entered the repertory, and Bridge himself conducted it with American orchestras in Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, and New York on his one visit to this country in 1923. Even in his most sensuous early works, Bridge allied almost ecstatic expressive outbursts with firmly controlled counterpoint, though the overall effect was highly romantic. Following the First World War, Bridge’s music took a turn toward greater intensity and (in the view of his contemporaries) austerity. The darker character of this later music, quite possibly motivated by the horrors of the war and Bridge’s own difficult position as a pacifist, moved far beyond what his audiences had come to expect of him. His music took on an increasing flexibility in rhythm and harmonic extensions that sometimes approached the “atonal” style of the early Second Viennese School, with the thorough going use of motivic relationships in a framework of intense chromaticism. The Suite for Strings was composed about the same time as The Sea, and reflects a poignant lyricism almost throughout. Unlike the Baroque suite (which Parry imitates in Lady Radnor’s Suite), Bridge builds his suite of four contrasting modes of expression, but not of dance
forms. The sonorous effects are the result of Bridge’s thorough familiarity with the strings and their possibilities. The Prelude sets the gentle and delicate mood. It is in no sense an overture, filled with lively outbursts, but rather an invitation to contemplate. The Intermezzo is a touch lighter, with hints of graceful conversation and even a suggestion of occasional dance steps, but still is not a dance in any formal sense. The Nocturne is particularly hushed, with a sustained elegance of exceptional beauty. Following this, the rollicking bounce of the Finale (with some slick little syncopations) serves the same function as the Gigue (or Jig) in Baroque suites—sending the listener off in high spirits. Steven Ledbetter
FRANK LEWIN (1925~2008) Concerto on Silesian Tunes, for Viola and Orchestra Movement III transcribed for string orchestra for the New York Classical Players by Yoomi Paick (first performances) American composer Frank Lewin (1925-2008) worked in a wide variety of genres: from theater to opera, from songs to full-scale orchestral works, from documentary to feature film. Among his works are the opera Burning Bright, based on the novel and play by John Steinbeck; Requiem for Robert F. Kennedy (Mass for the Dead, in English); over 150 scores for film and television; and quadraphonic scores for seven historical outdoor dramas. Lewin was born in Breslau, Germany, the capital of the province of Silesia. (Silesia was ceded to Poland after World War II, and the city is now known as Wrocław.) Lewin and his family escaped from Germany in 1939, spent a year in Cuba, and came to the United States in 1940. At the time of writing the Concerto on Silesian Tunes, Lewin had recently received a group of songs from Silesia, collected by the Arbeitskreis für schlesiches Lied und schlesische Musik—a group of Silesian expatriates headquartered near Cologne.
The Concerto was written for violist David Schwartz, who gave the first performance on July 15, 1965 at the Yale University Summer School of Music and Art at Norfolk, Connecticut. The orchestra was conducted by Gustav Meier. In this string orchestra edition, the solo viola part is alternated with cello and viola soli to maximize the impact as an ensemble setting, and treated as long solo passages rather than highlighted one against the orchestra. In the original orchestra score, this slow third movement begins with an extended solo for viola, which is gradually joined by the orchestra, but now it is taken by cello solo. Then other strings part intone the hymn tune “O Gott, du frommer Gott” (“O God, you pious God”), soon treated canonically. After the solo viola takes up this tune, the ensemble reverts to a harmonized version of the opening solo. At the end, the initial theme returns in the viola, playing in its lowest register, as the other muted strings build up a competing wall of sound.
position of dominance over the earlier Corellian four- or five-movement concerto, with its frequent alternation of slow and fast sections. All four of the concertos that constitute The Four Seasons are in three movements, with generally vigorous outer movements flanking imaginative and often expressive slow movements.
Frank Lewin studied composition with Felix Deyo at the Baldwin Conservatory on Long Island; with Jack Frederick Kilpatrick and Hans David at Southern Methodist University; with Roy Harris in Logan, Utah; and with Richard Donovan and Paul Hindemith at the Yale School of Music. Lewin received his Bachelor of Music degree from Yale in 1951, and returned there as a professor from 1971 to 1992, teaching composition for film. He also taught a course called “Music in Modern Media” at the Columbia University School of the Arts from 1975 to 1989. For more information, visit www.franklewin.net.
A happier mood pervades the F major concerto in its autumnal splendor. Peasants dance, a man drinks to excess (with devilishly challenging violinistic leaps and jumps), then falls into slumber in a quiet section before hunters emerge in the boisterous finale. The concluding concerto begins with a truly masterly evocation of a foreboding winter landscape: repeated F minor eighth-note chords establish a bleak and frigid scene, while the solo violin is nothing less than the bone-chilling “whistling wind.” The Largo offers respite as we move indoors, sharing in the comfort of a warm fire sheltered from the cold and wet. The evocative finale conjures images in musical terms of walking on ice, with fear alternating with confidence. The very last section plays out the sonnet’s description of the scirroco, that wintry wind that “howls around the bolted door.”
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678-1741) The Four Seasons Le quattro stagioni, or The Four Seasons, are so-called because the composer published them in conjunction with four sonnets, probably of his own creation, that describe the seasons of the year and their effects on the human condition. Whether he wrote the music first, and then added the texts, or whether he conceived them from the outset as a pairing is not known. Remarkably, the music stands perfectly on its own as absolute music, yet is richly and unabashedly programmatic at the same time. Vivaldi did not create the three-movement concerto format (fast-slow-fast), but he certainly propelled it into a
The year begins not in January’s winter thrall, but in the spirit of rebirth that is the essence of spring. Here is a sprightly concerto, its opening Allegro filled with joyous song and birdcalls, followed by a languorous Largo and a rustic, dance-like finale. Summer is not nearly as benign. Its G minor signature foretells summer storms, though not before assorted cuckoos, turtledoves and goldfinches make their appearance in the first movement. The Adagio conveys the unhappiness of a sopping wet shepherd, his dark mood intensified in the stormy, virtuosic finale.
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Meet the Artist CHO-LIANG LIN violin
Violinist Cho-Liang Lin is lauded the world over for the eloquence of his playing and for the superb musicianship that marks his performances. In a concert career spanning the globe for more than thirty years, he is equally at home with orchestra, in recital, playing chamber music, and in a teaching studio. Mr. Linâ€™s concert engagements reflect his wide-ranging musical activities. Performing on several continents, he appears as soloist with orchestras of Detroit, Toronto, Dallas, Houston, Nashville, San Diego and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; in Europe with the Bergen Philharmonic, Stockholm Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, and the English Chamber Orchestra; and in Asia with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Malaysia Philharmonic, and Bangkok Symphony.
A rare combination of virtuosity and humanity â€“ The Los Angeles Times
In recent seasons, Mr. Lin has expanded his orchestral engagements to include performances as both soloist and conductor. He completed season-long residencies with the Shanghai Symphony and with the Singapore Symphony which included engagements as soloist and conductor, participating in chamber music, and giving master classes. In 2012/13, Mr. Lin returns to play and conduct with the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan and the symphonies of Detroit, San Antonio, and Shanghai. As an advocate for music of our time, Mr. Lin has enjoyed collaborations and premieres with composers such as Tan Dun, Joel Hoffman, John Harbison, Christopher Rouse, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Lalo Schifrin, Paul Schoenfield, Bright Sheng, and Joan Tower. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Lin appears at the Beijing Music Festival, as well as his perennial appearances performing at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Aspen Music Festival, and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. As Music Director of La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest since 2001, Mr. Lin has helped develop a festival that once focused primarily on chamber music into a multidiscipline festival featuring dance, jazz and a burgeoning new music program commissioning composers as diverse as Chick Corea, Stewart Copeland, Leon Kirchner, Christopher Rouse, Wayne Shorter, Kaija Saariaho and Gunther Schuller. In Asia, Mr. Lin serves as Artistic Director of Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival, and he was recently appointed Artistic Director of the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra’s Youth Music Summer Camp where he also conducts performances and serves as a member of the string faculty.
Cho-Liang Lin’s extensive discography includes recordings for Sony Classical, Decca, Ondine, Naxos and BIS. His albums have won such awards as Gramophone’s Record of the Year, as well as two Grammy Award nominations. His recordings reflect the breadth of his distinctive career including the standard violin concerti from Mozart to Stravinsky, chamber music from Brahms to Ravel and contemporary music from Chen Yi to Christopher Rouse. His most recent discs include Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with Sejong and Anthony Newman, violin works of Bright Sheng and Gordon Chin on Naxos, and the First Violin Concerto by George Tsontakis on Koch. Upcoming plans include recording a violin concerto by Joan Tower with the Nashville Symphony. Born in Taiwan in 1960, Cho-Liang Lin began his violin lessons when he was 5 years old with Sylvia Lee. At the age of 12, he went to Sydney to continue his musical studies with Robert Pikler.
Cho-Liang Lin with his teacher Dorothy DeLay in Aspen circa 1983
Inspired by an encounter with Itzhak Perlman while in Sydney, he traveled to New York in 1975 to audition for Perlman’s teacher, the late Dorothy DeLay, at the Juilliard School. He was to study with Miss DeLay for six years. At the age of nineteen Mr. Lin made his New York debut at the Mostly Mozart Festival and soon thereafter with the New York Philharmonic and his concert career was launched. In 2000 Musical America named Mr. Lin its Instrumentalist of the Year. He was invited to join the faculty of the Juilliard School in 1991. More recently he was appointed professor of violin at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. He plays the 1715 “Titian” Stradivarius. www.cholianglin.com
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Music Director Dongmin Kim has conducted orchestras in Germany, Italy, Mexico, Canada, Korea, and the States such as the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Studying with Kurt Masur, Leonard Slatkin and Christoph Eschenbach, he was awarded the distinguished Karajan Fellowship and served a residency with the Wien Philharmonic at the Salzburg Music Festival, and was a cover conductor as the Schmidt Conducting Fellow at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Now in their third season in 2012-2013, the NYCP continues to present 12 FREE CONCERTS in different venues around the New York metropolitan area. Repertoire includes pieces spanning from Bach and Haydn to Frank Lewin. This season’s guest artists include Cho-Liang Lin(violin), Stefan Jackiw(violin), Katie Hyun(violin), Michael Katz(cello), Chris Coletti(trumpet), Ji-Yong(piano), Eunshik Pakr(piano) and the Andy Lin(erhu). In addition, the NYCP is highly committed to creating new repertoire to convey a different dimension of interest to the public by presenting pieces by young outstanding composers of today, including, Jay Lin, KyungA Caroline Ahn and Lan-In Winnie Yang. As one of today’s most exciting young performing arts organizations, the NYCP takes on the responsibility of being an emerging cultural source by connecting people with a broader world of musical art and culture
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DAXUN ZHANG leader/double bass
Dongmin Kim is quickly establishing himself as one of the most exciting and versatile conductors of his generation. He gave a critically acclaimed debut with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. He was also at the podium with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Jacksonville Symphony, the Florida Orchestra, the San Antonio Symphony, the Winnipeg Symphony, the Orquesta Filarmonica de la UNAM, the Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic and the Ensemble Zandonai, among others. Dongmin has conducted The Magic Flute at the Seoul Arts Center with “9-sold-out” performances. He was the first to conduct a new opera Lorenzo de Medici by P.Q.Phan in 2007. He led Die Flut by Boris Blacher, and Bastien und Bastienne by Mozart. As assistant conductor at the IU Opera Theater, he covered La Traviata, Don Giovanni, Madama Butterfly, The Tale of Hoffman, and West Side Story among others.
“If the bass is finally to produce a headliner, the instrument can have no better champion than Zhang,” - The Washington Post
Dongmin was awarded the Karajan Conducting Fellowship and served a residency with the Wien Philharmonic at the Salzburg Festival. He has also studied and worked together with Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel, Leonard Slatkin, Christoph Eschenbach, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Sergiu Comissiona. As one of conducting staffs at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as the Schmidt Fellow, he worked with such artists as Raynold Leppard, Andrew Litton, Christoph Poppen, Garrick Ohlsson, Andre Watts, Lynn Harrell and Lang Lang.
DaXun Zhang received Japan’s prestigious Aoyama Award in 2010. In April 2007, Mr. Zhang won an Avery Fisher Career Grant, only the second double bassist in the history of this prestigious award. He is the first double bass player to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and start a career under the auspices of Young Concert Artists. He also won the La Jolla Music Society Prize, the Orchestra New England Soloist Prize, and The Fergus Prize. In April 2006, Mr. Zhang performed his arrangement of Waxman’s Carmen Fantasy in at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall with Keith Lockhart conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Mr. Zhang was the first double bassist ever to win first prize in the 2003 WAMSO Competition, leading to a performance with the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra with Osmo Vanska, conducting. In 2001, Mr. Zhang was the youngest artist ever to win the International Society of Bassists Solo Competition. Mr. Zhang has performed extensively with the Silk Road Project, including concerts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, at Carnegie Hall, and in China and Japan. He recorded the soundtrack to documentary series with the Silk Road Project and Yo-Yo Ma, which aired on NHK.
As a fine violist, Dongmin Kim has held the principal viola positions at the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra under the music directorship of Michael Tilson-Thomas, the Yonsei Symphony Orchestra and the IU Symphony Orchestra. He was the first violist ever to win First Prize in the Yonsei Symphony Competition where he appeared as solo violist with great success. As a recitalist and chamber musician, he has given numerous concerts in Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore as well as the United States.
Mr. Zhang has appeared with prominent orchestras such as the Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Lukes, the Tokyo Symphony, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Pacific Symphony, etc. He has given recitals in US, Canada, UK, Italy, Panama, Japan, Korea and China. As a chamber musician, Mr. Zhang has appeared in music festivals such as the La Jolla Summer Fest, Music@Menlo, and Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival. He was also a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two.
A native of Seoul, he studied orchestral conducting at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University under David Effron, Thomas Baldner and Imre Pallo. As associate instructor, he taught the graduate conducting courses, and the IU All Campus Orchestra. Prior to his study in the States, he graduated from Yonsei University, where he was awarded the Music Merit Scholarship.
A native of Harbin, China, He studied at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and continued his studies in the U.S. at the Interlochen Arts Academy and received his Artist Diploma at the Indiana University. He has served on the faculty of Northwestern University and is Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
Board of Directors
DONGMIN KIM Music Director/Principal Conductor
JANOS STARKER cello Jacobs School of Music Indiana University
JULIE C. KIM Pianist
JAIME LAREDO violin/conductor Music Director, Vermont Symphony Orchestra
MEADOU KIM Vice President, Goldman Sachs
CHEE-YUN violin Concert Violinist
ROBERT JACKLOSKY Professor of English, College of Mount Saint Vincent
DAVID KIM violin Concertmaster, Philadelphia Orchestra
SALLY S. YANG President, Bookreaders Publishing
ALEXANDER KERR violin Concertmaster, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
YEJI CHA Brooklyn Academy of Music
TSUYOSHI TSUTSUMI cello President, Toho Gakuen School of Music, Japan
YE JIN KIM Design Director, La Prairie
SHARON ROBINSON cello Faculty at Cleveland Institute of Music DANIEL HEIFETZ violin Founder/Director, the Heifetz Music Institute
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VIOLIN Elly Suh Emily Smith Siwoo Kim Xiao Wang Sarah Koenig-Plonskier Jisun Kang Kobi Malkin VIOLA Ken Hamao Jenn Chang Brenton Caldwell CELLO Michael Katz Jonathan Lo Jiyoung Lee BASS DaXun Zhang HARPSICHORD Euntaek Kim
ALEXI KENNEY violin Winner of top prizes at the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition and the Mondavi Center Young Artist Competition. Collaborated with Atar Arad, Paul Biss, Pamela Frank, Miriam Fried, Gary Graffman, Wu Han, Frans Helmerson, Steven Mackey among others. Festivals include Caramoor’s “Rising Stars,” Music@Menlo, Ravinia, and Yellow Barn, and tour with musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Institute and Miriam Fried in spring 2014. Currently attending the New England Conservatory of Music under Donald Weilerstein on the Richard Elias Scholarship with a violin made by Eugenio Degani on generous loan from the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute. ANDY LIN viola Born in Taiwan. BM/MM from the Juillard School and DMA Candidate at the Stony Brook University. Winner of numerous competitions including the Juilliard viola competition, Stony Brook University concerto competition and Taiwan National viola competition, among others. A member of the Amphion String Quartet, the Concert Artists Guild winner, which will join the roster of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for a three-year residency. Performed chamber music with world renowned performing artists including Itzhak Perlman. He is currently the artistic director of the New Asia Chamber Music Society and the New York Formosa Choir. BRENTON CALDWELL viola Top prize winner of National Young Artist in Texas, and the Watson Forbes International Viola Competition in Scotland. Solo performances with the Curtis and Banff chamber ensembles, and the East Texas Symphony. Music Festivals at Music@Menlo, Banff, Ravinia, Tanglewood, and the PMF, among others. Collaborated with Roberto Díaz, Gary Graffman, and Eugenia Zukerman. Studied with Kim Kashkashian, Nobuko Imai and Tabea Zimmermann, and chamber music with Pam Frank, Joseph Silverstein, Beaux Arts Trio and the Cavani, Cleveland, Guarneri and Orion quartets. BM at the Cleveland Institute, and an Artist Diploma from the Curtis Institute with with Jeffrey Irvine, Lynne Ramsey Roberto Díaz and Misha Amory. BROOK SPELTZ cello Born in LA, graduated from the Curtis Institute, following studies with Peter Wiley and Carter Brey. Solo performances with the Houston Symphony, the Curtis Chamber Orchestra, and the Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra, among others. Top prizes in the Ima Hogg Competition, ASTA National
Competition and the LA Philharmonic Bronislaw Kaper Awards. Performed solo and chamber music at the numerous music festivals including the Marlboro Festival. A freqeunt performer with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the San Diego Symphony. Currently studying at the Juilliard School with Joel Krosnick. DAVID SOUTHORN violin A member of the award winning Amphion String Quartet, the winners of the 2011 Concert Artists Guild auditions in New York and have been selected for a three-year residency with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two beginning in 2013. Solo performance includes with the Fremont, Nova Vista and Portland Festival Symphonies, to name a few. Served as concertmaster of the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra, the Yale Philharmonia, the New Haven Symphony, the Miami Symphony, and currently the concertmaster of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. Studied at the Manahattan School of Music, Yale University and the San Francisco Conservatory. ELLY SUH violin The Second Prize winner of the 2012 Naumburg International Violin Competition. Received awards from the Society for Strings and the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts. Appeared on Live from Lincoln Center and From the Top. Performed at the Atlantic Festival, the Banff, the Perlman Music Program, the Taos, and the Meadowmount. Performed with the American String Quartet and members of the Cleveland and Takacs String Quartets. Served as concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra. Born in Seoul. Began violin lessons at 5 and entered the Juilliard Pre-college at 10. BM/MM from the Juilliard School and the Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music. EMILY DAGGETT SMITH violin The winner of the Juilliard concerto competition and made her debut in Alice Tully Hall with the Juilliard Orchestra. Served as concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra with DePreist, Slatkin, and Tilson-Thomas. Performed with world renowned artists at various festivals including the Seattle Chamber Music Society, Steans Institute, Banff, and the NY String Orchestra Seminar. Appeared on Live from Lincoln Center, and From the Top. Solo appearance as violist with the New York Classical Players. BM/MM from the Juilliard School under the guidence of Ronald Copes, Nick Eanet, Joel Smirnoff, Laurie Smukler, Masuko Ushioda, and Donald Weilerstein.
JIYOUNG LEE cello Winner of the Juilliard Concerto Competition, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition and the Hellam Young Artist Competition. Solo performances with the Juilliard Orchestra, Seoul Symphony. Seoul National University Orchestra, and the Kumho Young Artist Recital series. Music festivals include Great Mountains, Sarasota, Verbier, International Music Academy of Switzerland. Studied from the Seoul National University, the Curtis Institute, and currently attends at the Juilliard School, and studied with Peter Wiley, Bernard Greenhouse, Torleif Thedeen, and Tim Eddy. KATIE HYUN violin Hyun has performed as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, and the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, to name a few. Winner of the Albert M. Greenfield Competition(Philadelphia Orchestra), the Aspen Academy Orchestra Concerto Competition, and Houston Symphony League Competition among others. Studied at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Yale School of Music, and the Stony Brook Universtiy, under Ani Kavafian, Pamela Frank, Philip Setzer, and Aaron Rosand. Currently a member of the Amphion String Quartet. KEN HAMAO violin/viola Hamao has appeared as a soloist with the American Youth Symphony and YMF Debut Orchestra, among others. He has been a prizewinner at several competitions, including the Concours International de Violon Sion Valais, the Bronislaw Kaper Awards, and Kingsville International Competition. Served as concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra, and American Youth Symphony and Principal Violist of the Crossroads Chamber and Colburn Chamber Orchestras. Studied Economics and Psychology from the Columbia Universtiy and is currently pursuing a DMA at the Juilliard School with Masao Kawasaki. Previous teachers include Robert Lipsett and Zakhar Bron. KRIS SAEBO double bass Bassist well-versed in a variety of musical forms including classical, contemporary, folk, and funk. Member of The Declassified, Ensemble ACJW, SONYC, The Carnegie
Ensemble, and performs regularly with Wordless Music Orchestra, Argento Chamber Ensemble, and Grammy Award-Winner Paul Halley. Currently teaches privately and at Bloomingdale School of Music. Studied at the Julliard School (BM/MM) as a student of Orin Oâ€™Brien and Homer Mensch. MICHAEL KATZ cello Winner of the 2011 Aviv Competition, the Juilliard Concerto Competition, the Turjeman Competition, and most recently the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Competition, the Coleman and the J.C. Arriaga competitions. Performed at Ravinia, Yellow Barn, Sarasota, and Kfar Bloom, and has presented recitals in the U.S, Canada, Japan, Netherlands, Czech and Israel. Collaborated with Itzhak Perlman, Don Weilerstein, Peter Frankl, among others. Born in Tel-Aviv Israel. BM from New England Conservatory with Laurence Lesser and MM from the Juilliard School with Joel Krosnick. Currently pursuing a DMA at the Stony Brook as a student of Colin Carr. ROBIN SCOTT violin Winner of the California International and the WAMSO Young Artist Competitions, and 2nd Prizes in the Yehudi Menuhin, the Irving M Klein, and the Stulberg International Competitions. Solo with the Indianapolis Symphony, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Springfield Symphony, and the Carmel Symphony and others. Numerous recitals and chamber musics throughout the world, in Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, Jordan Hall, among others. Music Festivals incldue the Marlboro, Ravinia, Yellow Barn and others. Artist Diploma at Indiana Universtiy and BM at the New England Conservatory of Music with Donald Weilerstein, Kim Kashkashian, Garth Knox, and Miriam Fried. Currently serves as concertmaster of the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra with a Vuillaume violin generously lent to him by the Marlboro Festival. SIWOO KIM violin Winner of the Juilliard Concert Competition, the Sejong Music and Columbus Symphony Young Musician competitions, the Corpus Christi International Competition, the Crescendo Music Awards, the Hellam Young Artist
Competition, and the Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition among others. Soloed with the Julliard Orchestra, Columbus and Westerville, Tulsa and Springfield symphony orchestras. BM from the Juilliard School under Donald Weilerstein and Ronald Copes. Currently serves as concertmaster of the Juilliard School with a Stradivarius on generous loan from The Juilliard Collection. SUNGHEE CHOI viola Solo appearances with the Seoul, the Sunhwa and the Rutgers Symphony Orchestras. Prize winner of Rutgers Concerto Competition, Plowman Chamber music Competition, Kumho Young Artists Award. Performed with the Grant Park Festival Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Boston Philharmonic, among others. Music festivals include Sarasota, Heifetz Institute, Spoleto, Kuhmo and Music Alps, and master classes with Pinchas Zukerman, Josef Silverstein, and Mauricio Fuks. Studied from Seoul National University, New England Conservatory, and currently attends Rutgers University, under the mentorship of Arnold Steinhardt, CJ Chang, James Buswell. XIAO WANG violin Top prize winner of the 2012 Szigeti International Violin and Viola Competition, and the Cynthia woods Mitchell Young Artists Competition. Solo performances with the Kodaly Philharmonic Orchestra, the Budapest Spring Festival, the Leipzig Academy Orchestra, the Texas Music Festival Orchestra, among others. Collaborated with the members of the America and the Mendelssohn Quartets, and the NY Philharmonic. Studied at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, the Curtis Institute of Music, and currently at the Manhattan School of Music, under Wei-Dong Tong, Joseph Silverstein, and masterclasses with Claude Frank, Midori, Cho-Liang Lin, Arnold Steinhardt and Pamela Frank.
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2012-2013 Season Concert Cycle 5
Haydn & Mozart Holst / Mozart / Winnie Yang / Haydn
The 2012-2013 season closes with Music Director Dongmin Kim leading a program of two glorious classical masterpieces: Haydn’s Symphony No. 45 Farewell and Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 performed by NYCP’s Artist-in-Residence, Stefan Jackiw. This program also introduces the music of the Chinese traditional instrument, Erhu, featured by Andy Lin and the Brook Green Suite by Gustav Holst. FREE ADMISSION
DONGMIN KIM conductor STEFAN JACKIW violin ANDY LIN erhu May 18 (Sat) 8pm
ARUMDAUN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1 Arumdaun Street, Bethpage, NY 11714
May 19 (Sun) 3pm
CHURCH OF THE HEAVENLY REST
2 East 90th St, 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
NYCP 2012-2013 Season Concert Cycle4 Program Book