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VISTA a fresh look at chamber music

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Robert Blocker, Dean


december 15, 2009 · 8 pm Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall

VISTA a fresh look at chamber music

Zoltán Kodály 1882-1967

Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7 Allegro serioso non troppo Adagio Maestoso e largamente, ma non troppo lento Xi Chen, violin Alvin Wong, cello

Pavel Haas 1899-1944

Wind Quintet, Op. 10 Preludio. Andante, ma vivace Preghiera. Misterioso e triste Ballo eccentrico. Ritmo marcato Epilogo. Maestoso Itay Lantner, flute Carl Oswald, oboe Inhyung Hwang, clarinet Leelanee Sterrett, horn Jeremy Friedland, bassoon


chamber music program Wendy Sharp, Director

intermission

Franz Schubert 1797-1828

Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, “Trout” Allegro vivace Andante Scherzo: Presto Andantino – Allegretto Allegro giusto Edson Scheid, violin Minjung Chun, viola Jung Min Han, cello Nathaniel Chase, bass Joo Hyeon Park, piano

Special thanks to the coaches who worked with the ensembles: Ani Kavafian (Kodály), William Purvis (Haas), and Boris Berman (Schubert).

As a courtesy to the performers and audience members, turn off cell phones and pagers. Please do not leave the theater during selections. Photography or recording of any kind is not permitted.


artist profiles

Bassist Nathaniel Chase is a native of Denver, Colorado. His performances range from early music with Harvard Baroque to standard orchestral repertoire at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival to contemporary music with the Mimesis Ensemble of New York City. He is a graduate of the New England Conservatory and is currently pursuing his master’s degree at the Yale School of Music, where he studies with Donald Palma. Violinist Xi Chen has been lauded for his technique, tone, imagination, and passion. At age 17, he earned accolades from audiences and judges in the Twelfth International Tchaikovsky Violin Competition. He was awarded the Silver Prize (there was no Gold Prize awarded that year), becoming the youngest top prize winner in the competition’s history. Born in China in 1984, Xi Chen began his studies of violin at age three. In 1995, he entered the China Central Conservatory of Music. He made his solo debut in Beijing at the age of 12, the youngest student at the Central Conservatory of Music to do so. After winning the Tchaikovsky Competition in 2002, Xi Chen enrolled at the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Joseph Silverstein. He graduated in 2007. He also studied under Wang Guan, Zhao Wei, Sui Keqiang, and Lin Yaoji. Xi Chen is currently studying with Hyo Kang at the Yale School of Music.

with orchestras. Minjung is an active orchestral and chamber player and has participated in several prestigious summer programs and masterclasses both in the States and Korea. She recently graduated from the Korean National University of the Arts and is now pursuing her master’s degree at the Yale School of Music under Ettore Causa. Jeremy Friedland, bassoon, is currently a candidate for a master’s degree at Yale as a student of Frank Morelli. Previously he studied with Harry Searing at the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University. Jeremy has attended the Sarasota Music Festival and the National Orchestral Institute, where he has participated in masterclasses with bassoonists William Winstead, Nancy Goeres, John Miller, Daniel Matsukawa, Christopher Millard, and Susan Heinemann. An experienced orchestral player, Jeremy has played with the Westchester Philharmonic, Colonial Symphony, Connecticut Masterworks Chorale Orchestra, Montclair State University Orchestra, the Sarasota Festival Orchestra, and the National Orchestral Institute orchestra. After his performance with the Colonial Symphony of a new version of Harold Meltzer’s concerto for two bassoons, the Daily Record called Jeremy’s playing “vigorous and exuberant.” Jeremy credits all of his success to his wonderful parents, who have always supported his musical endeavors.

Xi Chen plays a 1708 “Ruby” Stradivari violin, which is on loan to him from the Stradivari Inhyung Hwang, a native of South Korea, began Society of Chicago. playing clarinet at age 11. A year later, she perMinjung Chun, born in 1985 in Korea, began formed as soloist with the Seoul Chamber her musical studies on the piano at the age of Orchestra. As a pre-college student in the six. Several years later, she heard her first viola Korean National University of Arts (KNUA), performance; instantly captivated by the instru- she won the Nanpa, Music Journal, and Music ment’s warm sound, Minjung switched to the Chun-chu competitions. In 2001, Inhyung gave viola at the age of 11. Since then, she has enjoyed a solo recital in Korea, sponsored by Kumho/ success in several areas of musical achievement, Asiana Airlines. After a succesful audition for from national competitions to performances the Korean National University of Arts, she


graduated high school in only two years and began studying with Kwang-Ho Oh at the University. Inhyung performed as principal clarinetist in the KNUA Orchestra and performed in the Kwangjin Symphony Orchestra and Clarinet Choir Seoul 24. She is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree at the Yale School of Music with David Shifrin. Israeli-born flutist Itay Lantner is a graduate student at the Yale School of Music, where he expects to complete his Master of Music degree in May 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Tel Aviv University BuchmannMehta School of Music. From 2003–2008 he held the America-Israel Cultural Foundation’s scholarships. He served in the IDF’s prestigious Excellent Musicians Program and appeared as a soloist with the Thelma-Yelin Symphony Orchestra in Israel. He has participated in the master classes of world-renowned flutists Aurele Nicolet, Patrick Gallois, Ransom Wilson, Michel Debost, and others. Born in Korea in 1985, cellist Jung Min Han is pursuing a Master of Music degree at the Yale School of Music, studying with Aldo Parisot. Ms. Han previously studied in Seoul under William Bae. She earned her bachelor's degree at Ewha Womans University, where she was invited to participate in the exchange program with Stony Brook University under the instruction of cellist Colin Carr. At Ewha, she won the concerto competition and played Dvorak’s cello concerto in B minor. She also appeared successfully at the Beethoven Institute at the Mannes School in New York. Jung Min has been the prize winner of competitions such as the America-Korea Competition, Sungjung Nanpa Competition, and Yongin Province Competition, among others. She has appeared at many music festivals in the States, Korea, and Japan.

Carl Oswald began his oboe studies in the fall of 1994, studying privately with Mary Poling at the Peabody Preparatory School. Beginning in 2003, Carl studied with Fatma Dagler. The same year, after winning the Young Artists Concerto Competition in Baltimore County, he performed the first movement of the Mozart Oboe Concerto with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Later that year, he performed with the All-Eastern Band in Providence, Rhode Island. At the University of Maryland, Carl studied primarily with Mark Hill as well as Ray Still. During his summers as an undergraduate, he participated in summer programs such as the Texas Music Festival and the National Orchestral Institute. In November 2008, Carl performed the Goossens Oboe Concerto with University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra after winning first place in the schoolwide concerto competition in 2007. Carl currently studies with Stephen Taylor at the Yale School of Music. Recently he has performed with the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra under such conductors as Christoph Eschenbach and Michael Tilson Thomas. Joo Hyeon Park was born in 1988 in Seoul. Soon after receiving his initial piano lessons at the age of ten, he went on to win various prizes in Korean youth competitions. He then entered the prestigious Yewon Arts School and at the age of 12 made his professional debut. He completed the Bachelor of Music Arts with honors at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg. Mr. Park has been invited to perform in many festivals and concerts in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy. He is also an active chamber musician, concertizing with the Twins Quartet, Luz Leskowitz, Heidi Litschauer, and Won-Ji Ozim. His solo engagements include the Dornbirn Youth Symphony Orchestra, Göttinger Symphony Orchestra, Mecenat Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Symphony Orchestra of the Universität


artist profiles

Originally from Manton, Michigan, Leelanee Sterrett is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at Yale, where she studies with William Purvis. She previously earned a Bachelor of Music degree with distinction in horn performance from the University of WisconsinMadison, as a student of Douglas Hill. Leelanee also studied with Julie Schleif at the Interlochen Arts Academy. In addition to being active in orchestra and chamber music at Yale, Leelanee has been a member of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, as well as the La Crosse and Fox Born in Belo Horizonte (Brazil) in 1984, violinst Valley Symphony Orchestras in Wisconsin. Edson Scheid began his violin studies at the Leelanee was the second-prize winner in the 2007 age of three and he continued with his father, International Horn Competition of America Edson Queiroz de Andrade, and then with and was a semi-finalist in the Minnesota Paulo Bosisio in Rio de Janeiro. He received his Orchestra Volunteer Association Young Artist Bachelor of Arts degree from the Mozarteum Competition. She is also a Yamaha Young Performing Artist. Leelanee is an alumna of the University Salzburg. Tanglewood Music Center, Pacific and Sarasota Scheid has won first prize in the II Concurso Music Festivals, the National Orchestral Institute, Nacional de Violino Paulo Bosisio, the XII and the Banff Centre’s Summer Arts Programs. Concurso Jovens Instrumentistas Brasil Piracicaba, the Concurso Nacional de Cordas An active performer, cellist Alvin Wong has Paulo Bosisio, and the II Concurso Nacional appeared in recitals in Australia, Britain, Canada, para Jovens Solistas da Orquestra Sinfónica da China, France, Hong Kong, Korea, Switzerland, Bahia. Scheid has performed with his mother, and the United States. He has also performed pianist Valéria Gazire, and as a soloist with at music festivals such as Aspen, Orford, several orchestras including the Sinfonie- Fontfroide, Sion, and Casals in Prades, and in orchester der Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, masterclasses with Bernard Greenhouse, Frans Orquestra do Centro de Cultura do Rio de Helmerson, Gary Hoffman, Philip Muller, Janeiro, and the Orquestra Sinfónica Brasileira, Ralph Kirshbaum, Jian Wang, and the Tokyo among others. Scheid recorded Paganini's 24 and Emerson String Quartets, among others. Caprices for solo violin in January 2003, on the A native of Hong Kong, Alvin started the cello Karmim label, a CD that won the Trophy Pró- when he was 14. He continued his musical Música in 2003. Scheid has performed on the studies at the Eastman School of Music while Rising Star series of the Great Mountains Music pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in biology. He reFestival and School in Korea, as well as in Italy, eived his master’s degree from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he was also an Germany, Slovenia, and Austria. associate instructor in music theory. He received the Artist Diploma from Yale, where he is currently enrolled in the MMA program. His major teachers are Aldo Parisot and Janos Starker. Mozarteum Salzburg. Mr. Park’s accolades include first prize and the Audience Choice Award in the 2005 Rotary Lindau-Friedrichshafen Competition, the 2007 Mozarteum Mozart Prize, second prize in the 2008 International Foundation Animato Competition, and the 2008 Rolf und Ingeborg Rütgers Private Foundation Award. Mr. Park was selected to be a member of Live Music Now, founded by Sir Yehudi Menuhin. Currently, he studies with Claude Frank at the Yale School of Music.


student chamber music at yale

The Yale School of Music is unique in that all performance faculty coach chamber music, and all students are involved in chamber music for their entire tenure at the School. Ensembles come together each semester and receive weekly coachings from distinguished faculty and guest artists. Chamber groups often perform in the Lunchtime Chamber Music concerts, which take place at both Morse Recital Hall and the Center for British Art. Students also take part in the annual chamber music competition, whose winners are featured in an annual Chamber Music Society concert.

vista a fresh look at chamber music Every semester, the Vista series features selected student ensembles from the Yale School of Music performing and discussing a broad variety of chamber works. For this concert, visiting lecturer Mitchell Korn worked with the students on their spoken presentations. Korn, the vice president of community engagement of the Nashville Symphony and a senior lecturer in music and community at Vanderbilt University, also led one of the School of Music’s new think tanks, working with students on how to prepare their own community engagement events.


upcoming events

http://music.yale.edu box office 203 432-4158 concerts & media Vincent Oneppo Dana Astmann Monica Ong Reed Danielle Heller Elizabeth Fleming Martignetti operations Tara Deming Christopher Melillo piano curators Brian Daley William Harold recording studio Eugene Kimball Jason Robins

December 16 lunchtime chamber music Center for British Art, Wed, 12:30 pm Chamber works for a colorful variety of ensembles. Wendy Sharp, director. Free.

December 16 horowitz piano series Morse Recital Hall, Wed, 8 pm Peter Frankl and Wei-Yi Yang perform piano duets by Schumann and Debussy. Tickets $11-$20 / Students $6 wshu 91.1 fm • media sponsor

January 16 faculty artist series Morse Recital Hall, Sat, 8 pm Violinist Wendy Sharp and guest artists perform chamber music for strings by Kodály, Theofanidis, and Schoenberg. Free.

January 25 horowitz piano series Morse Recital Hall, Wed, 8 pm The Turkish pianist Idil Biret performs music by Bach, Chopin, Ligeti, and Liszt. Tickets $11-$20 / Students $6 wshu 91.1 fm • media sponsor

Robert Blocker, Dean


Vista: Kodaly, Haas, Schubert