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Recital, Yale Club of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. “East Japan Tsunami Memorial Concert,� Japanese American Association of New York, New York City. Recital, Whitney Center for Elderly, Hamden, CT. Chamber Music Concerts with The Noble Trio, Whitney Center for Elderly, Hamden, CT; Edgehill Community Center, Stamford, CT.

Adjudication 2014

The South China Morning Post "Student of the Year--Performing Artist;" Hong Kong.


Whitney Center Concert Series Sunday, October 14, 2012

4:00 p.m.

Y. Alvin Wong, Cello Juan Carlos Nieto, Piano ! Twelve!Variations!on!the!theme!"Ein!Mädchen!oder!Weibchen"!from!! Mozart's!Opera!"Die!Zauberflöte"! ! ! ! ! ! ! Ludwig!van!Beethoven!(1770I1827)! ! ! Suite!Populaire!Espagnole! ! ! ! Manuel!de!Falla!(1876I1946)! ! El!paño!moruno! Asturiana! Jota! Nana! Canción! Polo! ! Intermission! ! Sonata!for!Cello!and!Piano!in!G!minor,!op.!10!!!!!!!Sergei!Rachmaninov!(1874I1943)! ! I.!Lento!–!Allegro!moderato! II.!Allegro!scherzando! III.!Andante! IV.!Allegro!mosso! !


Spanish born pianist Juan Carlos Fernandez-Nieto made his debut at the age of sixteen with the Granada Symphony Orchestra performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto in d minor under the baton of Lutz KÜhler. At the time, he was the youngest pianist ever to perform with the orchestra, and received excellent reviews. He has concertized throughout Spain, Holland, Germany and the United States, collaborating with the Bari Symphony Orchestra, the Castilla y Leon Symphony Orchestra, the Extremadura Symphony Orchestra and the Spanish Radio Television Orchestra; This performance was broadcast on National radio and television in Spain. He made his Steinway Hall debut in November of 2009. Fernandez-Nieto is a prize-winner of many competitions in Spain and the United States, such as CSMTA Young Artists Competition, Infanta Cristina and Ciudad de Linares, National piano competition in Leon, among others. Past engagements include performances with the Tokyo String Quartet, and the Sonata for two pianos and percussion by Bartok at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and performances with the Grammy-nominated "Yale Cellos" under the direction of Aldo Parisot and the Yale Symphony Orchestra conducted by Toshiyuki Shimada. Fernandez-Nieto holds degrees from the Yale School of Music (MM '09, AD '10) where he studied with Boris Berman. He previously studied in Spain under Julia Diaz-Yanes and Claudio Martinez-Mehner, and has received lessons from Joaquin Achucarro, Alexander Kandelaki, Antonio Baciero and Maria Joao Pires. MMA, AD, Yale; MM, Indiana; BM, Eastman. Alvin Wong has performed in concerts across five continents. He has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Seoul Arts Center and Hong Kong Cultural Center; and in music festivals such as Aspen, Orford, Fontfroide, Sion, Casals and Great Mountains. Recent highlights include appearance in the Festival de Carvalho in Brazil, a tour with Indiana University New Music Ensemble through the Midwest and East Coast, and a Chamber Music concert series in Hong Kong. Alvin has also given concertlectures in Korea and the States. He is the founder of the award-winning Noble Trio and performs frequently with the Grammy-nominated Yale Cellos. Alvin is currently on the faculty of Connecticut College and Neighborhood Music School and is the principal cellist of Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra. His primary teachers are Janos Starker and Aldo Parisot.


2/6/2014

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Alvin  Wong  and  Amy  Sze  recital  Chez  Van Date

: Saturday  12-­Jan-­2013

 

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Relax  with  a  glass  of  wine  and  other  refreshments  on  Saturday  afternoon,  January  12th  2013  while  enjoying  an exquisite  cello  with  piano  recital.   Date:    Saturday  January  12,  2013 Time:  3-­5  pm Place:  Chez  Van,  B2  Woodland  Heights,  2  Wongneichung  Gap  Road,  Hong  Kong (Directions:    Take  Bus  6,  66,  15  from  Central/Admiralty,  Minibus  5  from  Causeway  Bay,  get  off  at  bus  stop  closest to  the  HK  Adventist  Hospital,  at  roundabout  at  top  of  Stubbs  Road,  end  of  Tai  Hang  Road,  beginning  of Wongneichung  Gap  Road.    Parking  also  available.  Or,  walk  along  Bowen  Road  to  the  end,  then  up  the  driveway  for Woodland  Heights.) RSVP:    Caroline  Van  chvan@aya.yale.edu,  2838-­0806h Fee:    Yale  Club  members  $50,  others  $100   While  on  a  visit  home  from  Connecticut  over  the  holidays,  Hong  Kong-­born  cellist  Alvin  Wong  will  present  a  duo

   

recital  with  pianist  Amy  Sze  featuring  works  by  Beethoven  and  Rachmaninoff.    The  Beethoven  Variations  are  based on  a  theme  from  Mozart's  opera  The  Magic  Flute,  sung  by  the  humorous  character  Papageno.    The  Rachmaninoff Sonata  represents  its  genre  -­the  Romantic  Sonata  -­  at  its  peak.    It  will  not  be  surprising  if  the  audience  leaves  the concert  humming  its  memorable  melodies! Cellist  Alvin  Wong,  Yale  School  of  Music  ’11,  has  appeared  in  concerts  across  five  continents  in  venues  such  as  Carnegie Hall,  Seoul  Arts  Center,  and  Hong  Kong  Cultural  Center;;  and  in  music  festivals  such  as  Aspen,  Orford  (Canada),  Fontfroide and  Casals  (France),  Sion  (Switzerland),  Carvalho  (Brazil)  and  Great  Mountains  (Korea).    Recent  highlights  include appearances  in  the  Atlantic  Music  Festival  in  Maine,  Ipalpiti  International  Soloists  Festival  in  Los  Angeles,  and  a  tour  with Indiana  University  New  Music  Ensemble  to  the  Midwest  and  East  Coast.  A  native  of  Hong  Kong,  Alvin  studied  cello  at  the Eastman  School  of  Music  while  pursuing  a  Bachelor  of  Arts  in  Biology.  He  received  his  Masters  from  Indiana  University Jacobs  School  of  Music,  where  he  was  also  an  Associate  Instructor  in  Music  Theory.  At  Yale  School  of  Music,  he  received an  Artist  Diploma,  graduated  with  the  Master  of  Musical  Arts  degree,  and  is  currently  a  doctoral  candidate.  His  major

teachers  are  Aldo  Parisot  and  Janos  Starker.  Alvin  is  currently  on  the  faculty  of  Connecticut  College,  and  is  the  principal cellist  of  Eastern  Connecticut  Symphony  Orchestra.   Amy  Sze  receives  her  Bachelor's  degree  from  The  Hong  Kong  Academy  for  Performing  Arts  with  first  class  honours,  and holds  a  Doctor  of  Musical  Arts  degree  in  Piano  Performance  and  Literature  from  the  Eastman  School  of  Music.  She  has received  numerous  scholarships,  including  the  Sir  Edward  Youde  Memorial  Fund  Scholarship  and  the  Jockey  Club  Music and  Dance  Fund  Overseas  Scholarship.  Her  teachers  include  Chui-­Fun  Poon,  Gabriel  Kwok  and  Nelita  True.  Winner  of  the Eastman  Concerto  Competition  and  Finalist  of  the  MTNA  Steinway  Competition,  Sze  has  performed  as  a  soloist  with many  orchestras  including  Texas  Fort  Worth  Chamber  Orchestra,  Eastman  Symphony  Orchestra,  Hong  Kong  Sinfonietta and  Hong  Kong  Philharmonic  Orchestra.  She  is  particularly  active  in  chamber  music  and  keen  on  promoting  new  music. She  appears  frequently  on  RTHK  Radio  4  in  recitals  and  has  been  featured  in  such  festivals  as  Le  French  May  and  ISCM World  Music  Days.  Amy  Sze  is  currently  on  the  faculty  of  The  Hong  Kong  Academy  for  Performing  Arts  and  Baptist University  of  Hong  Kong.    

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Japanese Tsunami Memorial Concert, organized by Japanese American Association. March 10, 2013. Kumi Ogano, piano; Alvin Wong, cello.


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student of the year award Former SCMP Student Musician of the Year tells Mabel Sieh how he expresses himself best through music

The magic of music A

lvin Wong was the SCMP Student Musician of the Year in 1998. He was a Form Six student at St Paul’s Co-Educational College then. Today he is an established cellist who lives in New Haven in the US state of Connecticut, and is about to move to Australia to teach at Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne. As the traditional Chinese saying goes, Wong’s destiny as a musician could have been set in stone at the age of three. “My mum told me that, when I was three, I went up to the piano and started playing nonsense and wouldn’t leave. I’d be running around all day, but when I practised my piano, I’d sit quietly and patiently for five hours,” says the 32-year-old musician. Wong has a Master of Musical Arts degree from Yale School of Music and is a doctoral candidate there.

Alvin Wong, in concert at right, will teach music in Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Dana Ross

What winning the SCMP award meant to me “The award was certainly an encouragement as it recognised my potential and talents,” he recalls. “But I was also aware how small Hong Kong was. Though I’d won many local competitions, I had no idea how talented I was [compared with others outside the city].”

That’s why he turned down the offer to study medicine at the University of Hong Kong and went to study music in the United States. “I thought it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try and see how far I could go [in music]. And I knew very clearly that if I had given up music right then, there would be no turning back, and I’d regret it for the rest of my life.”

I want to nurture musicians and artists who would use their talents to connect people What music means to me “The answer is simple: it’s my life. I can’t imagine one moment without music. Even if I became deaf, I would have music in my head. “I think I will hear my own requiem when I am on my death bed.” Wong believes music has a magical power to communicate. “It empowers me to communicate with people, nature, myself or God alike. There are so many things I can’t express with words, but I can use music to say what is on my mind or how I feel about certain things. “Music also brings people together. Through music I have met people from different walks of life, and there is always something to talk about. I can only wish that when

people go to war, they’d use music as their weapon.” Success No stranger to success, Wong has been invited to perform with distinguished orchestras and conductors around the globe, and commissioned and premiered new cello works by international composers. However, he remains down-to-earth. “Success is being able to achieve what one wants to do or be. In our world, success is often measured in a materialistic way by questions like ‘How much money do you make?’ ‘How big is your house?’ or ‘What car do you drive?’ But if you want to be an artist, materialism is the first thing you need to give up. “I’m extremely lucky to have attained the position at the University of Melbourne. But my goal doesn’t stop here. “I want to nurture a generation of musicians and artists who would use their talents to connect people in the community. That’s what our society needs right now.” What qualities the Best Performing Artist needs “You need to be technically fluent and possess a sense of beauty. But your skills will improve over time. Most important is the ‘performing’ part. You need to be able to communicate with the audience and cultivate a relationship with them on stage.” And for young people, whether or not their musical: “Nothing is impossible. Pursue your dream with all your heart and effort.”


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Judges | Student of the Year

Judging Panel Student of the Year - Grand Prize Alvin, Leung Sheung Ming

Wang Xiang Wei

Dean of Education of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

SCMP Editor in-Chief

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Student of the Year - Visual Artist Henry Lau

Kevin Kwong

Founder of Simply Art & Young Artists Foundation

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Tina Lam Winner of Year 2004

Student of the Year - Linguist (English) Professor Cheng Kai Ming

Susan Ramsay

Chair Professor of Education at

SCMP Editor, Young Post

the University of Hong Kong

Hugh Alexander Kam Tsun Ting Winner of Year 2003

Student of the Year - Linguist (Cantonese)

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Chow Chung Yan

Hugh Alexander Kam Tsun Ting

SCMP Editor

Winner of Year 2003

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12/24/13

Judges | Student of the Year Professor Cheng Kai Ming Chair Professor of Education at the University of Hong Kong

Student of the Year - Linguist (Putonghua) Professor Cheng Kai Ming

Linda Yeung

Professor Cheng Kai Ming

SCMP Editor, Education

Hugh Alexander Kam Tsun Ting Winner of Year 2003

Student of the Year - Community Contributor Dr. Kim Mak

Cliff Buddle

Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, The Hong Kong Jockey

SCMP Editor, Special Projects

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Pauline Yeung Winner of Year 2004

Student of the Year - Sportsperson Professor Chung Pak Kwong

Noel Prentice

Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University

SCMP Editor, Sports

Alex, Fong Lik Sun Winner of Year 1997

Student of the Year - Performing Artist Tisa Ho

Kevin Kwong

Executive Director of the Hong

SCMP Editor, 48 Hours

Kong Arts Festival

Alvin, Wong Yan Ming Winner of Year 1998

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School of Music presents the Grammy-nominated Yale Cellos in their popular annual concert on Wednesday, April 11 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall (located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street, New Haven). Aldo Parisot will lead the ensemble that he founded in a diverse program of music from the baroque to the present day. Favorite pieces by Albinoni, Schumann, Villa-Lobos, and Scott Joplin will be performed alongside music by Ginastera, Davidoff, and others. Three virtuoso soloists will open the program: Arnold Choi, performing Ginastera’s Pampeana; Sungchan David Chang, performing the first movement from the Cello Concerto by Russian-Latvian cellist and composer Carl Davidoff; and James Jeongwhan Kim, performing Martinu’s Variations on a Theme of Rossini. The first half will conclude with an audience favorite, Scott Joplin’s The Entertainer, performed by a quartet of cellists.

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In accordance with Jerry’s wishes, fruit is served in the common room. Afterwards, in memory of Jerry’s love of books, we invite you to visit the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at 121 Wall Street; library closes at 4:45 pm.

Donations may be made in Jerry’s honor to his favorite charity, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10017, or online at http://www.nationalmssociety.org.

Jerome Priest, 1931-2012


Introit Exerpts from the Lute Suites, Johann Sebastian Bach

Meditation Aria Cantilena, Bachianas Brasileiras #5, Heitor Villa-Lobos Cellists Alvin Wong, Joonwhan Kim, Andrew Hayhurst, Shinae Kim

Congregational Hymn Morning Has Broken lyrics by Eleanor Farjeon; tune Bunessan

Welcome Julia Priest

Letters Deborah Rose Adam Rose Jonathan Rose

Reflection Barbara Neiman

Sharing Morning has broken, like the first morning; Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird. Praise for the singing, praise for the morning; Praise for the springing fresh from the word. Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven; Like the first dewfall, on the first grass. Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden Sprung in completeness where his feet pass. Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning Born of the one light Eden saw play. Praise with elation, praise every morning God's re-creation of the new day.

Please feel free to share a memory of Jerry.

Congregational Melody Nigun (song without words) to the tune of Avinu Malkenu

Meditation Going Home Lyrics and music by William Arms Fisher bass-baritone Andy Berry

Recessional Ride the Chariot arranged by William Henry Smith Quintet from the Whiffenpoofs: Andy Berry, Henry Gottfried, Reuben Hendler, Daniel Reardon, Mike Young


Going Home Antonin Dvorak arr. Y. Alvin Wong

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I'm jes' go - in' home.

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Go - in' home, go - in' home, I'm a - go - in' home; Qui - et - like, some till day,

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Work all done, care laid by, going to fear no more.

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Moth - er's there 'spect - in' me,

       

Fa - ther's wait - in' too;

                     

        

It's not far, jes' close by,Through an o pen door;

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Lots o'folk gath - er'd there, All the friends I knew,

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No more long - in' for the day,

Going to roam no

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Morn - in' star lights the way, Res' less dream all done;

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No more stum - blin' on the way,

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No more fret nor pain,

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No - thin' lost, all's gain,

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All the friends I knew.

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Shad - ows gone, break o' day, Real life jes' be - gun.

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Dere's no break, ain't no end,

Jes' a - liv - in' on,

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Wide a - wake, with a smile

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Go - in' on and on.

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It's not far, jes' close by, Through an o-pen door.

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