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Pianist Wing-Chong Kam plays Mozart, Brahms, Debussy, Chopin Oct. 20

October 3, 2011

The Yale School of Music presents the Hong Kong-born pianist Wing-Chong Kam in a Doctor of Musical Arts recital on Thursday, October 20, 2011. Kam will perform music of Mozart, Brahms, Chopin, and Debussy. His recital will take place at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street (corner of Wall Street).

Musical fantasies will frame the program: Mozart’s Fantasie in D minor, K. 397 will open the concert, and Chopin’s Fantasie in F minor, Op. 49 will close it.

Kam will also play Mozart’s Sonata in D major, K. 576; the Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118, by Johannes Brahms; and three pieces by Claude Debussy: Two Arabesques; “La plus que lent”; and “L’isle joyeuse.”

Admission to the concert is free, and no tickets are required. For more information, call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158 or visit music.yale.edu.

About the Performer

Born in Hong Kong, Wing-Chong Kam is an active solo and collaborative pianist. Since his first public concert in Hong Kong at the age of ten, he has performed in many local and international festivals including the Carinthia Summer Festival, International Holland Music Sessions, TCU/Cliburn Piano Institute, and the Aspen Music Festival. Kam’s orchestral collaborations have included the Queensland Philharmonic, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and Hong Kong Sinfonietta. Recently he premiered Eduard Schütt’s Paraphrase for Piano Left Hand and Orchestra with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. A recipient of numerous prizes and awards, Kam has studied with pianists and pedagogues Eleanor Wong and Boris Berman. He is now an adjunct teaching faculty member of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Hong Kong Summer Music. Since 2008, he has given master classes and lectures, and has served as an adjudicator for competitions in Hong Kong, Macau, and China.

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