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Chamber music competition winners perform concert May 6

Competition winners to play music by Beethoven, Kurtág, Franck
April 21, 2014

chamber_music3The Oneppo Chamber Music Series at the Yale School of Music features the winners of the annual chamber music competition in a concert on Tuesday, May 6.

This showcase of winning student performances, which includes music by Beethoven, Kurtág, and Franck, takes place at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall. The concert will also stream live online. LIVE STREAM

The performance will open with Beethoven’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 12, No. 3, performed by Matheus Garcia-Souza, violin, and Miki Sawada, fortepiano. Next will be the Hommage à R. Schumann  by the 20th-century Hungarian composer György Kurtág, a five-part work replete with references to works by Schumann and Machaut, synthesized and retold in Kurtág’s own voice. This trio will be played by Isabella Mensz, viola; Eric Anderson, clarinet; and Peter Klimo, piano.

César Franck’s deeply romantic Piano Quintet in F minor will conclude the evening. The piece, which was written for the composer/pianist Saint-Saëns, was an instant success with the public after its 1880 premiere. The piece will feature violinists Suliman Tekalli and Mann-wen Lo, violist David Mason, cellist Allan Hon, and pianist Lo-An Lin.

This concert is part of the Oneppo Chamber Music Series, directed by David Shifrin, at the Yale School of Music. Morse Recital Hall is located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street (corner of Wall Street), New Haven.

Tickets start at $10, $5 with student ID. For more information or to purchase tickets, the public should visit music.yale.edu or call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158.

About Student Chamber Music at YSM

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 time 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 Morse Recital Hall and other locations around campus, and in the Vista series, in which performances are enhanced by spoken commentary on the music. Students also take part in the annual chamber music competition, whose winners are featured in an annual Chamber Music Society concert.

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