Two Yale School of Music students, cellist Chang Pan and pianist Ronaldo Rolim, will perform at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall on February 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Both have appeared worldwide as soloists, recitalists, and chamber musicians, and will perform music ranging from Northern Europe to Asia.
The program will begin with Manuel de Falla's Suite popular Española, a collection of seven Spanish folk songs originally written for voice and piano. The duo will then turn their attention to music of the French with one of César Franck's best-known compositions, his Violin Sonata in A Major. The concert will proceed with music from China, starting with Festival Tianshan for cello solo by Wentao Jiang and Ling Cao, and will conclude with Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg's largest chamber work, his Cello Sonata in A Minor, Op. 36.
Tickets are available through Carnegie Hall.
About Chang Pan
Cellist Chang Pan has achieved recognition worldwide for his elegant and sensitive performances. Chang has appeared as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician throughout Asia, the United States, and Europe. In 2014, he performed a concerto for cello and sheng, “Duo,” by the renowned Chinese composer Lin Zhao with the Guangzhou Youth Orchestra. In 2012, he was invited to the International Holland Music Sessions with a full scholarship and performed a solo recital in Bergen in the Netherlands.
Chang Pan demonstrated extraordinary talent in solo performances from a young age. In 2008, he performed the Dvořák Cello Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with Maestro Mark Gibson and the Starling Orchestra of Cincinnati University. Chang is a member of the China and Korea Cello Quartet. In 2013, they performed concerts on tour in the Beijing Concert Hall, the Central Conservatory of China, and the Xiamen University Concert Hall. He currently studies with Aldo Parisot at the Yale School of Music.
About Ronaldo Rolim
Brazilian pianist Ronaldo Rolim is the winner of more than 30 awards in competitions around the globe. Recent accolades include top prizes at the Bösendorfer, San Marino ,and James Mottram International Piano Competitions. Ronaldo has performed extensively in his native Brazil, as well as in the United States, Mexico, South Korea, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, and Austria, having played at prestigious venues in four different continents, such as Carnegie Hall (New York), Steinway Hall (London), Theatro Municipal (Rio de Janeiro), and Seoul Arts Center (Korea), among others.
In 2007, Ronaldo moved to Baltimore, where he attended the Peabody Conservatory as a student of Benjamin Pasternack. His accomplishments at Peabody included the Pauline Favin Memorial Award in Piano, first prize at the Harrison Winter Piano Concerto Competition, the Douglas and Hilda Goodwin Scholarship for Chamber Music, and the 2012 Presser Award. In 2014 Ronaldo was one of the very few pianists admitted into the Doctor of Musical Arts program at the Yale School of Music, where he currently studies with Boris Berman.