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Chamber music competition winners perform concert May 6

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.

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Published April 21, 2014
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YSM students perform at Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in February 2014

kennedy1Yale School of Music students will soon take part in two performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Both events — on February 19 and 23 — will be streamed live via the Kennedy Center’s website.

In honor of the Kennedy Center’s recently debuted 5,000-pipe organ, Yale School of Music faculty and students will perform an organ showcase in Washington, D.C. The concert, featuring Yale School of Music student Robert Bennesh, will take place on Wednesday, February 19 at 6 pm.

In addition, YSM students will be performing as part of the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage Conservatory Project, a semi-annual event presenting the nation’s finest young musical artists. This year’s concert, which takes place on Sunday, February 23 at 6 pm, will feature three pianists:  Yevgeny Yontov ’14 MM, Lo-An Lin ’14 AD, and Wenbin Jin ’14 AD.  MORE

Published February 17, 2014
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Students of Hung-Kuan Chen perform Jan. 28

The Yale School of Music presents a studio recital featuring piano students of Hung-Kuan Chen on Monday, January 28. The recital features four different pianists performing music from the Romantic era, including pieces by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, and Liszt.

Pianist Lo-An Lin who won the gold medal in the 2012 San Antonio International Piano Competition, opens the recital with Schubert’s Sonata in E-flat Major, D. 568.

Next, Chenxing Huang performs Liszt’s 3 Sonetti del Petrarca, S.158.

The second half of the concert opens with Beethoven’s Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 27 No. 1, performed by Sean Chen (pictured at left).

Minsol Cho closes the evening with a performance of Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, takes place at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street (corner of Wall Street).

Published January 25, 2013
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YSM pianists take home prizes in San Antonio International Piano Competition

Pianist Lo-An Lin, a student of Hung-Kuan Chen, took home the Gold Medal and the prize for best performance of a Baroque work at the 2012 San Antonio International Piano Competition this past weekend.

Mei Rui ’06MM, ’07AD earned Special Recognition and the prize for best performance of a Classical work.

As the Gold Medal winner, Lin receives not only a cash prize but a performance with the San Antonio Symphony, a solo recital performance at the Music from St. Marks concert series, a week of chamber music concerts with the Cactus Pear Music Festival, and a performance opportunity with the Fredericksburg Music Club.

The competition, which was held October 14–21 in San Antonio, Texas, is open to pianists of all nationalities between the ages of 20 and 32. The complete list of winners is posted here.

This year’s competition included the world premiere of a work commissioned from composer Paul Moravec. Santiago Rodriguez was the chair of the jury; the other members were Lita Guerra, Boris Slutsky, Jeffrey Swann, and Ilana Vered. MORE

Published October 22, 2012
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