Date & Time
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 7:30pm
CHRIST CHAPEL AT THE RIVERSIDE CHURCH
(490 RIVERSIDE DRIVE, NEW YORK, NY 10027)
NEW ASIA CMS SUMMER BAROQUE - Featuring world-class flutists Carol Wincenc and Soo-Kyung Park
7:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. FOLLOWS BY A RECEPTION FROM 9:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
JEAN-BAPTISTE BARRIÈRE SONATA FOR TWO CELLOS IN G MAJOR
GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN SONATA À 4 IN F MAJOR TWV 43:F1
ANTONIO VIVALDI TRIO SONATA IN D MINOR, OP. 1, NO. 12, RV 63, “FOLLIA”
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO.4 IN G MAJOR, BWV 1049
Carol Wincenc & Soo-Kyung Park, flutes | Ye-Jin Han, Mari Lee & Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violins Andy Lin, viola | Nan-Cheng Chen & Michael Katz, cellos | Robert Warner, harpsichord
Hailed “Queen of the flute” by New York Magazine, flutist Carol Wincenc was first prize winner of the (sole) Naumburg Solo Flute Competition, as well as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Flute Association, the National Society of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Music, and Distinguished Alumni Award from Manhattan School of Music. Recently she recorded an all-Yuko Uebayashi album with the Escher String Quartet, and performed at Carnegie’s Weill Hall with her collaborator/pianist Bryan Wagorn of the Metropolitan Opera. She has appeared as soloist with such ensembles as the Chicago, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and London symphonies, the BBC, Warsaw, and Buffalo philharmonics, as well as the Los Angeles, Stuttgart, and Saint Paul Chamber orchestras. She has performed in countless festivals such as Mostly Mozart, Aldeburgh, Budapest, Frankfurt, Santa Fe, Spoleto, Music at Menlo, Aspen, Yale/Norfolk, Sarasota, Banff, and Marlboro. A Grammy nominee, she has received a Diapason d’Or Award, a Recording of Special Merit award with András Schiff, and Gramophone magazine’s “Pick of the Month” with the Buffalo Philharmonic. She is a member of the New York Woodwind Quintet and a founding member of Les Amies with harpist Nancy Allen and violist Cynthia Phelps. Ms. Wincenc teaches on the faculties of The Juilliard School and Stony Brook University, and she is renowned for her popular series with Lauren Keiser Music Publishers, the Carol Wincenc 21st Century Flute. (carolwincencflute.com)
Flutist Soo-Kyung Park enjoys a multi-faceted career as a soloist, chamber musician, artistic director, producer and teacher. Upon arriving in United States in 1984, Ms. Park was accepted at The Juilliard School in the Pre-College Division, where she studied with Bonnie Lichter. She continued her studies at The Juilliard School where she earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Performance under the tutelage of Julius Baker and Jeanne Baxtresser. She has performed solo and chamber music concerts in the United States, and throughout Europe and Asia. Her recent performances include solo performance with the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra at IBK Hall in Seoul, Korea, Busan Maru Festival in Busan, Korea and Atempo Chamber Ensemble in Hackensack, New Jersey. In 2013, her first album, “Reminiscing” was released under SONY Korea label. Highly in demand as a teacher and coach, Ms. Park has taught master classes in the United States, Europe and Korea. She is currently an Artist Professor at New York University as well as a faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music, Pre-College Division. As the founding member and artistic director of the Musicians of Lenox Hill, she has led the ensemble for annual performances at the Temple of Israel in NYC for two decades. (www.skpmusicians.com)
Cellist Nan-Cheng Chen’s performance was recently described as “personable and smileinducing” and “fine playing” by Washington Post and “Beautiful Tone” by New York Concert Reviews. As a chamber musician, Nan-Cheng is the executive director and co-founder of the New Asia Chamber Music Society (NACMS). An active soloist, Nan-Cheng has collaborated with Simon Bolivar Orchestra, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Metro-West Symphony, Quincy Symphony and Symphony Pro Musica, which received a review that states: “It was the kind of performance one might hear live only once a decade”, from Worcester Telegram and Gazette. Among Nan-Cheng’s many honors and awards are first prize in the 2010 Queens Symphony Concerto Competition, 2009 Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition, 2006 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition, 2005 Quincy Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, 2004 Hsin-Tian Temple National Cello Competition in Taiwan, and 2003 Metro-West Concerto Competitions. During the summers, Nan-Cheng has been invited to music festivals such as Canada’s Banff Centre, Sarasota Music Festival, Heifetz Institute, Encore School for Strings, and Kneisel Hall. He was a guest-performing artist at Chautauqua Summer Music Festival, a Kaplan Fellow at the Bowdoin International Music Festival and served as a teaching artist at the Annual Music Festival of Walnut Hill. As an music educator, Nan-Cheng has given cello masterclasses at Penn State University, University of Wisconsin, University of Calgary as well as universities in Panama, Colombia and Taiwan. Nan-Cheng holds a B.M. and M.M. from The Juilliard School. He is currently a doctoral candidate at CUNY Graduate Center and teaches at CUNY Queens College.
Hailed by the press for his “bold, rich sound” (Strad Magazine) and “nuanced musicianship,” (The New York Times), Israeli cellist Michael Katz has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in venues such as Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Tokyo’s Oji Hall, and Jerusalem’s Henry Crown Auditorium. His musicianship has been recognized with many awards, among them all three prizes at the 2011 Aviv Competition, and first prizes at the Juilliard School’s 2010 Concerto Competition and the 2005 Turjeman Competition. High in demand as a chamber musician, Mr. Katz has collaborated and performed with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Midori, Anthony Marwood, Donald Weilerstein, Peter Frankl, Roger Tapping, Charles Neidich, and others. As the cellist of the Lysander Piano Trio, Mr. Katz was a winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Competition, and was awarded first prize in the 2011 Coleman competition and 2011 J.C. Arriaga competition. His festival appearances include performances at Ravinia, Music@Menlo, Lucerne, Yellow Barn, Sarasota, Malaga Clasica, and the Holland Music Sessions. Deeply committed to audience engagement and community outreach, Mr. Katz was a Fellow in Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect from 2014-16. Born in Tel-Aviv, Mr. Katz began his cello studies at age seven, and his early teachers included Zvi Plesser, Hillel Zori and the late Mikhail Khomitzer. Mr. Katz received his Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory as a student of Laurence Lesser and his Master of Music from the Juilliard School where he studied with Joel Krosnick. He has completed a Doctor of Music degree at SUNY Stony Brook as a student of Colin Carr.
The versatile Korean violinist/violist Ye-jin Han has performed throughout the US, Canada, and Europe extensively and made her New York Recital debut in 2009 at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. Praised for her “pure, expressive tone” and “effortless playing”, Ms. Han has been prize winner at many competitions including the Citta di Brescia International Violin Competition in Italy, Five Towns Music and Arts Foundation Young Musician Competition, and Lilian Fuchs Memorial Chamber Music Competition in New York. As a recitalist and chamber musician, she has collaborated with many world renowned artists and ensembles such as the Emerson String Quartet and has appeared at the Banff Centre, Tibor Varga, Mozarteum International Academy, Carl Flesch Akadimie, Fountainebleau Schools, and Casalmaggiore Festivals. She is also an active chamber music player and given concerts in greater New York area through many venues, including Montgomery Chamber Music Series and Si-yo Music Society Foundation. Ms. Han holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Seoul National University, Master of Music and Professional Study degree from Manhattan School of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University. She is currently a violin/viola/chamber faculty at Long Island Conservatory of Music and also holding a private studio, which has produced many competition winners and musical leaders at State/local youth orchestras.
Praised as “an outstanding musician…with an artful, expressive power” by Zürichsee Zeitung, Mari Lee has performed extensively in such prominent venues as the South Bank Centre, Wigmore Hall, Le Festival de Radio France Montpellier, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, and Carnegie Hall. She has appeared as a soloist with the London Mozart Players and Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Pavel Baleff. An avid chamber musician, Mari has been invited to internationally renowned festivals such as Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute, Krzyzowa Music Festival, Music in the Vineyards, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Verbier Festival, and the Marlboro Music Festival. Artists she has collaborated with include Mitsuko Uchida, Kim Kashkashian, Denés Varjon, Nobuko Imai, and members of the Cleveland, Guarneri, and Juilliard String Quartets. Born in Japan in 1990, Mari entered the Yehudi Menuhin School at the age of 11 where she studied with Natasha Boyarsky. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at the New England Conservatory of Music with honors under the tutelage of Miriam Fried, where she was the recipient of Irene M. Stare Presidential Scholarship. She earned her Master’s degree at the Universität der Künste Berlin with Nora Chastain. Mari is a recipient of numerous grants and awards, including Werner-Stiefel Preis, Solti Foundation Scholarship, Britten- Pears Foundation’s Britten Award, and Tarisio Trust’s Young Artists Grants 2015. Mari is a Fellow of Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect (formerly Ensemble ACJW), a program that combines performing, professional development, entrepreneurship, and community outreach.
A native of Pennsylvania, Robert Warner began his musical studies at an early age in piano and violin with faculty of Bucknell University. He holds bachelor’s degrees in both math and music from the University of Rochester, and became interested in early music while exploring the harpsichord and baroque violin at the Eastman School of Music. As a graduate student at Stony Brook University, Robert studied harpsichord with Arthur Haas while earning masters and doctoral degrees in both music history and performance. During this time he acted as assistant director of Stony Brook’s Baroque ensemble, and collaborated often with other musicians as a harpsichordist and baroque violinist in chamber music, opera and orchestral performances. Upon graduating from Stony Brook, Robert was accepted into the Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program. On top of his activities as a harpsichordist, Robert appeared on Baroque viola in many Juilliard concerts as well. Outside of school, Robert has participated in most of the country’s top early music summer festivals and has also been selected to participate in harpsichord masterclasses with Davitt Moroney, Trevor Pinnock and others. Robert now resides in New York City where he continues to be an active performer. He is currently the artistic director and harpsichordist of the New Amsterdam Consort as well as the harpsichordist for Voyage Sonique.
TIEN-HSIN CINDY WU
Praised by the Seattle Times as “Simply marvelous” and Taiwan’s Liberty Times for “astonishingly capturing the spirit of the music,” violinist/violist Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu enjoys a versatile career as a soloist, chamber musician, and educator throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Cindy has collaborated in concerts with renowned artists such as Teddy Abrams, Gary Graffman, Kim Kashkashian, Ida Kavafian, Cho-Liang Lin, Anthony Marwood, Midori, Thomas Quasthoff, Yuja Wang, and members of the Alban Berg, Brentano, Cleveland, Emerson, Guarneri, Miró, and Tokyo string quartets at prominent venues such as the Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and festivals such as Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, La Jolla Summerfest, Mainly Mozart, the Marlboro Music Festival, and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. She has also collaborated as a guest violist with the Dover Quartet, Formosa Quartet, Orion Quartet, and Shanghai Quartet. Cindy is a recipient of many awards including the Milka Violin Artist Prize from the Curtis Institute of Music, and third prize at the International Violin Competition of David Oistrakh. She taught violin, chamber music, and string pedagogy at the Thornton School of Music of the University of Southern California from 2010 to 2015, and has coached chamber music at the Encore School for Strings and Hotchkiss Summer Portals. She is currently the Artist in Residence and Artistic Partner of the Da Camera Society in Los Angeles. Cindy plays on a 1734 Domenico Montagnana violin, 1918 Stefano Scarampella violin, and a 2015 Stanley Kiernoziak viola.
WEI-YANG ANDY LIN
Taiwanese born violist and erhuist (Chinese violin), Wei-Yang Andy Lin, is recognized as one of the most promising and the only active performers who specialized in both western and eastern instruments. Praised by The Strad “The great Molto adagio...elicited some of the night’s most sensitive work, especially from Wei-Yang Andy Lin on viola.” and New York Times “Taiwanese-born violist Wei-Yang Andy Lin...is also a virtuoso on the erhu, and he gave a brilliant performance.” Andy is the artistic director and co-founder of the New Asia Chamber Music Society and holds his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School and his Doctor’s degree in Musical Arts from SUNY Stony Brook. He has won numerous competitions including Taiwan National Viola Competition and First Prize in the 2008 Juilliard Viola Concerto Competition. He has also appeared as a viola and/or erhu soloist with orchestras such as the Busan Metropolitan Traditional Music Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, Incheon Philharmonic, the Juilliard Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, New York Classical Players, Orford Academy Orchestra, Solisti Ensemble and Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra. Andy is also a founding member of the Amphion String Quartet and a member of the Musicians of Lenox Hill and serves as principal violist of the New York Classical Players and the Solisti Ensemble. He has also been invited to perform chamber music with Itzhak Perlman. He has also been invited by the Metropolitan Museum to give recitals at their Gallery Concert Series and Patrons Lounge Concert, as well as a recital at the Caramoor Center for the Music and the Arts. (www.andylinviola.com)