Date & Time
Sunday, November 13, 2022 - 5:30pm
Engelman Recital Hall
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Avenue
(entrance on E. 25th Street)
New York, New York
Alison Fierst, flute
Min Young Kang, piano
Bilitis Claude Debussy (1862–1918), arr. K. Lenski
Le Merle Noir (1952) Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Sonatine (1946) Pierre Sancan (1916-2008)
Sonata for Flute (Violin) (1917) Claude Debussy (1862-1918), arr. D. Bouriakov
Grande Fantaisie sur Mignon (1874) Paul Taffanel (1844-1908)
Program subject to change
Admission: Free to NYFC members, $25 for non-members, $15 for students and seniors (65+) at the door.
COVID protocols: Baruch College’s health and safety rules state that access will only be allowed to those who are fully vaccinated and provide proof that they are in compliance. You must present a CDC card or Excelsior Pass or NYC Pass along with photo ID. Currently Baruch requires that audiences stay masked but does not impose distancing requirements.
Alison Fierst has established herself as a prominent orchestral musician of her generation after she joined the New York Philharmonic as Associate Principal Flute in September of 2019. She has appeared as Guest Principal with the San Francisco Symphony, Mainly Mozart Orchestra, and had previously held the position of second flute in the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Following her appointment in New York City, Alison discovered an enthusiasm for music education. In the Fall of 2020, she was invited to join the faculty of the Consummate Flutist Masterclass, a series hosted by her alma mater, the Carnegie Mellon University School of Music. In addition, Alison has given lectures at multiple institutions throughout North America, South America, and Asia. Alison maintains a private flute studio in New York City and online. Highlights from Alison’s position in the orchestra include touring the world and performing with renowned conductors including Gustavo Dudamel, Jaap van Zweden, and Esa-Pekka Salonen, among others. She particularly enjoyed performing in collaboration between the New York Philharmonic and Lizzo for YouTube’s Dear Class of 2020. You can hear Alison on the soundtrack for Steven Speilberg’s remake of the classic movie, West Side Story. Alison has been a fellowship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival and School, where she performed with the Aspen Festival Orchestra and studied with Nadine Asin, Mark Sparks, and Demarre McGill. Alison’s honors include Second Place in the 2017 National Flute Association Young Artist Competition and First Place in the 2017 Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia Young Artist Competition. She also won First Place in the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters (NSAL) Woodwind Competition and proceeded to win Second Place in the 2018 NSAL National Woodwind Competition. Alison completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Flute Performance at Carnegie Mellon University in 2018. Her teachers include Alberto Almarza, former New York Philharmonic Principal Flute Jeanne Baxtresser, and Philharmonic Principal Flute Robert Langevin.
Korean-born pianist Min Young Kang has performed in concerts and recitals throughout the United States, France, and South Korea. She has shared the stage with prominent artists including Ani Kavafian, Ettore Causa, Ole Akahoshi, Linda Chesis, Nicholas Mann, Alan Kay, and Stephen Taylor. Min Young Kang released her first CD, Remembering Russia with Spanish violist Jesus Rodolfo, in 2021. She is a founder and artistic director of the Kallos Chamber Music Series (www.kalloscms.org) in New Haven. A prize winner at the J. C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition, Artur Balsam Duo Competition, and Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition, she has also been recognized with the Talisman Energy Emerging Artist Award, Kraeuter Musical Foundation Award, Prix special du Directeur and Prix de Musique de chambre from Ecoles D’Art Américaines de Fontainebleau, the Renee and Richard Hawley Scholarship, and the Manhattan School of Music’s President’s Award Scholarship.
Min Young has been a collaborative pianist for many international competitions and conservatories. She has worked with the Center of Contemporary Opera, Manhattan Summer Voice Festival, Music Academy of the West, SongFest, Aspen Music Festival and School, and the Banff International Music Festival. Kang received a MM from the Eastman School of Music and a DMA from Manhattan School of Music. She completed a collaborative piano fellowship at the Yale School of Music and is currently a staff pianist at the Mannes School of Music.