Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts

  The 11th Annual Summer Music Festival
at Walnut Hill

August 2 - 23, 2001

Photos from our Music Festival of year 2000

private lesson

A private lesson with Mr. Lynn Chang, the first prize winner of the 1975 Paganini Violin Competition. Mr. Lynn Chang teaches violin, viola, and coaches chamber music at the music festival.

private lesson

A private lesson with Mr. Yin Cheng-Zong, the second prize winner of 1962 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition. Mr. Yin teaches piano and also shares his vivid performing experiences with the students in seminars and workshops.

private lesson

A private lesson with Mr. Hung-Kuan Chen, the first prize winner of both the 1982 Busoni and the 1983 Authur Rubenstein Piano Competitions. Mr. Chen teaches piano and coaches chamber music at the music festival. In 1993, Mr. Chen's right hand was seriously injured in an accident. He was told repeatedly that he could not expect to play again. Instead, with his determination and practice of QiGong (a traditional Chinese meditation technique) he has regained his ability to perform and returned the stage with rave reviews. Mr. Chen shares his QiGong experience and how it helped him in deeper understanding of music in seminar entitled "Chi and Music."

    composition lesson

A private composition lesson with Mr. Yang Yong of New England Conservatory of Music. A renowned composer, Mr. Yang has been commissioned for many major compositions and honored by numerous major international awards, including several ASCAP, the first prizes of the 1995 Musical Composition Ciutat de Tarragona in Spain, the 1992 Valentino Bucchi Prize in Rome, and many other first prizes. The student's work composed during the festival under the supervision of Mr. Yang has been premiered in one of the concerts during the festival.

private lesson

A private lesson with Mr. Nai-Yuan Hu, the first prize winner of 1985 Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition of Belgium. Mr. Hu teaches violin, viola, and coaches chamber music. Mr. Hu gave one seminar during the festival. In which he shared his experiences and interpretation with demonstration on Bach's unaccompanied sonatas and partitas for solo violin.

chamber ensemble

A chamber ensemble is being coached by Mr. Bion Tsang, the third prize winner of the 1990 Tchaikovsky Cello Competition. Mr. Tsang teaches cello and chamber music at the festival.

annual lobster/steak dinner

The annual lobster/steak dinner for the happy campers and the faculty members.

concerto performance

A concerto performance with Longwood Symphony Summer Orchestra on campus. The soloists are our students selected from a concerto audition. Our other students are also performing on stage with the orchestra.

concerto performance

Another concerto performance with Longwood Symphony Summer Orchestra at one of Boston's historical landmark, the Hatch Shell Esplanade by the Charles River. The concert was sponsored by the largest classical radio station in New England, WCRB 102.5 FM. Each year, this concert attracts an enthusiastic audience of more than one thousand people.

Madam Ushioda

After her violin master class, Madam Masuko Ushioda and her students posted for a memorable moment. Madam Ushioda of New England Conservatory was the first prize winner of both the 1956 Mainichi violin Competition of Tokyo, and the 1966 Tchaikovsky Violin Competition.

The Longwood Symphony Summer

The Longwood Symphony Summer Orchestra joined our students in a rehearsal under the direction of conductor Francisco Noya.

pianist Russell Sherman

Legendary pianist Russell Sherman conducts the piano master class and listens to three of our students.

To provide opportunities for young musicians to learn directly from world-renowned virtuosos.

Walnut Hill School, 12 Highland St., Natick, MA 01760. About 15 miles west of Boston, and two-hour driving distance to Tanglewood.

Thursday, August 2 to Thursday, August 23, 2001

May 30, 2001

* Private lessons for piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, oboe, harp, horn, voice, composition, and others (upon request.) Private lessons
are given two to three times per week.
* Chamber Ensembles.
* Master Classes and Workshops.
* Music theory and stage presentation workshop.
* Joint concerts with faculty members and students.
* Attend concerts at Tanglewood Music Center, visit Norman Rockwell Museum, sightseeing and shopping in towns of the Berkshires.
* Visits to New England Conservatory of Music, Harvard University, Museum of Fine Arts, and other historical sites in the metropolitan Boston area.
* Broadway musical shows at Wang Center for Performing Arts (if available.)

1. Age and Enrollment:
Age fourteen or above. Total enrollment 30 students. No more than 18 piano students will be accepted. There is no upper age limit. Deadline for
application is May 30, 2001.

2. Audition:
Audition is required for all applicants except the returning students who should only submit application forms and fees. Each applicant should prepare
at least two selections of his/her own choice that will represent his/her musical level and achievement.

3. Audition date and location:

Applicants from Taiwan will be auditioned in Taipei by Professors Shui-Long Ma, Chi-Jen Chang, and Sylvia Lee in June 2001. The exact date and location will be arranged by the Music Department, Kuang-Jen High School. Tel: 02-2955-2662, Fax: 02-2956-9539.

US, Canada and other countries:
Applicants from the metropolitan Boston area will be auditioned in Boston.
Those who are unable to appear in person may submit a recently prepared
cassette tape to the Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts, 3 Partridge
Lane, Lincoln, MA 01773. The tapes will be presented to faculty members for

4. Tuition and Scholarships:
There is a non-refundable application fee of US $40 for each application. The tuition is US $2,500 per student including private and chamber lessons, room, meals, and fees to all activities during the camp period (August 2-23, 2001). Health Insurance ($200) is not included but strongly recommended. Individual travel expenses to and from the music festival are not included. Scholarships ranging from US $500 to $1,000 will be awarded to qualified applicants. Returning students (attended the camp at least twice and with English fluency) could apply to become the Assistant to the Director with full scholarship and all the benefit of a regular student.

Full tuition payment is due in two weeks after audition. No refund for cancellation after June 30, 2001.

Faculty Members (a partial list)

Tema Blackstone, piano
1st prize and gold medal of solo CBC and ARCT competitions
Director of Millennium 3 Recital Series

Lynn Chang, violin and viola
1st prize, 1975 Paganini Competition

Hung-Kuan Chen, piano
1st prize, 1982 Busoni Piano Competition
1st prize, 1983 Arthur Rubenstein Competition

Pi-Hsien Chen, piano
1st prize, ARD Competition in Munich
1st prize, Schonberg Competition in Rotterdam
1st prize, Bach Competition in Washington D.C.

Madam Doriot Dwyer
Flute Master Class
Former principal flutist at Boston Symphony

Thomas Hill, clarinet
Principal clarinetist, Boston Chamber Music and the Handel & Haydn Societies.
Professor, New England Conservatory.

Nai-Yuan Hu, violin and viola
1st prize, 1985 Queen Elisabeth Competition of Belgium

Master Laurence Lesser
Cello Master Class
former President of New England Conservatory of Music

Master Russell Sherman
Piano Master Class
"One of the finest exponents of contemporary piano literature"

Sue-Ellen Hershman-Tcherepnin, flute
Faculty member at Tufts University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bion Tsang, cello
3rd prize, 1990 Tchaikovsky Competition

Madam Masuko Ushioda
Violin Master Class
1st prize, 1956 Mainichi Competition of Tokyo
1st prize, 1966 Tchaikovsky Violin Competition

Ree-Ven Wang, voice
The soloist of the New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra and Operafest.

Cheng-Zong Yin, piano
2nd prize, 1962 Tchaikovsky Competition

Yong Yang, composition
Faculty member at New England Conservatory of Music

and More...

This program is made possible by the donation from the general public, and the support from: Madam Tan Hsiao Yuan-Jen Memorial Fund, and The Tan Family Cultural Fund.

Photos and concert activities from last year are on our website:


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Please return this form with a non-refundable application fee of US $40, before May 30, 2001, to:

The 11th Annual Music Festival at Walnut Hill
C/O: Music Department
Kuang-Jen High School
No. 18, Lane 255, Section 2, Chung-San Rd.,
Ban Chiao, Taipei, Taiwan
Tel: 02-2955-2662, Fax: 02-2956-9539

(US, Canada, and others)
Dr. Catherine Tan Chan
Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
3 Partridge Lane, Lincoln, MA 01773, USA
Tel: 781-259-8195, Fax: 781-259-9147

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I, _______________________, release the
Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts and its' agents and employees from any
and all claims, demands, and cause of action on account of any injury,
illness, or loss which may occur during my participation in The 11th Annual
Music Festival at Walnut Hill, August 2-23, 2001.

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Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
3 Partridge Lane, Lincoln, MA 01773, USA
Tel: 781-259-8195, Fax: 781-259-9147