Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
The 13th Annual Summer Music Festival
at Walnut Hill
August 1 - 23, 2004
New piano faculty member: Meng-Chieh Liu of Curtis Institute of Music
Contact in Taiwan: Mrs. Pi-Chuan Chen Lai, Tel/Fax: 02-2341-7727
New Email: PCLai2003@yahoo.com.tw
* Open to public
(Subject to Change)
Sat. 7/31: Arrival, check into dorm after 10 AM
Sun. 8/1: 7:20 AM, Taiwan Students arrive at Boston Logan Airport
Sun. 8/1: 1 -3:30 PM, on campus audition
Sun. 8/1: 3:30 5:30 PM, Private lessons with Ms. Kathy Lord (oboe), Mr. Tom Hill (clarinet), Mr. Nai-Yuan Hu (violin), and Mr. Michael Bonner (cello) will start around 3:30 PM.
Mon. 8/2: 7:30 PM: Mr. Hung-Kuan Chen performs at Orchard Cove Retirement Center. Students are encouraged to attend. About 40 min drive.
*Tues. 8/3: 8 PM: Mr. Nai-Yuan Hu, lecture demonstration: Learning to be a musician.
Wed. 8/4, 6:30 7:30 PM: Harvard Square and Harvard University
*Wed. 8/4, 8 PM: Taiwan's Ju Tzong-Ching Percussion Group performance at Harvard's Sander Theatre
Thurs. 8/5, 7:30 8:30 PM: Mr. Tai-Chun Pan: Yangs Tai-Chi Chuan workshop.
Friday, 8/6, 6:30 7:15 PM: Mr. Tai-Chun Pan: Yangs Tai-Chi Chuan workshop.
*Friday, 8/6, 8 PM: piano recital by Mr. Minsoo Sohn
Sat. 8/7: 11 AM 12 midnight. Tanglewood Trip: Boston Symphony Orchestra Concert (Tan Dun's MAP, cello concerto with Yo Yo Ma), and Norman Rockwell Museum. About 2.5 hr drive each way.
*Sun. 8/8, 8 PM: piano recital by Mr. Wei-Han Su
*Mon. 8/9, 8 PM: Lecture by Mr. Hung-Kuan Chen Life as a musician
*Tues. 8/10, 8 PM: recital by Mann-Wen Lo, violin and Larry Weng, piano
Wed. 8/11, 11AM: on campus audition for piano concerto
Concerto piece with Longwood Symphony Summer Orchestra this year is: Mozart piano concerto Bb, No.27, K595
Wed. 8/11, 6 PM: Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Thurs. 8/12: 7-10 PM: Longwood Symphony Rehearsal at Temple Israel
Friday 8/13: 7-10 PM: Longwood Symphony Rehearsal at Keiter Center, Walnut Hill
Sat. 8/14: 5:30 PM sharp leave from Walnut Hill to Peterborough NH (about 1:45 hr drive each way)
Sat. 8/14, 8 PM: Mr. Russell Sherman recital at Peterborough Town Hall, NH
Sun. 8/15, 12 -2 PM: Chinatown lunch
Sun. 8/15, 2-5 PM: Broadway musical Mamma Mia at Colonial Theatre, Boston
*Sun. 8/15, 8 PM: Faculty recital
Mon. 8/16: 12:30-1:30 PM: Stage presentation workshop
*Mon. 8/16: 2-4 PM: Piano Master Class by Mr. Russell Sherman
Mon. 8/16: 4:30-5 PM: group photo session
Mon. 8/16: 5 6 PM: Special lobster/steak dinner
Mon. 8/16: 7-10 PM: Longwood Symphony Rehearsal at Temple Israel
Tues. 8/17: 7-10 PM: Longwood Symphony Rehearsal at Temple Israel
Wed. 8/18: 4 -6 PM: shopping at Copley Mall and Newbury Street
*Wed. 8/18, 7:30 PM: concerto concert with Longwood Orchestra at Bostons Esplanade. 6 PM sound check on stage.
*Thursday 8/19, 8 PM: Recital by Jannie Lo, piano, Tina Ho, piano, and Evan Wong, piano
*Friday 8/20, 8 PM: Student Showcase Gala Concert
*Sat. 8/21, 8 PM: repeated concerto concert with Longwood Orchestra at Keiter Center, Walnut Hill School
* Sun. 8/22 8 PM: Student Showcase Gala Concert
Mon. 8/23: Departure, and shopping 1-4 PM at Natick Mall.
Faculty Members 2004:
Piano: Hung-Kuan Chen, Meng-Chieh Liu, Cheng-Zong Yin
Violin/Viola: Lynn Chang, Nai-Yuan Hu
Cello: Michael Bonner, Bion Tsang
Oboe: Kathy Lord
Clarinet: Tom Hill
Composition: Yang Yong
Dulcimer: Ping Li
Erhu: Zhan-Tao Lin
Yangs Tai Chi Chuan: Tai-Chun Pan
Longwood Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Mr. Jonathan McPhee
Piano Teaching Assistants: Yangwei Situ, June Chen
Assistant to Director Cathy Chan: Tina Ho, Yangwei Situ, June Chen
Photos from our Music Festival of year 2001
||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.|
||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 piano master class. Mr. Yin is one of the principle organizers of the 2002 International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians to be held in October, 2002 in China.|
||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."|
||A composition lesson with Dr. Yang Yong, former professor at New England Conservatory of Music. A renowned composer, Dr. 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 has been premiered in one of the concerts during the festival.|
||Miss Ming-I Tsai is receiving a private lesson from 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 and demonstration during the festival. In which he shared with the audience his experiences and interpretation on How to read and understand music. Miss Ming-I Tsai was the first prize winner of the 2002 Boston Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerto Competition. She performed at the Boston Pops opening night at Bostons Symphony Hall, May 7, 2002.|
||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 music festival.|
||A private lesson with Ms. Pi-Hsien Chen, the first prizes winner of both ARD Competition in Munich, the Schonberg Competition in Rotterdam, and the Bach Competition in Washington D.C.|
||A private lesson with Ms. Sue-Ellen Hershman-Tcherepnin, professor at MIT and theTufts University.|
||A composition lesson with Dr. Shih-Hui Chen, the 1999 Rome Prize winner, the Guggenheim Award recipient, and many other honors she received. She is the Composer in Residence at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and is on the composition faculty at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University.|
||A lesson with Mr. Thomas Hill, the principal clarinetist at Boston Chamber Music and the Handel & Haydn Societies. Mr. Hill also teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music. Mr. Hill teaches clarinet private lessons and coaches chamber music at the music festival.|
||A private lesson with Erhu master, Mr. Zhan-Tao Lin.|
||The Longwood Symphony Summer Orchestra joined our students in a rehearsal under the direction of conductor Francisco Noya.|
||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. This years concerto performed was Beethovens piano concerto No. 1 in C, opus 15. The soloists are: Miss Kimberly Chen (first movement), and Mr. Eun-Taek Kim (2nd and 3rd movements), the 2nd prize winner of the 2001 Oberlin International Piano Competition.|
||The same program was repeated in another concerto performance with the 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. This years soloist, selected from an on-campus audition, was Miss Yeol-Eum Son. Miss Son was the 2nd prize winner of the1997 International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, and the 1999 first prize winner of the Oberlin International Piano Competition. She is a freshman at the Korean National University of Art.|
||The annual lobster and steak dinner for the happy campers and the faculty members.|
||Solo recital by Mr. Ji-Yong Kim, the youngest students ever (born 1991). He attended the camp in both 2000 and 2001. First prize winner of the New Jersey Symphony Concerto competition, he is currently under the management of IMG.|
||Violinist Lynn Chang, cellist Bion Tsang, and pianist Hung-Kuan Chen are rehearsing for the Faculty Recital.|
||A relaxing afternoon on campus.|
||Legendary pianist Russell Sherman conducts the piano master class and listened to four of our students.|
||A group photo with some of the faculty members after the master class with Mr. Russell Sherman.|
To provide opportunities for young musicians to learn directly from world acclaimed virtuosos on a one-on-one basis.
Walnut Hill School, 12 Highland St., Natick, MA 01760. About 15 miles west of Boston, and two-hour driving distance to Tanglewood.
August 1 to August 23, 2004
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION
May 30, 2004
* 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, 2004.
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 2004. The exact date and location will be arranged by Mrs. Pi-Chuan Chen Lai (sister of Mr. Hung-Kuan Chen and Ms. Pi-Hsien Chen), No.8, Ling-Chi Street, 5 Floor, Taipei, Taiwan. Tel/Fax: 886-2-2341-7727, Email: PCLai@mail.sysnet.net.tw
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 1-23, 2004). 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 benefits of a regular student.
Full tuition payment is due in two weeks after audition. No refund for cancellation after June 30, 2004.
Faculty Members (a partial list)
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
Meng-Chieh Liu, piano
Curtise Institute 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
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:
Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
3 Partridge Lane, Lincoln, MA 01773, USA
Tel: 781-259-8195, Fax: 781-259-9147