"Triple Visions" A Gala Concert
Saturday, October 5, 2002, 8 PM, at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
Lynn Chang, violin
Bion Tsang, cello
Hung-Kuan Chen, piano
New England String Ensemble Festival Orchestra
Susan Davenny Wyner, conductor
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Program Includes: (subject to change)
Bright Sheng: "Postcards" for Orchestra (1997/98)
Beethoven: Triple Concerto for violin, cello, and piano.
Lynn Chang, violin:
The top prize winner of the 1975 International Paganini Competition in Genoa, Italy, violinist Lynn Chang enjoys an active and versatile career as soloist, ensemble performer and educator. He is a founding member of the Boston Chamber Music Society. He has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras worldwide. He has appeared several times on the PBS television series "Live from Lincoln Center." Mr. Chang premiered and recorded Ivan Tcherepnin's Grawmeyer Award winning Double Concerto with cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 1995. He recorded with the Boston Chamber Music Society on Northeastern label. His recording on New World Records of William Grant Still's "Suite" has been highly acclaimed. He performed with Dawn Upshaw on her Grammy Award-winning album, "The Girl with the Orange Lips." He is also heard with Yo-Yo Ma in his CD, "Made in America," in music by Leon K! irchner.
Bion Tsang, cello:
Cellist Bion Tsang has been internationally recognized as one of the outstanding instrumentalists of his generation: among his many honors are an Avery Fisher Career Grant, an MEF Career Grant and the Bronze Medal in the IX International Tchaikovsky Competition. He has performed as soloist with top orchestras worldwide. Recent highlights include giving the U.S. premiere of the Enescu Symphonie Concertante, Op. 8 with Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra in Avery Fisher Hall, the Boston premiere of the Korngold Cello Concerto, Op. 37, and the world premiere of a new concerto written for him by Noam David Elkies. The French label Suoni e Colori just released his recording of the Kodaly Sonata for Unaccompanied Cello, Op. 8. Mr. Tsang collaborated with violinists Pamela Frank, Jaime Laredo, Cho-Liang Lin and Kyoko Takezawa, violist Mi! chael Tree, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and double bassist Gary Karr. He is a frequent guest artist of the Boston Chamber Music Society and the Laurel Festival of the Arts, where he serves as Artistic Director.
Hung-Kuan Chen, piano:
Mr. Chen won the Gold Medals both in Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Israel and the Busoni International Piano Competitions in Italy. He gathered prizes in Geza Anda, the Queen Elisabeth and the Chopin competitions. A true recitalist, he has performed in major venues worldwide. He has performed the complete Beethoven Sonata cycle, the Chopin Preludes & Etudes in recital and recorded under the BMG label. He has collaborated with conductors Christoph Eschenbach, Andrew Parrett, George Cleve, Becker, Yuav Talmi, Uri Segal, Silverstein, Sui Lan, and Henry Mazer. He has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, Jimmy Lin, Anthony Gigliotti, Lawrence Lesser, Pi-hsien Chen, Peter Eotvos, Anthony diBonaventura. He formed a piano duo with pianist Tema Blackstone and has worked with the Tokyo String Quartet, the Shangha! i String Quartet, and many others.
New England String Ensemble Festival Orchestra , Susan
Davenny Wyner, conductor:
Drawing on the finest musicians in the Boston area and led by its dazzling Music Director and Conductor Susan Davenny Wyner, the New England String Ensemble was founded in 1993, and have been chosen two years in a row as among the Best Orchestra Performances of the season by the Boston Globe.