The 26th Annual Music Festival at Walnut Hill
July 20 to August 13, 2017
Concerts and Master Classes
Admission free. Suggested Donation $5 at door


Saturday, July 29, 2017,  7:30 PM


Walnut Hill School, Natick, MA

Jiyoung Lee, cellist
Iris Hsu
, pianist



Suite No. 1 in G Major BWV 1007
Menuet I, II

Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor
Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto
Sérénade: Modérément animé
Final: Animé, léger et nerveux


Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major Op. 119
Andante grave
Allegro, ma non troppo


Steinway piano provided by M. Steinert & Sons

Meet The Artists
Jiyoung Lee, cellist

Korean cellist Jiyoung Lee is known for her passionate interpretations, musical depth and sensitive performances. As a soloist, her performance credits include such orchestras as Korea’s Seoul Symphony Orchestra, New York’s Hudson Valley Philharmonic and New Jersey’s Bergen Philharmonic. An avid chamber musician, she has played at numerous festivals, including Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, Music at Menlo, La Jolla Summer Fest, Music From Angel Fire, Perlman Music Program, Sarasota Music Festival, Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland, Seiji Ozawa Academy in Switzerland, and the Great Mountain International Festival, Korea.

Ms. Lee’s honors and awards include: winner, the New York International Artist Association 2014; winner, the Bergen Philharmonic Young Artist Competition; 2nd Prize, the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Competition, Harbin, China; winner, The 2012 Juilliard Schumann Concerto Competition; winner, the 2012 Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition, and 2nd Prize, the 2012 Hellam Young Artist Competition, Springfield, MO.

Her recent solo performances include Lincoln Center’s Wednesday at One series in Alice Tully, two solo recitals at New York City’s Harvard Club, and Korea Society. Chamber music performances include appearances at Victoria Hall in Geneva, Lincoln Center’s Wednesday at One series in New York, New York City’s Fall for Dance, Caramoor Evning Rising Star Series, Music at Menlo Winter Residency.

Lee holds her Bachelor’s Degree from the Curtis Institute of Music as a student of Peter Wiley, and her Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School as a student of Timothy Eddy. She also received the Artist Diploma at The Juilliard School studying with Joel Krosnick. Currently, Jiyoung is pursuing her doctoral degree in Musical Arts at the New England Conservatory with Laurence Lesser.

Iris Hsu, pianist

Hailed an “exquisitely subtle pianist” by
The New York Times, Taiwanese-American Iris Hsu is a prizewinner of the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, as well as the Baltimore Music Club, Pacific Musical Society, and Ross McKee Competitions. She made her solo recital debut at the age of twelve, playing an all-Chopin program including the Second Piano Concerto with the Palo Alto Philharmonic at the Mountain View Performing Arts Center in Mountain View, California. As an active solo and chamber musician, she has since appeared as soloist with the Fremont Symphony Orchestra and given performances throughout the United States, Canada, Holland, Italy, and Spain.

Ms. Hsu has performed in master classes with numerous renowned artists including Leon Fleisher, Boris Berman, Ann Schein, Menahem Pressler, Roy Howat, Leslie Howard, Jura Margulis, and Victor Rosenbaum. In past summers, she had the opportunity to work with Robert McDonald, Julian Martin, Mikhail Voskresensky, Mack McCray, Angela Cheng, Alvin Chow, and Marc Durand at the International Holland Music Sessions, Zephyr International Chamber Music Festival, Banff Centre Piano Master Class Program, Millennium International Piano Festival, and Boston University Tanglewood Institute. She is a scholarship recipient of the Mack McCray Foundation, Lime Kiln Foundation, and Bay Area Steinway Society.

Ms. Hsu was born in New York and began her piano studies when she was three years old, studying primarily with Li-shan Hung in Mountain View, California. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University under the tutelage of Boris Slutsky. Subsequently, she received her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School, where she studied with Matti Raekallio and was awarded a teaching fellowship to serve as faculty in the piano minor department. She is continuing her studies at Peabody with Professor Slutsky as a candidate in the Doctor of Musical Arts program.

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Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts

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