Saturday, April 7, 2012, 8 pm
 at Jordan Hall


DaXun Zhang 張達尋, bass
Tomoko Kashiwagi
柏木知子, piano





1. Suite No. 4, BWV 1010............................J.S. Bach

Bourrée I & II

2. Sun Shines on Taxkorgan 陽光照耀在塔什庫爾干......Chen Gang 陳剛


3. Song of Birds 空山鳥語...................................Chinese Traditional

4. Moon Reflected in the Spring 二泉映月......Yan-Jun Hua 華彥鈞

5. Elegy..........................................Giovanni Bottesini

6. Souvenir D'amerique.................Henri Vieuxtemps

"Song of Birds" is played on a Chinese instrument called "Jing Hu 京胡",
usually used in Peking opera.

Daxun Zhang
張達尋,  Double Bass

If the bass is finally to produce a headliner, the instrument can have no better champion,” wrote The Washington Post of double bassist DAXUN ZHANG, who has indeed made his mark as a soloist on this unusual instrument.

In April 2007, Mr. Zhang won an Avery Fisher Career Grant, only the second double bassist in the history of this prestigious award. This summer he was invited by cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han to participate in the chamber music festival Music@Menlo in California and performs Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet at the Indiana University Summer Chamber Music Series. During the 2007-2008 season he continues his residency with Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Two, and performs with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project in a series of concerts and cultural exchanges in China. He performs as soloist with the University of Northern Colorado Symphony and gives recitals at Indiana University, Rodef Shalom Congregation (PA), and McCain Performances (KS).

Mr. Zhang has performed extensively with the Silk Road Project, including concerts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, at Carnegie Hall, and in Japan and California. With Mr. Ma he recorded the soundtrack to a 10-part documentary series on the Silk Road, which aired in Japan on NHK Television. The CD was released as “Silk Road Journeys: Beyond the Horizon” on Sony Classical. He has also joined with fellow Silk Road musician and pipa player Yang Wei and pianist Tomoko Kashiwagi to form the innovative chamber ensemble Qi Lin.

As concerto soloist, Mr. Zhang has appeared with orchestras including Orange County’s Pacific Symphony, the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, the Grand Rapids Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle and the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra. He has given recitals at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the University of Georgia, Missouri State University, and at the Chinese Embassy in the Embassy Series in Washington, DC. He has also performed chamber music at the La Jolla Music Society’s Summerfest, the Linton Chamber Music Series in Cincinnati, the Strings in the Mountains Music Festival and the Vancouver Chamber Music Festival.

DaXun Zhang is the first double bass player to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and start a career under the auspices of Young Concert Artists. He made his New York debut sponsored by the Claire Tow Prize and his Washington, DC debut as a co-presentation with Washington Performing Arts Society. He also won the La Jolla Music Society Prize, the Orchestra New England Soloist Prize, and The Fergus Prize. In April 2006, Mr. Zhang performed Bizet’s Carmen Fantasy in at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall with Keith Lockhart conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.

DaXun Zhang comes from a family of bassists in Harbin, China. He has been playing the instrument since the age of nine, and studied at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing beginning at the age of eleven. He continued his studies in the U.S. at the Interlochen Arts Academy and received his Bachelor of Music at the Indiana University School of Music, where he worked with Lawrence Hurst. He has served on the faculty of Northwestern University and was recently appointed Assistant Professor of Double Bass at the University of Texas at Austin.

Mr. Zhang was the first double bassist ever to win First Prize in the 2003 WAMSO (Women's Auxiliary of the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra) competition, leading to a performance with the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra with Osmo Vanska, conducting. In 2001, Mr. Zhang was the youngest artist ever to win the International Society of Bassists Solo Competition. He has also received the Grand Prize of the American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition.

Tomoko Kashiwagi 柏木知子,  piano

Tomoko Kashiwagi has been actively performing as collaborative and chamber music pianist for many years. She was the staff pianist at University of Texas-Austin as well as the Interlochen Arts Camp and the piano faculty/coach at the Ithaca College Suzuki Institute. She received intensive training on chamber music at the renowned Kent/Blossom Music Festival where she was a full scholarship recipient in 2003. Kashiwagi has performed across the country and internationally with the double bass soloist DaXun Zhang including such prestigious venues as the 92nd St. Y in New York, the Gardner Museum in Boston and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

A native of Japan, she began her piano studies at the age of 6. She completed her Bachelor of Music, Master of Music and Performer Diploma in Piano Performance at Indiana University. Currently, Kashiwagi received the first Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Collaborative Piano from the University of Texas at Austin in May 2011.

日裔鋼琴家 Tomoko Kashiwagi 於美國印第安那大學取得鋼琴演奏碩士學位與演奏家文憑, 她多年來致力於伴奏與室內樂的演出。她取得德州大學奧斯汀分校音樂藝術博士, 目前於該校擔任鋼琴教師, 同時也於 Interlochen Arts Camp 教授鋼琴、另指導Ithaca College Suzuki Institute.長年隨著低音大提琴家張達尋於國內外許多知名的地點演出, 包括紐約的92nd St. Y 、波士頓的Gardner 博物館及華盛頓的甘迺迪中心(Kennedy Center)。


音樂會門票分為$50 (貴賓保留區、可預先指定座位)及$30(不對號自由入座)兩種 , 學生票$15 (不對號自由座區)  。六歲以下兒 童請勿入場 。購票:喬登廳票房: 617-585-1260, 波士頓書局(前世界書局): 617-451-1309, 葉秀聰鋼琴學校: 617-542-9129 。網站購票: 無手續費 。
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Children under 6 not admitted.

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