讓靈魂回家 is about a documentary film by Taiwan award winning
anthropologist and filmmaker Hu Tai-Li 胡台麗 on the Ami 阿美族
"Returning Souls 讓靈魂回家", true stories about how Amis youth
rebuilt their ancient temple and bring back home the wondering
souls of their ancestors with the help of prayers and witches.
Shih-Hui Chen 陳士惠 composed the music scores for the film based
on authentic elements of Ami tribal songs. This film won the
2012 Jean Rouch International Ethnographic Film Festival. Both
the film director Hu and composer Chen will be at the Jordan
Hall concert introducing this film briefly before Lynn Chang’s
top prizewinner of the International Paganini Competition in Genoa
Italy, violinist Lynn Chang has enjoyed an active and versatile
international career as soloist, chamber musician, and educator for over
A native of Boston, Mr. Chang began his violin study at the age of seven
with Sarah Scriven and Alfred Krips of the Boston Symphony. He continued
his studies at the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Ivan Galamian,
then went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard . He
currently serves as faculty member at MIT, Boston University, the Boston
Conservatory, and the New England Conservatory of Music.
For the past 25 years Mr. Chang has been a member of the Boston Chamber
Music Society, which can be heard throughout the season in Jordan Hall
and Sanders Theatre. During the summers, he performs regularly at the
Musicorda Music Festival, the Gerhart Music Festival and the Foundation
for Chinese Performing Arts Summer Music Camp at the Walnut Hill School
in Natick. He has also appeared at the Wolf Trap, Great Woods, Marlboro,
and Tanglewood Music Festivals, and as soloist with orchestras in Miami,
Salt Lake City, Oakland, Seattle, Honolulu, Beijing, Taipei, and Hong
In 1995 the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra and their conductor,
David Commanday commissioned the late Ivan Tcherepnin to compose a
concerto for Mr. Chang and Yo-Yo Ma. The work received the distinguished
Grawemeyer Award, and Mr. Chang traveled to Moscow to record it with
cellist Alexander Rudin in 1997.
Lynn Chang can also be heard in CD performances with the Boston Chamber
Music Society; with Yo-Yo Ma on the Sony “Made in America" CD; with Dawn
Upshaw on her Grammy Award winning CD; “The Girl with the Orange Lips;"
and on New World Records performing works by William Grant Still.
Last spring Mr. Chang was honored with the first Distinguished
Leadership Award from the Institute for Asian American Studies of the
University of Massachusetts Boston for his achievements as educator and
Mr. Chang is married to Lisa Wong, a pediatrician. They make their home
in Newton, Massachusetts with their two children, Jennifer and
Christopher who also play the violin.
Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical
music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a
fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today's world. Now in
its second decade as a quartet, the Quartet has established itself as an
ensemble of the highest musical qualifications in its tours across the
United States and abroad. Their performances regularly take place in
many of the world's most important concert halls, from Carnegie Hall to
the Sydney Opera House. At the same time, the Quartet's belief that
concert music can also be a meaningful part of everyday life has also
drawn the foursome to perform in settings as diverse as the workplace,
schools, juvenile prisons, and the White House. In fact, the Ying
Quartet's constant quest to explore the creative possibilities of the
string quartet has led it to an unusually diverse array of musical
projects and interests.
The Ying Quartet's recordings reflect many of the group's wide-ranging
musical interests and have generated consistent, enthusiastic acclaim.
Their 2007 Telarc release of the three Tchaikovsky Quartets and the
Souvenir de Florence (with James Dunham and Paul Katz) was nominated for
a Grammy Award in the Best Chamber Music Performance category. In
addition, their much-heralded collaboration with the Turtle Island
Quartet, "Four + 4," explored the common ground between the classic
string quartet tradition and jazz and other American vernacular styles,
and won a Grammy Award in 2005. Their most recent release with the Billy
Childs Chamber Jazz Ensemble, Autumn in Moving Pictures (ArtistShare)
was nominated for a Grammy in 2010. In addition, the Ying Quartet’s Dim
Sum (Telarc) features music by Chinese-American composers that merges
the Western string quartet with the aural world of traditional Chinese
music. The Quartet has also documented its noteworthy LifeMusic
commissioning project in its recorded work. Released by Quartz, "The
Ying Quartet play LifeMusic" was named Editor's Choice by Gramophone
magazine and is the first in a continuing series. The Ying Quartet is
now pleased to be in a relationship with Sono Luminus with this release
of Arensky’s Quartets and Quintet and a release last year of the third
record in their LifeMusic commissions.
In addition to appearing in conventional concert situations, the Ying
Quartet is also known for its diverse and unusual performance projects.
For several years the Quartet presented a series called "No Boundaries"
at Symphony Space in New York City that sought to re-imagine the concert
experience. Collaborations with actors, dancers, electronics, a host of
non-classical musicians, a magician and even a Chinese noodle chef gave
new and thoughtful context to a wide variety of both traditional and
contemporary string quartet music. They have also worked with composer
Tod Machover and the MIT Media lab in the use of Hyperscore, an
innovative musical composition software. Other musical partners range
from pianists Menahem Pressler and Gilbert Kalish and cellist Paul Katz
to folk musician Mike Seeger, jazz pianist Billy Childs, and the Turtle
The Ying Quartet's ongoing LifeMusic commissioning project, created in
response to their commitment to expanding the rich string quartet
repertoire, has already achieved an impressive history. Supported by the
Institute for American Music, the Quartet commissions both established
and emerging composers to create music that reflects contemporary
American life. Augusta Read Thomas, Michael Torke, Chen Yi, Kevin Puts,
Paquito D'Rivera, Paul Moravec, Lowell Liebermann, Bernard Rands, Pierre
Jalbert, Sebastian Currier, and Carter Pann are only some of the
renowned composers and musicians who have written for LifeMusic.
During the summers, the Ying Quartet's activity is primarily centered at
music festivals. They regularly perform and teach at the Bowdoin
International Music Festival and also served as ensemble-in-residence at
the Aspen Music Festival. Other festival appearances have been at
Tanglewood, Ravinia, Caramoor, San Miguel de Allende, Kneisel Hall,
Norfolk, Skaneateles, Amelia Island, Interlochen, and many others.
As quartet-in-residence at the Eastman School of Music, the Ying Quartet
maintains full time faculty positions in the String and Chamber Music
Departments. One cornerstone of chamber music activity at Eastman is the
noted Music for All program, in which all students have the opportunity
to perform in community settings beyond the concert hall. From
2001-2008, the Ying Quartet has also been the Blodgett
Artists-in-Residence at Harvard University. The Ying Quartet first came
to professional prominence in the early 1990s during their years as
resident quartet of Jesup, Iowa, a farm town of 2000 people. Playing
before audiences of six to six hundred in homes, schools, churches, and
banks, the Quartet had its first opportunities to enable music and
creative endeavor to become an integral part of community life. The
Quartet considers its time in Jesup the foundation of its present
musical life and goals. The residency, supported by a grant from the
National Endowment for the Arts, was widely chronicled in the national
media. Toward the end of the residency, the quartet and several of the
townspeople were invited to Capitol Hill to testify before Congress on
behalf of the NEA.
Graduated from the Eastman School of Music and began a two-year
residency in Jesup, Iowa, under a grant from the National Endowment for
Top prizewinner in the Banff International String Quartet Competition.
Winner of the Naumburg Chamber Music Award.
Appointed Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the Eastman School of Music.
Grammy nomination for Best Chamber Music Performance for appearing on "Golijov:Yiddishbuk"
Winner of a Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album for "4+Four"
(Telarc) with the Turtle Island String Quartet.
Grammy nomination for Best Chamber Music Performance for "Tchaikovsky:
Three String Quartets and the Souvenir de Florence" (Telarc).
Ayano Ninomiya joins the Ying Quartet as first violin.
Grammy nomination for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for "Autumn: In
Moving Pictures Jazz-Chamber Music Vol. 2"(ArtistShare), a collaboration
with Billy Childs and the Chamber Jazz Ensemble.
(Complete timeline to come…)
Violin - Ayano Ninomiya
Beginning with the 2010-2011 season, violinist Ayano Ninomiya joins the
Ying Quartet as first violinist and Associate Professor of Violin and of
Chamber Music at the Eastman School of Music at the University of
Rochester. She is a top prizewinner in the 2003 Naumburg Competition,
the 2006 Tibor Varga Competition, and winner of the S&R Washington and
Lili Boulanger Memorial awards, and has built a significant career of
recital, concerto, music festival, and chamber music appearances. In
addition, she brings her own passionate vision for imaginative
programming, collaborative work, and audience engagement initiatives.
This season's Ying Quartet performances bring Ms.Ninomiya on tours
across the U.S. from Tennessee to Virginia to California, and also to
Beijing, China, as well as recording an Arensky album for Sono Luminus
and performing at the Bowdoin Festival in Maine. Solo engagements
include a performance of Bartok's Concerto no. 2 with the Civic Symphony
of Boston, recitals in Tokyo, Japan, at the National Gallery of Art, and
at Lincoln Center, NYC. She also makes return appearances at the
Kingston, Lenape, and Moab festivals.
Ms. Ninomiya's second New York recital which took place at Merkin
Concert Hall in October 2008 garnered this praise: "Her technique is
equal to all challenges, secure, effortless and unobtrusive; her tone is
lovely, pure, and variable in color and intensity" (New York Concert
Review). Two pieces from this recital were chosen for broadcast on New
York’s WQXR Young Artist Showcase. As one of five soloists for the 2009
Young Performers Career Advancement program by the Association of
Performing Arts Presenters, she performed at their Weill Recital Hall at
Carnegie Hall showcase.
Ms. Ninomiya’s 2004 debut recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
was described as "deeply communicative and engrossing" (The New York
Times). Under the auspices of Astral Artists, whose National Auditions
she won in 2003, she had the unique opportunity to lead the Haddonfield
Symphony Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Vivaldi’s The Four
Seasons, and gave her Philadelphia debut recital as well as a recital at
the Washington Conservatory. She also performed on Astral’s Rising Stars
series at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, with
other Astral colleagues at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, and gave
a piano trio recital with pianist Claude Frank and cellist Clancy Newman
As the recipient of the 2005 Beebe Fellowship, Ms.Ninomiya lived in
Budapest, Hungary until 2007, where she studied at the Liszt Academy of
Music and researched scores at the Bartok Archives. Ms. Ninomiya’s
recording of the complete works for violin by Larry Bell, "The Book of
Moonlight," was listed as one of the Top 10 Classical Recordings of 2003
(Philadelphia’s City Paper). In 2007, with other artists from the
Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, she recorded Paul Moravec’s "Cool
Fire" and "Chamber Symphony" for the Naxos label.
In 2007 Ms. Ninomiya created several unique lecture-recital programs for
Elderhostel and in 2008 taught eight "Day of Discovery" classes in New
York City, upstate New York, and outside of Boston. For these she
received stellar written and point evaluations across the board.
Stemming from her own experience beginning violin studies in a public
school program at the age of seven, she also has a keen interest in
giving community and kids programs wherever her professional concerts
take her. Over the years, these opportunities have brought her from
Bethlehem, New Hampshire to Columbia, Missouri, to Denton, Maryland,
including many occasions in the greater Philadelphia area.
Ms. Ninomiya made her debut as soloist on Opening Night of the Boston
Pops 1999 season under Keith Lockhart and was praised for her "great
sweetness of tone, dazzling bow work, and intensity of expression"
(Boston Herald). Subsequent performances have included those with
orchestras in Europe (Budapest, Sofia, Martigny), the Boston,
Harrisburg, Mobile, Dubuque, Northbrook, Longwood, Civic Symphony of
Boston, Jackson (MI), and Southwest Florida symphonies, and the Highland
As the 2002 Japan Airlines (JAL) Classic Special New Artist, Ms.
Ninomiya gave a five-city recital tour of Japan, including a debut
recital at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall. Her recital debut at Boston’s Jordan
Hall on the BankBoston Emerging Artist Series in 1997 was described as
"technically dazzling, intensely musical, questing in spirit and
passionate in expression" (Boston Herald). She has been featured since
then on the Rising Stars series at the Ravinia Festival, at the Gardner
Museum in Boston, on the Sanibel BigArts Series in Florida, and on the
Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago.
Ms. Ninomiya joined Musicians from Marlboro for their 2005 tour of
France and 2004 U.S. tour. She has been invited to perform with the
Young Artists from the Steans Institute of the Ravinia Festival, for the
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, on New York City’s WQXR, at the
Metropolitan Art Museum, Bargemusic, and spent several seasons at the
Marlboro, Ravinia, Caramoor, Bridgehampton, and Olympic festivals. Ms.
Ninomiya was a founding member of the Amaryllis String Quartet, which
won the Fischoff Competition (Junior Division), performed with Yo-Yo Ma
and Pamela Frank, and performed professionally at the Boulder, Strings
in the Mountains, and Rockport festivals, among others. She is also an
active member of the conductorless string ensemble, ECCO.
Ms. Ninomiya graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a joint
degree in Music and French in 2001, where she was also awarded the David
McCord Prize and won the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra Concerto
Competition. She holds a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School where
she studied with Robert Mann. Her teachers and coaches include Miriam
Fried, Michele Auclair, Hyo Kang, Robert Levin, Eszter Perenyi, and
Andras Keller. Currently residing in New York City, she has been a
volunteer tutor for at-risk high school students at the East Harlem
Justice Center and a volunteer teacher assistant at the Lighthouse Music
School in NYC.
Violin - Janet Ying
Janet Ying is a founding member of the Ying Quartet, whose fascinating
career path began in 1992 in Jesup, a small town in northeast Iowa.
Among the first groups to be awarded a National Endowment for the Arts
grant to live and perform in a rural area, Ms. Ying explored connections
between concert music and everyday life, performing throughout the
community in places like schools, workplaces, social clubs, churches and
banks. In the process of doing so, she forged a vision for making music
an integral part of community. At the same time, Ms. Ying was recognized
for musical excellence with the Naumburg Chamber Music Award in 1993,
and since then has performed extensively across the United States and
abroad. Since the Jesup residency, she has continued her quest for
creative music-making, creating a series called "No Boundaries" at
Symphony Space in New York, combining string quartet music with poetry,
dance, popular music, magic, and even a Chinese noodle-making
demonstration, as well as collaborating with diverse musicians such as
Menahem Pressler, Jon Manasse, jazz pianist Billy Childs, the Turtle
Island Quartet, Mike Seeger, and Matt Flinner. Along with the Quartet,
she actively commissions new works in an ongoing project called
LifeMusic, asking American composers to communicate an aspect of
contemporary American life, and has premiered intriguing works from
Kevin Puts, Chen Yi, Sebastian Currier, Michael Torke, Bernard Rands,
Paul Moravec, Paquito D’Rivera, and Augusta Read Thomas, among others.
Ms. Ying can be heard on these recordings: Three Tchaikovsky Quartets
and the Souvenir de Florence, its series of three LifeMusic albums
featuring American commissions, 4 + Four, a Grammy award winning
collaboration with the Turtle Island String Quartet, and Dim Sum, a
collection of shorter works melding Eastern and Western sounds.
Principal violin studies have been with Yuko Nasu, Sonja Foster, Almita
and Roland Vamos, Donald Weilerstein, and William Preucil. Currently,
Ms. Ying is an Associate Professor of Chamber Music at the Eastman
School of Music, and in addition pursues taiji, Crossfit and an interest
Viola - Phillip Ying
Phillip Ying, as violist of the Ying Quartet, has performed across the
United States, Europe and Asia. He is a recipient of the Naumburg Award
for Chamber Music, has won a Grammy for a collaborative recording with
the Turtle Island String Quartet, and has been nominated three
additional times, most recently for a collaborative album with pianist,
Billy Childs. He maintains a vital interest in new music with recent and
planned premieres of works by Chen Yi, Augusta Read Thomas, Kevin Puts,
Ned Rorem, Jennifer Higdon, Sebastian Currier, Paquito D’Rivera, Lowell
Liebermann, Paul Moravec, and Kenji Bunch and is currently engaged in a
multi-year commissioning project with the Institute for American
Music. Mr. Ying also pursues creative projects across musical styles
with other artists such as Garth Fagan and Tod Machover. During the
summers, he has performed at the Colorado College, Bowdoin, Aspen,
Marlboro, Tanglewood, Caramoor, Norfolk, Music in the Vineyards and
Skaneateles Music Festivals. He has recorded on the Sono Luminus, Telarc,
Albany, Elektra, and EMI labels. Mr. Ying is an Associate Professor
Chamber Music and Viola at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.
From 2001-‐2008, he was named with the Ying Quartet Blodgett Ensemble
in Residence at Harvard University. Additionally, he served a six year
term as President of Chamber Music America, a national service
organization for chamber music ensembles, presenters and artist
managers, and has been published by Chamber Music magazine. He is a
frequent speaker, panelist, and outside evaluator on subjects such as
arts-in-education, advocacy through performance, and chamber music
residencies. Mr. Ying received his education at Harvard University, the
New England Conservatory, and the Eastman School of Music, and has
studied principally with Martha Katz, Walter Trampler, and Roland Vamos.
Cello - David Ying
Cellist David Ying is well known to concert audiences as the cellist of
the Grammy Award winning Ying Quartet. With the Quartet he has performed
worldwide in celebrated music venues from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney
Opera House. The quartet is also known for its enterprising view of
concert performance, which has led to visits to the White House as well
as correctional facilities, and to business schools as well as
hospitals. In its collaborations, the quartet has performed with chamber
music greats Menachem Pressler, Gilbert Kalish, and Paul Katz, as well
as explored new musical territory with folk musician Mike Seeger, the
Turtle Island Quartet, and even actors, dancers, chefs and magicians.
With the Quartet, David has created a wide range of recordings that have
received consistent acclaim, as well as a Grammy Award and four Grammy
nominations. Their recorded work ranges from traditional-‐
Tchaikovsky’s three string quartets and his Souvenir de Florence-‐ to
contemporary-‐ three albums of their LifeMusic commissions. It also
includes unique collaborations with the Turtle Island Quartet, pianist
Billy Childs, and Phish frontman Trey Anastasio. In October 2011, the
quartet released the two string quartets and piano quintet of Anton
Arensky (Sono Luminus). David first pursued chamber music avidly as a
teenaged student at the Eastman School of Music with his piano trio,
which was awarded first prize at the Coleman Chamber Music Competition.
Later he would also win the Naumburg Chamber Music Award, this time with
the Ying Quartet. David is also highly regarded as an individual artist,
having been awarded prizes in the Naumburg Cello Competition and in the
Washington International Competition. As a solo cellist, he often
performs with his wife, pianist Elinor Freer. Together they are also
artistic directors of the Skaneateles Festival. Their imaginative view
of music has helped to earn the festival a devoted following and
national recognition, including a special ASCAP award for adventurous
programming. A graduate of both the Eastman School of Music and the
Juilliard School, David owes a debt of gratitude to his many fine
teachers, who include Leonard Rose, Channing Robbins, Paul Katz, Steven
Doane, Robert Sylvester, and Nell Novak. David presently serves on the
cello and chamber music faculty at the Eastman School of Music in
Rochester NY, where he and Elinor reside with their two children.
versatile artist, cellist Carol Ou is known for her “fiery, marvelous”
and “meltingly melodic outpourings” (Boston Globe) and her “wonderfully
pure cello tone and incisive technique” (The Strad).
A founding member of the Buswell-Ou Duo, Ou often appears in solo,
chamber music, and concerto performances with violinist James Buswell.
As the cellist of the Carpe Diem String Quartet, she frequently tours
all over the U.S., performing an eclectic mix of classical string
quartet repertoire with many crossover genres of music. Ou has
collaborated with celebrated artists such as Midori, Hillary Hahn, Kim
Kashkashian, Timothy Eddy, Pascal Rogé, András Schiff, Raul Juarena, and
Jayme Stone at the Marlboro Music Festival, Summerfest La Jolla,
Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Austin Chamber Music Center,
Nevada Chamber Music Festival, and other noted music festivals.
At ease with the diverse music styles of the last five centuries, Ou
regularly programs traditional European masterworks with more eclectic
works in concert. She has recorded three of the most beloved cello
concerti by Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Elgar, and premiered several new
compositions written for her. She gave the first performance of Hsiao
Tyzen's Cello Concerto in Taipei and collaborated with Hsiao on the
premiere of a number of solo and chamber music works throughout the U.S.
and Singapore. American composers such as Richard Toensing and the late
Daniel Pinkham have also dedicated works to her. Other unusual works
that she has performed include Tan Dun's Ghost Opera for string quartet
and pipa, Peter Sculthorpe's string quartet with didjeridu, and Reza
Vali’s Calligraphy No. 4 for string quartet and Persian santoor.
In the 2012–2013 season, in her new role as Carpe Diem String Quartet’s
cellist, Ou has collaborated with the Latin Grammy winner and master of
the bandoneon Raul Juarena in Piazzolla’s 4 Seasons of Buenos Aires.
With banjo sensation Jayme Stone, she has performed repertoire as far
ranging as Bach’s Art of the Fugue, West African praise songs, Bulgarian
dances, and bluegrass fiddling music.
Since 2007, Ou has also been chamber music director of the Heifetz
International Summer Music Institute in Wolfeboro, N.H. and Staunton,
Va. In addition to her regular teaching duties, Carol Ou has traveled
extensively to give cello and chamber music masterclasses in Germany,
Spain, Luxembourg, Argentina, Ukraine, Australia, Taiwan, Canada, and
throughout the U.S.
Ou's solo recordings are all issued by the Chi-Mei Foundation in Taiwan.
Her chamber music recordings of the 20th-century repertoire can be found
on the Naxos and CRI labels. Her recording of Walter Piston's Chamber
Music, issued by Naxos, won the 2001 Chamber Music America Best Chamber
Music CD award.
B.A., magna cum laude, Yale University. M.M., M.M.A., D.M.A., Yale
School of Music. Studies with Ronald Leonard, Janos Starker, Aldo
Parisot. Recordings on Chi-Mei (Taiwan), Naxos, and CRI. Former faculty
of Yale, MIT, Harvard University, Gordon College (director of strings,
chamber music, and orchestral studies). Carol Ou is currently on the
faculty of both the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and
Gordon College in Wenham, MA where she is the director of chamber music
and orchestral studies.
Jennifer Chang began studying violin with Aideen Zeitlin,
continued with James Buswell and Marylou Speaker Churchill, and,
after a transformative summer playing viola in chamber ensembles,
began studying viola in earnest with Roger Tapping. She recently
completed her Master’s degree at Juilliard, studying with Misha
Amory and Heidi Castleman. Spending her high school summers at
Greenwood Music Camp, Jenn established a passion for chamber music
that she continued to develop at the Musicorda, Kneisel Hall, and
Moritzburg summer festivals and the Saint Lawrence and Juilliard
Jenn graduated from Harvard College with a degree in social
studies. As a member of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, she
served as principal second violin for several years, then as
principal viola. She also directed the instrumental program of the
community service organization MIHNUET, which plays biweekly
concerts at various hospitals and nursing homes in the greater
Throughout college, Jenn combined musical and academic pursuits,
culminating in her senior thesis about the Venezuelan social
program El Sistema. Jenn was invited to present her thesis at
symposiums organized by the New England Conservatory and Community
MusicWorks, and her work was featured in the League of American
Hailed as “expert” by the New York Times for her 2011 performance
at the Museum of Modern Art Summergarden series, Jenn is a strong
proponent of new music. She currently performs in chamber
ensembles in New York, Boston, and San Francisco, but spends the
majority of her time working for Google in New York.
by critics in the United States and abroad for performances of stunning
virtuosity, refinement and communicative power, pianist Ya-Fei Chuang
has appeared at international festivals include the Beethoven Festival
in Warsaw with Christoph Eschenbach, Taipei International Music
Festival, the European Music Festival (Stuttgart), , the Bach Festival
in Leipzig, Schleswig-Holstein, , Ravinia, Sarasota, Gilmore, Tanglewood,
the Celebrity Series in Boston, and the Oregon Bach Festival. She has
appeared with the Spectrum Concerts in Berlin, at the Fromm Foundation
concerts at Harvard, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in
Cambridge (USA), and at venues such as the Cologne and Berlin
Philharmonic Halls, the Schauspielhaus Berlin, the Gewandhaus Leipzig,
and Jordan and Symphony Halls in Boston. Ms. Chuang has performed as duo
partner with Kim Kashkashian, Robert Levin, Steven Isserlis, and James
Buswell. The Ruhr Piano Festival (Germany) has released two CDs of her
performances there—her May 2007 solo recital, which was also distributed
as a premium by the music magazine ‘Fono Forum’; and live performances
of the Mendelssohn G-minor piano concerto and concerto for two pianos in
A-flat. Her recent engagements include concerts and recordings in the
Berlin Philharmonic Hall, with the City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic, appearances at the National
Concert Hall Taipei, performances in England, Germany, Austria, South
America and throughout the US. She has recorded solo, concerto and
chamber music works for Naxos, Harmonia Mundi, ECM, New York Philomusica
Records, and the Ruhr Piano Festival. Her recording of Hindemith’s
chamber music works with Spectrum Berlin was awarded the special prize
by the International Record Review 2009.
Ya-Fei Chuang’s mastery of the most challenging solo and chamber
repertoire is complemented by her commitment to contemporary music. She
has given the world premieres of works by John Harbison, Stanley Walden
and Thomas Oboe Lee. Ya-Fei Chuang is on the faculty of the Boston
Conservatory and at the New England Conservatory Preparatory Division
and SCE. She gives master classes throughout the US, Europe and Asia,
including at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, at Tanglewood, and
annually at the International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum, Salzburg.
Prizewinner in the Cologne International Piano Competition at age 18,
Ya-Fei Chuang first performed on television in her native Taiwan at the
age of eight and gave her first public recital at age nine. She won
first prize at the nationally televised ‘Genius vs. Genius’ Competition
at age ten and first prize at the National Competition (Taiwan) at age
eleven. The following year she received unprecedented fellowships and
scholarships from several prestigious foundations in Germany and Taiwan
that enabled her to pursue pre-college, undergraduate, and masters-level
studies at the Freiburg Conservatory (Musik-hochschule) with Rosa
Sabater and Robert Levin, completing the six-year course of study in
four. During this time she was awarded numerous prizes, including the
Basel-Colmar-Freiburg Arts Prize and the Mendelssohn Prize in Freiburg.
She subsequently concluded her German studies with Pavel Gililov,
receiving a concert diploma (final degree) at the Cologne Conservatory,
and earned a graduate diploma at the New England Conservatory in Boston,
USA, with Russell Sherman.
Wang, a violinist and violist, began her musical studies with Christina
Scroggins and Shirley Givens at the Peabody Preparatory School in
Baltimore. She is a graduate of the Arts for Talented Youth Program at
Peabody, a pre-professional training program for promising young
musicians and dancers. Ms. Wang is equally interested in music, science,
and technology, having studied Electrical Engineering at Massachusetts
Institute of Technology ('03) while continuing violin studies under Lynn
Chang as an Emerson Music Fellow. She received her Master's Degree in
violin performance at the Boston Conservatory in 2007 and is currently
pursuing a doctoral degree at Boston University with her teachers Lynn
Chang and Bayla Keyes. Ms. Wang received first prize in the 2008 New
England International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition and has
performed as guest artist at the Killington Music Festival and the
Rockport Music Festival. Amanda is an active musician in the Boston, New
York, and DC areas, and has performed at the Carnegie Weill Hall, NEC
Jordan Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, and Kennedy Center. In addition to
music, Ms. Wang enjoys computer games and working on her RV conversion
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
無手續費 。 $50: VIP
$30: open seating at non-VIP section
$15: student open seating at non-VIP section
Children under 6 not admitted. 提供100張免費學生票 (14歲以上 , 每人一張) 請上
贈票網頁 索票 。 100 free
student tickets available at www.ChinesePerformingArts.net only
(1 per request for age 14 and up)