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The Juilliard School's ninth annual ChamberFest from Monday, January 11 - Saturday, January 16, 2010 features 8 concerts in six days of ensemble music-making by 70 Juilliard musicians in 20 Juilliard ensembles, coached by Juilliard faculty members in intensive sessions during the winter break. This season's participants range from bachelor through doctoral level and include a Pre-College Division ensemble. Juilliard's new Historical Performance program will be represented by Juilliard faculty member Robert Mealy, who will be coaching an ensemble in several early music works, and three students enrolled in the Historical Performance program. In addition this year, Juilliard welcomes four guests from the Royal Academy of Music (London).
All ChamberFest concerts are FREE; no tickets are required. For further information, call the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard at (212) 769-7406 or visit Juilliard's Web site at www.juilliard.edu/ChamberFest.
ChamberFest opens on Monday, January 11 at 8 PM in Paul Hall for the first time with Juilliard's newest department, Historical Performance. The ensemble is joined by musicians from the Royal Academy of Music. Works by Castello, Uccellini, Merula, and Marini will be performed by Silvio Richter, violin (from the Royal Academy of Music and an early music specialist); Joana Plana, violin; Ezra Seltzer, cello; and Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord.
Completing the program is Shostakovich's Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67 with Russell Durham, violin; Tommy Mesa, cello; Aizhan Nurkenova, piano (Royal Academy of Music); Ives' Trio for violin, cello, and piano with Giovanni Guzzo, violin (Royal Academy of Music), Aleisha Verner, cello; and Tanya Gabrielian, piano; and Beethoven's Septet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20 with Sheryl Hwangbo, violin;Elzbieta Weyman, viola; Charles Tyler, cello; Eric Shetzen, bass; Anna Mshimoto, clarinet (Royal Academy of Music); Benjamin Moermond, bassoon; and Sydney Braunfeld, French horn.
On Tuesday, January 12 at 8 PM in Paul Hall, Juilliard ensembles perform Chopin's Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 8 with Robyn Quinnett, violin; Lila Yang, cello; and Melody Quah, piano; Loeffler's Deux Rhapsodies for oboe, viola, and piano with Max Blair, oboe; Adrienne Hochman, viola; and Yuri Bakker, piano; and Mendelssohn's Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 80 with Sharon Park, violin; Francesca Anderegg, violin; Molly Carr, viola; and Matt Zalkind, cello.
Two performances take place on Wednesday, January 13. ChamberFest presents a lunchtime program on that Wednesday at 1 PM in The Peter Jay Sharp Theater featuring Weber's Quintet in B-Flat Major, Op. 34 for clarinet, two violins, viola, and cello with Liam Burke, clarinet; Avigail Bushakevitz, violin; Hye Jin Koh, violin; EunWon Suzy Lee, viola; and Justina Sullivan, cello; and Brahms' Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60 with Alex Shiozaki, violin; Joan Topper, viola; Patrick McGuire, cello, and Emely Phelps, piano. At 8 PM in Paul Hall, the program includes Ravel's Piano Trio in A Minor with Anne Ku, violin; Elliot Mallard, cello; and Fei-Fei Dong, piano; and Dvořák's Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 87 with Ji Eun (Lisa) Kim, violin; Caterina Longhi, viola; Madeline Fayette, cello; and Yu Lu, piano.
ChamberFest continues on Thursday, January 14 at 8 PM in Paul Hall with Juilliard ensembles performing Brahms' Trio in A Minor, Op. 114 for viola, cello and piano with Daniel Arocha, viola; Christine Lamprea, cello; and Zhenni Li, piano; and Messiaen's Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) with Michelle Ross, violin, Michael Katz, cello, Hubert Tanguay-Labrosse, clarinet; and Justine Pelletier, piano.
On Friday, January 15 at 8 PM in Paul Hall, ChamberFest features Shostakovich's Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57 with Laura Ha, violin; Mary Edge, violin; Hannah Ross, viola; Mitchell Lyon, cello; and Yvonne Chen, piano; and Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50 with Stephanie Jeong, violin; Anna Burden, cello; and Naomi Kudo, piano.
On Saturday, January 16, the closing weekend of ChamberFest, Juilliard presents two concerts. At 3 PM in Paul Hall, Juilliard Pre-College is featured with an ensemble performing Mendelssohn's Trio in C Minor, Op. 66 with Abigail Fayette, violin; Jean Kim, cello; and Angie Zhang, piano; and Dvořák's Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 with Justyna Jara, violin; Karen Cueva, violin; Daniel Hedinger, viola; James Lee, cello; and Or Re'em, piano. At 8 PM in The Peter Jay Sharp Theater, ChamberFest concludes with Juilliard college ensembles performing Brahms' Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87 with Soo Yeon Kim, violin; Sung Chan Chang, cello; and Yohann Ripert, piano; Schoenberg's String Trio, Op. 45 (1946) with Doori Na, violin; Jocelin Pan, viola; and Jeremiah Campbell, cello; and Brahms' Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B Minor, Op. 115 with Xiang-yu Zhou, clarinet; Brian Bak, violin; Ritchie Zah, violin; Taeyoung Yoon, viola; and Madeleine Kabat, cello.
This year's group of talented musicians comes from 14 countries, including: the U.S., Canada, China, Croatia, Great Britain, Israel, Italy, Japan, Poland, The Netherlands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, and Venezuela. As soloists, they have appeared with the Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony, and the Warsaw Philharmonic, among many others. They have won prizes in prestigious competitions such as the Stradivarius International Violin Competition, Hellam Competition, Klein International String Competition, Primrose International Viola Competition, ASTA Competition, Aldo Parisot International Competition, Scottish International Piano Competition, and others.
About Chamber Music at Juilliard
Chamber music holds a prominent and active place in the Juilliard curriculum and performance schedule. More than 100 participating student ensembles receive personalized coachings from leading chamber music performers on the School's faculty, including members of the School's ensembles-in-residence: the Juilliard String Quartet, American Brass Quintet, and New York Woodwind Quintet. Pianist Joseph Kalichstein holds the Edwin S. and Nancy A. Marks Endowed Chair in Chamber Music Studies. ChamberFest offers Juilliard students a special opportunity to work without interruption, in-depth, on repertoire they have selected and in groups that they have formed on their own. The unlimited rehearsal time and daily coaching support that ChamberFest provides yields extraordinarily rich artistic and educational results. Faculty coaches for this year's festival are: Darrett Adkins, Toby Appel, Baruch Arnon, Timothy Eddy, Nathan Hughes, Joseph Kalichstein, Curtis Macomber, Jon Manasse, Robert Mealy, Charles Neidich, Sylvia Rosenberg, and Fred Sherry.
Juilliard presents free lunchtime concerts (no tickets required) on Wednesdays in Alice Tully Hall. Wednesdays at One performances are at 1 PM and last for about an hour. In addition, Juilliard regularly presents nighttime concerts entitled, An Evening of Chamber Music, in Alice Tully Hall featuring chamber music by a variety of student ensembles. Juilliard's chamber music concerts are not limited to the
Lincoln Center area. Student ensembles have performed at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage as part of The Conservatory Project. Also, student chamber music groups perform eight to ten community partnership concerts annually, known as the Chamber Music from Juilliard series, at unique venues throughout New York City, including the Williams Residence assisted living facility, the New York State Supreme Courthouse, and Columbia University's Faculty House and St. Paul's Chapel.
Juilliard's series of Liederabend and Sonatenabend concerts showcase the Juilliard musicians studying in the Collaborative Piano program. Juilliard Songbook concerts present vocalists from Juilliard's Department of Vocal Arts in the performance of song literature, paired with Collaborative Piano Department faculty.
The members of the Juilliard String Quartet serve as coaches to Juilliard's resident string quartet, a quartet residency funded through the generosity of the Arnhold family. The Afiara String Quartet is Juilliard's graduate resident string quartet.
9th ANNUAL JUILLIARD CHAMBERFEST
MONDAY, JANUARY 11 - SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2010
Monday, January 11, 8 PM, Paul Hall, 155 West 65th Street
WORKS BY CASTELLO, UCCELLINI, MERULA, MARINI
Silvio Richter, violin (Royal Academy of Music); Joan Plana, violin; Ezra Seltzer, cello; Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord
SHOSTAKOVICH - PIANO TRIO NO. 2 IN E MINOR, OP. 67
Russell Durham, violin; Tommy Mesa, cello; Aizhan Nurkenova, piano (Royal Academy of Music)
IVES - TRIO FOR VIOLIN, CELLO AND PIANO
Giovanni Guzzo, violin (Royal Academy of Music); Aleisha Verner, cello; Tanya Gabrielian, piano
BEETHOVEN - SEPTET IN E-FLAT MAJOR, OP. 20
Sheryl Hwangbo, violin; Elzbieta Weyman, viola; Charles Tyler, cello; Eric Shetzen, bass;
Anna Hashimoto, clarinet (Royal Academy of Music); Benjamin Moermond, bassoon; Sydney Braunfeld, French horn
Tuesday, January 12, 8 PM, Paul Hall
CHOPIN - PIANO TRIO IN G MINOR, OP. 8
Robyn Quinnett, violin; Lila Yang, cello; Melody Quah, piano
LOEFFLER - DEUX RHAPSODIES FOR OBOE, VIOLA, AND PIANO
Max Blair, oboe; Adrienne Hochman, viola; Yuri Bakker, piano
MENDELSSOHN - QUARTET NO. 6 IN F MINOR, OP. 80
Sharon Park, violin; Francesca Anderegg, violin; Molly Carr, viola; Matt Zalkind, cello
Wednesday, January 13, 1 PM, The Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 155 West 65th Street
WEBER - QUINTET FOR CLARINET, TWO VIOLINS, VIOLA AND CELLO IN B-FLAT MAJOR, OP. 34
Liam Burke, clarinet; Avigail Bushakevitz, violin; Hye Jin Koh, violin; EunWon Suzy Lee, viola;
Justina Sullivan, cello
BRAHMS - PIANO QUARTET NO. 3 IN C MINOR, OP. 60
Alex Shiozaki, violin; Joan Topper, viola; Patrick McGuire, cello; and Emely Phelps, piano
Wednesday, January 13, 8 PM, Paul Hall
RAVEL - PIANO TRIO IN A MINOR
Anne Ku, violin; Elliot Mallard, cello; Fei-Fei Dong, piano
DVOŘÁK - PIANO QUARTET IN E-FLAT MAJOR, OP. 87
Ji Eun (Lisa) Kim, violin; Caterina Longhi, viola; Madeline Fayette, cello; Yu Lu, piano
Thursday, January 14, 8 PM, Paul Hall
BRAHMS - TRIO FOR VIOLA, CELLO AND PIANO IN A MINOR, OP. 114
Daniel Arocha, viola; Christine Lamprea, cello; Zhenni Li, piano
MESSIAEN -QUATUOR POUR LA FIN DE TEMPS
Michelle Ross, violin; Michael Katz, cello; Hubert Tanguay-Labrosse, clarinet; Justine Pelletier, piano
Friday, January 15, 8 PM, Paul Hall
SHOSTAKOVICH - PIANO QUINTET IN G MINOR, OP. 57
Laura Ha, violin; Mary Edge, violin; Hannah Ross, viola; Mitchell Lyon, cello; Yvonne Chen, piano
TCHAIKOVSKY - PIANO TRIO IN A MINOR, OP. 50
Stephanie Jeong, violin; Anna Burden, cello (M.M. 2008); Naomi Kudo, piano
Saturday, January 16, 3:00 PM, Paul Hall
MENDELSSOHN - TRIO NO. 2 IN C MINOR, OP. 66
Abigail Fayette, violin; Jean Kim, cello; Angie Zhang, piano (Juilliard Pre-College students)
DVOŘÁK - PIANO QUINTET IN A MAJOR, OP. 81
Justyna Jara, violin; Karen Cueva, violin; Daniel Hedinger, viola; James Lee, cello; Or Re'em, piano
Saturday, January 16, 8 PM, The Peter Jay Sharp Theater
BRAHMS - PIANO TRIO NO. 2 IN C MAJOR, OP. 87
Soo Yeon Kim, violin; Sung Chan Chang, cello; Yohann Ripert, piano
SCHOENBERG - STRING TRIO, OP. 45 (1946)
Doori Na, violin; Jocelin Pan, viola; Jeremiah Campbell, cello
BRAHMS QUINTET FOR CLARINET AND STRINGS IN B MINOR, OP. 115
Xiang-yu Zhou, clarinet; Brian Bak, violin; Ritchie Zah, violin; Taeyoung Yoon, viola; Madeleine Kabat, cello
All ChamberFest concerts are FREE; no tickets are required. For further information, call the Juilliard Box Office at (212) 769-7406 or visit Juilliard's Web site at www.juilliard.edu.