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10th Annual ChamberFest Features 67 Musicians Plus 3 Pre-College Musicians in 20 Ensemble; 8 Free Concerts from January 10-15, 2011 at Juilliard

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The Juilliard School’s 10th annual ChamberFest takes place Monday, January 10 through Saturday, January 15, 2011 and features 8 FREE concerts in six days of ensemble music-making by 67 Juilliard musicians and 3 Pre-College musicians in 20 ensembles, coached by faculty members in intensive sessions during the winter break.

This season, Juilliard hosts musicians from the Paris Conservatory and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna through the Sylff Foundation (Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund or Sylff). Juilliard’s guests from Paris and Vienna will perform on the ChamberFest concert on January 11 and will be performing on European instruments: the Wiener Klarinette, Basson Français, and the Wiener Pumpenhorn. The Sylff Chamber Music Seminars, supported through the generosity of the Tokyo Foundation, has annually brought together 12 to 15 students from Juilliard, the Paris Conservatory, and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna for an intensive week of rehearsals, coaching, and performance. The Seminars are hosted in turn by each school, and the Juilliard visit completes the 3-year cycle.

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 10 at 8 PM in Paul Hall with Bartók’s Contrasts performed by Liam Burke, clarinet; Avigail Bushakevitz, cello; and Yale Work, piano; Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67 with Lavinia Pavlish, violin; Colin Stokes, cello; and Nathaniel LaNasa, piano; and Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25 featuring Nikita Morozov, violin; Megan Griffin, viola; Kristen Wojcik, cello; and Daniel Baer, piano.

On Tuesday, January 11 at 8 PM in Paul Hall, the visiting guest musicians from Paris and Vienna join Juilliard musicians in Poulenc’s Sextet for Wind Quintet and Piano, Op. 100; Brahms’ Horn Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 40; and Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps. The musicians will be performing on European instruments: the Wiener Klarinette, Basson Français, and the Wiener Pumpenhorn. Performing in the Poulenc Sextet will be Monika Guca, flute (Vienna); Merideth Hite, oboe (Juilliard); Gabriele Mayr, Wiener Klarinette (Vienna); Marie Collemare, horn (Paris); Dylan Corlay, Basson Français (Paris); and Natalia Kazaryan (Juilliard/Paris). The Brahms Horn Trio features Klaus Leherbauer, Wiener Pumpenhorn (Vienna); Michelle Ross, violin (Juilliard); and Antoine Alérini, piano (Paris). Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps features Balázs Rumy, clarinet (Juilliard); Dalia Dedinskaite, violin (Vienna); Lidy Blijdorp, cello (Paris); and Naomi Kudo, piano (Juilliard).

Two performances take place on Wednesday, January 12. ChamberFest presents a lunchtime program on the Wednesday at One series in Alice Tully Hall featuring Ligeti’s String Quartet No. 1 with Alex Shiozaki, violin; Elizabeth Derham, violin; Kim Mai Nguyen, viola; and Avery Waite, cello; and Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115 with Christopher Pell, clarinet; Doori Na, violin; Jin Suk Yu, violin; Jocelin Pan, viola; and Jay Campbell, cello. At 8 PM in Paul Hall, the program includes Dvořák String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 77 with Charles Yang, and Diomedes Saraza, violins; Ieong Cheng Ho, viola; Grant Kot, cello; and Corey Schutzer, bass; and Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60 with Siwoo Kim, violin; Steven Lin, piano; Yoshihiko Nakano, viola; and Sang Yhee, cello.

ChamberFest continues on Thursday, January 13 in Paul Hall with Ravel’s Piano Trio performed by Betty Zhou, violin; Nan-Cheng Chen, cello; and Sean Chen, piano; Brahms’ Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114 with Shuyue Zhao, clarinet; Justina Sullivan, cello; and Benjamin Laude, piano; and Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor “Death and the Maiden” with Yuqing Zhang, violin; Justyna Hara, violin; Kyle Miller, viola; and Mitchell Lyon, cello.

On Friday, January 14 at 8 PM in Paul Hall, two quintets are featured on the program: Schoenberg’s Woodwind Quintet, Op. 26 with Christopher Matthews, flute; Max Blair, oboe; Saerom Kim, clarinet; Conrad Cornelison, bassoon; and Craig Hubbard, horn; and Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34 with Sheryl Hwangbo, violin; Soo Yeon Kim, violin; Elzbieta Weyman, viola; Tobin Low, cello; and Henry Kramer, piano.  

On Saturday, January 15, the closing weekend of ChamberFest, Juilliard presents two concerts. At 3 PM in Paul Hall, the program begins with Villa-Lobos’ Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon with Ivonne Perez, oboe; Anton Rist, clarinet; and Ben Baron, bassoon; a Juilliard Pre-College Division ensemble is featured in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50 with Sirena Huang, violin; Taeguk Mun, cello; and Nansong Huang, piano; and the program ends with Saint-Saëns’ Piano Trio No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18 with Maria Im, violin; Ju-young Lee, cello; and Chloe Pang, soprano. At 8:30 PM on Saturday, January 15, also in Paul Hall, the program includes Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire with Catherine Hancock, soprano; Ken Hamao, violin; Patrick McGuire, cello; Daniel James, flute; Paul Cho, clarinet; and Hui Wu, piano; and Schubert’s Quintet in C Major, D. 956 with Cordelia Paw andHwi-Eun Kim, violins; Daniel Arocha, viola; Jacqueline Choi and Denise Ro, cellos.

About This Year’s Musicians:

This year’s exceptional musicians have appeared as soloists with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Korean National Festival Orchestra, the U.S. Army Band, Pasadena Pops Orchestra, and many others. They have won first prize and awards in the Boulder Philharmonic Concerto Competition, the Ehwa Competition (Korea), the Kosciusko Chopin Competition, Low Strings Concerto Competition at the Aspen Music Festival, 65th Steinway International Piano Competition, among others. They have attended the following music festivals: Aspen Music Festival, Kneisel Hall, Music@Menlo, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Perlman Music Program, Spoleto USA, Tanglewood Music Center, Verbier Festival, and others. In addition, Chloe Pang received acclaim for her recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations by International Piano magazine and has made appearances on The David Letterman Show and The Martha Stewart Show. Meredith Hite was named a Fulbright Scholar in Baroque and Modern Oboe and attended the Trossingen Musikhochschule in the Black Forest region of Germany.  

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. Juilliard faculty members coaching the ensembles this year include: Baruch Arnon, Timothy Eddy, André Emelianoff, Jonathan Feldman, Joseph Kalichstein, Yoheved Kaplinsky,  Alan Kay, Curt Macomber, Jon Manasse, 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.

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.

 

10th ANNUAL JUILLIARD CHAMBERFEST 

MONDAY, JANUARY 10 – SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2011, 8 FREE CONCERTS

Monday, January 10, 2011, 8 PM, Paul Hall

BARTÓK Contrasts

Liam Burke, Clarinet; Avigail Bushakevitz, Violin;

Yale Work, Piano

SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67

Lavinia Pavlish, Violin; Colin Stokes, Cello;

Nathaniel LaNasa, Piano

BRAHMS Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25

Nikita Morozov, Violin; Megan Griffin, Viola;

Kristen Wojcik, Cello; Daniel Baer, Piano

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 8 PM, Paul Hall – Sylff Chamber Music Seminar

With musicians from the Paris Conservatory and University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

POULENC Sextet, for Wind Quintet and Piano, Op. 100

Monika Guca, Flute (Vienna)

Merideth Hite, Oboe (Juilliard)

Gabriele Mayr, Wiener Klarinette (Vienna)

Marie Collemare, Horn (Paris)

Dylan Corlay, Basson Français (Paris)

Natalia Kazaryan, Piano (Juilliard/Paris)

BRAHMS Horn Trio in E flat Major, Op. 40

Klaus Leherbauer, Wiener Pumpenhorn (Vienna)

Michelle Ross, Violin (Juilliard)

Antoine Alérini, Piano (Paris)

MESSIAEN Quatuor pour la fin du temps

Balázs Rumy, Clarinet (Juilliard)

Dalia Dedinskaite, Violin (Vienna)

Lidy Blijdorp, Cello (Paris)

Naomi Kudo, Piano (Juilliard)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, Wednesdays at One series, 1 PM, Alice Tully Hall

LIGETI String Quartet No. 1

Alex Shiozaki, Violin; Elizabeth Derham, Violin;

Kim Mai Nguyen, Viola; Avery Waite, Cello

BRAHMS Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115

Christopher Pell, Clarinet; Doori Na, Violin;

Jin Suk Yu, Violin; Jocelin Pan, Viola;

Jay Campbell, Cello

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 8 PM, Paul Hall

DVOŘÁK String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 77

Charles Yang, Violin; Diomedes Saraza, Violin;

Ieong Cheng Ho, Viola;Grant Kot, Cello; Corey Schutzer, Bass

BRAHMS Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60

Siwoo Kim, Violin; Steven Lin, Piano;

Yoshihiko Nakano, Viola; Sang Yhee, Cello

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 8 PM, Paul Hall

RAVEL Piano Trio

Betty Zhou, Violin; Nan-Cheng Chen, Cello;

Sean Chen, Piano

BRAHMS Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114

Shuyue Zhao, Clarinet; Justina Sullivan, Cello;

Benjamin Laude, Piano

SCHUBERT String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor “Death and the Maiden”

Yuqing Zhang, Violin; Justyna Jara, Violin;

Kyle Miller, Viola; Mitchell Lyon, Cello

Friday, January 14, 2011, 8 PM, Paul Hall

SCHOENBERG Woodwind Quintet, Op. 26

Christopher Matthews, Flute; Max Blair, Oboe;

Saerom Kim, Clarinet; Conrad Cornelison, Bassoon;

Craig Hubbard, Horn

BRAHMS Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34                   

Sheryl Hwangbo, Violin; Soo Yeon Kim, Violin;

Elzbieta Weyman, Viola; Tobin Low, Cello;

Henry Kramer, Piano

Saturday, January 15, 2011, 3 PM, Paul Hall

VILLA-LOBOS Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon

Ivonne Perez, Oboe; Anton Rist, Clarinet;

Ben Baron, Bassoon

TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50

Sirena Huang, Violin; Taeguk Mun, Cello;

Nansong Huang, Piano (guests from the Pre-College division)

SAINT-SAËNS Piano Trio No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18

Maria Im, Violin; Ju-young Lee, Cello;

Chloe Pang, Piano

Saturday, January 15, 2011, 8:30 PM, Paul Hall

SCHOENBERG Pierrot Lunaire

Catherine Hancock, Soprano, Ken Hamao, Violin;

Patrick McGuire, Cello; Daniel James, Flute; Paul Cho, Clarinet; Hui Wu, Piano

SCHUBERT String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

Cordelia Paw, Violin; Hwi-Eun Kim, Violin;

Daniel Arocha, Viola; Jacqueline Choi, Cello;

Denise Ro, Cello

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.