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Juilliard Announces its 2012-2013 Season of Chamber Music Concerts and Recitals Featuring its Resident Ensembles, Faculty, and Students

Start Date

Monday, August 27, 2012

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American Brass Quintet (Photo by Peter Schaaf)
American Brass Quintet (Photo by Peter Schaaf)
Juilliard String Quartet by Steve J. Sherman
Juilliard String Quartet by Steve J. Sherman
The Attacca Quartet, Juilliard's Graduate Resident Quartet
The Attacca Quartet, Juilliard's Graduate Resident Quartet
Juilliard Pianists Fei-Fei Dong and Steven Lin (Photo by Peter Schaaf)
Juilliard Pianists Fei-Fei Dong and Steven Lin (Photo by Peter Schaaf)
Paul Jacobs, Chair of Juilliard's Organ Department (Photo by Nan Melville)
Paul Jacobs, Chair of Juilliard's Organ Department (Photo by Nan Melville)

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Juilliard announces its roster of chamber music concerts and recitals for the 2012-2013 season beginning with the Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series featuring annual appearances by the Juilliard String Quartet, the American Brass Quintet, and the New York Woodwind Quintet. This season’s Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series also features a recital with violinist Ronald Copes and pianist Seymour Lipkin, and a recital with cellist Joel Krosnick and guest artists entitled “Cello and …”.

The American Brass Quintet, entering its 52nd season, presents its annual Juilliard recital on Monday, October 22 at 8 PM in Paul Hall. Members of the American Brass Quintet are: trumpeters Kevin Cobb and Raymond Mase, hornist David Wakefield, trombonist Michael Powell, and bass trombonist John D. Rojak. (Program to be announced.) The American Brass Quintet has been internationally recognized as one of the premiere chamber music ensembles of our time and an icon in the brass world. The ABQ’s rich history includes performances in Europe, Central and South America, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and all fifty of the United States; a discography of more than 50 recordings; the premieres of more than 100 contemporary brass works, and in the last decade, mini-residencies that have brought the ABQ’s expertise to countless young musicians and institutions worldwide. In commemoration of the ABQ’s 50th anniversary, the ABQ released its ninth recording on the Summit label – a double CD of new works written for the ABQ in the last decade, called State of the Art: The ABQ at 50.

Ronald Copes, violinist and a member of the Juilliard String Quartet, performs Beethoven Sonatas for Violin and Piano with pianist Seymour Lipkin on Wednesday, November 7 at 8 PM in Paul Hall. Ronald Copes has received international acclaim as concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. Having appeared as a featured performer in the Marlboro, Tanglewood, Bermuda, Cheltenham, Colorado and Olympic music festivals, Mr. Copes has toured extensively with Music From Marlboro ensembles, the Los Angeles and Dunsmuir Piano Quartets, and, since 1997 with the Juilliard String Quartet in concerts throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America.

Seymour Lipkin joined the Juilliard faculty in 1987. He is artistic director of the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Blue Hill, Maine and has been a member of the Curtis Institute of Music faculty for more than 40 years. Mr. Lipkin has performed with five of America’s top orchestras: the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, The Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Chicago orchestras, as well as many other major American ensembles. He has been active in chamber music and has performed at the Marlboro Music Festival, the Spoleto Festivals (both in Italy and the U.S.), and the Norfolk Festival. His recording of the Stravinsky Piano Concerto with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic may be heard on the Sony label. At age 19, Mr. Lipkin was winner of the prestigious Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition.

The Juilliard String Quartet (JSQ) recently completed its first season with new first violinist Joseph Lin. The JSQ performs two recitals next season - on Monday, November 26 at 8 PM and Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 8 PM - both at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall. Members of the Juilliard String Quartet are violinists Joseph Lin and Ronald Copes, violist Samuel Rhodes, and cellist Joel Krosnick. The program on November 26 features two Beethoven Quartets – No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131 and No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132. The program for February 26 features Beethoven Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135; Samuel Rhodes’ Viola Quintet; and Mozart’s Viola Quintet No. 5 in D Major, K. 593. (Guest violist to be announced.) The Juilliard String Quartet has performed throughout North America within the past few seasons. They have also toured Europe, Japan, and Australia. With more than 100 releases to its credit, the Juilliard String Quartet is one of the most widely recorded string quartets of our time. In 2011, they became the first classical music ensemble to be honored with The Recording Academy®’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

A recital by the New York Woodwind Quintet takes place on Thursday, March 21 at 8 PM in Paul Hall. The program includes a tribute to the late American composer and longtime Juilliard faculty member, Milton Babbitt, and quintets by Reicha and Schoenberg. Members of the New York Woodwind Quintet are flutist Carol Wincenc, oboist Stephen Taylor, clarinetist Charles Neidich, bassoonist Marc Goldberg, and hornist William Purvis. Now in its seventh decade, the New York Woodwind Quintet has maintained an active performance schedule in the United States and abroad while also teaching the next generation of woodwind performers. The Quintet has commissioned and premiered more than 20 compositions. In 2009-2010, they performed Elliott Carter’s Nine by Five on the occasion of the composer’s 101st birthday. The work is now a staple in the woodwind quintet repertory.

Cellist Joel Krosnick, a member of the Juilliard String Quartet and chair of Juilliard’s cello department, performs in recital with guest artists on “Cello and …” on Wednesday, March 27 at 8 PM in Paul Hall. Joining Mr. Krosnick will be pianists Gilbert Kalish, his longtime sonata partner, and Seymour Lipkin; violinists Laurie Smukler and Ronald Copes; cellist Gwen Krosnick; and the Juilliard String Quartet. Joel Krosnick has performed as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician around the world. As a member of the Juilliard String Quartet since 1974, he has performed the great quartet literature throughout North America, Europe Asia, and Australia. With his sonata partner of more than 30 years, pianist Gilbert Kalish, Mr. Krosnick has performed recitals throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has a lifelong commitment to contemporary music and has performed and premiered a large number of new works by composers including Donald Martino, Ralph Shapey, and Richard Wernick. His recording of the Sonata for Solo Cello by Artur Schnabel appears on the CP2 label, and his CD of Roger Sessions’ Six Pieces for Solo Cello is presented on Koch Classics.

These faculty recitals are all FREE. Tickets will be available at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard. (Ticket availability dates are included on the calendar of events at the end of this press release.) For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu.

Liederabend and Songfest

ChamberFest 2013

The Attacca Quartet Performs the Lisa Arnhold Memorial Recital

Juilliard’s Liederabend performances pair singers with students from Juilliard’s Collaborative Piano Department and take place on Thursdays at 6 PM in Paul Hall on October 18, November 15, December 13, February 21, March 28, and April 11. Performances are FREE; no tickets are required.

 A new addition to the Vocal Arts season is Juilliard Songfest, curated by artistic director Brian Zeger, on Thursday, December 6 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall.

Juilliard presents the 12th annual ChamberFest 2013 from Monday, January 14 through Saturday, January 19. Concerts take place in Paul Hall and Alice Tully Hall. ChamberFest showcases Juilliard students who return early from their winter breaks to rehearse chamber works of their choosing in intensive rehearsal sessions with a final performance open to the public. Performances are FREE; tickets are required.

Juilliard presents the Attacca Quartet, Juilliard’s graduate resident quartet, in the annual Lisa Arnhold Memorial Recital on Tuesday, May 7 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall. (Program to be announced.) The Attacca Quartet is in the second and final year of their residency at Juilliard. Members of the Attacca Quartet are violinists Amy Schroeder and Keiko Tokunaga, violist Luke Fleming, and cellist Andrew Yee. In addition to their recital as part of their Arnhold residency at Juilliard, they have lessons with members of the Juilliard String Quartet. They also assist the JSQ with their ensemble and chamber music instruction, as well as Juilliard’s first-year String Quartet Survey course. Juilliard’s new graduate resident quartet will be announced by the end of the season. First prize winner at the 2011 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, top prizewinner and Listeners’ Choice Award recipient at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, and winner of the Alice Coleman Grand Prize at the 60th annual Coleman Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in 2006, the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet has become one of America’s premiere young ensembles. They made their professional debut in 2007 as part of the Artists International Winners Series in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and have since appeared there numerous times. They formed the quartet in 2003, while first-year undergraduate students and completed their studies in Juilliard’s bachelor and master of music degree programs. In 2010, they embarked on a new project, “The 68,” in which the Quartet performed all sixty-eight Haydn String Quartets on a special series they created in New York.

Transatlantic Music Project

Juilliard musicians collaborate with students from the Cologne Academy of Music and Dance for a chamber music concert on Friday, October 19 at 8 PM in Paul Hall. (Program to be announced.) Led by the violin-duo Ariadne Daskalakis and Anthony Spiri, both performers and professors at the Cologne Academy in Germany, the concert will be an exchange between both schools. Managed at Juilliard by faculty member, violinist Lewis Kaplan, the project will bring outstanding, hand-picked students from both institutions to Cologne and New York for one week of master classes and public chamber music performances. Students from Cologne will be in NYC in October 2012 for the concert at Juilliard with an additional concert at the German House on October 16.

Leo Ruiz Memorial Recital

Juilliard presents a Weill Recital Hall debut recital with a young artist in its inaugural Leo Ruiz Memorial Recital. The first recipient of the award is Juilliard alumnus, cellist Dane Johansen, who will be joined by Juilliard String Quartet violinist, Joseph Lin. The recital at Weill takes place on Tuesday, November 27 at 8 PM, and the program includes works by Elliott Carter, Dutillieux, Poulenc, Ravel, and Charles Wuorinen. Admission is FREE; tickets are required.

American cellist Dane Johansen is regarded as one of the foremost cellists of his generation. He performs extensively throughout the world as soloist, chamber musicians and as a member of the Escher String Quartet. Mr. Johansen recently toured China and the United Kingdom, and gave performances at the Louvre, Shriver Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Alice Tully Hall and collaborations with Pinchas Zukerman, David Shifrin, Sasha Cooke, and Jason Vieaux. He has performed at the Marlboro Music Festival and the Seattle Chamber Music Festival and recently appeared at the City of London Festival, the Harrogate International Festival, and the Cheltenham Music Festival.

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2012 Gina Bachauer Piano Competition

Fei-Fei Dong and Steven Lin are Winners of the 2012 Gina Bachauer Piano Competition and

Will Perform at Juilliard for a Broadcast on

The McGraw-Hill Companies’ Young Artists Showcase on WQXR 105.9 FM

Juilliard pianists Fei-Fei Dong and Steven Lin are the 2012 winners of the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition at Juilliard and will be featured in a one-hour radio broadcast of The McGraw-Hill Companies’ Young Artists Showcase on WQXR 105.9 FM, hosted by Robert Sherman. This season’s concert takes place on Wednesday, October 17 at 9 PM in Paul Hall. This concert is free; no tickets are required. A native of China, Fei-Fei Dong performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Juilliard Orchestra, led by conductor Jeffrey Kahane, in October 2011. She has been recipient of many other prizes. Ms. Dong made her orchestra debut at age thirteen with the Macau Youth Symphony Orchestra where she performed Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. She also has performed with the Hong Kong Symphony Orchestra and with the Aspen Academy Orchestra. Ms. Dong is in the bachelor of music program at Juilliard where she studies with Dr. Yoheved Kaplinsky. Taiwanese American native Steven Lin has appeared at venues including Auditorium du Louvre and Salle Cortot in France, National Dublin Hall in Ireland, Seoul Arts Center in Korea, Sendai Cultural Center in Japan, and Avery Fisher Hall. In 2012-2013, he will begin the season as soloist with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. Other solo recitals in 2012-2013 include debuts at the National Chopin Foundation in Miami and the International Piano Series in Charleston, South Carolina. In addition to winning the Bachauer Piano Competition at Juilliard, Mr. Lin has also won an unprecedented three awards at the 2012 International Hilton Head Piano Competition, cited for his excellence in Baroque and Contemporary Music, as well as the overall pianist with the third prize. He attended Juilliard’s Pre-College Division and received his bachelor of music from Juilliard. He is in the master of music program at Juilliard where he studies with Robert McDonald and Matti Raekallio.

The Bachauer competition awards young artists free tuition scholarships to Juilliard. Recent Bachauer winners have included: Michael Brown, Michael Bukhman, Sean Chen, William Chen, Ran Dank, Yoonjung Han, Ching-Wen Hsiao, Oskar Jezior, Naomi Kudo, Soyeon Lee, Adam Neiman, Ian Parker, Edward Robie, Konstantin Soukhovetski, Andrew Tyson, Chuan Qin, Xun Wang, Orion Weiss, Xiang Zou, and Eric Zuber. Juilliard pianists have opened each season of The McGraw-Hill Companies’ Young Artists Showcase since 1984. During the broadcast, the recipient of the Robert Sherman Award for Music Education and Community Outreach also will be announced. 

Petschek Piano Recital Award

Juilliard’s annual Petschek Piano Recital Award takes place on Thursday, May 9 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall. The recipient will be announced in January 2013. The award, which assists young pianists in launching their careers, was established more than 25 years ago through the generosity of the William Petschek Charitable Trust. Previous winners have included: Michael Brown, Frederic Chiu, Jeremy Denk, Soyeon Lee, Jon Kimura Parker, Vassily Primakov, Orion Weiss, Di Wu, and Joyce Yang, among others.

Tickets are $30 and $15 and will be available at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office or through CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500. Half-price senior and student tickets are available only at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office; TDF is accepted.

Juilliard Organists

Juilliard organists, under the direction of department chair Paul Jacobs, perform works by Juilliard composers, past and present, on the Holtkamp organ in Paul Hall on Tuesday, October 23 at
8 PM. FREE; tickets are required and will be available at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard.

On Friday, January 22 at 8 PM, American Public Radio’s host and senior executive producer of Pipedreams, Michael Barone hosts a special evening featuring Juilliard’s organists in Alice Tully Hall. The concert will be taped for later broadcast. Pipedreams began in 1982 and it remains the only nationally-distributed weekly radio program exploring the art of the pipe organ. FREE; tickets are required and will be available at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard.

Juilliard organists also perform on the Wednesday at One series in Alice Tully Hall. (Date to be announced.) FREE; no tickets are required. Organ classes, held on Thursdays in Paul Hall from 11 AM – 1 PM, continue to be open to the public.

Sonatenabend

Sonatenabend concerts showcase Juilliard musicians studying in the Collaborative Piano Program with student instrumentalists. Performances take place Thursdays at 6 PM on October 11, November 1, November 29, December 6, February 7, February 14, April 4, and April 18 in Paul Hall. Concerts are FREE; no tickets are required.

FOCUS! 2013 Festival

Juilliard presents four chamber music concerts during its FOCUS! 2013 Festival on Monday, January through Thursday, January 31, at 8 PM in Paul Hall. Concerts are FREE; no tickets are required.

Neighborhood Concerts

“Wednesdays at One”

Juilliard presents its “Wednesdays at One” series most weeks in Alice Tully Hall during the school year (with a hiatus during school holidays). The series features free, hour-long lunchtime concerts performed by Juilliard artists from all of the School’s departments. (Dates will be announced.) For more information, call the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard at (212) 769-7406 or visit the
Web site at www.juilliard.edu.

"Wednesdays at One" at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

 Juilliard presents a new series, “Wednesdays at One” at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (65th Street and Central Park West, NYC), featuring Juilliard Historical Performance musicians on a free lunchtime series. The four concerts in the series – October 10, November 7, January 30, and May 9 – are all on Wednesdays at 1 PM and feature chamber music on period instruments in the 108-year-old church, home of the celebrated Bach Vespers series.

180 Maiden Lane Concerts

Juilliard artists present lunchtime concerts of chamber music at 180 Maiden Lane, located just south of the South Street Seaport throughout the season. Concerts are on Tuesdays at 12:30 PM and last about an hour. All concerts are FREE; no tickets are required. Directions to Maiden Lane: Take the #2 or #3 subway to Wall Street.

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The Juilliard School - 2012-2013 Chamber Music Concerts and Recitals

Calendar of Events

 

October 10, November 7, January 30, and May 8

Performances take place Wednesdays at 1 PM

 “Wednesdays at One” at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Free lunchtime concerts featuring Juilliard Historical Performance musicians performing chamber music on period instruments.

 

October 11, November 1, November 29, December 6, February 7, February 14, April 4, and April 18

Performances take place Thursdays at 6 PM in Paul Hall

Sonatenabend

 

Wednesday, October 17, 9 PM, Paul Hall

Winners of the 2012 Gina Bachauer Piano Competition in a Duo Recital

Fei-Fei Dong and Steven Lin, pianists 

 

October 18, November 15, December 13, February 21, March 28, and April 11

Performances take place Thursdays at 6 PM

Liederabend

 

Friday, October 19, 8 PM, Paul Hall

Transatlantic Music Project

Chamber Music concert with Juilliard musicians and students from the Cologne Academy in Germany.

Free tickets will be available October 5.

 

Monday, October 22, 8 PM, Paul Hall

American Brass Quintet

Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital

Free tickets will be available October 8.

 

Tuesday, October 23, 8 PM, Paul Hall

Juilliard Organists in Recital

Juilliard organists perform works by Juilliard composers, past and present.

Paul Jacobs, Chair of Juilliard’s Organ Department

Free tickets will be available October 9.

 

Wednesday, November 7, 8 PM, Paul Hall

Ronald Copes, violin

Seymour Lipkin, piano

Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital 

Beethoven Sonatas for Violin and Piano

Free tickets will be available October 24.

 

Monday, November 26, 8 PM, Alice Tully Hall

Juilliard String Quartet

Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital

Beethoven – String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

Beethoven – String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132

Free tickets will be available November 12.

 

Tuesday, November 27, 8 PM, Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall

Inaugural Leo Ruiz Memorial Recital made possible by the Artists International L. Ruiz Recital Memorial Fund

Dane Johansen, cello

Joseph Lin, violin

Cellist Dane Johansen makes his debut at Weill Recital Hall in a program featuring works by

Elliott Carter, Dutillieux, Poulenc, Ravel, and Charles Wuorinen

Admission is free; tickets are required.

 

Thursday, December 6, 8 PM, Alice Tully Hall

Juilliard Songfest

Free tickets will be available November 26.

 

Monday, January 14 through Saturday, January 19

ChamberFest 2013

Concerts take place on:

Monday, January 14, 8 PM, Paul Hall

Tuesday, January 15, 8 PM, Paul Hall

Wednesday, January 16, 1 PM in Alice Tully Hall and 8 PM in Paul Hall

Thursday, January 17 at 8 PM in Paul Hall

Friday, January 18 at 8 PM in Paul Hall

Saturday, January 19 at 3 PM in Paul Hall and at 8:30 PM in Paul Hall

Free tickets will be available January 4.

 

Friday, January 22, 8 PM, Alice Tully Hall

Juilliard Organists in Recital

Michael Barone of American Public Radio’s Pipedreams hosts a special evening featuring Juilliard organists in Alice Tully Hall.

Free tickets will be available January 8.

 

Monday, January 28 through Thursday, January 31, 8 PM, Paul Hall

FOCUS! 2013 Festival Chamber Music Concerts

FREE; no tickets are required.

 

Tuesday, February 26, 8 PM, Alice Tully Hall

Juilliard String Quartet

(Guest violist to be announced.)

Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital

Beethoven – String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135

Samuel Rhodes – Viola Quintet

Mozart – Viola Quintet No. 5 in D Major, K. 593

Free tickets will be available February 12.

 

Thursday, March 21, 8 PM, Paul Hall

New York Woodwind Quintet

Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital

Program includes a tribute to the late American composer and longtime Juilliard faculty member, Milton Babbitt, and quintets by Reicha and Schoenberg.

Free tickets will be available March 7.

 

Wednesday, March 27, 8 PM, Paul Hall

Joel Krosnick, cello

“Cello and …”

Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital

Cellist Joel Krosnick is joined by guest artists, including pianists Gilbert Kalish and Seymour Lipkin; violinists Laurie Smukler and Ronald Copes; cellist Gwen Krosnick; and the Juilliard String Quartet..

Free tickets will be available March 13.

 

Tuesday, May 7, 8 PM, Alice Tully Hall

Attacca String Quartet

Lisa Arnhold Memorial Recital

Free tickets will be available April 23.

 

Thursday, May 9, 8 PM, Alice Tully Hall

Petschek Piano Debut Award Recital

Tickets are $30 and $15 and will be available April 4 at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office or through CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500. Half price senior and student tickets are available only at the Alice Tully Hall Box office; TDF is accepted.

 

 Friday, May 24, 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM, Paul Hall

Juilliard String Quartet Seminar Recital

Quartets from around the globe are coached by members of the Juilliard String Quartet. The Seminar concludes with two free recitals.

 

“Wednesdays at One” at Alice Tully Hall

(Dates to be announced.)

 

180 Maiden Lane

Concerts are on Tuesdays at 12:30 PM

Free tickets are available at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at The Juilliard School. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu. During the school year, Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 AM – 6 PM.