The Juilliard School’s 12th annual ChamberFest takes place Monday, January 14 through Saturday, January 19 and features 8 FREE concerts in six days of ensemble music-making by 95 Juilliard musicians and 3 Pre-College musicians in 20 ensembles, coached by faculty members in intensive sessions during the winter break. Many of the major works of the chamber music repertoire will be performed during this season’s ChamberFest. Several works for larger ensembles will be featured, including Schubert’s Octet in F Major, D. 803; Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20; Brahms’ String Sextet in B-flat Major, Op. 18; Poulenc’s Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet, Op. 100; and Stravinsky’s Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale). Juilliard percussionists, coached by Daniel Druckman, will perform alumnus Steve Reich’s Sextet.
The faculty members coaching this year’s ChamberFest musicians are: Misha Amory, Toby Appel, Baruch Arnon, Catherine Cho, Daniel Druckman, Timothy Eddy, David Finckel, Margo Garrett, Joseph Kalichstein, Alan Kay, Julie Landsman, Lara Lev, Julian Martin, Jeffrey Milarsky, Sylvia Rosenberg, and Michael Tree.
All ChamberFest concerts are FREE; tickets are required for all concerts except for the Wednesday, January 16, 1 PM concert. 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 opens on Monday, January 14 at 8 PM in Paul Hall with a program featuring Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp with flutist Rosie Gallagher, violist Fitz Gary, and harpist Gwenllian Llyr; Samuel Barber’s Dover Beach, Op. 3 with baritone Theo Hoffman, violinists Blanca Gonzalez and Lily Chiu; violist Marcus Rose; and cellist Madeleine Tucker; and Brahms’ String Sextet in B-flat Major, Op. 18 with violinists Matous Michal and Simon Michal; violists Maria Semes and Matthew Sinno; and cellists Patrick Hopkins and Sean Hawthorne.
On Tuesday, January 15 at 8 PM in Paul Hall, Juilliard musicians perform Poulenc’s Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet, Op. 100 with flutist Chelsea Knox, oboist Julia DeRosa, clarinetist Shaquille Southwell, bassoonist Leah Kohn, French hornist Seann Trull, and pianist Kevin Ahfat; Brahms’ Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 40 with French hornist Joe Betts, violinist Julia Danitz, and pianist Suejin Jung; and Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44 with violinists Julia Ahyoung Choi and Margeaux Maloney, violist Jenni Seo, cellist Jennifer Yunyoung Choi, and pianist Joon Yoon.
ChamberFest continues with two free concerts on Wednesday, January 16. At 1 PM in Alice Tully Hall, the program features John Zorn's Cat O'Nine Tails with violinists Siwoo Kim and Francisco Fullana, violist Danny Kim, and cellist Jay Campbell; and Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 with violinist Fabiola Kim, violist Jocelin Pan, cellist Tavi Ungerleider, bassist Corey Schutzer, French hornist Jenny Ney, clarinetist Anton Rist, and bassoonist Ryan Wilkins. At 8 PM in Paul Hall, Juilliard musicians perform Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in C Minor (1820) with violinist Han Shi, violist Stephanie Galipeau, and pianist Wenting Shi; and Schubert’s Octet in F Major, D. 803 with violinists Sophie Pariot and Joo Eun (June) Lee, violist Anna Hoopes, cellist Madeleine Bouissou, bassist Cécile-Laure Kouassi, French hornist Taylor Peterson, clarinetist Saerom Kim, and bassoonist Remy Taghavi.
On Thursday, January 17 at 8 PM in Paul Hall the program includes Juilliard alumnus Steve Reich’s Sextet with percussionists Mike Truesdell, Sam Budish, June Hahn, Nick Taylor, Jeremy Smith, and Charlie Rosmarin; and Stravinsky’s Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale) with violinist Laura Ha, bassist Isac Ryu, clarinetist Anna Brumbaugh, bassoonist Alex Onieal, trumpeter Miki Sasaki, trombonist Sam Armstrong, and percussionist Ziv Stein.
The program on Friday, January 18 at 8 PM in Paul Hall features André Caplet’s Conte Fantastique with violinists Mariam Machaidze and Yurie Mitsuhashi, violist Andrew Gonzalez, cellist Bridget Pasker, and harpist Emily Hoile; Schubert’s Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, “Trout” with violinist Sheng-Ching Hsu, violist Bryony Gibson-Cornish, cellist Yoon Kyung Cho, bassist Zachary Green, and pianist Hongsup Lee; and Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34 with violinists Robyn Quinnett and Mina Um, violist Benjamin Zannoni, cellist Gemma Nam, and pianist Zachary Hughes.
ChamberFest concludes with two performances on Saturday, January 19 at 3 PM in Paul Hall featuring Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49 with violinist Soo Yeon Kim, cellist Yin Xiong, and pianist Xiao Chen; Beethoven’s Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 70, “Ghost” with Juilliard Pre-College musicians, violinist JiEun Anna Lee, cellist Anne Richardson, and pianist Sarina Zhang; and Beethoven’s Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130 with violinists Justyna Jara and Sissi Yuqing Zhang, violist Kyle Miller, and cellist Mitchell Lyon. A second concert takes place at 8:30 PM in Paul Hall, and the program includes Brahms’ String Quintet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 88 with violinists Jason Yu and Ji Eun (Lisa) Kim, violists Madeline Sharp and William Bender, and cellist Sofia Nowik; and Dvořák’s Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 with violinists Anne Ku and Deborah Song, violist Deanna Anderson, cellist Ken Kubota, and pianist Brian Yuebing Lin.
About This Year’s Musicians
The musicians participating in Juilliard’s 12th annual ChamberFest have performed with orchestras including the New World Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Youth Symphony. They have had concerto appearances with the New York Philharmonic, Juilliard Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Singapore Symphony, “El Sistema” Symphony in Venezuela, among others. They have participated in festivals at the Tanglewood Music Center, Lucerne Festival Academy, Marlboro Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Music@Menlo, Spoleto Festival USA, Verbier Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Perlman Music Program, Castleton Festival with Lorin Maazel, Bowdoin International Festival, Kneisel Hall Music Festival, and the Aspen Music Festival. Juilliard’s ChamberFest musicians have won prizes in many competitions including the 2012 Concert Artist Guild auditions, Corpus Christi International Competition, “Pablo de Sarasate” National Violin Competition, International Trombone Association “Gagliardi” Competition, Cité des Arts International Harp Competition (Paris), and the International Competition of Contemporary Chamber Music (Krakow, Poland).
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, the American Brass Quintet, and the 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. The faculty members coaching this year’s musicians are: Misha Amory, Toby Appel, Baruch Arnon, Catherine Cho, Daniel Druckman, Timothy Eddy, David Finckel, Margo Garrett, Joseph Kalichstein, Alan Kay, Julie Landsman, Lara Lev, Julian Martin, Jeffrey Milarsky, Sylvia Rosenberg, and Michael Tree.
Juilliard presents free lunchtime concerts (no tickets required) on Wednesdays throughout the academic year in Alice Tully Hall. Wednesdays at One performances are at 1:00 PM and last for about an hour. Doors open at 12:30 PM. In addition, Juilliard regularly presents nighttime concerts entitled An Evening of Chamber Music 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 since its inception in 2004.
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, 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, where they learn the art of coaching and analysis of the performance at hand, in addition to accompanying a myriad of Juilliard musicians in recital, lessons, auditions, and jury performances. 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 graduate resident string quartet, a quartet residency funded through the generosity of the Arnhold family. The Attacca Quartet is in their second and final year of their residency at Juilliard.
JUILLIARD 2012 CHAMBERFEST
MONDAY, JANUARY 14 – SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2013, 8 FREE CONCERTS
Monday, January 14, 8 PM, Paul Hall
DEBUSSY Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp
Rosie Gallagher, flute; Fitz Gary, viola; Gwenllian Llyr, harp
BARBER Dover Beach, Op. 3
Theo Hoffman, baritone; Blanca Gonzalez, violin; Lily Chiu, violin; Marcus Rose, viola;
Madeleine Tucker, cello
BRAHMS String Sextet in B-Flat Major, Op. 18
Matous Michal, violin; Simon Michal, violin; Maria Semes, viola; Matthew Sinno, viola; Patrick Hopkins, cello; Sean Hawthorne, cello
Tuesday, January 15, 8 PM, Paul Hall
POULENC Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet, Op. 100
Chelsea Knox, flute; Julia DeRosa, oboe; Shaquille Southwell, clarinet; Leah Kohn, bassoon; Seann Trull, French horn; Kevin Ahfat, piano
BRAHMS Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano in E-Flat Major, Op. 40
Joe Betts, horn; Julia Danitz, violin; Suejin Jung, piano
SCHUMANN Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op. 44
Julia Ahyoung Choi, violin; Margeaux Maloney, violin; Jenni Seo, viola; Jennifer Yunyoung Choi, cello; Joon Yoon, piano
Wednesday, January 16, 1 PM, Alice Tully Hall
JOHN ZORN Cat O'Nine Tails
Siwoo Kim, violin; Francisco Fullana, violin; Danny Kim, viola; Jay Campbell, cello
BEETHOVEN Septet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20
Fabiola Kim, violin; Jocelin Pan, viola; Tavi Ungerleider, cello; Corey Schutzer, bass; Jenny Ney, French horn; Anton Rist, clarinet; Ryan Wilkins, bassoon
Wednesday, January 16, 8 PM, Paul Hall
MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio in C Minor (1820)
Han Shi, violin; Stephanie Galipeau, viola; Wenting Shi, piano
SCHUBERT Octet in F Major, D. 803
Sophie Pariot, violin; Joo Eun (June) Lee, violin; Anna Hopes, viola; Madeleine Bouissou, cello;
Cécile-Laure Kouassi, bass; Taylor Peterson, French horn; Saerom Kim, clarinet; Remy Taghavi, bassoon
Thursday, January 17, 8 PM, Paul Hall
Mike Truesdell, Sam Budish, June Hahn, Nick Taylor, Jeremy Smith, and Charlie Rosmarin, percussion
STRAVINSKY Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale)
Laura Ha, violin; Isac Ryu, bass; Anna Brumbaugh, clarinet; Alex Onieal, bassoon; Miki Sasaki, trumpet; Sam Armstrong, trombone; Ziv Stein, percussion
Friday, January 18, 8 PM, Paul Hall
ANDRÉ CAPLET Conte Fantastique
Mariam Machaidze, violin; Yurie Mitsuhashi, violin; Andrew Gonzalez, viola; Bridget Pasker, cello;
Emily Hoile, harp
SCHUBERT Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, “Trout”
Sheng-Ching Hsu, violin; Bryony Gibson-Cornish, viola; Yoon Kyung Cho, cello; Zachary Green, bass; Hongsup Lee, piano
BRAHMS Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
Robyn Quinnett, violin; Mina Um, violin; Benjamin Zannoni, viola; Gemma Nam, cello; Zachary Hughes, piano
Saturday, January 19, 3 PM, Paul Hall
MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49
Soo Yeon Kim, violin; Yin Xiong, cello; Xiao Chen, piano
BEETHOVEN Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 70, “Ghost”
JiEun Anna Lee, violin; Anne Richardson, cello; Sarina Zhang, piano (Juilliard Pre-College musicians)
BEETHOVEN Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Op. 130
Justyna Jara, violin; Sissi Yuqing Zhang, violin; Kyle Miller, viola; Mitchell Lyon, cello
Saturday, January 19, 8:30 PM, Paul Hall
BRAHMS String Quintet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 88
Jason Yu, violin; Ji Eun (Lisa) Kim, violin; Madeline Sharp, viola; William Bender, viola; Sofia Nowik, cello
DVOŘÁK Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81
Anne Ku, violin; Deborah Song, violin; Deanna Anderson, viola; Ken Kubota, cello; Brian Yuebing Lin, piano
All ChamberFest concerts are FREE; tickets are required for all concerts except for the Wednesday, January 16, 1 PM concert. That concert is 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.