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13th Annual ChamberFest Features 95 Juilliard Musicians Plus 3 Juilliard Pre-College Musicians and 2 Guest Artists from Brazil in 20 Ensembles; 8 Free Concerts from Monday, January 13 through Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Juilliard

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Juilliard Faculty Members Coaching Ensembles Include: Toby Appel, Baruch Arnon, Timothy Eddy, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Ida Kavafian, Lara Lev, Jerome Lowenthal, Julian Martin, Jeffrey Milarsky, Charles Neidich, Samuel Rhodes, Sylvia Rosenberg, Joel Sachs, Fred Sherry, and Noam Sivan

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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Juilliard musicians from 2013 ChamberFest (Photo by Richard Termine)
Juilliard musicians from 2013 ChamberFest (Photo by Richard Termine)

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The Juilliard School’s 13th annual ChamberFest takes place Monday, January 13 through Saturday, January 18, 2014 and features 8 FREE concerts in 6 days of ensemble music-making by 95 Juilliard musicians plus 3 Juilliard Pre-College musicians and 2 guest artists from Brazil in 20 ensembles, coached by faculty members in intensive sessions during the winter break. Major works in the chamber music repertoire will be performed during this season’s ChamberFest, and several contemporary chamber music works will be featured, among them: Golijov’s The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind (1994); Menotti’s Trio for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano (1996); Schnittke’s Serenade (1968); Charles Wuorinen’s New York Notes (1981-2), and Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (1899). The ensemble on Saturday, January 18 at 3 PM will perform improvisations based on works by Astor Piazzolla in “Piazzolla Improvisations.” Two larger works, Enescu’s String Octet in C Major (1900) and Schubert’s Octet, will be performed by ChamberFest musicians.  

The faculty members coaching this year’s ChamberFest musicians are: Toby Appel, Baruch Arnon, Timothy Eddy, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Ida Kavafian, Lara Lev, Jerome Lowenthal, Jon Manasse, Julian Martin, Jeffrey Milarsky, Charles Neidich, Samuel Rhodes, Sylvia Rosenberg, Joel Sachs, Fred Sherry, and Noam Sivan.  

All ChamberFest concerts are FREE; tickets are required for all concerts except for the Wednesday, January 15, 1 PM concert and will be available January 3. For further information, call the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard at (212) 769-7406 or visit Juilliard’s website at www.juilliard.edu/ChamberFest2014.

Juilliard’s ChamberFest opens on Monday, January 13 at 8 PM in Paul Hall with a program featuring Menotti’s Trio for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano with violinist Thierry de Lucas Neves (guest artist from Brazil), clarinetist Patrick Cabral (guest artist from Brazil), and pianist Qi Kong; Robert Schumann’s Piano Trio No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 110 with violinist Minji Kwon, cellist Rose Bart, and pianist Fanya Lin; and Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25 with violinist Mina Um; violist Charlotte Steiner; cellist Ken Kubota, and pianist Da-Hyun Chung.

On Tuesday, January 14 at 8 PM in Paul Hall, Juilliard musicians perform Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49 with violinist Tzu-Ti Chang, cellist Seth Biagini; and pianist Qilin Sun; Prokofiev’s Quintet in G Minor, Op. 39 with oboist Max Blair, clarinetist Zachary Manzi, violinist Laura Ha, violist William Bender, bassist Ivy Wong; and Schubert’s Cello Quintet in C Major with violinists Jennifer Hsieh and Deborah Song, violist Ieong Cheng (Katy) Ho, and cellists Yin Xiong and Jung-Hsuan Ko.

Juilliard’s ChamberFest continues with two free concerts on Wednesday, January 15. At 1 PM in Alice Tully Hall, the featured work is Schubert’s Octet in F Major, D. 803 with clarinetist Anton Rist, bassoonist Brent Foster, hornist Katherine Jordan, violinists Fabiola Kim and Jae Ook Lee, violist Caterina Longhi, cellist Jeong Hyoun Lee, and bassist Alex Jenkins. At 8 PM in Paul Hall, Juilliard musicians perform Alfred Schnittke’s Serenade with clarinetist Zack Hann, violinist Lucia Nowik, bassist Jordan Calixto, pianist Malgorzata Goroszewska, and percussionist Sae Hashimoto; Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67 with violinist Yurie Mitsuhashi, cellist Anna Litvinenko, and pianist Leo Wexler-Mann; and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 with violinists Simon Michal and Julia Choi, violists Matthew Sinno and Hannah Ji, and cellists Juliette Herlin and Jennifer Choi.

On Thursday, January 16 at 8 PM in Paul Hall the program includes Osvaldo Golijov’s The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind with clarinetist Narek Arutyunian, violinists Hahnsol Kim and Samuel Katz, violist Alexander Knecht, and cellist Julian Langford; and Dvořák’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81 with violinists Olivia Mok and Soo Yeon Kim, violist Jiali Li, cellist Isabel Lau, and pianist Minggu Yao.

The program on Friday, January 17 at 8 PM in Paul Hall features Charles Wuorinen’s New York Notes with violinist Wyatt Underhill, cellist Sofia Nowik, flutist Daniel James, clarinetist Bryan Conger, pianist Han Chen, percussionist Michael Truesdell, conducted by Christian Reif; Ravel’s Introduction et Allegro with harpist Caroline Bembia, flutist Ji Weon Ryu, clarinetist Shaquille Southwell, violinists Diomedes Saraza and Soo Yeon Kim, violist Sophia Sun, and cellist Talya Buckbinder; and Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 with violinists Robyn Quinnett and Mariam Machaidze, violists Michael Casimir and Benjamin Zannoni, and cellists Panyaphat Wongwechwiwat and Andrew Briggs.            

Juilliard ChamberFest concludes with two performances on Saturday, January 18 at 3 PM in Paul Hall featuring a Juilliard Pre-College ensemble performing Dvořák’s Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor with violinist Jordan Hendy, cellist Anne Richardson, and pianist Adria Ye; improvisations on pieces by Astor Piazzolla  with violinist Johnna Wu, violist Caroline Gilbert, bassist Gabrielle Marx, pianist Martha Mingle, and vibraphonist Charles Rosmarin; and Brahms’ String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36 with violinists Daniel Cho and Erin White, violists Edson Scheid and Jiwon Kim, and cellists Philo Lee and James Kim. A second concert takes place at 8 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater , and the program includes Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50 with violinist Ravenna Lipchik, cellist Richard Narroway, and pianist Konstantine Valianatos; and Enescu’s String Octet in C Major, Op. 7 with violinists Siwoo Kim, Chiai Tajima, Kei Sugiyama, and Ken Hamao; violists Cong Wu and Jack Stulz, and cellists Meta Weiss and Madeleine Fayette.

About This Year’s Musicians

The musicians participating in Juilliard’s 13th annual ChamberFest have performed with orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, American Ballet Theatre, New York String Orchestra, Sejong Soloists, and Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, among others. They have had concerto appearances with the New York Philharmonic, Juilliard Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Macau Orchestra, Seoul Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and others. ChamberFest musicians have participated in festivals at the Tanglewood Music Center, Taos School of Music, Music Academy of the West, Music@Menlo, Verbier Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, Bowdoin International Festival, Kneisel Hall Music Festival, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, and Salzburg International Music Academy, among many other noted festivals. Juilliard’s ChamberFest musicians have won prizes in competitions including the Concert Artist Guild Auditions, Stuhlberg International String Competition, Fischoff Competition, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Competition, Sphinx Competition, Beijing International Cello Competition, Taiwan National Music 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, the American Brass Quintet with new members Eric Reed and Louis Hanzlik, 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 ChamberFest musicians are: Toby Appel, Baruch Arnon, Timothy Eddy, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Ida Kavafian, Lara Lev, Jerome Lowenthal, Jon Manasse, Julian Martin, Jeffrey Milarsky, Charles Neidich, Samuel Rhodes, Sylvia Rosenberg, Joel Sachs, Fred Sherry, and Noam Sivan.  

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. 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 8 to 10 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 the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts in the performance of song literature, paired with Collaborative Piano Department faculty.

The members of the Juilliard String Quartet (Joseph Lin and Ronald Copes, violins; Roger Tapping, viola; and Joel Krosnick, cello) serve as coaches to Juilliard’s graduate resident string quartet, a quartet residency funded through the generosity of the Arnhold family. The Aeolus Quartet is Juilliard’s new graduate resident quartet, and they perform in recital on May 5, 2014 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall. Members of the Aeolus Quartet are Nicholas Tavani and Rachel Shapiro, violins; Gregory Luce, viola; and Alan Richardson, cello.  

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13th ANNNUAL JUILLIARD CHAMBERFEST

MONDAY, JANUARY 13 – SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2014, 8 FREE CONCERTS

 

Monday, January 13, 2014, 8 PM, Paul Hall

MENOTTI Trio for Violin, Clarinet, Piano (1996)

Thierry de Lucas Neves, violin (guest artist from Brazil); Patrick Cabral, clarinet (guest artist from Brazil); Qi Kong, piano

SCHUMANN Piano Trio No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 110

Minji Kwon, violin; Rose Bart, cello, Fanya Lin, piano

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

Mina Um, violin; Charlotte Steiner, viola; Ken Kubota, cello; Da-Hyun Chung, piano

 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 8 PM, Paul Hall

MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49

Tzu-Ti Chang, violin; Seth Biagini, cello; Qilin Sun, piano

PROKOFIEV Quintet in G Minor, Op. 39

Max Blair, oboe; Zachary Manzi, clarinet; Laura Ha, violin; William Bender, viola; Ivy Wong, bass

SCHUBERT Cello Quintet in C Major

Jennifer Hsieh and Deborah Song, violins; Ieong Cheng (Katy) Ho, viola; Yin Xiong, cello;

Jung-Hsuan Ko, cello

 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 1 PM, Alice Tully Hall

SCHUBERT Octet in F Major, D. 803

Anton Rist, clarinet; Brent Foster, bassoon; Katherine Jordan, horn; Fabiola Kim and Jae Ook Lee, violins; Caterina Longhi, viola; Jeong Hyoun Lee, cello; Alex Jenkins, bass

 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 8 PM, Paul Hall

SCHNITTKE Serenade (1968)

Zack Hann, clarinet; Lucia Nowik, violin; Malgorzata Goroszewska, piano; Jordan Calixto, bass;

Sae Hashimoto, percussion

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

Yurie Mitsuhashi, violin; Anna Litvinenko, cello; Leo Wexler-Mann, piano

TCHAIKOVSKY Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70

Simon Michal and Julia Choi, violins; Matthew Sinno and Hannah Ji, violas; Juliette Herlin and Jennifer Choi, cellos

 

Thursday, January 16, 2014, 8 PM, Paul Hall

GOLIJOV The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind (1994)

Narek Arutyunian, clarinet; Hahnsol Kim and Samuel Katz, violins; Alexander Knecht, viola;

Julian Langford, cello

DVOŘÁK Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81

Olivia Mok and Soo Yeon Kim, violins; Jiali Li, viola; Isabel Lau, cello; Minggu Yao, piano

 

Friday, January 17, 2014, 8 PM, Paul Hall

WUORINEN New York Notes (1981-2)

Wyatt Underhill, violin; Sofia Nowik, cello; Daniel James, flute; Bryan Conger, clarinet; Han Chen, piano; Michael Truesdell, percussion; Christian Reif, conductor

RAVEL Introduction et Allegro

Caroline Bembia, harp; Ji Weon Ryu, flute; Shaquille Southwell, clarinet; Diomedes Saraza and Soo Yeon Kim, violins; Sophia Sun, viola; Talya Buckbinder, cello

SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht , Op. 4 (1899)

Robyn Quinnett and Mariam Machaidze, violins; Michael Casimir and Benjamin Zannoni, violas; Panyaphat Wongwechwiwat and Andrew Briggs, cellos

 

Saturday, January 18, 2014, 3 PM, Paul Hall

BRAHMS String Sextet No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 36

Daniel Cho and Erin White, violins; Edson Scheid and Jiwon Kim, violas; Philo Lee and James Kim, cellos

PIAZZOLLA Improvisations

Johnna Wu, violin; Caroline Gilbert, viola; Gabrielle Marx, bass; Martha Mingle, piano; Charles Rosmarin, vibraphone

DVOŘÁK Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, "Dumky"

Juilliard Pre-College musicians:

Jordan Hendy, violin; Anne Richardson, cello; Adria Ye, piano

 

Saturday, January 18, 2014, 8 PM, Peter Jay Sharp Theater

 

TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Trio Op. 50 in A Minor

Ravenna Lipchik, violin; Richard Narroway, cello; Konstantine Valianatos, piano

ENESCU String Octet in C Major, Op. 7 (1900)

Siwoo Kim, Chiai Tajima, Kei Sugiyama, and Ken Hamao, violins; Cong Wu and Jack Stulz, violas; Meta Weiss and Madeleine Fayette, cellos

 

All ChamberFest concerts are FREE; tickets are required for all concerts except for the Wednesday, January 15, 1 PM concert and will be available January 3. For further information, call the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard at (212) 769-7406 or visit Juilliard’s website at www.juilliard.edu/ChamberFest2014.