The Alumni Office is pleased to present the June Video of the Month.
Emanuel Feuermann's arrangement of Chopin's Introduction and Polonaise Brillante
Brinton Averil Smith (MM ’91, DMA ’98, cello)
Evelyn Chen (DMA ’98, piano)
Brinton Averil Smith is the principal cellist of the Houston Symphony and a faculty member of Rice University. His upcoming recording of the 'lost' cello concerto and transcriptions of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco will be released by Naxos in 2018. His prior recordings of Miklós Rózsa’s Cello Concerto and chamber music of Fauré with Gil Shaham won international critical acclaim and his performances have been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, Performance Today, and SymphonyCast, while his youtube channel has received nearly 1 million views. After receiving a BA in mathematics at age 17, Brinton received Master of Music and Doctorate of Music degrees at Juilliard, studying with Zara Nelsova.
Evelyn Chen’s recent engagements have brought her to five continents where she performed with numerous orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, and Los Angeles Philharmonic. She has collaborated with conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Leonard Slatkin, Keith Lockhart, and Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. Her recording of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with Leonard Slatkin and the Philharmonia Orchestra of London on BMG was among the top ten best-selling classical recordings in Great Britain. She received a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Juilliard School (1998), a Master of Music from the New England Conservatory (1992), and a Bachelor of Arts in composition from Harvard University (1990). Ms. Chen is currently an associate professor at Teachers College, Columbia University.
We select videos to feature each month! If you are interested in submitting a video for a future month, then please email us. Please keep in mind that it must be a complete movement or piece and not contain press quotes. Submissions not chosen will be kept in consideration for subsequent months.
The Alumni Video of the Month is also featured on Juilliard's Alumni Facebook Group page.