July 2017 events


Summer Chamber Players - Summer Music 2017 – Featuring Chih-Yi Chen, Tatiana Goncharova, Grigory Kalinovsky, Wonmin Kim, Abigail Rojansky, and Verona Quartet - - Summer Music 2017Faculty/Guest Chamber Music RecitalChih-Yi Chen*, pianoTatiana Goncharova, guest pianoGrigory Kalinovsky*, violinWonmin Kim*, pianoAbigail Rojansky, alumna guest violaVerona Quartet*Jonathan Ong, violinDorothy Ro, violinAbigail Rojansky, violaWarren Hagerty, cello*Summer String Academy FacultyRepertoireWeinberg: Sonata No. 5 for violin and        piano, Op. 53 (1953)Klughardt: Schilflieder\, Op. 28Franck: Piano Quintet in F Minor, FWV 7About the ArtistChih-Yi Chen (piano)Taiwanese pianist Chih-Yi Chen’s versatile qualities as a collaborative pianist\, chamber musician, and soloist have distinguished her as a rarity amongst pianists.Her work with the talented young violinists of the Indiana University Violin Virtuosi, directed by Mimi Zweig, garnered her recognition as a specialist in violin repertoire, and she has since become a sought-after collaborative pianist.Among the numerous musicians with whom she has collaborated are Jaime Laredo, Liviu Prunaru, Barnabás Kelemen, Augustin Hadelich, Atar Arad, Sharon Robinson, Peter Stumpf, Howard Klug, William Ludwig, and the Rubens Quartet.Recent solo appearances include Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue' and Stephen Paulus's piano concerto with the IU Wind Ensemble.Chen received her Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Music degrees at Indiana University, where her teachers were Lev Vlasenko and Luba Edlina-Dubinsky.She is on the faculty of the IU Jacobs School of Music, where she teaches piano accompanying. She is also a faculty member of the IU Summer String Academy.Tatiana Goncharova (guest piano)An inspiring soloist and ensemble partner, Russian-born pianist Tatiana Goncharova has performed throughout the United States, South America, Europe and Asia. Praised by the Philadelphia Inquirer for her exceptional musicianship, Goncharova has appeared with various programs and ensembles at such noted venues as Avery Fisher Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kravis Center, Ravinia, Caramoor, and Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center.Frequent collaborations with international artists have taken Goncharova, who’s been hailed by Washington Post as a musician on the threshold of a brilliant career, to such renowned venues as the Aspen Music Festival, Japan’s Miyazaki Music Festival, the Mostly Mozart Festival in Lincoln Center, National Hall in Taipei, Colden Center for the Arts, Singapore Sun Festival, and Montpellier Music Festival in France, as well as the Appalachian Summer Music Festival and the Great Composers Festival in Canada where she performed a duo recital with one of the world’s most celebrated violinists, Pinchas Zukerman. In May 2003, Goncharova performed in recital with Zukerman in Tokyo for the Empress of Japan. Her performances were broadcast by Radio France, New York's WNYC and WQXR, nationally on PBS and NPR’s Performance Today, and in Japan.As a resident artist of the Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York, she founded TAGI Ensemble (formerly known as the New York Lyric Chamber Players) with Igor Begelman and Grigory Kalinovsky. The highlights of the group’s recent seasons include performances and master classes at Asheville Chamber Series, Universities of South and Western Carolina, Sevenars, Bentley College, Howland Music Center, Emelin Theater, Lukas Foss’s Festival of the Hamptons, and the Lyric Chamber Music Society.Goncharova is on the faculty of Pinchas Zukerman’s National Arts Center Young Artists Program in Canada, the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division in New York, and the Zukerman Performance Program, and was formerly at the Perlman Music Program, Fordham University, and Illona Feher Festival in Israel. She is also involved with a number of educational projects through her affiliation with Astral Artistic Services and the Piatigorsky Foundation, which allows her to perform classical music in less traditional settings. A sensational pianist (Providence Journal), Goncharova is a winner of numerous prizes and awards, including the Olga Koussevitzky Piano Competition, the Bergen Philharmonic Concerto Competition, the Moscow Conservatory Concerto Competition, and the Byelorussian National Competition. She has studied with such renowned musicians as Leon Fleisher, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Eugene Malinin, and Oxana Yablonskaya at the Moscow State Conservatory, the Manhattan School of Music, and The Juilliard School. Goncharova made her debut recording with violinist Grigory Kalinovsky, featuring the Violin Sonata and Twenty-Four Preludes by Dmitry Shostakovich, which has been recently released worldwide by Centaur Records and praised by the International Record Review for its emotional intensity, and overwhelming mastery. Highlights of Goncharova’s recent seasons include appearances with Orchestre de Chambre Français at the Long Island Mozart Festival, as well as performances with Chamber Players International, Big Arts and Ridotto Series, New York’s Merkin Hall, Bar Harbor and Newport Music Festivals, recital tours of Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, and Spain, as well as duo recitals with Pinchas Zukerman in Taiwan, Japan, and Singapore.Grigory Kalinovsky (violin)Grigory Kalinovsky is professor of violin at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He, along with violinist Joseph Swensen, holds one of two inaugural Starling Professorships, appointed in fall 2014.Hailed by critics as a superior poet (Vancouver Sun) and praised for his heart and indomitable will (Gramophone), he has performed at some of the world’s major venues, from all three stages of Carnegie Hall in New York to Musikhalle Grosser Saal in Hamburg. As a recitalist and avid chamber musician, he has performed at numerous concert series and festivals, including the Asheville Chamber Music Series, Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York, Lucas Foss’s Festival at the Hamptons, Newport Music Festival, and Pavel Vernikov's festival, Il Violino Magico in Italy, collaborating with such renowned musicians as Pinchas Zukerman, Shmuel Ashkeniasi, Ralph Kirshbaum, Miriam Fried, James Buswell, Dora Schwarzberg, and Paul Coletti, among others.A devoted educator, Kalinovsky joined the Jacobs School of Music faculty in the fall of 2013 and continues to teach at the Pinchas Zukerman Young Artists Program in Canada and the Heifetz International Music Institute. Previously a faculty member at Manhattan School of Music, he has taught at many summer music festivals, such as the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine, Soesterberg International Music Festival in Holland, Summit Music Festival in New York, Il Violino Magico in Italy, and Manhattan in the Mountains, where he is also one of the founding artistic directors.He has presented master classes at many major U.S. festivals and music schools, including New England Conservatory, Meadowmount, University of Maryland, San Francisco Conservatory, and Seattle Conservatory, and at numerous European and Asian institutions, such as the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Buchmann-Mehta Scool of Music and Tel Aviv Conservatory in Israel, Lübeck Academy of Music in Germany, Beijing Central Conservatory in China, Seoul National University and Korea National University of Arts in Seoul, among others. His students have won top prizes at national and international competitions, including the Menuhin Young Artists Competition in England, and have gone on to study at institutions such as Curtis, Juilliard, Yale, New England Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, and Indiana University, among others.His recording with pianist Tatiana Goncharova featuring Shostakovich’s Violin Sonata and Twenty-Four Preludes transcribed for Violin and Piano by Dmitri Tziganov—with several of the transcriptions commissioned by Kalinovsky from the celebrated composer Lera Auerbach—was released by Centaur Records to great critical acclaim and hailed by the composer's son, conductor Maxim Shostakovich, as a must-have for any Shostakovich music connoisseur.Kalinovsky started his music education with Tatiana Liberova in his native St. Petersburg, Russia. After coming to New York, he continued his studies with Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec at Manhattan School of Music, where he served as a faculty member shortly after graduating and until his move to Indiana University.Abigail Rojansky (alumna guest viola)Abigail Rojansky is the violist of the Verona Quartet, the current Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School in New York City. As a part of the Verona Quartet, Ms. Rojansky was also Graduate Quartet in Residence at the IU Jacobs School of Music.Originally a violinist, Ms. Rojansky began her studies at the age of eight in the San Francisco Bay Area, California under Patricia Drury and Erika Miranda. Just two years later upon being accepted to the Crowden School of Music, a unique secondary school for promising young musicians, she took up the viola alongside the violin and maintained both until pursuing a Bachelor of Music in viola performance from Oberlin Conservatory studying with Karen Ritscher between 2007-2011. While at Oberlin, she also received a minor in Musicology and a Focus in Conducting. Ms. Rojansky has pursued viola studies with Helen Callus, and Madeline Praeger as well. In 2013, Ms. Rojansky completed her Master of Music from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music under the tutelage of Atar Arad and is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma from the Juilliard School.Ms. Rojansky has performed as soloist with the Youth Music International Festival Orchestra and the Diablo Valley Chamber Orchestra. She has also participated in several festivals including the Mannes Beethoven Institute and the Domaine Forget International Music Festival in Quebec, Canada. She has performed chamber music recitals with Eric Kim, Don Ehrlich, Miles Graber, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, Chih-Yi Chen, Atar Arad and James Campbell.Ms. Rojansky’s work with the Verona Quartet has included numerous television and radio appearances and more than ten top prize wins at national and international chamber music competitions including the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition. As a part of the Verona Quartet, Ms. Rojansky is currently represented by Concert Artists Guild Management having won the Victor Elmaleh Concert Artists Guild Competition in 2015. She has performed across the United States and in the U.K., Australia, the United Arab Emirates, China, Singapore, Japan, Germany, and Quebec in venues such as Wigmore Hall, the Melbourne Recital Centre, Walt Disney, Davies Symphony, Beijing, Izumi and Esplanade concert halls.Ms. Rojansky plays on a c.1699 Giovanni Grancino viola, on generous loan from the Juilliard Rare Instrument Collection.Wonmin Kim, pianoWonmin Kim is a much sought-after as a pianist in the US, Europe and collaborated with many of today’s most important artists including Sarah Chang, Cho Liang Lin, Ilya Gringolts, Chee Yun, David Chan, Robert Mann, Wolfgang Schmidt, Chun Wen Huang, and Igor Ozim, just to name a few. More recent concert highlights include a US tour with violinist Chuan Yun Li and the collaboration with Igor Ozim in the World Masters Series at Kumho Art Hall (Seoul), which was also broadcasted by KBS and televised by Arirang TV. Ms. Kim has frequently appeared on Television and Radio broadcasts like WQXR, the Swiss Radio International, SRI and the Korean Broadcast System, KBS. A CD-Recording has been released by KBS under the title Korean Musician for the 21 Century. In 2011 Wonmin Kim joined the piano faculty at the DePauw University School of Music. Previously she taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Wonmin Kim is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including Juilliard’s most prestigious Vladimir Horowitz Award. She holds degrees from the Konservatorium für Musik und Theater Bern (Switzerland) and from the Juilliard School. Verona Quartet (alumni guest ensemble)Hailed by The New York Times as an 'outstanding ensemble of young musicians', the Verona Quartet is a winner of the 2015 Concert Artists Guild Competition, and in just three years, has earned a stellar reputation for delivering a sensational, powerhouse performance (Classical Voice America) every time they take the stage. Musical America recently selected the group as New Artists of the Month for May 2016, further setting the Verona Quartet apart as one of the most compelling young quartets in chamber music.The Verona Quartet has a busy 2016-17 season with nearly fifty performances spread across fifteen States and Canada. Select highlights include: In New York, the Quartet’s Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall (CAG Presents series) and the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at Long Island University; Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall (NY); California concerts at La Jolla SummerFest, Pepperdine University Center for the Arts, and Chico Performances at CalState/Chico; Purdue Convocations (IN); Market Square Concerts (PA); and in Illinois at Rockford Coronado Concerts and the Dame Myra Hess Series (simulcast live on WFMT radio).Also in 2016-17, the Verona Quartet enjoys its second year as Graduate Resident String Quartet at The Juilliard School, where they work closely with members of the Juilliard String Quartet and also teach as Lisa Arnhold Fellows. Among numerous performances on behalf of Juilliard, the Quartet completes their residency with a May 2017 concert at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall.The Verona Quartet has performed across four continents in venues such as Wigmore Hall (London, UK), Izumi Hall (Osaka, Japan), the National Theatre (Abu Dhabi, UAE)\, the Melbourne Recital Hall (Melbourne, Australia), Carnegie Hall and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, DC). They have also appeared on National Public Radio, The Weekly Special on PBS, and Abu Dhabi Classical FM.At the 2015 CAG Competition, the Verona Quartet was also awarded the BMI Commissioning Prize, resulting in a brand new work by American composer Michael Gilbertson being premiered at the ensemble’s Carnegie Hall debut in February 2017. In addition, the group has recently garnered top prizes at numerous prestigious competitions worldwide: abroad at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition (née London International String Quartet Competition), the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and the 8th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition; and in the US at the Coleman, Fischoff, and Chesapeake Chamber Music Competitions; and the M-Prize International Chamber Arts Competition.In summer 2016, the Quartet joined the faculty of the Indiana University Summer String Academy as Quartet-in-Residence. Previously, the ensemble has served as visiting artists and teachers at several leading international institutions for music education, including the Beethoven-Haus (Bonn, Germany), Oberlin Conservatory of Music, New York University – Abu Dhabi, and the Summer String Academy at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. In April 2015, they were quartet-in-residence at the Abu Dhabi Chamber Music Festival which featured a multi-venue concert tour and collaborations with composers at New York University-Abu Dhabi and local Emirati poets at Khalifa University.The Verona Quartet members are strong proponents of community engagement and education. From 2013-2015, the quartet established a relationship with the city of Danville, Illinois, where they curated a concert series and gave outreach performances and master classes across elementary, middle and high schools in the city, resulting in an increase in public school music class enrollment to almost double the average of the State of Illinois.The Verona Quartet’s members hail from the USA, Canada and Singapore, and hold degrees from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and Eastman School of Music. Originally founded as the Wasmuth Quartet in 2013, they were the inaugural Graduate Quartet-in-Residence at Indiana University, where they were mentored chiefly by the Pacifica Quartet, as well as Alexander Kerr, Atar Arad and Eric Kim. The Quartet has collaborated with celebrated artists such as David Shifrin, Cho-Liang Lin, Burt Hara, Atar Arad, Orion Weiss, Pedja Muzijevic, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, and has worked with members of the Alban Berg, American\, Brentano, Cavani, Cleveland, Emerson, Fine Arts, Guarneri, Tokyo, Vermeer and London Haydn Quartets.

School of Music venue: Auer Hall

TIME: 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: IU Jacobs School of Music (MAC; Auer, Ford recital halls), Third Street and Jordan Avenue, Bloomington. 855-7433    www.music.indiana.edu

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