SOPAC Suspends Performances
The first prize winner of the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition, American violinist Stella Chen has been praised by the Wall Street Journal as a “rising star to watch” and Strad Magazine for her “warm sound and long musical lines.”
Program (Subject to change.)
Stella Chen on violin accompanied by a pianist, to be announced.
Stravinsky: Suite Italienne
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96
Brahms: F-A-E Sonata, Scherzo
Debussy: Violin Sonata in G minor, L148
Schumann: F-A-E Sonata, Intermezzo
Waxman: Carmen Fantasie
Stella Chen has appeared with numerous orchestras including the Belgian National Orchestra, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Orquestra Filarmónica de Medellín, London Chamber Orchestra and Welsh National Symphony Orchestra, among others. Stella Chen is also first recipient of the Robert Levin Award from Harvard University, the top prize winner of the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition and youngest ever prize winner of the Menuhin Competition. She has performed as soloist at venues such as the Kennedy Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art and on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago. Other noteworthy ventures include performances in Bhutan, Jordan, Israel, Cuba and Colombia. She has appeared at festivals including Music@Menlo, the Perlman Music Program, the Sarasota Music Festival, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute and YellowBarn. Stella Chen has collaborated with such notable artists as Itzhak Perlman, Robert Levin, Roger Tapping, Miriam Fried, members of St. Martin in the Fields and the Silk Road Ensemble.
Through the Harvard/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program, Stella Chen received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Harvard (2015, with honors) and a Master of Music from New England Conservatory (2016). Currently, Stella Chen is a C.V. Starr doctoral fellow at the Juilliard School, where she studies with Li Lin, Donald Weilerstein and Catherine Cho. Former teachers include Itzhak Perlman and Miriam Fried. She plays the ‘Huggins’ 1708 Stradivarius violin, generously on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation. In her spare time, Stella Chen enjoys figure skating and eating sushi.
Pianist Jinhee Park has built an international reputation as a versatile artist of both vocal and instrumental chamber musician as she has given extensive performances in Italy, Korea, Taiwan, United States and China. During her current residency in New York, she has performed in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall and Lincoln Center featuring a wide range of repertoire with renowned musicians such as Bomsori Kim, Stella Chen and Timothy Chooi. Aside from her performing career, she has worked with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Julius Drake, Robert McDonald, Roger Vignoles, Christoph Prégardien and Craig Rutenberg. During the summer months, Ms. Park has given extensive performances in Aspen music festival, Toronto Summer Music Festival and Chautauqua Institution. She currently works as the staff pianist at the Juilliard School and serves as a vocal coach in Manhattan School of Music and Chautauqua Institution. Ms. Park received her Bachelor’s degree at the Seoul National University and received her Master’s degree at Juilliard School under the tutelage of Jonathan Feldman, Margo Garrett, Andrew Harley and Diane Richardson. Recently she received her Professional Studies Certificate at Manhattan School of Music with Warren Jones and will be returning to Manhattan School of Music as an Artist Diploma candidate in fall of 2019.
Post-Performance Question & Answer Session
Stay after the concert for a question and answer session with the artists.
$20 general; $15 for seniors and students
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