Violist Hsin-Yun Huang and Friends Launch the 2012-13 Alumni Recital Series October 14
(October 3, 2012) A member of the Curtis faculty and a respected soloist and chamber musician, Hsin-Yun Huang (Viola '92) opens the 2012-13 Alumni Recital Series on Sunday, October 14 at 3 p.m. in Field Concert Hall.
She is joined by past and present Curtis students, including Scott St. John (Violin '90), violin student Luosha Fang, Yeesun Kim (Cello '88), and Ignat Solzhenitsyn (Piano, Conducting '95), who also serves on the Curtis faculty. The recital takes place in Field Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia.
The youngest-ever gold medalist of the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, Hsin-Yun Huang came to international prominence in 1993 after winning the ARD International Music Competition in Munich and the Bunkamura Orchard Hall Award. She has appeared on the stages of major concert halls throughout North America, Europe, and the Far East and was a member of the Borromeo String Quartet from 1994 to 2000.
The recital takes place in Field Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia. Subscriptions for four Alumni Recital Series performances are $95 and single tickets are $28. For tickets and more information, contact the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902 or www.curtis.edu.
The Alumni Recital Series brings Curtis graduates from around the world back to Field Concert Hall. Performers are leaders in their field, whose success as musicians in the 21st-century continues the impact and legacy of Curtis music-making achieved over more than eight decades. Artists donate their services, and proceeds from the concerts directly benefit current Curtis students. In recent years contributions have been made toward the purchase of student tickets to Philadelphia Orchestra concerts, acquisitions for the library, the student travel fund, and instrument repairs. The series is coordinated by the Alumni and Parent Programs Office.
The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level. One of the world's leading conservatories, Curtis is highly selective and provides full-tuition scholarships to all of its 165 students. In this intimate environment, students receive personalized attention from a celebrated faculty. A busy schedule of performances in Philadelphia and around the word is at the heart of Curtis's distinctive "learn by doing" approach. This philosophy has produced an impressive number of notable artists since the school's founding in 1924; Curtis alumni hold principal chairs in every major American orchestra, and each season they are featured as guest soloists with the world's leading orchestras, opera houses and chamber music series. Grounded in a rich heritage, Curtis is looking to the future in a flexible and forward-thinking way, evolving strategically to serve its time-honored mission.
Alumni Recital Series: Hsin-Yun Huang and Friends
Sunday, October 14 at 3 p.m.
Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia
Hsin-Yun Huang, viola ('92)
Luosha Fang, violin
Yeesun Kim, cello ('88)
Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano (Piano, Conducting '95)
Scott St. John, violin ('90)
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 5 in D major, Op. 102, No. 2
LIGETI Sonata for Solo Viola
MARTINU Duo No. 1 for Violin and Cello, H. 157
HAYDN Quartet in B-flat major, Hob. III:78 ("Sunrise")
Subscriptions for four Alumni Recital Series performances: $95; available from the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902 or www.curtis.edu.
Single tickets: $28; available in August from the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902 or www.curtis.edu. All artists donate their services, and proceeds benefit current Curtis students.
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Managing Director of External Affairs and Patron Engagement