Back by popular demand, Salon Series offers 60-75 minute concerts by award-winning young musicians from around the globe. Four Fridays of concerts designed to excite and introduce Classical repertoire have been co-programmed with Concert Artists Guild, Pro Musicis, and Yamaha Artist Services, Inc., organizations that nurture and promote the world's finest concert musicians.
April 4 Assaff Weissman
April 11 Daria Rabotkina
April 18 Tanya Gabrielian
April 25 Ching-Yun Hu
Declared a "...first-class talent..." and praised for her "...poetic use of color and confidently expressive phrasing..." (The Philadelphia Inquirer), Taiwanese pianist Ching-Yun Hu is a winner of the 2009 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. In 2008, she captured the top prize and the Audience Favorite Prize at the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv. Ms. Hu's final round performances of the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 and Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Israel Philharmonic were broadcast live to 38 countries. Deeply impressed by her artistry, The Jerusalem Post hailed her "...superstar quality that everybody looks for...Musical, energetic and full of flair."
Friday, April 25 Program Includes:
Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
- Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 35 (Funeral March)
- Rondo in E-Flat Major, Op. 16
- Mazurka in A-Flat Major, Op. 59, No. 2
- Mazurka in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 59, No. 3
- Bacarolle in F-Sharp Major, Op. 60
- Scherzo No. 4 in E-Major, Op. 52
- Polonaise in A-Flat Major, Op. 53 (Heroic)
Salon Series is generously supported by Susan and Louis K. Meisel, Joseph M. Cohen, Concert Artists Guild, and Pro Musicis, and sponsored by Yamaha Artist Services, Inc. and Faust Harrison Pianos.
Friday Nights are made possible, in part, by the generous support of The Corcoran Group. Public Funding provided by Suffolk County.
Salon Series: Ching-Yun Hu