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Chamber Music From Juilliard: A Violin Showcase

May 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

This program highlights the evolution of the remarkable German repertoire for violin and piano over 200 years. Bach’s first sonata for unaccompanied violin, a tribute to the spiritual and technical art of violin playing, is followed by Brahms’s second sonata, composed during a Switzerland summer, reflecting the beauty of nature. Bruch’s Romance features the dramatic violin and the program closes with Austrian composer Fritz Kreisler’s dazzling virtuosity.

Max Tan, violin
Jinhee Park, piano

Sonata No.1 for Solo Violin in g minor, BWV 1001             J. S. Bach

Adagio                                                                                     (1685 – 1750)


Violin Sonata No.2 in A Major, Op.100                        Johannes Brahms

Allegro amabile                                                                  (1833 – 1897)
Andante tranquillo – Vivace
Allegretto grazioso (quasi Andante)

Romance, op. 85                                                                   Max Bruch
(1828 – 1920)

Tambourine Chinois                                                           Fritz Kreisler

(1875 – 1962)

Artist Biographies

Praised as “eloquent” by the New York Times and a “warmly rhapsodic player” by the Boston Globe, Taiwanese-American violinist Max Tan has performed as soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra, Lowell Philharmonic, Longwood Symphony, Boston Philharmonic Youth, and Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestras, appearing on prominent stages in the United States and abroad in Europe. An avid chamber musician, his many festival appearances include Yellow Barn, Ravinia Steans Music Institute, Pacific Music Festival, White Mountains Festival, Olympic Music Festival, and the Perlman Music Program. Mr. Tan has served as concertmaster of the Harvard-Radcliffe, the Boston Philharmonic Youth, and Juilliard Orchestras and recently joined the roster of the Sarasota Orchestra. Highlights of the 2017-18 season include performing his Kennedy Center debut, being awarded joint 1st-prize at the 46th Hudson Valley Philharmonic International String Competition, a recital at the Perlman Music Program’s Stires-Stark Alumni Recital Series and several chamber music performances with the New Asia Chamber Music Society at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie. Other past projects include music and medicine events hosted by the Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Fogg Museum and collaborations with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Roger Tapping, Hsin-Yun Huang, Natalia Gutman, Paul Katz, and members of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and A Far Cry. A graduate of Harvard College, Mr. Tan holds a bachelor’s degree in human developmental and regenerative biology, a secondary degree in music, and was awarded the David McCord Prize. He received his Master of Music degree in May 2017 from The Juilliard School as a proud recipient of the prestigious Kovner Fellowship. Mr. Tan is currently pursuing his Artist Diploma at The Juilliard School as a student of Donald Weilerstein and Catherine Cho and holds a Celia Ascher Fellowship.

Pianist Jinhee Park has appeared as a chamber musician in major New York City venues such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, around Lincoln Center, and on Radio WQXR’s Midday Masterpieces Series. Prior to living in New York, she performed as a concerto soloist with the Changwon Symphony and the New Seoul Philharmonic. Her recent performances took place in China and Taiwan, featuring a wide range of repertoire with renowned musicians. Ms. Park has given extensive collaborative performances at the Aspen Music Festival and currently serves as a staff pianist at the Juilliard School. She has been recently appointed as a vocal coach at the Chautauqua Institution. Jinhee received her bachelor’s degree at the Seoul National University and is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at Juilliard under the tutelage of Jonathan Feldman, Margo Garrett, and Diane Richardson.

AIHS Members: $25

Non Members: $75




May 23, 2018
6:00 pm


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