Monday, February 6, 2017

Bard at Beattie returns with works by Bach and Webern, Sun., Feb. 19, 2pm. Free admission

Baroque meets Atonality in an intriguing program performed by these award-winning musicians from the Bard College Conservatory of Music. For reservations,

Yezu Elizabeth Woo, Violin
Tomoki Park, Piano and Harpsichord


Bach Partita No.4 in D major for Keyboard, BWV 828

Webern Variations for Piano, Op.27

Bach Partita No. 1 in B minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1002
i.Allemanda – Double
ii.Corrente – Double
iii.Sarabande – Double
iv.Tempo di Borea – Double

Webern 4 Pieces for Piano and Violin, Op.7

Bach Sonata No.6 for Violin and Harpsichord
i. Allegro

Ms. Woo is in the Advanced Performance Studies program of the Bard Conservatory of Music with Laurie Smukler. She made her debut at Carnegie Hall in 2004, where she became the youngest performer to play all 24 of Niccolo Paganini’s Caprices for solo violin. Since then, she has been invited to perform at the United Nations and traveled extensively for performances at Lincoln Center and Merkin Hall in New York, Smetana Hall in Prague, and the storied Musikverein in Vienna. She has appeared with the New Jersey Symphony, North Czech Philharmonic, Slovakian Radio Symphony,  Bulgarian Symphony, Romanian National Constanza Orchestra, Venezuela Philharmonic, and the Pyongyang Symphony of North Korea, as well as the Sungnam, KBS, Jeju, Mostly Philharmonic and Gangwon Provinces Orchestras of South Korea. Yezu is a receipient of the "Best Outstanding International Musician of the Year" (2004) award by the Arts Critics Association, as well as "Artist of the Year" (2005) by the Gangwon Talent Support Foundation of Korea. Yezu has recorded for EMI Classics Korea, Mook Sound and Warner Bros. Yezu co-founded and served as the Artistic Director of Shattered Glass, a conductorless string ensemble based in NYC, from 2012 to 2016, and she is currently the Artistic Director of New York in Chuncheon Music Festival in her Korean hometown of Chuncheon. Yezu was recently appointed Honorary Ambassador to the city. She received her B.M. from the Manhattan School of Music with Albert Markov and an M.M. degree at The Juilliard School with Catherine Cho. 

Mr. Park was born in 1990 in Yokohama. He has studied at the Purcell School of Music UK, Berlin University of the Arts, and Bard College Conservatory of Music, where he is completing the Advanced Performance Studies program with Peter Serkin. 
In 2006 Tomoki won the top prize at the 14th Young Artists’ Piano Competition in Tokyo and is a prizewinner at the 10th International Competition for Young Pianists in Ettlingen. Tomoki has performed widely across Europe, Japan and America, including his first concerto performance at age 13 in the UK and recitals in Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and Opera City, and London’s Wigmore Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and the Southbank Centre. Some recent engagements are his performances at Geneva’s Pierre Boulez Festival, a Mozart recital in Salzburg’s Solitär at Mozarteum, and Bach and Takemitsu Double Piano Concertos with Peter Serkin and the Sacramento Philharmonic. His teachers have included Pascal Devoyon in Berlin and
 Tessa Nicholson in the US.

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