Steinway Society Eighteenth Season 2007-2008 Musicales The Steinway Society celebrates its eighteenth season. Over the past eighteen years we have presented outstanding pianists in more than 100 concerts and musicales. About once a month, at 3pm on Sundays, musicales are held at the Lawrenceville Recital Hall of Jacobs Music, 2540 Brunswick Pike on Route 1, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. Social hours, with a buffet of delicious hors d'oeuvres and illuminating conversation with the artists, follow the musicales. Open to the public, admission is $15 ($8 for full-time students). The box office opens at Jacobs Music 30 minutes before each musicale. For directions click here. Seating is limited - please arrive early to assure a seat.
Steinway Society Eighteenth Season
The Steinway Society celebrates its eighteenth season. Over the past eighteen years we have presented outstanding pianists in more than 100 concerts and musicales. About once a month, at 3pm on Sundays, musicales are held at the Lawrenceville Recital Hall of Jacobs Music, 2540 Brunswick Pike on Route 1, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. Social hours, with a buffet of delicious hors d'oeuvres and illuminating conversation with the artists, follow the musicales. Open to the public, admission is $15 ($8 for full-time students). The box office opens at Jacobs Music 30 minutes before each musicale. For directions click here. Seating is limited - please arrive early to assure a seat.
Sunday October 7th 2007, 3:00 PM - Shan-shan Sun
A native of China, Shan-shan Sun was admitted to the Young Artist Program at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music at the age of nine. The following year, she was invited to perform for Mr. Jiang, president of China. Ms. Sun has an active international career that finds her performing throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. The Miami Herald noted that her "intensity brought to mind Alicia de Larrocha's visionary Mozart interpretations." Ms. Sun has recently appeared with Sweden's Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Warmland Sinfonietta, the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra in Latvia, the Amalfi Coast Festival Orchestra in Italy and the Canton Symphony in Ohio. Shan-shan Sun has recorded 4 compact discs, released by China Records, and Mindfeel Records in Sweden. Ms. Sun has won prizes in the Darius Milhaud Competition, the Nina Wideman Piano Competition and the South Orange Symphony Artist Competition. In December 2003, she and her piano duo partner, Per Tegstrand took First Prize at the prestigious Murray Dranoff International Two Piano Competition in Miami, Florida. Today's program will include works by Chopin and Ravel.
Sunday November 18th 2007, 3:00 PM - Scott Donald
L. Scott Donald is the Administrative Director and member of the Senior Faculty at the New School of Music in Kingston, NJ. At The College of New Jersey, as adjunct faculty member, he teaches class piano for music majors. Dr. Donald's performances span the music of Mozart through Gershwin and Brahms through Bernstein. His research involves studying the motor skill development in piano performance and the structure of practice. Dr. Donald studied piano with John Roberts at Furman University and Danielle Martin at the University of Texas where he also studied pedagogy with Robert Duke, Martha Hilley, and Amanda Vick Lethco. He earned his D.M.A. at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of Music Teachers National Association, New Jersey Music Teachers Association, National Guild of Community Schools for the Arts and a member of the research committee for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. Today's performance will feature works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Barber.
Sunday January 20th 2008, 3:00 PM - Jennifer Tao
Ms. Tao has won enthusiastic audience reception and critical acclaim across the United States and Europe. Born in Miami, Florida, she began her piano studies at the age of five and performed as soloist with orchestra at age ten. The following year, she was a soloist with Arthur Fiedler. Distinguished awards were bestowed to Ms.Tao by the Maryland International Competition, the NY Young Artists in Recital, and the Baldwin National Piano Competition. Selected as Musical Ambassador by the United States Information Agency, she toured throughout Europe giving numerous recitals and master classes. As soloist, Ms. Tao has performed in Carnegie/Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, and the halls of The New York Historical Society and the New School. Overseas, her talent has been heard in the Philharmonic Hall in Lublin, Poland, The Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw, Poland, the Liceo Music Conservatory in Barcelona, Spain and the Esplanade Theatre in Singapore. Ms. Tao has recorded for Centaur Records and Eroica Records. Her performance will include works by Schubert, Medtner and Chopin.
Sunday February 24th 2008 - Joanna Chao
Dr Joanna Chao, Taiwanese pianist, concertizes throughout the United States and abroad. New York Metropolitan audiences have heard her concerts at Carnegie-Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Concert Hall. She has performed as guest soloist with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Fremont-Philharmonic and New Britain Symphony Orchestra to critical acclaim describing her ability as a "stunning exhibition of virtuosity and style..., with elegance and pure lyrical expression." Dr. Chao has been awarded prize recognition at the Puigcerda International Piano Competition, Bergen Philharmonic Young Artist Competition, The Kingsville International Young Performer's Competition, and the Kosciuzco Foundation Chopin Piano Competition. Dr. Chao has performed for the New York Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble Series, the Sarasota Music Festival, Manchester Music Festival and is a member of the Argento Chamber Ensemble. Dr. Chao studied at the Juilliard School and the Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University with Oxana Yablonskaya and Ellen Mack. She currently serves on the piano faculty at The College of New Jersey and ear-training faculty at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division. Today's program will include compositions by Bach-Busoni, Beethoven, Smetana, Messiaen and Chopin.
Sunday March 9th, 2008, 3:00 PM - Alex Ruvinstein
Saturday April 5th, 2008, 9:00-5:00 PM - Open to the public.
A panel of professional judges determines finalists from candidates' CDs and/or tapes. From these applicants, three judges then select the scholarship winners during this audition. Performances are scheduled for morning and afternoon. Please note this event is on a Saturday.
Sunday May 4th, 2008, 3:00 PM Scholarship Winners Musicale
Sunday June 1st 2008, 3:00 PM - Karen Walwyn.