WQXR Presents Midday Masterpieces: Violinist Max Tan
WQXR's Midday Masterpieces
Originally Aired: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
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Take a respite from your busy work day with a free concert presented by WQXR.
Hear rising stars from The Juilliard School perform selections from classical music’s best-loved composers. Leave the emails, phone calls and work behind and settle in for an hour of musical serenity.
October’s concert features violinist Max Tan, accompanied by pianist Chaeyoung Park.
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MOZART Violin Sonata in A Major, K.305
BACH Ciaccona from Partita No.2 for Solo Violin in D minor
BRAHMS Sonata No.2 in A Major
About the artists:
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 YellowBarn, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, Pacific Music Festival, White Mountains Festival, Olympic Music Festival, and the Perlman Music Program. Mr. Tan is a member of the Sarasota Orchestra and a teaching assistant to Catherine Cho at The Juilliard School.
Recent engagements in 2018 include his Kennedy Center debut, being awarded joint 1st-prize at the 46th Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition, as well as recital and chamber music appearances in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Quirico and Spoleto, Italy. Upcoming season highlights include concerto appearances with the Kendall Square Orchestra and the New Juilliard Ensemble as well as independent projects and chamber music performances.
Mr. Tan holds undergraduate degrees in human developmental and regenerative biology and music at Harvard College and a master’s degree in performance from The Juilliard School where he was also a Kovner Fellowship recipient. He continues his studies in the Artist Diploma program at Juilliard under the tutelage of Donald Weilerstein and Catherine Cho.
Twenty-one-year old Chaeyoung Park, from South Korea, studying with Robert McDonald at the Juilliard School, has received top prizes at the 2017 Juilliard Gina Bachauer Competition, 2016 Gina Bachauer International Young Artists Piano Competition, 2015 Cleveland Young Artists Piano Competition, 2015 Yamaha USASU International Senior Piano Competition, 2014 YoungArts Foundation, 2014 Emilio Del Rosario International Young Artists Piano Competition and 2014 Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition, and 2012 IIYM International Competition. She has performed in Orchestra Hall at Chicago Symphony Center, Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center in New York, Cleveland Museum of Art, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New World Center in Miami, Helzberg Hall at Kauffman Center for Performing Arts, Kodak Hall at Eastman School of Music and Lied Center of Kansas. As an avid chamber musician, she most recently participated in Ravinia Steans Music Institute and Juilliard ChamberFest.
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