Concerts highlights

MUSIC ON PARK AVENUE WITH PER TENGSTRAND & OPUS 21 Beethoven Concerto No. 3

Thu—11-29-2018
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Courtesy of Per Tengstrand

THU—November 29—7:30 PM
Pre-concert talk, 7 PM
$25 ($20 ASF Members)
Series Pass $110 ($90 ASF Members)

 

This season, Swedish pianist Per Tengstrand returns to Scandinavia House for the Music on Park Avenue concert series with a special presentation of all five of Beethoven’s Concerti, performed with musicians from Princeton chamber music group Opus 21.

This evening, Tengstrand and musicians Haeun Jung (violin), David Kim (cello), Fumika Mizuno (violin), and Nathan Rim (viola) will be performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3. They will additionally be performing E. Grieg’s Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 45.

 

This series is made possible in part by The Lynn Carter Fund of the ASF.

About Per Tengstrand

Per Tengstrand has firmly established himself as one of today’s most exciting pianists. He has been described by The Washington Post as “technically resplendent, powerful, intuitively secure,” and by The New York Times as “a superb Swedish pianist” whose recital “was rewarding, both for its unusual programming and for his eloquent, technically polished performances.”

Tengstrand is the subject of the acclaimed Swedish documentary The Soloist, directed by Magnus Gertten and Stefan Berg (Sweden, 2003), which was featured at the International Festival of Cinema and Technology in New York. In 2005 he was decorated by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden with the “Litteris et Artibus” Medal for outstanding service to the arts.

Tengstrand’s 2014-15 concert season included performances on both sides of the Atlantic: in Sweden he played Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 18 (1900-01), Johannes Brahms’ Concerto No. 2, Op. 83 (1878-81), and Igor Stravinsky’s Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments (1923-24); and the Tengstrand-Sun Piano Duo performed an adaptation of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring (1913) before returning to the U.S., where he continues his Music on Park Avenue series at Scandinavia House in New York City. He was recently named artist-in-residence at the new Spira Concert House in Jönköping, Sweden.

About the Performers From Opus 21

Haeun Jung is a junior concentrating in Molecular Biology and a certificate in Musical Performance in Violin. In high school, she was named National YoungArts Foundation’s Honorable Mention winner and won the Washington state championships for violin solo and chamber music. Her summer experiences include Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Great Mountains Music Festival & School, and the Sarajevo Chamber Music Festival. In the past, she is privileged to have received lessons from Christian Tetzlaff, Boris Brovtsyn, Clara Jumi-Kang and the Muir String Quartet. Haeun has previously studied with Carol Sindell and, at Princeton, she studies with Anna Lim.

David Kim is a junior at Princeton University majoring in Molecular Biology.  At the age of ten, he began cello lessons with Myeong-jin Kim with whom he studied for two years.  For the past three years, David was selected to be a cellist of the National Youth Orchestra of the USA, performing under the baton of esteemed conductors Valery Gergiev, Christoph Eschenbach, and Marin Alsop with renowned soloists Emanuel Ax, Yundi Li and Denis Matsuev.  With NYO-USA, David toured various countries throughout Asia, Europe, and South America, serving as principal cellist and assistant principal cellist for the Asia and South America tours, respectively.  As a member and alumnus of the orchestra, David has performed in masterclasses and workshops with distinguished soloists and numerous principal cellists of major orchestras, including Janine Jansen, Brinton Smith, Tamás Varga, John Sharp, Wei Yu, and Joseph Johnson.  Currently, David is a member of the Princeton University Orchestra, Opus 21, Princeton University Chapel Choir, as well as Roaring 20, a Princeton co-ed a cappella group.

Fumika Mizuno is a sophomore from Portland, Oregon. She has performed with numerous orchestras and toured internationally as a member of the National Youth Orchestra of the USA. She has also spent summers at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and was recognized by the National YoungArts Foundation. While she currently has no idea what degree she would like to pursue, she does enjoy a good nap. On campus, she is involved in the Princeton University Orchestra, social entrepreneurship through the Tiger Challenge, and WPRB Radio. She has previously studied with Carol Sindell and now studies with Anna Lim at Princeton.

Nathan Rim is from San Diego and is in the class of 2021. He plans to major in Molecular Biology. Raised in New York, Nathan began playing the violin at age 5, and started studying the viola in 2013. He studied with YuJeong Lee, and later joined Heidi Castleman’s studio with Molly Carr and Yi-Fang Huang. In 2014, Nathan left New York and studied with Pasha Tseitlin in San Diego. Nathan played as principal violist in the San Diego Youth Symphony, and he was also the principal violist of the International Youth Orchestra. He spent his summers at the Idyllwild Arts music camp. Nathan has received awards in the MTAC Solo Competition, VOCE Senior Division competition, Goodlin competition, Musical Merit Foundation, and many other programs. Nathan enjoys playing music with his two brothers.

 
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