Concerts highlights

MUSIC ON PARK AVENUE WITH PER TENGSTRAND & OPUS 21 Rhapsody in Blue

Thu—10-17-2019
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Photo by Karin Sterne

THU—OCT 17—7:30 PM
Pre-concert talk, 7 PM
$25 ($20 ASF Members)
Series Pass $125 ($100 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 famous piano concerti performed with musicians from Princeton chamber music group Opus 21.

This evening, Tengstrand and Opus 21 musicians Sophia Winograd and Bryant So (violin), Johanna Linna (viola), and Ian Kim (cello) will be performing George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” They will also perform Robert Schumann’s “Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 47.”

 

The Music on Park Avenue concert series is supported in part by a generous grant from The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation and 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.

About the Performers From Opus 21

Ian Kim is a freshman from Saratoga, California. Ian began playing at the age of 10 under the instruction of Jihee Kim for four years, and has continued since with Jonathan Koh. Ian has since won numerous competitions, such as the ENKOR International Competition, the DVC/HNU Young Artist Strings Competition, the ASTA competition, the International Grande Music Competition, and many more. Ian made his solo debut in 2016 and has performed as a soloist for multiple concerts. Ian has been invited to play at prestigious venues including the Kimmel Center and Carnegie Hall, and has had the privilege of working with pedagogues Keith Robinson of the Miami Quartet, Bella Hristova, Astrid Schween of the Juilliard Quartet, David Requiro, John Kimura Parker, Thomas Mesa, Grammy nominee, and Mark Summer, two time Grammy winner. Ian has studied at the Meadowmount School of Music and has been invited to Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival for the past two summers. Ian now studies with Alberto Parrini at Princeton University.

Violist Johanna Linna won first place at the 2018 American String Teacher Association Solo Competition and was also a semifinalist at the Mondavi Competition of 2017. She won first place in the Rotary Club of Glendale’s 2016 Music Contest. As a co-principal of Idyllwild Art’s 2017 Chamberfest Orchestra, Johanna performed works of Mahler and Bernstein in Walt Disney Concert Hall. She has participated in All Southern (SCSBOA) and All State (CODA) Honors Orchestras, Lake Avenue Church Chamber Symphony Orchestra, Colburn Youth Orchestra, Colburn Chamber Orchestra, and Colburn Academy’s Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. In addition to being a violist, Johanna is an award-winning composer: her piece, “A Day in the National Park,” earned an honorable mention at “Pageant of the Arts” competition sponsored by the Rotary Club International. She has taken master classes with Paul Coletti, Che-Yen Chen, Geraldine Walthers, and Roberto Dìaz, and her former teachers include studies Gina Coletti, Margaret Shimizu and Chi-yau Lee. She was the violist of the Meraki Honors Quartet and studied under Robert deMaine and John Walz.

Bryant So is a freshman from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Since his orchestra solo debut at age 10, he has performed solo with the Pikes Peak Philharmonic, Colorado Chamber Orchestra, Denver Young Artists Orchestra and recorded with the Colorado Public Radio. He has been a roster member of the Young Musicians Foundation of Colorado since age 13, and served as Concertmaster of the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, Denver Young Artists Orchestra, Colorado State Symphony Orchestra and the national Honor Orchestra of America. Bryant is an alumnus of the 2012 Jacobs School of Music Summer String Academy at Indiana University, and the 2013 Heifetz International Music Institute where he studied with Grigory Kalinovsky and Mark Kaplan. At Princeton, he plans to continue his passion in music while pursuing the pre-med track.

Sophia Winogradis a sophomore from New York pursuing a major in Politics and a certificate in German. In high school, she attended the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division for two years where she studied under Elizabeth Faidley. She has performed with the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, served as concertmaster of the Kinhaven Music School Orchestra during the summer of 2015 and performed in various venues in Berlin as part of a refugee-outreach program during the summer of 2016. Throughout her music career, she has been lucky to have received masterclasses from Ray Chen, Vadim Gluzman, and Yevgeny Kutik. On campus, Sophia is involved with the Princeton University Orchestra, Triple 8 Dance Company, and the Princeton Conservation Society. She currently studies with Eric Wyrick.