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MUSIC ON PARK AVENUE WITH PER TENGSTRAND & OPUS 21 Rachmaninoff's Second Concerto

Thu—11-21-2019
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THU—NOV 21—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 Hana Mundiya and Haeun Jung (violin), Katie Liu (viola), and Leland Ko (cello) present Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18.” They will also perform Johannes Brahms’ “Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25.”

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

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 masterclasses 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.

Leland Ko began studying cello at the age of three. Born and raised in the Boston area, he studied with Ronald Lowry for many years at the Rivers School Conservatory. In 2011, he was admitted to the Perlman Music Program (PMP) in 2011, where, for the past six summers, he has studied with Ronald Leonard, teacher at the Colburn Conservatory of Music and former principal of the LA Philharmonic. PMP cultivated a deep love for chamber music for Leland. Additionally, through PMP, Leland was introduced Paul Katz, legendary cellist of the Cleveland Quartet, with whom he studied for four years at the New England Conservatory.

Katie Liu is a junior concentrating in ORFE, and plans to pursue a certificate in Musical Performance or COS. In high school, she attended the Juilliard School Pre-College Division and served as the concertmaster of the Bravura Youth Orchestra. She has studied under Duoming Ba and Masao Kawasaki, and currently studies with Eric Wyrick. On campus, Katie is a member of the Princeton University Orchestra and SYMPOH, and is an avid fan of Pretty Little Liars.

Hana Mundiya made her concerto debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 13 at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center. A prizewinner in the 9th Leopold Mozart Competition in Augsburg, Germany and second place winner in the 2016 Aspen Music Festival Concerto Competition, Hana has been a guest soloist for the New York Piano Society at Carnegie Hall, and performed with ThePianoGuys at Perelman Hall at Carnegie Hall and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. She will major in Comparative Literature. Her teachers include Naoko Tanaka and Donald Weilerstein, with whom she has been studying since attending The Juilliard School for one year and Juilliard Pre-College.

 
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