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.
Tonight, Tengstrand and Opus 21 musicians Haeun Jung and Fumika Mizuno (violin), Noah Pacis (viola), and David Kim (cello) perform Edvard Grieg’s “Piano Concerto in A. Minor, Op. 16.” They will also perform “Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 101” by Johannes Brahms.
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 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.
David Kim is a junior at Princeton University majoring in Molecular Biology. At the age of 10, 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.
Noah Pacis is a sophomore who is planning on majoring in Chemistry. Raised in Irvine, California, Noah has played the viola for 8 years and has studied most recently under Sorah Myung. He has participated in several orchestras, including the All-National Orchestra, and has played as principal violist of the All-State Orchestra and Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra. Noah has also participated in the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, where he won the 2015 Concerto Competition and studied with violinist Chee-Yun Kim. He spent the past year with Chamber Music OC under Iryna Krechkovsky and Kevin Kwan Loucks of Trio Céleste, and has had masterclasses with Philip Setzer, Robert deMaine, and Julian Martin. In addition to Opus 21, Noah is a member of the Princeton University Orchestra and Princeton Camerata