BRONX ARTS ENSEMBLE MARCH 6 CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT FEATURES VIOLINIST JOAN KWUON AND A NEW COMPOSITION BY RIVERDALIAN OLIVER CAPLAN
(Bronx, NY) Join the Bronx Arts Ensemble on Sunday, March at 3 pm at 5000 Goodridge Avenue, Riverdale for an intimate chamber music performance by violinist Joan Kwuon, pianist Teddy Robie and pianist Mizuho Yoshimune, winner of BAE’s 2010 Young Bronx Artist Competition. The program will include Fanfare for the Importance of Imagination, a new composition by Riverdalian Oliver Caplan, as well as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Trio in C Major, K 548; Camille Saint-Saëns - Sonata No. 1 in D minor for violin and piano and Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata in E flat Major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux".
Ms. Kwuon, began playing chamber music at age 10. She made her solo debut at the Tanglewood Music Festival under André Previn and has performed as a soloist at concert halls worldwide with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony of Tokyo, and Moscow State Symphony, Seattle Symphony, State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, Bulgarian National Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Ms. Kwuon has been presented by Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, University of Illinois, George Mason University, Rockefeller University. She has participated in a variety of collaborations, including a recent duet performance with Tony Bennett at Jazz at Lincoln Center and Tanglewood. A native of Los Angeles, Ms. Kwuon holds degrees from Indiana University, The Juilliard School and the Cleveland Institute of Music. She is a member of The Juilliard School Assistant Faculty.
Born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Teddy Robie began studying piano at age six. He has played with the Raleigh, Durham, and Winston-Salem symphony orchestras. Mr. Robie is a recent recipient of the Gina Bachauer Scholarship and second place winner in the 1999 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. He has appeared in renowned festivals including Eastern Music Festival, PianoFest in the Hamptons, Yellow Barn and Music Academy of the West.
Mizuho Yoshimune is a junior at Bronx High School of Science. She won the gold medal in AADGT's (The American Association for Development of the Gifted and Talented) International Young Musicians' Competition "Passion of Music" in 2008, 2009 and 2010, and as a winner, she performed at Merkin Concert Hall and Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall. For the past nine years, she has been chosen to play in the annual Gifted Young People's Concert and the Awards Concert presented by the Leschetizky Association. In April of 2010, she appeared on News 12: The Bronx for her fifth performance at Carnegie Hall. For the past two summers, Mizuho has participated in The International Keyboard Institute & Festival at Mannes College, where she has performed in master classes.
Tickets for the March 6 concert are $25, which includes an intermission reception to meet the artists.
For more information, visit www.bronxartsensemble.org or call 718 601-7399
As the Bronx’s premier music performance ensemble serving the borough since 1972, the Bronx Arts Ensemble is a not-for-profit organization enriching the cultural environment of the Bronx with a year-round schedule of concerts, special programs for families and a full music and arts-in-education program for schools.