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William Wolfram, pianist

A performance by internationally recognized pianist William Wolfram, a medallist of the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow. Wolfram has appeared with premiere orchestras throughout the United States and abroad. Wolfram is a Naxos and an Albany record label artist.

  • Performance Date: November 25, 2014
  • Repertoire: Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, K. 282 - Mozart
    Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Opus 23 - Chopin
    Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Opus 20 - Chopin
    Grande polonaise brillante précédée d'un Andante spianato: Es-dur, opus 22 - Chopin
    Après une Lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata - Liszt
  • Photography: Solaris Photography
  • Video: Hossguy Videos
  • Audio: Artistic Sound and Video
  • A graduate of The Juilliard School, William Wolfram is a Yamaha artist.

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Eric Zuber, pianist

Eric Zuber holds an astonishing nine major prizes from some of the world’s most important international piano competitions, including gold medals in both the Bösendorfer and Hilton Head competitions. Captivating audiences and critics with his sensitive and insightful artistry, he was also awarded the Arthur Rubinstein Prize for his outstanding achievements by The Juilliard School. The New York Times’ Allan Kozinn has hailed Zuber’s “irresistibly fluid” playing while applauding his “vividly crisp articulation” and “solid technique.”

November 25, 2014

  • Performance Date: February 10, 2015
  • Repertoire: Études, Op. 10, NO. 1 - Chopin
    Études, Op. 25, No. 10 - Chopin
    Three Mazurkas, Op. 56 - Chopin
    Polonaise-Fantasie in A-flat Major, Op. 61 - Chopin
    Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52 - Chopin
    Scherzo No. 3 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 39 - Chopin
    Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58 - Chopin
  • Photography: Solaris Photography

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Jeremy Huw Williams, baritone
Paula Fan, pianist

Baritone Jeremy Huw Williams is renowned as a fine exponent of contemporary music, having commissioned much new music and given premieres of works by Alun Hoddinott, William Mathias, John Tavener, Michael Berkeley, Paul Mealor, Julian Philips, Richard Causton, Mark Bowden, and Huw Watkins.  He frequently records for BBC Radio 3 and has made many commercial recordings, including eight solo discs of songs.
Pianist Paula Fan has performed on five continents, recorded over twenty commercial albums, and has broadcast for the BBC, NPR, Radio Television China, and international stations from Bosnia to Australia.

  • Performance Date: October 13, 2015
  • Repertoire: Let us Garlands Bring (Shakespeare) - Finzi
    Prayer (Gioia) - Lauridsen
    Nocturnes (Armstrong) - Alwyn
    Songs of Travel (Stevenson) - Vaughan Williams
  • Photography: Solaris Photography

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Steven Moeckel, violinist
Paula Fan, pianist

Violinist Steven Moeckel’s effortless virtuosity, vivid characterization and uncanny ability to capture the very essence of a work have been hailed by critics worldwide. As concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, his ability to engage audiences in an astounding range of repertoire distinguishes him as one of the most versatile young musicians of today. A seasoned performer since childhood, Moeckel began his career as a violinist in the United States, and then, from the age of eleven, toured as principal soprano soloist of the renowned Vienna Boys Choir. Resuming his violin studies, he graduated with honors from the Mozarteum in Salzburg at the age of nineteen and immediately assumed the position of Co-Concertmaster of Germany’s Ulm Philharmonic.

  • Performance Date: November 10, 2015
  • Repertoire: Sonata in A Major, Op. 100 - Brahms
    Poéme Mystique - Bloch
    Suite Populaire Espagnole - De Falla/Kochanski
    Variations on an original theme, Op. 15 - Wieniawski
  • Photography: Solaris Photography
  • Video: Hossguy Videos
  • Audio: Artistic Sound and Video

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Carlos Zapién, tenor
Paula Fan, pianist

Tenor Carlos Zapién has been praised for the beauty of his voice and for demonstrating elegant musicianship in performances with leading opera companies and with chamber ensembles in Europe and the U.S.A. He has concertized in his native Mexico as will as Austria, Germany, Italy, Taiwan and the U.S.A.
Zapién was Artist in Residence at the Opera Studio of the Staatsoper Stuttgart in 2009, where he performed various roles from Il Trovatore to The Marriage of Figaro, and stayed in that house until 2012, where he created the role of the son of Medea in Fremd by Hans Thomalla, collaborating with Maestro Joahannes Kalitzke (Opernwelt 2012) and sung the challenging role of Niko in Gegen die Wand (Faust-Preis 2011).

  • Performance Date: December 15, 2015
  • Repertoire: La ricordanza - Bellini
    Tre ariette - Bellini
    An die ferne Geliebte - Beethoven
    Siete canciones populares españolas - de Falla
    Divina Mujer - Del Moral
    La borrachita - Fernández Esperón
    María Elena - Barcelata
  • Photography: Solaris Photography

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Claire Huangci, pianist

Claire Huangci is an acclaimed performer of Chopin to a flexible and sought-after musician. Her unusually wide-ranging repertoire which includes a large number of contemporary works and her great versatility is on display when she plays with international orchestras like the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Stuttgart (under Sir Roger Norrington), the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the China Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the Vancouver, Santa Fe, Moscow Radio and Istanbul State Symphonies. Her recitals have already taken her to international concert venues like Carnegie Hall, the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Gasteig in Munich, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, la Salle Cortot, Oji Hall in Tokyo and the Symphony Hall in Osaka as well as to festivals like the Bad Kissingen Summer Festival, the Verbier Festival, Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, the Mozartfest in Würzburg, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, MDR Musiksommer and the Schwetzingen Festival.

  • Performance Date: January 19, 2016
  • Repertoire: Goldberg Variations - Bach
    Ballade Nr. 1 in G minor - Chopin
    Impromptus, Op. 142 - Schubert
    Hungarian Rhapsody Nr. 13 - Liszt
  • Photography: Solaris Photography
  • Video: Hossguy Videos
  • Audio: Artistic Sound and Video

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Misa Criolla
Humberto Borboa, tenor
Cathedral Choir
Jessica Pierpont, guest conductor

De acuerdo a Wikipedia, la Misa criolla es una obra musical para solistas, coro y orquesta, de naturaleza religiosa y folclórica, creada por el músico argentino Ariel Ramírez (1921-2010). Los textos litúrgicos fueron traducidos y adaptados por los sacerdotes Antonio Osvaldo Catena, Alejandro Mayol y Jesús Gabriel Segade. La obra está dedicada a dos monjas alemanas, Elisabeth y Regina Brückner, quienes ayudaron con alimentos a los prisioneros de un campo de concentración durante el nazismo.

  • Performance Date: February 16, 2016
  • Repertoire: Misa Criolla - Ariel Ramírez
  • Performers: Yelizaveta Beriyeva, pianist
    Elizabeth Soflin / Hayden Sawyer, percussionists
    Ivar Nicholas Fojas, guitarist
    Elizabeth Clawson, acoustic bass
  • Photography: Solaris Photography
  • Video: Hossguy Videos
  • Audio: Artistic Sound and Video

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Ivar Nicholas Fojas, guitar

The opening of the concert season took place at the recently restored Our Lady’s Chapel. The beauty of the space and its acoustics makes the Chapel a perfect place for chamber music. Guitarist Ivar-Nicholas Fojas, a doctoral candidate at the UA Bolton Guitar Studies Program and a Fulbright Scholar from the Philippines, performed works by Sor, Scarlatti, Albéniz, Moreno Torroba, Llobet and others.

  • Performance Date: October 27, 2016
  • Repertoire: Variations on theme by Mozart, Op. 9 - Sor
    Essercizo per Gravicembalo - Scarlatti
    Canción y Danza No. 1 - Pipó
    Capricho Catalán y Malagueña - Albéniz
    Prélude y Gigue - Ponce
    Sonatina - Moreno Torroba
    Variaciones sobre un tema de Sor - Llobet
  • Photography: Solaris Photography
  • Video: Ackerley Advertising
  • Audio: Ivar-Nicholas Fojas