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

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.”

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

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

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

Carlos Zapién, tenor 
Paula Fan, pianist 

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 

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).

 

Photography: Solaris Photography 

Video: Hossguy Videos   
Audio: Artistic Sound and Video

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

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

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

Jorge Luis Prats, piano

 Jorge Luis Prats, hitherto known mostly among the piano cognoscenti, is a virtuoso in the grand manner whose technical powers and rare artistic temperament illuminate a vast repertoire. His concert tours have taken him to every nation in the European continent, as well as North, South and Central America, China, Japan and Korea. He has performed as soloist in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and in the USA with the EOS Orchestra in New York and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. In Mexico he has performed with the Mexico City Orchestra, Ofunam Orchestra, and the Jalapa Orchestra. In Europe with the Berlin State Opera Orchestra and the Lamoreaux and Pas de Loup Orchestras of France. He has also toured on various occasions throughout Latin America and Spain with the Cuban National Symphony, Prague Philharmonic, etc.

 

Performance Date: February 21, 2017

Repertoire:

Iberia -Albeniz