Young Artists Program: Chamber Concert Series

2017 YAP Senior Student Concert I

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Enjoy the first of two public concerts showcasing the 2017 Senior students participating in the NAC’s internationally acclaimed Young Artists Program.

Chamber ensembles will feature a mixture of piano, strings, woodwinds and voice. Hear works by Prokofiev, Brahms, Beethoven and Shostakovich played by trios, quartets, quintets and sextets. In order to present all of this year’s ensembles, the two evening’s concerts will have different concert programs.

The second concert will feature different students and ensembles, and will take place on June 23rd.


PROGRAM (subject to change):

MOZART Sonata for Bassoon and Cello in B-flat major, K.292

I. Allegro

II. Andante

III. Rondo: Allegro

  • Yu-Ping Wang, bassoon (Taiwan)
  • *Bryan Lu, cello (Canada)


HANDEL He Was Despised, from The Messiah Oratorio

  • Danielle Vaillancourt, mezzo-soprano (Canada)
  • *Terri Croft, violin (Canada)
  • *Katya Poplyansky, violin (Canada)
  • *Kendra James, viola (Canada)
  • *Bryan Lu, cello (Canada)


BEETHOVEN  String Quartet in D major, Op. 18 No. 1

I. Allegro

II. Andante con moto

  • Jung Yun Choi, violin (Canada)
  • Yaegy Park, violin (USA)
  • Serena Hsu, viola (USA)
  • Sarah Miller, cello (USA)


SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67

I. Andante

IV. Allegretto

  • Angela Wee, violin (USA)
  • Leevy Williams, cello (USA)
  • Peter Krejcar, piano (Canada)


BRAHMS Horn Trio in E-flat major, Op. 40

I. Andante – Poco piu animato

II. Scherzo: Allegro – Molto meno allegro - Allegro

  • Molly Wreakes, horn (Canada)
  • *Terri Croft, violin (Canada)
  • *Alexander Malikov, piano (Canada)




PROKOFIEV Quintet, Op. 39

  • Pinhua Zeng, violin (USA)
  • Ella Bukszpan, viola (France & Israel)
  • Jordan Calixto, double bass (USA)
  • Michelle Feng, oboe (Canada)
  • Ludovik Lesage-Hinse, clarinet (Canada)


FAURÉ  Piano Quartet No. 1, Op. 15

  • Sarah Kuo, violin (USA)
  • Cassie Drake, viola (USA)
  • Andrew Byun, cello (Canada)
  • Victor Lin, piano (USA)


BEETHOVEN An die Ferne Geliebte (To the Distant Beloved), Op. 98

  • Jeffrey Strand, tenor (Canada & USA )
  • *Jean Desmarais, piano (Canada)


BRAHMS Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

I. Allegro non troppo

  • Jennifer Ahn, violin (USA)
  • Sean Lim, violin (USA)
  • Tai McGee, viola (USA)
  • Jeremy Tai, cello (USA)
  • Jinsung Kim, piano (Canada)


*YAP 2017 Resident ensemble member.


The NAC’s Young Artists Program, founded by Pinchas Zukerman in 1999 and now in its 19th edition, offers outstanding private instruction and chamber music coaching with additional career-related sessions and mentoring as well as performance opportunities including public chamber music concerts, public masterclasses, closed works-in-progress sessions and recitals.

The Young Artists Program is made possible through the wonderful generosity of individual donors and corporations, the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust and its Lead Partner CIBC. We would also like to thank Honorary Patron Sara Vered.

The Young Artists Program is grateful to the University of Ottawa, School of Music for its support in providing excellent facilities and services.

© Fred Cattroll