New York Classical Players: Stella Plays Mozart

SUN, SEP 11, 2022
2:00 PM

SUN, SEPT 11, 2 PM
FREE with online RSVP

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Join us on September 11th as acclaimed violinist Stella Chen joins NYCP for her first concert as Artist-in-Residence, a three-year commitment to perform all Mozart violin concertos, playing remarkable Violin Concerto No. 5, Turkish. NYCP opens the season with Yoomi Paik's sparkling piece, Sudden Path, which NYCP proudly premiered. Another exciting work by George Meyer, Concerto Grosso, invites listeners to experience Baroque lyricism and complexity. At the close of the program is Haydn's beloved and energetic Symphony No. 44. 


Yoomi Paick - Sudden Path (10') 
Mozart Violin - Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219 (25') 
George Meyer - Concerto Grosso (15) 
Haydn - Symphony No.44 in E minor, "Trauer" (25) 

About the Artists

Dongmin Kim is quickly establishing himself as one of the most inspiring and versatile conductors. He is the Music Director of the celebrated and innovative New York Classical Players (NYCP), a chamber orchestra comprised of today's most gifted instrumentalists. Since founding NYCP in 2010, Mr. Kim has led around 200 concerts in the New York City metropolitan area, three international tours from Asia to South America, and throughout the United States. He collaborates with Kim Kashkashian, Miriam Fried, Cho-Liang Lin, Pamela Frank, Charles Neidich, Carol Wincenc, HaeSun Paik, Sumi Jo, Jasmine Choi, and Richard O'Neill. Mr. Kim's career highlights include a guest appearance with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, the Seoul Arts Center Festival Orchestra, and most recently, the Texas Festival Orchestra at the Round Top Music Festival Institute. He also had been on the podium with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, and Winnipeg Symphony, among others. 

He was a proud recipient of the prestigious Herbert von Karajan Fellowship selected by the members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, which resulted in a residency at the Salzburg Music Festival. Mr. Kim was a conducting staff at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as the Schmidt Conducting Fellow working with Raymond Leppard, Mario Venzago, Lynn Harrell, André Watts, and Lang Lang. As a keen advocate of contemporary music, Mr. Kim has performed with leading composers. He recently recorded a series of chamber orchestra pieces by legendary composer Samuel Adler released on Toccata Classics, which was hailed by Pizzicato Magazine Luxembourg. He also recorded with Haeran Hong for Korean Art Songs for the Warner Classics. 

Mr. Kim has served in principal viola positions, including the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra under Michael Tilson-Thomas. As a recitalist and chamber musician, he also has performed throughout the United States, South America, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. A native of Seoul, Mr. Kim has studied Orchestral Conducting and Viola at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. His musical mentors include Kurt Masur, Janos Starker, Alan de Veritch, Leonard Slatkin, Imre Pallo, Thomas Baldner, and David Effron.

The recipient of a 2020 Avery Fisher Career Grant and 2020 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, American violinist Stella Chen is the winner of the International Queen Elisabeth Grand Prize - Queen Mathilde Prize in the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition. Stella has been lauded for her “phenomenal maturity” and “fresh and spontaneous, yet emotionally profound and intellectually well-structured performance” (The Jerusalem Post). 

In the past season alone, Stella made her debuts with the New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and the Chicago Symphony. Upcoming projects include the U.S. premiere of Jorg Widmann's Concerto No. 2, conducted by the composer. Other recent engagements include appearances with the Belgian National Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Luxembourg Philharmonia, and Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra. 

Stella is also the first recipient of the Robert Levin Award from Harvard University, the top prize winner of the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition and youngest ever prize winner of the Menuhin Competition. She has given solo performances at venues such as the Kennedy Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago. Other noteworthy ventures include performances in Bhutan, Jordan, Israel, Cuba, and Colombia. Festival appearances include Ravinia, Kronberg Academy, Salzburg Mozarteum, Perlman Music Program, Music@Menlo, the Sarasota Music Festival, and YellowBarn. Stella has collaborated with such notable artists as Itzhak Perlman, Robert Levin, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Matthew Lipman, and the Silk Road Ensemble. 

A graduate of the Harvard/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program, Stella received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with honors from Harvard University and an MM from NEC. Stella then went on to receive her doctorate at the Juilliard School and was concurrently a professional studies candidate at the Kronberg Academy. Teachers and mentors include Li Lin, Mihaela Martin, Donald Weilerstein, Itzhak Perlman, Catherine Cho, and Miriam Fried. Stella makes her home in New York City , where she is a member of the Bowers Program at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and serves as a teaching assistant to her longtime mentor, Li Lin, at Juilliard. 

She plays the 'Huggins' 1708 Stradivarius violin on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation, and the 1700 ex-Petri Stradivarius, on generous loan from Dr. Ryuji Ueno and Rare Violins In Consortium, Artists and Benefactors Collaborative. 

클래식 음악을 연주하는 다국적 젊은 연주자들로 구성된 전문 연주단체 뉴욕클래시컬 플레이어스(이하, NYCP)가 오는 9월 11일(일) 오후 2시 플러싱 타운홀에서 시즌 오프닝 콘서트를 개최한다.

스텔라의 모차르트 (Stella Plays Mozart)라는 주제로 무료 공연으로 열리는 이번 음악회는 음악감독 김동민의 지휘로 한인 작곡가 백유미의 ‘Sudden Path’를 시작으로, 조지 마이어(George Meyer)의 바로크 시대의 형식을 활용해 작곡된 ‘콘체르토 그로소’와, 교향곡의 황제 하이든의 교향곡 44번이 연주된다.

바이올리니스트 스텔라 첸은 퀸엘리자베스 콩쿠르 1위를 비롯, 링컨센터 이머징 아티스트, 에이버리 피셔 커리어 그랜트를 모두 수상한 연주한 바이올리니스트로, 하버드 대학에서 심리학을 공부하며, NEC를 거쳐 작년에는 줄리어드에서 박사학위를 마쳤다. 한인 플루티스트 재스민 최(최나경)에 이어, 올 시즌부터 3년 동안 NYCP의 상주 아티스트로 활동하게 되는 스텔라 첸은 이번 연주에서 모차르트 바이올린 작품 가운데 가장 널리 알려진 협주곡 5번을 연주한다.

About the New York Classical Players

Founded in 2010, New York Classical Players (NYCP) is an ensemble dedicated to the highest standards of artistry, collaboration, and virtuosity. Fueled by the belief that access to musical excellence is an essential human right, NYCP presents all of its concerts free of charge. 

NYCP is comprised of dynamic young musicians who are launching their professional careers. Graduates of some of the world’s leading conservatories come together as NYCP to share free performances of familiar masterpieces, bold new commissions, and unexpected musical treasures with the public. 

Each season, thousands of NYCP concertgoers experience both the dynamic power of the orchestral repertoire and the versatile intimacy of chamber performance – without charge. NYCP is under the direction of Founder and Music Director Dongmin Kim, and a committed board of directors guides and supports the organization.

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