2016-17 Concert Series

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October 7 | 7:30 BioProgramTickets

Jason Hardink with Fry Street Quartet

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Pianist Jason Hardink is the Artistic Director of the NOVA Chamber Music Series and Principal Symphony Keyboard of the Utah Symphony. His performances include a wide-ranging repertoire of music by living composers and works of the historical canon. Recent performances include the U.S. premiere of the complete numbered Klavierstücke of Wolfgang Rihm at Spectrum, as well as concerti with the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, and the Utah Symphony. Over the last few seasons, he has given a series of lecture recitals on Beethoven’s piano sonatas, performed a cycle of recitals situating the late piano music of Franz Schubert in dialogue with works by Second Viennese School composers, and toured with Olivier Messiaen’s monumental Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus.

Much sought after as a chamber musician, Mr. Hardink has recently collaborated with violinist Phillip Setzer of the Emerson String Quartet and world-renowned soprano Celena Shafer. He has appeared on chamber music series all over the U.S., including Music in Context, fEARnoMUSIC, Music on the Hill, Aperio Music of the Americas, and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. In Salt Lake City he has worked with noted guest composers such as Tristan Murail and Frederic Rzewski as a member of the Canyonlands New Music Ensemble, and he has premiered works by Utah composers Morris Rosenzweig, Steve Ricks, Miguel Chuaqui, and Steve Roens.

Hardink holds a DMA from Rice University, where he studied with Brian Connelly; his Doctoral thesis “Messiaen and Plainchant” explores the varying levels of influence that Gregorian chant exerted on the music of Olivier Messiaen. He is married to pianist Kimi Kawashima, and they are parents of twin boys, Luc and Derek.

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This remarkable quartet – hailed as “a triumph of ensemble playing” by the New York Times – is a multi-faceted ensemble taking chamber music in new directions. Touring music of the masters as well as exciting original works from visionary composers of our time, the Fry Street Quartet has perfected a “blend of technical precision and scorching spontaneity” (The Strad). Since securing the Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the quartet has reached audiences from Carnegie Hall to London, and Sarajevo to Jerusalem, exploring the medium of the string quartet and its life-affirming potential with “profound understanding…depth of expression, and stunning technical astuteness” (Deseret Morning News). With a discography that includes a wide range of works from Haydn and Beethoven to Stravinsky, Janacek and Rorem, the quartet is known for being “equally at home in the classic repertoire of Mozart and Beethoven or contemporary music” (Palm Beach Daily News).

The quartet’s significant touring history includes performances at major venues, festivals, and for distinguished series such as Carnegie Hall and the Schneider Series at the New School in New York, the Jewel Box series in Chicago, Chamber Music Columbus, the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, the DiBartolo Performing Arts Center at Notre Dame, the Theosophical Society in London, and the Mozart Gemeinde in Klagenfurt, Austria. The quartet also enjoys a continuing residency with the Salt Lake City-based NOVA series. The Fry Street Quartet is pleased to hold the Dan C. and Manon Caine Russell Endowed String Quartet Residency at the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756-91)
Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 414
Allegro
Andante
Rondeau: Allegretto
Brian Ferneyhough
(b.1943)
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Johannes Brahms
(1833-97)
Quintet for Piano and Strings in F Minor, opus 34
Allegro non troppo
Scherzo: Allegro
Andante
Finale: Allegro comodo

General $25
Senior/Student $15
Season Tickets (All four) $75
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February 7 | 7:30BioProgramTickets

Chi Ho Han

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Born in Seoul, Korea in 1992, Chi Ho HAN is one of the most promising pianists of his generation.

Han is the winner of ARD International Music competition in Munich (2014), where he was also awarded all special prizes, including Audience Award and Best Performance on Commissioned Work. He also claimed championships at Seoul International Music Competition in Korea (2014), and at Kissinger KlavierOlymp, Germany (2013) with the addition of the Audience Prize.

An equally keen interpreter on Classical and contemporary repertories, Han has ranked himself among prize winners of the demanding Queen Elizabeth International Music Competition in Brussels (2016), the Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition in USA (2014), Beethoven International Piano Competition in Vienna (2009), International Schubert Piano Competition in Dortmund, Germany (2011) and International Telkom Beethoven Piano Competition in Bonn, Germany (2011).

He has made successful concert appearances at prestigious venues across the continents, such as Golden Hall of Musikverein in Vienna (Austria), Herkulessaal , Prinzregententheater, and Gasteig in Munich, Gewandhaus in Leipzig (Germany), Zurich Tonhalle (Switzerland), Palais des Beaux-Arts (Belgium), Seoul Arts Center (Korea) and Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing (China). He has collaborated with Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra and Utah Symphony Orchestra (USA), among others.

Han studied at Seoul Arts High School in Seoul, Korea with Jiae Kim and Kyeong Seun Pee, and earned his undergraduate degree with Arnulf von Arnim at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen. He is now a postgraduate at the University for Music, Theater and Media in Hannover, Germany under world-renowned pianist, Arie Vardi, and student at the International Lake Como Piano Academy.

Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770-1827)
Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, op. 106 (“Hammerklavier”)
Allegro
Scherzo: Assai vivace
Adagio sostenuto
Introduzione: Largo…Allegro – Fuga: Allegro risoluto
Sergei Rachmaninoff
(1873-1943)
Variations on a Theme of Corelli, op. 42
George Gershwin
(1898-1937)
Rhapsody in Blue

General $25
Senior/Student $15
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March 14 | 7:30BioProgramTickets

Norman Krieger

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A native of Los Angeles, Norman Krieger is one of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation and is highly regarded as an artist of depth, sensitivity and virtuosic flair. In fall 2016 he joined the faculty of the distinguished Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

Mr. Krieger regularly appears with the major orchestras of North America, among them the New York, Los Angeles, Rochester Philharmonics, the Minnesota Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra, as well as Mexico’s Orquesta Filarmónica de la Ciudad de México and Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa. He also has performed with orchestra in Germany, Holland, Czech Republic, Turkey, New Zealand and Tawain.

In recital, Krieger has appeared throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico and Asia, while chamber music collaborations have included appearances with sopranos Beverly Hoch and Sheri Greenawald, cellists Jian Wang and Zuill Bailey, and the Tokyo and Manhattan string quartets. His debut at New York City’s prestigious Carnegie Hall and Mostly Mozart Festival earned him an immediate invitation to Lincoln Center’s 2005-06 Great Performers Series.

In 1987, Krieger made headlines by being named the Gold Medal Winner of the first Palm Beach Invitational Piano Competition. At age 15, he became a full-scholarship student of Adele Marcus at The Juilliard School, at which he earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Subsequently, he studied with Alfred Brendel and Maria Curcio in London and earned an Artist Diploma from the New England Conservatory, where he worked with Russell Sherman. A champion of contemporary music, he features the music of John Adams, Leonard Bernstein, John Corigliano, Daniel Brewbaker, Donald Crockett, Judith St. Croix, Lukas Foss and Lowell Liebermann among his active repertoire.

Krieger’s solo recordings include albums available on the Artisie 4 label: Norman Krieger: Transformations, Gershwin in Prague, Norman Krieger: Piano Recital, and American Piano Concertos. Krieger’s chamber music collaborations include Raising the Roof, Voices through Time, and Summerdays.

To Be Announced

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May 4 | 7:30BioProgramTickets

Natalya Antonova

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Natalya Antonova made her debut with the Leningrad Philarmonic at the age of 16. As a soloist of
two major concert managements, “State Concert” and “Soviet Union Concert”, she concertized in Russia, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Ukraine, Armenia, Byelorussia, and other countries, including Germany, France, Bulgaria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and South Korea.

When she accepted an invitation from the Leningrad Conservatory, she became the youngest professor ever appointed for this position in the history of the school. After 10 years of serving, she accepted a position of Professor of Piano in the Russian Academy of Music in Moscow (formerly the Gnessin Institute of Music).

Ms. Antonova has given hundreds of master classes and lectures throughout the world including the Moscow Academy of Music, Paris Conservatory, Budapest Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, New England Conservatory, and Seoul National University.

She has participated in many International Festivals in such countries as Hungary, Germany, South Korea, USA, Russia, etc. Each summer she conducts piano classes in the frame of the International Festival in Paris, France.

Ms. Antonova has judged numerous competitions, including the Bachauer in Salt Lake City, Corpus Christi International Competition in Texas, Sibelius International Competition in Ohio, Hilton Head International Competition and Missouri International Competition.

Her recent all-Chopin recital at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, given on the occasion of the composer’s 205th birthday, was received with great acclaim.

In 1993, Ms. Antonova joined the faculty at the Eastman School of Music.

To Be Announced

General $25
Senior/Student $15
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