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Musical Couples IV

30 Sep

Musical Couples IV

Cherry Tsang, Felix Ungar 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

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Pianist Cherry TSANG has performed solo recitals and chamber music throughout Europe, Asia, and America, where she made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2009. Recent solo performance includes LCSD’s “Our Music Talent” series Solo Recital at Hong Kong City Hall. Tsang has collaborated with various orchestras, including the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Ars Nova Orchestra, and the Eastman Symphony Orchestra, working with conductors Neil Varon, Alan Cumberland and Christoph Campastrini, among others.

As a dedicated chamber musician, Tsang recently performed in the Wooster Chamber music festival (Ohio US), HK Citibank Plaza Series, Sanibel Music Festival (Florida US), and at venues such as Kneisel Hall, NYU, Symphony Space and the Miller Theatre at Columbia University.  Tsang has also worked with many international artists including James Thompson, Giuliano Sommerhalder, Florent Heau and Piotr Milewski.

Tsang received her Doctorate in Piano Performance from the Eastman School of Music in 2011, where she studied with a well-known teacher, Barry Snyder, for whom she was teaching assistant from 2008 to 2011. In addition to her performance schedule, Tsang is also a piano adjunct lecturer in the Hong Kong Baptist University, and coaches chamber music and collaborative piano to undergraduate and graduate students in HKAPA.

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American violist and teacher Felix UNGAR has performed as soloist and chamber musician at concert halls around the world. He recently toured with the Eastman BroadBand new music ensemble through the United States and Mexico, and performed as a guest artist of the Hong Kong Music Interflow festival in Hong Kong’s Yuen Long Theatre.

Dr. Ungar has studied and performed at music festivals in the United States, Canada, and throughout Europe, including Prussia Cove (UK), Festival Pablo Casals in Prades (France), Recontres Musicales at the Menuhin Academie (Switzerland), Altensteig (Germany), Kneisel Hall (USA), Music Academy of the West at Santa Barbara, and the Banff Centre (Canada), Kent/Blossom (USA), among many others. He has shared the stage performing chamber music with members of the Vienna Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, and faculty of the Eastman School of Music, where he completed his Doctorate. He holds a Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and in conjunction with his undergraduate studies, He also received a double-minor in East Asian Studies (with a focus on Chinese history) and Mandarin Chinese from Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Ungar  is currently on the faculty of Hong Kong Baptist University, and has previously held teaching positions at the Eastman Community Music School and at a number of summer festivals in the US, as well as viola teaching assistantship at Eastman and the University of Rochester. His principal teachers were Jeffrey Irvine, Lynne Ramsey, Carol Rodland, and Donald McInnes, and he studied in masterclasses with Ruth Killius, Kim Kashkashian, Thomas Riebl, and Nobuko Imai. For the academic year 2011-2012, he was a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholar grant, working with composers on new music for viola at the Taipei National University of the Arts and throughout Taiwan.

Johannes Brahms

Sonata in F minor, Op. 120 no. 1

Sergei Rachmaninoff

“Andante” from Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19

(arr. by Borasovsky)

Hwaen Ch’uqi

Flit of the Fireflies Upon a Summer Rain

(from De Mes Amis, Les Animaux, CWV 34)

Kenji Bunch

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