Cherry TSANG, piano
Pianist Dr. Cherry Tsang has performed solo recitals and chamber music throughout Europe, Asia, and America. Recent solo performance includes LCSD’s “Our Music Talent” series Solo Recital (HK Cityhall) and Musica del cuore series in Hong Kong. Tsang has collaborated with various orchestras under conductors Neil Varon, Alan Cumberland and Christoph Campastrini, among others.
As a dedicated chamber musician, Tsang performed in many events and festivals. The IDRS festival in Spain, recitals in Brisbane and Melbourne (Australia), the Wooster Chamber music festival (Ohio US), 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, Esteban cons Batallán, Michel Arrignon, Florent Heau and Piotr Milewski. In 2018 -2019, she collaborated and toured with local group “La Sax” in many China cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen. In recent years, she has also been invited to play chamber music in numerous Hong Kong Sinfonietta chamber music series.
Tsang received her Doctorate in Piano Performance from the Eastman School of Music in 2011, where she studied with Barry Snyder, for whom she was teaching assistant from 2008 to 2011.
Dr. Tsang is now a piano faculty in the Hong Kong Baptist University, and coaches chamber music and collaborative piano to undergraduate and graduate students in HKAPA.
Felix UNGAR, viola
American violist Felix Ungar has performed as soloist and chamber musician at concert halls around the world. Recent recital engagements at Lee Hysan Hall, Musica Del Cuore Series, and Guangzhou Arts Centre have featured Bach and Telemann on baroque viola, Brahms and Hindemith sonatas, and works by Berio, Bunch, Tower, Ligeti, and Kurtág. Ungar has given masterclasses and lectures at the Shanghai Conservatory, Guangdong Viola Society, International Viola Congress in Wellington, New Zealand School of Music, Rotterdam, Holland, Dragonfly Music Festival in Tianjin, China, the Jakarta Music Foundation, American Viola Society Festival at Oberlin, Taipei National University of the Arts, Cleveland Institute of Music, and on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. He has performed at music festivals including Prussia Cove, Prades, Recontres Musicales at Menuhin Academie, Altensteig, Cervantino, Niagara, Kneisel Hall, Music Academy of the West at Santa Barbara, Banff, Sion, Orford, Weathersfield, Bad-Leonfelden, and Bowdoin, among others. Ungar holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music. In conjunction with his undergraduate studies, Ungar also received a double-minor in East Asian Studies (Chinese History focus) and Mandarin from Case Western Reserve University.
Ungar’s principal teachers were Jeffrey Irvine, Lynne Ramsey, Carol Rodland, Donald McInnes, and studied in courses with Ruth Killius, Kim Kashkashian, and Thomas Riebl. A winner of many prizes and scholarships, Ungar spent one year in Taiwan commissioning and premiering nine works for viola and studying viola pedagogy as a Fulbright Scholar. Ungar teaches in the Senior and Junior programmes at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and is an Artist-Teacher and Lecturer at HKBU.
“Prelude” from Suite no. 5 in C minor
Clair de lune
Three Songs Without Words
Manuel del Falla
4 Spanish Songs (arr. P. Kochanski)
Pavane pour une infante défunte (arr. G. Drouet)
Jonas Dominique/ Timo Alakotila
Three Finn Tangos
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