Classical Music |
Mid-Day Music: Piazzolla, Bach, Beethoven, Debussy
Program:Bach Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord No. 2 in D major BWV 1028Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1C.Debussy Cello Sonata in d minor L. 135A.Piazzolla Le Grand TangoFeaturing ALEC HON and HARVEY WU, cello-piano duo. Alec Hon is a junior at Columbia University, where he is majoring in Chemistry and concentrating in Music and Mathematics. A resident of Southern California, Alec has won numerous awards from the area, and has played with local orchestras, such as the Mount Saint Mary College Orchestra, the South Coast Symphony, and the Bellflower Symphony Orchestra. As a member of Southern California’s Junior Chamber Music, Alec has toured in Austria, Estonia, Finland, and Russia. Alec participates in Columbia University’s Music Performance Program, where he has been selected to play in Carnegie Weill Recital Hall. He has participated in masterclasses with Robert DeMaine, Ilya Finkelshteyn, Donald and Vivian Weilerstein, the Pacifica Quartet, the Muir String Quartet, etc.. Alec is currently the principal cellist of the Columbia University Orchestra, and has served as principal cellist in his high school orchestra as well as summer festival orchestras. This spring, as the winner of the 2017 Columbia University Orchestra Concerto Competition, Alec will perform with the orchestra at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center.Harvey Wu is a third-year applied physics student at Columbia Engineering. As a Dolan Prize recipient, he studies piano with Martin Canin of the Juilliard School. Harvey is an active chamber musician, as well as a champion of Nikolai Medtner, an unjustly neglected Russian composer of the early 20th century.
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