Performing at the Summer of Brahms

Performing at the Summer of Brahms

This month, Cho-Liang Lin travels to Pasadena to perform at the Summer of Brahms Chamber Music Festival, presented by the New Hollywood String Quartet and Restoration Concert Series. The festival presents all 25 instrumental chamber music works of Johannes Brahms in a series of eight consecutive concerts from Sunday, July 7th through Sunday July 14th 2019.

Lin makes three appearances throughout the festival, performing on July 12, 13, and 14 alongside world-renowned musicians including Paul Watkins (cello), Robert Thies (piano), Rohan De Silva (piano), Andrew Shulman (cello), Brian Chen (piano), and more.

The performances include Brahms’s Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major/Op. 87 (July 12), Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major/Op.100 and Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major/Op. 8 (July 13), and Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor/ Op. 60 (July 14).

Performing with Taipei Chinese Orchestra

Performing with Taipei Chinese Orchestra

On June 12, Cho-Liang Lin performs with the Taipei Chinese Orchestra at the Taipei National Concert Hall. The evening includes two world premieres by Joel Hoffman, Nautilus Symmetry and Violin Concerto as well as Stravinksy’s The Rite of Spring, arranged for Chinese orchestra by Chenwei Wang. This performance marks the world premiere of Wang’s arrangement.

Conductor Li-Pin Cheng leads the Taipei Chinese Orchestra.

Upcoming Competitions in Montreal and Sendai

Upcoming Competitions in Montreal and Sendai

This spring, Cho-Liang Lin serves on the jury for international violin competitions in Montreal and Sendai.

From May 26 to June 6, Lin travels to Montreal for the Concours Musical International de Montréal (CMIM). Founded in 2001, CMIM is an annual event that draws over 6,000 spectators to enjoy the performances of emerging classical musicians.

Following a preliminary application, CMIM invites 24 of the most talented young violinists in the world to compete in Montreal. While participating in the competition, candidates work with some of the world’s greatest musicians and compete for over $100,000 in prizes and grants.

Later from June 15 to June 30, Lin serves as a jury member for the seventh edition of Sendai International Music Competition. Created by the City of Sendai in 2001 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the city, the competition is held every three years. The Sendai International Music Competition is highly unique in that it designates the concerto as the center of repertoire.

The Art of the Recital at Lincoln Center

The Art of the Recital at Lincoln Center

On May 9, Cho-Liang Lin and Jon Kimura Parker (piano) perform at Lincoln Center, presenting an evening of music by John Harbison, Steven Stucky, Leonard Bernstein, Lukas Foss, and Paul Schoenfield.

The program will be livestreamed by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center beginning at 7:30 PM EDT.

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From Mendelssohn with Chamber Music Society

From Mendelssohn with Chamber Music Society

This spring, Cho-Liang Lin joins the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for a three-performance tour of From Mendelssohn, an evening of chamber music by Mendelssohn and his contemporaries.

Lin is joined by Inon Barnatan (piano), Paul Neubauer (viola), Jakob Koranyi (cello), and Romie de Guise-Langlois. The program is bookended by two works of Mendelssohn from 1845, as well as works by Schumann, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky.

The tour begins on April 25 at the St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan and continues on April 27 at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. For the final performance, the ensemble returns to Lincoln Center, performing at Alice Tully Hall in New York, New York on April 28.

A Busy April Begins at Rice University

A Busy April Begins at Rice University

A busy April for Cho-Liang Lin begins on April 2 at Rice University with American Inspiration, an evening of music by Leonard Bernstein (“Canon for Aaron”), John Harbison (“Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano”), Steven Stucky (“Sonata for Violin and Piano”), Lukas Foss (“Composer’s Holiday”), and Paul Schoenfield (“Sonata for Violin and Piano”). Jon Kimura Parker joins on piano.

Next, on April 5, Lin returns to La Jolla Music Society to celebrate the opening of its new hall, The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. The exuberant evening features everything from Bach to the Beatles, with stunning performances and musical surprises from Hilary Hahn, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, the Miró Quartet, as well as ukulele sensation Jake Shimabukuro, jookin phenom Lil Buck, and creative technologist Osman Koç. The evening also unites Lin with SummerFest Music Directors past and present—Inon Barnatan, David Finckel, Wu Han and Heiichiro Ohyama.

On April 14, Lin travels to West Virginia University, performing an evening of music with pianist Ching-Wen Hsiao. Lin then moves to Dallas, performing at the Dallas Chamber Music International on April 20 alongside Stephanie Jeong (violin), Atar Arad (viola), Clive Greensmith (cello), and Jon Kimura Parker (piano).

April closes with three touring performances of From Mendelssohn, presented by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, beginning on April 25 in Grand Rapids, MI. Joined by Inon Barnatan (piano), Paul Neubauer (viola), Jakob Koranyi (cello), and Romie de Guise-Langlois (clarinet), and features works by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky. Performances continue April 27 in Madison, NJ and April 28 in New York, NY.