Composers have always created magic with music. Hear the intimacy of chamber masterworks from Beethoven to Dohnanyi performed by award-winning artists, including Frank Huang, who begins his tenure as concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic in September.
Performers: Frank Huang, violin; Dimitri Murrath, viola; David Requiro, cello; and Linda Chesis, flute
Beethoven String Trio in C minor
Reger Serenade Op. 141a for flute, violin and viola
Villa Lobos Jet Whistle
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FRANK HUANG is currently concertmaster of the Houston Symphony. In September, he begins his tenure as concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic. First Prize Winner of the 2003 Walter W. Naumburg Foundation’s Violin Competition and the 2000 Hannover International Violin Competition, Mr. Huang has established a major career as a violin virtuoso. Recent concerts include debuts in Wigmore Hall, Salle Cortot, Kennedy Center, Herbst Theatre, and also his second recital in Alice Tully Hall. Before joining the Houston Symphony, Mr. Huang held the position of first violinist of the Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet. Mr. Huang performs in a trio with pianist Gilles Vonsattel and cellist Nicolas Altstaedt, and also serves as the concertmaster and leader of the Sejong Soloists.
Belgian violist DIMITRI MURRATH has made his mark as a soloist on the international scene, performing regularly in venues including Jordan Hall, Kennedy Center, Royal Festival Hall, Kioi Hall, and Théâtre de la Ville. A first prize winner at the Primrose International Viola Competition, he is a recipient of the 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant and numerous other awards. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Murrath is a member of the Boston Chamber Music Society. He has performed at many leading festivals and concertos with orchestras including the Tokyo Philharmonic, Brussels Philharmonic and London Mozart Players. He is on the viola faculties of New England Conservatory and Bowdoin International Music Festival. More about Dimitri Murrath…
DAVID REQUIRO has emerged as one of today’s most promising young cellists. He won first prize in the 2008 Naumburg International Violoncello Competition, the Washington International and the Irving M. Klein String Competitions. Mr. Requiro has soloed with the Tokyo Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, among others. Soon after making his Kennedy Center debut, Mr. Requiro completed the cycle of Beethoven’s Sonatas for Piano and Cello at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. He is assistant professor of cello at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a founding member of the Baumer String Quartet, and frequently collaborates with the Concertante Chamber Players, ECCO (East Coast Chamber Orchestra), and the Alexander String Quartet.
Flutist LINDA CHESIS is founder and artistic director of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival. She is a member of the flute faculty and chair of the Woodwind Department at the Manhattan School of Music. She has been hailed by critics on three continents as one of the most exciting and dynamic flutists of her generation. The top prize winner at the Paris and Barcelona International competitions, and at the National Flute Association Competition, Ms. Chesis has performed with orchestras and in solo recitals throughout the US, France, Great Britain, Germany, Japan and Korea. Her recordings can be heard on the EMI, Nonesuch and Music Masters labels. More about Linda Chesis…