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SPRING NEWSLETTER 2018
YCM PIANO TRIOS SWEEP THE 2018 GALANTE PRIZE COMPETITION
2018 GALANTE PRIZE WINNERS
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Second Prize TRIO SONORO Davis You, Arin Chang, Cami Akioka
Third Prize TRIO CANTARE Kevin Yang, Abigail Leong, Aaron Hsia
First Prize FERVIDA TRIO Karina Tseng, Sean Mori, Angeline Kiang
Galante Prize Semifinalists
Sabrina Kim, Joseph Wong, Sofie Kanayama, Jaime An
February 2018 Newsletter
Lisa Lee, violin
Michael Tan, piano
A DUO RECITAL
SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
50 OAK STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102
Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 'Kreutzer' Beethoven
Fantasy in C major, Op. 159, D. 934 Schubert
Lisa Lee, violin
Lisa Lee made her solo debut with the San Francisco Symphony at age 16 and has since appeared as soloist with the Pacific Symphony, Macau Youth Symphony, Shanghai Symphony, San Domenico Da Camera Orchestra, Fremont Symphony, and Opole Philharmonic of Poland. She has been invited to perform at numerous festivals, including Ravinia, Marlboro, Evian, the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove, Caramoor, and Lucerne. Her chamber music partners have included Gary Graffman, Nobuko Imai, Andras Schiff, David Soyer, Yo-Yo Ma, Donald Weilerstein, Andres Diaz, and Arnold Steinhardt.
Lisa continues to perform as founding member of The Lee Trio with her sisters, cellist Angela Lee, and pianist Melinda Lee Masur. The Trio’s “gripping immediacy and freshness” and "rich palette of tone colours" [The Strad] is marked by audiences and critics across the globe. The Lee Trio is devoted to working with and performing the music of living composers. Piano trios by composers including Nathaniel Stookey, Philip Lasser, Uljas Pulkkis, Laurence Rosenthal, Julian Yu and Sylvie Bodorova have been given their world, American and European premieres by The Lee Trio.
Lisa is graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her mentors include Zaven Melikian, Arnold Steinhart, David Takeno, Donald Weilerstein, and Denes Zsigmondy. Her 1872 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume is on generous loan.
In 2017, Ms. Lee joined the pre college faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and YOUNG CHAMBER MUSICIANS, a pre college training program in collaboration with Music at Kohl Mansion in Burlingame.
Michael Chen Tan, piano
Michael Tan has performed extensively throughout the United States and Asia as a soloist and collaborative artist to enthusiastic critical acclaim by the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others. He is the winner of numerous competitions, including top prize in the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition in 1996.
A native of Shanghai China, Mr. Tan immigrated to the United States in 1990 as a student of Milton Salkind, President of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In 1998, he graduated with a degree in Piano Performance and Musical Composition from the Juilliard School of Music where he studied piano with Herbert Stessin and composition with Samuel Adler and David Del Tredici. Upon his return to the Bay Area, he served as a recitalist as well as a collaborative pianist and chamber music coach at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Sacramento State University, California Summer Music, the Albany studio of violinist Wei He, and subsequently at the Eastman School of Music with department head pianist, Jean Baar. Mr. Tan has been a guest artist in collaborative piano at the Aspen Music Festival and School where he worked with Rita Sloan.
Since his return to China in 2013, his teaching has focused on conveying the cultural and spiritual contexts of Western classical music to Chinese students. To that purpose, he has created an ongoing lecture-concert series at Peking University, exploring the fascinating relations between Austro-German music and English poetry. He is a frequent master class artist at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
Michael Tan returns often to the U.S, particularly to his second home in the San Francisco Bay Area to perform with his American colleagues and to offer master classes and chamber music coaching at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Young Chamber Musicians.
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