Richard Strauss: Sonata in E flat major Op.18
Allegro ma non troppo
Bazzini: La Ronde des Lutins, Op. 25
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Gang 陳剛 : Sunshine over Tashkurgan 陽光照耀在塔什庫爾干
Sarasate: Zapateado OP.23
Saint-Saens: Caprice after a study in form of a waltz Op. 52/6
Alexander Glazunov: Intermezzo
Waxman: Carmen Fantasy
"If China wants to have a great violinist, they have one. All they have to
do is look after him," concluded violinist maestro Ruggiero Ricci (March
2004) after listening to Chuanyun Li. "This boy should have a great career.
He has a fantastic violinist capability. He's got all the requisites."
Hailed by The Daily Camera as "a massive talent with astonishing dynamic and
expressive range," Chuanyun Li is one of the foremost violinists of his
generation from China and internationally. An active member of the Yip's
Children Arts Centre since 1986, he has studied under the sponsorship of
entrepreneur Mr Choi Kin Chung with Professor Yaoji Lin from Central
Conservatory of Music in Beijing and won numerous prizes, including the 1st
Prize in the 5th Wieniawski International Youth Violin Competition at 11. He
studied with Dorothy DeLay, Itzhak Perlman and Hyo Kang in the Juilliard
School of Music and continued his studies with Delray and Kurt Sassmannshaus
at the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and with Joey Corpus
in New York City with the support of the Clarisse B Kampel Foundation.
Li has toured extensively in China, Japan and the US and collaborated with
such orchestras as the Rotterdam Philharmonic with Valery Gergiev, Detroit
Symphony with Neemi J?rvi, Hong Kong Philharmonic with Edo de Waart,
Queensland Symphony Orchestra with Michael Christie, China National Symphony
with Xincao Li and Singapore Symphony with Lan Shui, among others. In
September 2003, at 5 days notice, Li replaced Maxim Vengerov and performed
Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole and Ravel's Tzigane with the Iceland Symphony
Orchestra under Rumon Gamba. In the same year, he braved the threat of SARS
and returned to Hong Kong to replace an international soloist who could not
come and performed with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta under Wing-sie Yip to
great critical and audience acclaim.
He performed the solo violin for the soundtrack of Chen Kaige's movie
Together in 2002, noted by the Washington Post for "his ethereal playing,
which has given the movie such a magnificent aural backdrop." Li was
featured in a 2004 Radio Television Hong Kong documentary series of
outstanding young Chinese musicians along with Lang Lang, Yundi Li and Jian
Wang. When he toured the United States with the China National Symphony in
2006, The New York Times referred to Li as "a first-rate violinist" and
remarked that "the chance to hear Mr Li's violin playing made the evening
As the best violinist of Hong Kong, Li was invited to perform in the concert
of celebration of 10th Anniversary of Hong Kong Special Administrative
Region. Then and there, he has been interviewed by the President Hu Jintao.
Robert Koenig, piano
Pianist Robert Koenig has quickly established a reputation as a much
sought-after collaborative pianist and chamber musician. He performs
regularly in major centers throughout the world with many of this
generation's most renowned musicians. Recent engagements have included
performances at Carnegie Hall in New York, The Kennedy Center in Washington,
DC, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, The Concertgebuow in Amsterdam, and the Louvre
Museum in Paris. He has performed with many of today's leading artists
including Sarah Chang, Hilary Hahn, Pamela Frank, Roberto Diaz, Elmar
Oliveira, and Aaron Rosand.
Mr. Koenig has appeared at many festivals including Aspen, Ravinia, Banff,
Saratoga, Caramoor, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, the El Paso Pro
Musica, Chamber Music Northwest, the Campos do Jordao Festival in Brazil,
and the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York. He is frequently heard on radio
and television including ABC's "Good Morning America" and CBS "This
Morning". Mr. Koenig was staff pianist at both The Juilliard School and The
Curtis Institute of Music, and from 2000-2007 he served as Professor of
Piano and Piano Chamber Music at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. With
the assistance of the University of Kansas Center for Research, Mr. Koenig
commissioned renowned American Composer Lowell Liebermann to write a new
trio for flute, cello and piano. Beginning in the fall of 2007, he will
assume his new position as Professor and Head of The Collaborative Piano
Program at The University of California in Santa Barbara. Mr. Koenig has
recorded for Artek, Ambassador, Biddulph, Cedille, CRI, Decca, Eroica, and
Naxos. His most recent CD of transcriptions for viola and piano by William
Primrose was released in July/2006 on Naxos with violist Roberto Diaz, and
was nominated for "Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without
orchestra)" at the 49th annual Grammy Awards in 2007.
Born in Saskatchewan, Canada, Robert Koenig began his formal training at the
Vancouver Academy of Music with Lee KumSing and Gwen Thompson and later
studied at the Banff School of Fine Arts and the Academie Musicale di
Chigiana in Siena, Italy. During this time he received several awards from
the Canadian Government including a Canada Council Project Grant. He
completed both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Accompanying at the
Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where he studied with Dr. Vladimir
Sokoloff and chamber music with Felix Galimir and Karen Tuttle.
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