Saturday, March 31, 2018, 8 pm
 at Jordan Hall






~ Program ~

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart :
Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 21 in E minor, K. 304 (K300c)

Tempo di Menuetto

Andrew Hsu
 dedicated to Angelo Xiang Yu 于翔,
commissioned by Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
World Premiere

Johannes Brahms :
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108

Un poco presto e con sentimento
Presto agitato

~ intermission ~

Ludwig van Beethoven :
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 5, Op. 24 in F Major, "Spring"
Adagio molto espressivo
Scherzo: Allegro molto
Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo

Pablo de Sarasate :
Carmen Concert Fantasy Op.25

Allegro moderato
Lento assai
Allegro moderato

Note on æther World Premiere
The word æther can refer to both a flammable volatile chemical used in anaesthetics (usually spelled as ether) or the open sky beyond the heights of the clouds; both definitions create a sense of space, in the former case, a psychological opening or void, and in the latter, physical space. Emptiness, then, is paradoxically the centripetal force of the present work. Silence is not void of expression, however, as a bottled intensity permeates through the work and binds the disparate, ephemeral gestures together into a single mask.   - Andrew Hsu (February 2018)

    LIVE :  Beethoven Violin Sonata No.5 "Spring" | Angelo Xiang Yu / Andrew Hsu

photo: Benjamin Cheung

Quote from BMI:  "Duo That Can Melt Icebergs.  Among the many excellent violin-piano recitals given in
Boston this season, the concert by violinist Angelo Xiang Yu and composer /pianist Andrew Hsu at Jordan Hall
Saturday night stands out as dazzlingly stellar...."

photo: Benjamin Cheung, Chung Cheng, Cathy Chan and Chutze Chou - 于翔,徐鴻音樂會 : 觀眾數度起立鼓掌

Angelo Xiang Yu 于翔, violinist

Winner of the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in 2010, violinist Angelo Xiang Yu's astonishing technique, exquisite tone, and exceptional musical maturity have won him consistent critical acclaim and enthusiastic audience response worldwide.
In addition to winning First Prize as well as the Bach and Audience Prizes at the Menuhin Competition, Mr. Yu was awarded the 2nd prize at the Lipinski Wieniawski International Violin Competition, and the 3rd prize at the Michael Hill International Violin Competition.

In March 2017, he was chosen to participate in the prestigious Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program, beginning with the 18/19 season.
In North America, Angelo Xiang Yu’s recent and upcoming orchestral engagements include appearances with the orchestras in Pittsburgh, Toronto, Vancouver and Houston, as well as with the North Carolina, Alabama, Charlotte, Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, Grand Rapids, Toledo, Modesto, Tucson, Elgin, Binghamton and Lake Forest symphonies. In the summer of 2016, he participated for the second season in a row in Portland, Oregon’s Chamber Music Northwest festival and made his debut at the Green Music Center Chamberfest in Sonoma, California. Internationally, he has appeared with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, Munich Chamber Orchestra and Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Highlights of his 17/18 season include debuts with the Colorado and Pasadena symphonies, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Grant Park Music Festival in downtown Chicago and his recital debut at the Ravinia Festival; re-engagements with the North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Lake Forest symphonies; a return to Jordan Hall in Boston; and a debut appearance with the New Zealand Symphony with performances throughout the country.
An active recitalist and chamber musician, Mr. Yu has performed in a number of world renowned venues such as Konzerthaus Berlin, Louvre Auditorium in Paris, National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Victoria Theater in Singapore, Shanghai Concert Hall, Oslo Opera House, Auckland Town Hall, Bennett Gordon Hall in Chicago, Jordan Hall and Symphony Hall in Boston. He has also appeared in several of the world’s leading summer music festivals including the Verbier Festival, Ravinia Festival, Bergen Festival and the Perlman Music Program. During the 12/13 season, Mr. Yu was invited to tour with Miriam Fried and chamber musicians from the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Institute and performed concerts in New York, Chicago, Florida and throughout New England.
Born in Inner Mongolia China, Angelo Xiang Yu moved to Shanghai at the age of 11 and received his early training from violinist Qing Zheng at the Shanghai Conservatory. Mr. Yu earned his Bachelor’s and Master's degree at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he was the recipient of the Irene M. Stare Presidential Scholarship in Violin and was a student of Donald Weilerstein, Miriam Fried, Kim Kashkashian, and served as the teaching assistant of Donald Weilerstein. He was the only instrumentalist invited to be a candidate for NEC’s most prestigious Artist Diploma, which he was awarded in May 2014.
Mr. Yu currently resides in Boston and performs on a 1729 Stradivarius violin generously on loan from an anonymous donor.

Andrew Hsu 徐鴻,  composer/pianist

Andrew Hsu is a critically acclaimed pianist and award-winning composer. Writing music characterized as “an amorphous cloud of dissonance, slow and vibrating” (New York Times) and “deliciously atmospheric, pulseless” (Oregon ArtsWatch), his compositions have been performed across the United States, including festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival and School, Chamber Music Northwest, the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, Music from Angel Fire and the Tanglewood Music Center. A 2014 Gilmore Young Artist, his pianism has been noted for his “incendiary account[s]” (New York Times) and “[channelling] Horowitz right down to the brilliant-yet-delicate high-treble sonority” (Philadelphia Inquirer).

Hsu is a recent recipient of the 2017 Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the 2016 Hermitage Prize from Aspen. He was selected as one of seven participants of the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute in November 2017. In April 2016, Jeffrey Milarsky and the Juilliard Orchestra gave the first performance of Hsu’s orchestral tone poem vale in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center as the recipient of the 2016 Arthur Friedman Prize at The Juilliard School. His compositions have collectively received numerous honors over the years, including several ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards and a BMI William Schuman Prize. Upcoming projects include commissions for clarinetist Yoonah Kim, harpist Héloïse Carlean-Jones and violinist Angelo Xiang Yu.

In Summer 2015, Hsu was invited to the exclusive New Fromm Players at Tanglewood, performing many works by living composers. He performed in the 2015–16 Gilmore Rising Star Series, and has appeared on the the stages of Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Kimmel Center and Seiji Ozawa Hall, among others. An avid chamber musician, Hsu currently attends Marlboro Music.

Hsu is a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at The Juilliard School, where he is a pupil of Matthias Pintscher. He received degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and Juilliard, where he held the Rising Star Annual and Kovner Fellowships and his mentors included pianists Gary Graffman and Eleanor Sokoloff, and composers Samuel Adler, Richard Danielpour, David Ludwig and Steven Stucky. He was a recipient of a Williamson Foundation for Music Grant in 2013 and 2014.

Hsu's brother is Daniel Hsu, critically-acclaimed Asian-American pianist.


A really solid pianist from Wuhan, no flash, no drawbacks, all substantial and musical
-David Moran, The Boston Musical Intelligencer


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$30: open seating at non-VIP section
$15: student open seating at non-VIP section
Children under 6 not admitted.

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