"Violinist Stella Chen, both alone and with
pianist Henry Kramer, offered a varied,
stirring, and depthful program to a
fortunate, well distanced crowd.
"Chen is possessed of a brilliant,
thoughtful approach likely to fulfill the
promise of her first name. Kramer has
developed into a sensitive, eloquent
collaborator and also a stirring soloist.
"Chen opened with an incisive yet lyrical
account of the Bartók Sonata for Solo
Violin, Chen’s traversal surely equaled any
others I have heard, and, further, created a
palpable sense of the composer’s intent.
"Chen and Kramer together offered two
Schubert lieder transcribed for violin and
piano.... though the mutually attentive
partners enchanted with their expressive
"The duo segued into the little known but
compelling 1996 No-Man’s Land Lullaby by
Jamaican-born composer- pianist Eleanor
Alberga, The duo conveyed the breadth of the
piece with its palpable sadness yet promise
of new life.
"Richard Strauss’s 1887 Violin Sonata E-flat
major opus 18 capped the evening. Kramer’s
fitting fanfare entrance provided an initial
platform for Chen’s energetic yet lyrical
entrance. The ostinato aspects of the first
theme allowed strong collaboration and were
followed by the expansive range of the
second theme, before a return to the
rhythmicity of the first.
"Chen’s painterly tone on her responsive
1700 ex-Petri Stradivarius resonated
expansively in the hall. ... the two
crafted a passionate Allegro, followed by
"Without doubt we will hear much more from
these two superb musicians. In my view, it
can’t be soon enough."
photos: Chi Wei Lo,Xiaopei Xu and Chung Cheng
First Prize, 2019 Queen Elisabeth Competition
performance sounded fresh and spontaneous, yet emotionally
profound and intellectually well-structured."
Chen looks to tell a story and does it with beautiful
nuances and beautiful intentions."
from French) Praised for
her "phenomenal maturity" and "fresh and spontaneous,
yet emotionally profound and intellectually well-structured
performance" (Jerusalem Post), American violinist
Stella Chen garnered worldwide attention with
her first-prize win at the 2019 Queen Elizabeth International
Violin Competition, followed by the 2020 Avery Fisher
Career Grant and 2020 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist
debuts with the Chicago Symphony and Chamber Orchestra
of Europe in summer 2021, her auspicious 2021-22 season
sees her recital debut at Carnegie Hall and recital,
concerto, and chamber music appearances throughout Europe,
Asia, and North America, including debuts with Kremerata
Baltica, German State Philharmonic, and New Japan Philharmonic,
as well as appearances with Chamber Music Society of
Lincoln Center both in New York and on tour.
most recent engagements include appearances with the
Belgian National Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic and
the Luxembourg Philharmonic and at the Phillips Collection
in Washington, DC, Salzburg Mozarteum, Ravinia, and
Kronberg Academy Festivals. Stella has appeared as a
chamber musician in festivals including the Perlman
Music Program, Music@Menlo, the Sarasota Festival, and
She is the
first recipient of the Robert Levin Award from Harvard
University, the top prize winner of the Tibor Varga
International Violin Competition and youngest ever prize
winner of the Menuhin Competition. Stella plays on the
1700 ex-Petri Stradivarius, on generous loan from Dr.
Ryuji Ueno and Rare Violins In Consortium, Artists and
2021/2022 authorized by artist management.
pianist of enormous talent…[he] personalized interpretations
to such a degree that works emerged anew. He is a big
PETER DOBRIN, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
The winner of the Second Prize at the 2016 Queen Elisabeth
Competition and a recipient of a 2019 Avery Fisher Career
Grant, pianist Henry Kramer is establishing himself
as one of the most exciting American musicians of his
generation. His performances have been praised by critics
as "triumphant" and "thrilling" (The New York Times),
and "technically effortless" (La Presse, Montreal).
Henry has been invited to play with orchestras across
the globe including the National Belgian Orchestra,
Brussels Philharmonic, Calgary Philharmonic, Shanghai
Philharmonic, Bilkent Symphony Orchestra in Ankara,
Turkey, the Portland (Maine) Symphony Orchestra, the
Orchestre Métropolitain du Montreal, and the Yale Philharmonia.
He has soloed under the batons of preeminent conductors
Marin Alsop, Jan Pascal Tortelier, and Stéphane Dénève.
Henry holds both a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree
from The Juilliard School, where he received the 2015
William Petschek Recital Debut Award, and an Artist
Diploma from the Yale School of Music, where he received
the Charles S. Miller Prize for the most outstanding
first-year pianist. In 2018, he earned his Doctorate
of Musical Arts from the Yale School of Music.
Dr. Kramer currently holds the L. Rexford Whiddon Distinguished
Chair in Piano at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus
State University in Columbus, Georgia.
Fisher Career Grant，也是2020年林肯中心傑出新秀獎(Lincoln
Center Emerging Artist Award)獲獎者。同年被邀請加入林肯中心室內樂團。她經甄試進入最具挑戰性的哈佛新英格蘭音樂學院五年聯合項目，由哈佛心理系以榮譽學士學位畢業，同時獲得新英格蘭音樂學院的音樂碩士學位。現繼續在茱莉雅音樂學院進修博士，同時在Kronberg學院研讀專業學位
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