Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
Annual Summer Concert Series
at New England Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts

 August 7 – 24, 2019

All conecrts Admission Free, suggested donation $10 at door.
Age 6 and under not admitted.

Concert 4
Saturday August 10, 2019, 7:30 pm
at NEC's Burnes Hall

Jiyoung Lee, cellist
Victor Cayrespianist

~ Program ~

Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and
Harpsichord in G Major, BWV 1027

Allegro ma non tanto
Allegro moderato

Johannes Brahms
Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Major, Op.78
Vivace ma non troppo
Allegro molto moderato

~ Intermission ~

György Ligeti
Sonata for Solo Cello
Dialogo – Adagio, rubato, cantabile
Capriccio – Presto con slancio

Astor Piazzolla
Grand Tango for Cello and Piano

Thomas Demenga
New York Honk


Admission Free, suggested donation $10 at door.
Age 6 and under not admitted.

Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
Lincoln, Massachusetts


Jiyoung Lee, cellist

Korean cellist Jiyoung Lee is known for her passionate interpretations, musical depth and sensitive performances. As a soloist, her performance credits include such orchestras as Korea’s Seoul Symphony Orchestra, New York’s Hudson Valley Philharmonic, New Jersey’s Bergen Philharmonic, Juilliard School Orchestra, and Seoul National University Orchestra.

Highlights of this season include her solo recital in Boston at Burnes Hall at New England Conservatory presented by Foundation of Chinese Performing Arts’ Annual Summer Concert Series, her performance of Robert Cogan’s “A-Ka-Ho for Solo Cello and Speech-song” in Jordan Hall as part of NEC’s faculty concert, her collaborations with Borromeo Quartet as Guest Artist Award Winner, and with Wellesley Chamber Players.

Her past solo performances include Lincoln Center’s Wednesday at One series in Alice Tully Hall, two solo recitals at New York City’s Harvard Club, Korea Society, a premiere of Yoomi Pack’s Double Concerto for Viola and Cello with String Orchestra with New York Classical Players, Elgar Cello Concerto with Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Schumann Cello Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra and two performances with Bergen Philharmonic (NJ), performing Haydn Cello Concerto No.1 and Dvorak Cello Concerto.

As a passionate chamber musician, she appeared at La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest, Music at Menlo, Caramoor’s Evning Rising Star Series, Lincoln Center’s Wednesday at One series, Ravinia’s Steans Institute of Music, Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, Perlman Music Program, Curtis on Tour Series, Sarasota Music Festival, Music from Angel Fire, Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland, Seiji Ozawa Academy in Switzerland, and the Great Mountain International Festival, Korea. Her collaboration in those chamber music concerts include great artists like Shmuel Ashkenasi, Roberto Diaz, Pamela Frank, Kim Kashkashian, Soovin Kim, and Peter Wiley.

Moving into dance and theater realms, cellist Lee worked with choreographer, Nathan Madden at the Brooklyn Dumbo Dance Festival, performed at New York City’s Fall for Dance with the Orion String Quartet, and participated in theatrical productions with the Ensemble for the Romantic Century at BAM Fisher, which was featured at New York Times, and at the American Institute for Economic Research.

Born in Seoul, Korea, Jiyoung Lee studied piano before turning to the cello. At 16 she made her professional debut as soloist with one of Korea’s major orchestras, the Seoul Symphony Orchestra. Following studies at the Seoul National University, Ms. Lee moved to the United States in 2007 to study at The Curtis Institute of Music with Peter Wiley. While at Curtis, Ms. Lee held the Joseph Druian Fellowship, and was principal cellist of Curtis Symphony Orchestra in her final year. She also attended The London Master Classes in Great Britain, studying with Ralph Kirshbaum at Royal Academy of Music and worked with David Geringas in Interlaken, Switzerland in 2013. While earning her Master’s Degree at The Juilliard School as a student of Timothy Eddy, she served as principal cellist of the Juilliard Orchestra. She also received the prestigious Artist Diploma at The Juilliard School studying with Joel Krosnick. Currently, Jiyoung is pursuing her doctoral degree in Musical Arts at the New England Conservatory with Laurence Lesser.

As of June 2019

Victor Cayres, pianist

Hailed as “spirit of a leader!” by La Liberté (Fribourg, Switzerland), Brazilian pianist Victor Cayres has earned praise for concerts with the Sine Nomine string quartet and as soloist with such orchestras as the Boston Pops and Brno Philharmonic in the Czech Republic. He has been a guest artist at Banff Center for the Arts in Canada, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Claflin University, Western Washington University, and has released CDs for Albany Records, Parma Records, Centaur Records, with works by American contemporary composers David Owens, Joseph Summer, and John H. Wallace. Mr. Cayres frequently performs in Brazil, Europe, and in prestigious venues in the U.S., such as Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall and Jordan Hall, and Chicago’s Preston Bradley Hall. His concerts have been broadcast live at Brazil’s TV Cultura channel, Boston’s WGBH 99.5 All Classical, and Chicago’s WFMT Fine Arts Radio.

Victor Cayres has appeared as soloist with NEC Philharmonia, Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Pro-Musica, Boston University Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Petrobras Pró-Música, Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira, Orquestra Sinfônica and Orquestra de Câmera at University of São Paulo, collaborating with such conductors as Ronaldo Bologna, Mark Churchill, Marc David, Ryan Haskins, Gil Jardim, Keith Lockhart, Norton Morozowisk, Donald Palma, Roberto Tibiriçá, and Jan Zbavitel. Under the direction of Theophanis Kapsopoulos he has toured Czech Republic and Switzerland with the Orchestre des Jeunes de Fribourg.

Mr. Cayres has gathered several prizes in national and international piano competitions, including the 8th Iowa Piano Competition, Boston University Concerto Competition and Richmond Piano Competition, 18th Leoš Janáček International Piano Competition in Brno (Czech Republic), Gina Bachauer South American Competition, Nelson Freire International Competition, Petrobras International Competition, Magdalena Tagliaferro Competition, Artlivre International Competition, as well as European competitions such as Sommerfestspiele Klavier Wettbewerb in Murten, Switzerland.

Mr. Cayres studied with Brazil’s leading pianists: Roselys Alleoni, at the school of music Maestro Ernst Mahle, and Gilberto Tinetti and Eduardo Monteiro at the University of São Paulo. He also studied for one year at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany, while appearing in concert venues in Switzerland. He has performed in masterclasses for John O’Connor, Steve Drury, Philippe Entremont, Stephen Kovacevich, Dai Uk Lee, Ronan O’Hora, and John Perry, among many others. He currently serves on the piano faculty at New England Conservatory Preparatory School, Boston University School of Music, Eastern Illinois University, and also serves as Associate Director at Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Piano Program.

B.M., University of São Paulo, with Gilberto Tinetti and Eduardo Monteiro; independent studies at Staatliche Hochschule für Muzik in Karlsruhe, Germany; M.M. and G.D., New England Conservatory, with Wha Kyung Byun, chamber music with Richard Stoltzman; D.M.A., Boston University, with Anthony di Bonaventura and Boaz Sharon; D.M.A Dissertation advisor: David Kopp, "The Piano Works by Leopoldo Miguez (1850-1902)."

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