Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
Summer FREE Concert @ NEC 2022
at New England Conservatory,
Boston, Massachusetts

 August 11 - 27, 2022

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



Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 7:30 pm
NEC's Williams Hall

Sahun Sam Hong, piano and Ensemble 132
Inmo Yang, violin
Yuchen Lu, viola
Zachary Mowitz
, cello


Frédéric Chopin:
Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 55 No. 2
Nocturne C Minor, Op. 48 No. 1

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, K 282

Johannes Brahms:
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24

~ intermission ~

Robert Schumann/Sahun Sam Hong :
Carnaval, Op. 9, arranged for piano quartet

Préambule: Quasi maestoso
Pierrot: Moderato
Arlequin: Vivo
Valse noble: Un poco maestoso
Eusebius: Adagio
Florestan: Passionato
Coquette: Vivo
Réplique: L'intesso tempo
Papillons: Prestissimo
Lettres dansantes (A.S.C.H. - S.C.H.A.): Presto
Chiarina: Passionato
Chopin: Agitato
Estrella: Con affetto
Reconnaissance: Animato
Pantalon et Colombine: Presto
Valse allemande: Molto vivace
Paganini (Intermezzo): Presto
Aveu: Passionato
Promenade: Con moto
Pause: Vivo precipitandosi
Marche des Davidsbundler contre les Philistins: Non Allegro

"Pianist Sahun Sam Hong soloed for the first half last night and then invited three colleagues to join him for the world premiere of his piano-quartet transcription of Schumann’s Carnaval. Hong positively mowed down Brahms’s challenges (Brahms’s Variations on a Theme by Handel) with gifts both digital and intellectual. Hong’s adaptation (Schumann’s Carnaval) proved exceedingly successful. Violinist Inmo Yang, cellist Zachary Mowitz, and violist Yuchen Lu joined Hong on stage. The latter should be especially acknowledged for a superb performance with only three-days’ notice." -Sibylle Barrasso , The Boston Musical Intelligencer

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

Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
Lincoln, Massachusetts



event photos: Chung Cheng

event photos: Xiaopei Xu and Chi Wei Lo

Sahun Sam Hong
, piano

Praised as an “artist of enormous prowess” (Verbier Festival Newsletter) with “lots of clarity, confidence, and wisdom” (New York Concert Review), pianist Sahun Sam Hong brings his colorful style and riveting energy to the solo, chamber, and concerto stage.

Hong was the winner of the 2017 Vendome Prize at Verbier, and received Second Prize at the 2017 International Beethoven Competition Vienna. He was also a recipient of a 2021 American Pianists Award, and finalist in the 2018 International German Piano Award and 2017 American Pianists Awards.

On the roster of Young Steinway Artists since 2010, Hong has been featured as a guest soloist with orchestras including ORF-Vienna, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Camerata New York, Fort Worth, Richardson, Racine, Waco, Galveston, and Brazos Valley Symphony. He has performed in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Vienna Musikverein, Église de Verbier, Merkin Hall, and the Kennedy Center.

In addition to performing, Hong is a prolific arranger of chamber music and orchestral works. His creative transcriptions are performed all over the world, and have been described by renowned musicians as “superb” (Yong Hi Moon, pianist), and “fresh, witty and intelligent” (Herbert Greenberg, violinist). The chamber music collective ensemble132 presents Hong’s virtuosic chamber music arrangements on annual tours throughout the United States.

At the age of 16, Hong graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University (TCU) with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance, studying with John Owings. He also studied for six years with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Hong continues his studies with Yong Hi Moon at the Peabody Institute.

Inmo Yang
, violin
First Prize, XII International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition 2022

Korean violinist Inmo Yang is the first prize winner of the 2022 Jean Sibelius Violin Competition. He was also awarded a prize for the best performance of the commissioned work written by Magnus Lindberg. Sakari Oramo- the chair of the jury- commented: “The winner was overwhelming. There is so much great about Inmo’s playing, both musically and violinistically. There is never anything extra involved in changing the spring, which produces singing and ease.”

In March 2015, Inmo won the 54th International Violin Competition “Premio Paganini” in Genoa, Italy, marking the first time since 2006 that the Paganini Competition jury awarded First Prize. Fabio Luisi, the chair of the jury at the time, commented: “Inmo is an intuitive musician. His Paganini is captivating and exquisite.” He also garnered the following special prizes: youngest finalist, best performance of the contemporary original piece, performance most appreciated by the audience, and a special recital in Genoa using Paganini’s own Guarneri Del Gesu violin.

Inmo made his Carnegie Hall debut at the Weill Recital Hall as a winner of the Concert Artists Guild competition, and went on to receive invitations to the Boston Symphony Hall, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Ravinia Music Festival and the Marlboro Music Festival.

Inmo has performed with many renowned conductors such as Fabio Luisi, Neeme Järvi, Myung-whun Chung, James Gaffigan, and Osmo Vänskä. His concerto appearances include Orchestre National de France, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Zurich Philharmonic Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice. Notable engagements for the upcoming season include a tour with Orchestre national de Metz, a concerto appearance with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia Festival, and performances of Unsuk Chin’s first violin concerto with Busan Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the orchestra’s residency program.

In 2021, Inmo released his second Deutsche Grammophon album [The Genetics of Strings]. His debut album - 24 Caprices by N. Paganini - was recorded live as part of the Kumho Art Hall residency and released under the same label in 2019.

Inmo studied with Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he was the only violinist in its highly selective Artist Diploma program. Inmo is currently based in Berlin, where he is pursuing a master’s degree under Antje Weithaas at Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler”. Inmo plays on the c. 1718 “Bostonian” Stradivarius on loan from a private donor.

Yuchen Lu
, viola

Yuchen Lu, violist, was recently received his Masters of Music at the Juilliard School with Carol Rodland, and he is a teaching assistant of Rodland’s studio. Previously, he studied at the New England Conservatory with Kim Kashkashian. Yuchen won the first prize at Klein International String Competition, second prize at the Lionel Tertis viola competition, and third prize in Johansen International competition for young string players. Yuchen has attended the Marlboro music festival, Bowdoin music festival, Yellow Bran, Morningside Music Bridge, and was a member of the Seiji Ozawa Orchestra Academy and New York String Orchestra Seminar. He will be performing with Peninsula and Santa Cruz Symphonies, Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series in 2022.

Zachary Mowitz
, cello

A native of Princeton, NJ, Zachary Mowitz made his solo debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in July, 2018. Having played with artists such as Robert McDonald, Ida Kavafian, Ettore Causa, Donald Weilerstein, and Hsin-Yun Huang, Zachary has an intense passion for chamber music. As a member of Trio St. Bernard, he was awarded Gold Prize at the Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition. Zachary has also performed at festivals such as the Gstaad Menuhin Festival String Academy, IMS Prussia Cove, the Perlman Music Program, and Music from Angel Fire; and he will attend the Marlboro Music Festival in 2022.

During the 2018/19 season, he performed as a member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and appeared as Guest Principal Cello for the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra. In 2018 he graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Carter Brey and Peter Wiley. He subsequently studied at the Royal College of Music in London with Richard Lester and the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel with Gary Hoffman, where he is now an Associated Artist. In 2020 Zachary was awarded First Prize in the first World Bach Competition.


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