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


Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 7:30 pm
NEC's Williams Hall

Nancheng Chen 陳南呈, cello
Yinfei Wang
Chi-Wei Lo

~ Program ~

J.S. Bach:
Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009
Bourrée I / II
(20 min)

A. Piazzolla:
Le Grand Tango
(12 min)

~ intermission ~

Johannes Brahms:
Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99
Allegro vivace
Adagio affettuoso
Allegro passionato
Allegro molto
(28 min)

Robert Schumann:
Fantasiestucke, Op.73
Zart und mit Ausdruck
Lebhaft, leicht
Rasch und mit Feuer
(12 min)

Jose Elizondo:
Danzas Latinoamericanas
I. Otono eu Buenos Airs
(4 min)


"A lively collaboration from pianist Yinfei Wang
王寅飛, cellist Nan-Cheng Chen 陳南呈, and pianist  Chi Wei Lo 駱奇偉 (photo order) provided some savorable moments in the Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts concert last night at Williams Hall, NEC. "  - Lee Eiseman, 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

Nancheng Chen
陳南呈, cello

Cellist Nan-Cheng Chen’s performance was recently described as “personable and smile-inducing” and “fine playing” by Washington Post and praised for his “Beautiful Tone” by New York Concert Reviews; nan-cheng is passionate about sharing music with music lovers.

As an active chamber musician, Nan-Cheng currently serves as the executive director of the New Asia Chamber Music Society (NACMS), which he co-founded in 2009; he is also the principal cellist of the Solisti Ensemble and was a member of award-winning trios Sonic Escape and Neptune Trio. As an active soloist, Nan-Cheng has collaborated in cello concertos with renowned orchestras such as Simon Bolivar Orchestra, Vienna International Orchestra, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Metro-West Symphony, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Quincy Symphony, and Symphony Pro Musica, which received a review that states: “It was the kind of performance one might hear live only once a decade,” from Worcester Telegram and Gazette. A resident of New York City, Nan-Cheng has taught at CUNY Queens College and currently holds adjunct professorships at Feitian College in Middletown and Mahanaim School in Long Island. Nan-Cheng is a CME Artist under the Center for Musical Excellence roster.

Among Nan-Cheng’s many honors and awards is first prize in the 2010 Queens Symphony Concerto Competition, 2009 Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition, 2006 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition, 2005 Quincy Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, 2004 Hsin-Tian Temple National Cello Competition in Taiwan, and 2003 Metro-West Concerto Competitions. He also won prizes in the 2010 Long Island Conservatory Young Artist Competition, 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Competition, and 1999 Taiwan National Competition for both piano and cello categories. Nan-Cheng was also featured on NPR’s From The Top national radio broadcast in 2006, performing with its host, pianist Christopher O’Riley.

During the summer, Nan-Cheng has been invited to music festivals such as Canada’s Banff Centre, Sarasota Music Festival, Heifetz Institute, Encore School for Strings, and Kneisel Hall. He was a guest-performing artist at Chautauqua Summer Music Festival and a Kaplan Fellow at the Bowdoin International Music Festival. He served as a guest artist at the Annual Music Festival of Walnut Hill. As an educator, Nan-Cheng has given masterclasses to music students at Penn State University, University of Wisconsin, University of Calgary, and internationally at university music departments in North American, South America, and Taiwan.

A Native of Taiwan, Nan-Cheng has earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, studying with Joel Krosnick, renowned former cellist of The Juilliard String Quartet and current cello departmental chair. Nan-Cheng Chen came to the United States at twelve and attended Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, studying under Eleonore Schoenfeld. He then entered the New England Conservatory Preparatory Program to study with Mark Churchill before attending the Juilliard School. Nan-Cheng is currently a doctoral candidate at CUNY Graduate Center under the guidance of cellist Marcy Rosen while developing a full-time international musical career.

Nan-Cheng’s 2021-22 musical season highlights include a collaboration with Vienna International Orchestra performing Vivaldi’s Cello Concerto, RV401, an appearance at New York’s Madison Square Garden performing the U.S. Anthem at a New York Knicks game, a recording release of Schubert’s String Quintet in C major, and an album release with the New Asia Chamber Music Society featuring works by Mozart and a commissioned work by composer Shih-Hui Chen.

Yinfei Wang 王寅飛,piano

Pianist Yinfei Wang made his first public appearance at the age of seven in the Shanghai Concert Hall. Since then, he has performed throughout China, Singapore, Spain, Australia and the United States. He has been a prizewinner of many national and international piano competitions, including Washington International Piano Competition, Gershwin International Piano Competition, Five Towns Piano Comeptition in New York, Jacob Flier Piano Competition, Shande Ding Piano Competition in Shanghai, Chopin Piano Competition in Connecticut and many others. As a soloist, Mr. Wang has performed with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, the MSM Symphony Orchestra, with conductors Vladimir Feltsman, Phillipe Entremont, among others.

An avid chamber musician, Mr. Wang has performed in many music festivals and concert series, including The Perlman Music Program, PianoSummer at New Paltz, Summer Concerts at NEC in Boston, Walnut Hill Music Festival, the Concerts on the Slope series in New York, and many others. He has collaborated with musicians such as Thomas Hill, Nai-Yuan Hu, Nicholas Kitchen, Kenneth Radnofsky and Cong Wu. His recordings could be found in the Shanghai Conservatory of Music: Seventieth Anniversary Gala Album.

Mr. Wang received his Bachelor’s degree from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, his Master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music. His Principle teachers include Phillip Kawin, Yanxin Chen, Christopher Zhong and Chongfang Zhang.

Chi Wei Lo 駱奇偉, piano

Nervy, cerebral, passionate, mysterious and sensual…Flowing, aloft, and at the same time, grounded” (BMInt), pianist and improviser Chi-Wei Lo can well and truly smash the fourth wall. Having graduated from the Juilliard School under Jerome Lowenthal and Hung-Kuan Chen, Lo enjoys interdisciplinary collaboration and is expanding his creativity through different performance formats. Lo is currently a doctoral candidate at the New England Conservatory, majoring in contemporary piano improvisation, where he was featured in a video as the representation of virtuosity in 2019.

Immediate major collaborators include: North American Medical Orchestra, Longwood Symphony Orchestra, Pink Noise, Flower Pistils, Counterpoint Ensemble and New Asia Chamber Society. Lo has also collaborated with Benjamin Zander, Tyshawn Sorey, Yazhi Guo, Joe Morris, Nan-Chang Chen, Jaehyuck Choi, Hao Huang, and Xiaopei Xu, who Lo frequently performs in recent years as a piano duo.

Lo’s interdisciplinary performances have been presented by the Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts, Harvard Musical Association, Ukraine Forward, College Music Society, Lancaster International Piano Festival, Tufts University, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, UCLA, Chinese American Museum (LA), Holland Music Sessions and German Society Of Pennsylvania, to name a few.

In 2018, Lo was commissioned by the Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corporation (KRTC) for its 10 years anniversary, which led to the album, Twelve Over Twelve, and the printing of Lo’s limited edition metro-card.

His solo tours, The Dance of the Seven Deadly Sins, Declaration of Aesthetics, Twelve Over Twelve, all included benefit concerts in accord with the belief that musicians should give back to their communities.


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Lincoln,  Massachusetts