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



Friday, August 26, 2022, 7:30 pm
NEC's Williams Hall

Max Tan, violin
Marisa Gupta
, piano


Johann Sebastian Bach:
Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004
V Chaconne

Niccolò Paganini:
Caprice Op. 1, No. 9 in E Major
"The Hunt - La chasse" (Allegretto)

Henryk Wieniawski:
Caprice No. 5 in E-flat Major: Scherzando/Alla Saltarella
Fantasy on Themes
from Ch. Gounod's Opera Faust, Op. 20

~ intermission ~

Karol Szymanowski:
Romance in D Major, Op. 23

Ernest Chausson (ed. Ysaÿe):
Poème Op, 25

Johannes Brahms:
Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108
Un poco presto e con sentimento
Presto agitato


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

Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
Lincoln, Massachusetts




photos: Chung Cheng

event photos: Xiaopei Xu and Chi Wei Lo
Max Tan, violin

Praised as "eloquent" by The New York Times and "warmly rhapsodic" by The Boston Globe, Taiwanese American violinist Max Tan has appeared on stages across the United States, Europe, and Asia, forging a varied career as performer and educator. A founding member of the diplomacy-centered Versoi Ensemble and a tenured member of the Sarasota Orchestra, Mr. Tan is committed to community-building through the arts. Past projects involve connecting musicians to isolated audiences and recovering Covid-19 patients during the pandemic, producing a monthly livestream concert series, and organizing chamber music residencies. Mr. Tan will also launch a new salon concert series at the Sarasota Art Museum in the coming months.

Mr. Tan is the recipient of the Richard F. French Award, the Sylff Fellowship, the Kovner Fellowship from The Juilliard School, and the Arthur Foote Prize from the Harvard Musical Association. Radio broadcasts include WNYC/WQXR and Belgian radio Musiq3 and Canvas as a semifinalist at the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition. Past festival appearances include the Ravinia Steans Music Institute, Music@Menlo, Yellow Barn, Four Seasons Winter Workshop, Pacific Music Festival, and the Perlman Music Program. Mr. Tan is on the roster of the Si-Yo Foundation.

Recent performances include recitals and chamber music in Taipei, Toronto, Los Angeles, and New York at the Chelsea Music Festival where he gave the North American premiere of Phylogenie by Japanese composer Misato Mochizuki. Committed to the music of our time, Mr. Tan works with young composers at Juilliard and Sunset Chamberfest (Los Angeles) in performance, writing, and public speaking. He has performed works by notable composers including Sarah Gibson, Sang Tong, Virgil Thomson, Stefano Gervasoni, and Jean-Frédéric Neuberger.

A Harvard graduate with a major in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology and a minor in Music, Mr. Tan is pursuing his doctorate at Juilliard, where he also received his Master's and Artist Diploma degrees. His dissertation research centers on the provenance of unpublished arrangements of Chausson’s Poème and other notable works by Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe, the first recordings of which will be released in the coming months. Mr. Tan begins an assistant faculty position at The Juilliard School Pre-College this fall.

Marisa Gupta
, piano

Born in the USA of Thai and Indian parentage, pianist Marisa Gupta made her debut performing Prokofiev’s 1st Piano Concerto with the Houston Symphony. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including top prizes at the Concours Maria Canals (Barcelona), the Viotti Competition (Vercelli, Italy), Corpus Christi and Kingsville International Music Competitions, a Solti Foundation Award, a Fulbright scholarship for study in the UK, and many others. She was an Edison Visiting Fellow at the British Library, and was named a finalist by the BBC for its New Generations Thinkers initiative, inviting leading British thinkers to broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

She has appeared at venues including the Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Palau de la Música (Barcelona), South Bank Centre, Kings Place (London), The Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), LSO St. Luke’s, Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, Bucharest’s Ateneul Român, Zipper Hall (Monday Evening Concerts - Los Angeles), LACMA (Los Angeles), Tokyo Opera City, Munetsugu Hall (Nagoya) and other venues throughout Europe, Japan, and the USA. Radio broadcasts include those on BBC Radio 3, BBC TV 4, Radio 4 (Netherlands), Radio Catalunya, KUSC (LA) and KUHF (Houston).

She has appeared at numerous festivals including Rockport, Ravinia, Three Choirs Festival, Prussia Cove, Yellow Barn, and many others. Marisa has worked closely with a number of composers, notably Jörg Widmann, Brett Dean, Philippe Hersant, and David Matthews, and has given the US and UK premieres of works by Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, European premieres of major works by Aaron Jay Kernis and Ned Rorem at the Wigmore Hall, and the world premiere of Rhapsodie by Philippe Hersant. Chamber music collaborations include those with Anthony Marwood, Philippe Graffin, Stephen Kovacevich, Nicolas Dautricourt, Lynne Dawson, Tom Meglioranza, members of the Berlin Philharmonic, COE, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the RPO, LPO, Hallé, the Verona, Calder, Rolston, and Doric Quartets, Nash Ensemble and many others.

Marisa received the Diplôme de Soliste from the HEM Genève in Switzerland, where she studied with Pascal Devoyon. She received her Doctorate at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, focused on the performance of approximately 50 recently discovered solo piano works by the Catalan composer Frederic Mompou. Other important mentors include Richard Goode, Horacio Gutierrez, and John and Nancy Weems. She will be visiting faculty at the Butler School of Music, University of Texas at Austin this autumn.

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Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
Lincoln,  Massachusetts