Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
Summer FREE Concert @ NEC 2023
at New England Conservatory,
Boston, Massachusetts

Aug 10 to 26, 2023
All concerts Admission Free, suggested donation $10 at door
Age 6 and under not admitted



Sunday, August 13, 2023, 7:30 pm
NEC's Williams Hall

Trio Flamecrest

Jean Huang
黃竹君, violin
Amy Galluzzo
, violin/viola
Carol Ou
歐逸青, cello


Ludwig van Beethoven
String Trio in G major, op. 9 no. 1
Adago - Allegro con brio
Adagio, ma non tanto e cantabile
Scherzo: Allegro

Zoltan Kodaly

Franz Schubert
Andante Sostenuto, K471

Jonathan Leshnoff
(1973- )


Jean Francaix
String Trio
Allegretto vivo
Rondo. Vivo

Ernö Dohnányi
Serenade, op. 10
Tema con variazioni


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

Jean Huang
黃竹君, violinist

Demonstrating “superior leading” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Taiwanese violinist Jean Huang's active performing career has brought her to concert halls internationally and have impacted listeners throughout the United States. “(I was) left speechless after having the chance to watch and listen to Jean Huang close up” is how WBUR-FM described her performance. Huang holds a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in Violin Performance with honors from the New England Conservatory with the Doctoral thesis topic "A Performative Analysis and the Critical Edition: Francis Poulenc Violin Sonata". Huang maintains a private studio in Boston, with students ranging from six years old to adults. She also teaches violin at the NEC School of Continuing Education and Preparatory School. 

An active performer, Jean serves as the Concertmaster of both Phoenix Orchestra in Boston and Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra and has received recognition from local prominent newspapers and music critics. During the pandemic lockdown, Jean performed 16 episodes of the "Chronophone"; a completely online chamber music series run by the Phoenix Orchestra. Known for her expressive playing, Jean enjoys performing traditional repertoire alongside world premieres.

Huang believes performing music can provoke the wildest imagination. As a result, she looks for a three-way connection between composer, performer, and audience. She is recognized for her lecture-recitals discussing topics such as "The Musician's role," "Baroque Dances," and "The Evolutionary Violinist." During these lecture recitals, she combines virtuosic violin demonstration, musicology, and multi-media commentary that relays a deeper meaning of the music to all audiences.

Jean’s recent concerto appearances include a sold-out performance of Vaughan William’s Lark Ascending with the CCCO, and Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.5 with the Music for Peace Orchestra under the direction of Victor Rosenbaum.  A consummate artist, Jean delves into all aspects of her field. In the summer of 2013, she designed and created her own violin which was based on a Guarnerius model. Her other affiliations include Miclot Chamber Players, Vangarde Orchestra, Anastasia String Quartet, and Trio Flamecrest.

Amy Galluzzo
, violinist and violist

Praised for her “nuanced Mozartian phrasing” and her “delicacy and, when needed, force” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Amy Galluzzo enjoys an active career as both a chamber musician and soloist. For many years, Amy was a member of the Carpe Diem String Quartet, touring around the United States and internationally, performing a wide range of repertoire.  Amy has performed at several prestigious summer festivals, including the Tanglewood Music Festival, Chelsea Music Festival, Taos, and Sarasota Music Festival, and has collaborated with artists such as Masuko Ushioda, John Ferrillo, James Buswell and Carol Ou. More unusual collaborations include Yihan Chen, pipa, Scott McConnell, steel pan, and Dariush Saghafi, santoor.

Recent highlights include Amy’s 2017 Carnegie Hall debut with Carpe Diem String Quartet and the release of the CD “Longing,” on the MSR label. Amy’s other CDs with the quartet include: The Art of Calligraphy (Albany Records), Volumes 4 and 5 of the complete String Quartets of Sergei Taneyev (Naxos Records), and Music for Mandolin and String Quartet by Jeff Midkiff. She has been heard in recital and concert across Europe and America and has served as concertmaster under the batons of conductors such as Kurt Masur, Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos and Christoph von Dohnányi.

Amy Galluzzo began her violin studies in Great Britain and went on to study with Dona Lee Croft, a professor at the Royal College of Music, London. Amy received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music with Honors, and a Graduate Diploma from the New England Conservatory in Boston, where she studied with Marylou Speaker Churchill and James Buswell. She is currently a candidate for the degree of PhD from the Steinhardt School, New York University.

Amy teaches through the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and Continuing Education department.  She has given masterclasses and workshops at Florida State University, Palm Beach University, University of Washington, Carnegie Mellon University, Eastern Arizona College and numerous music programs for students of all ages and has taught at the Chamber Music Conference of the East since 2015.

Carol Ou
歐逸青, cello

A versatile artist, cellist Carol Ou is known for her “fiery, marvelous” and “meltingly melodic outpourings” (Boston Globe) and her “wonderfully pure cello tone and incisive technique.” (The Strad) A founding member of Trio Flamecrest, Carol was a member of the Carpe Diem String Quartet and a longtime duo partner of legendary violinist James Buswell. Her solo and chamber music concerts have taken her to prestigious concert venues across the globe.

At ease with the diverse musical styles of the last five centuries, Ms. Ou regularly programs European masterworks with more eclectic works in concert.  She has recorded three of the most beloved cello concerti by Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Elgar and premiered several new compositions written for her. She gave the world premiere performance of Hsiao Tyzen's Cello Concerto in Taipei and collaborated with Hsiao on the premiere of a number of solo and chamber music works throughout the US and Singapore.

Carol Ou’s discography includes solo and chamber music discs issued by Chi-Mei, Naxos, CRI, MSR, and Albany Records, much of them available on Spotify. Among her many recordings with the Carpe Diem String Quartet are Sergei Taneyev’s String Quartets (Vol. 4 & 5) on Naxos and “The Book of Calligraphy”- solo cello and string quartet works by Reza Vali - issued by Albany Records.  Her recording of Walter Piston's Chamber Music won the 2001 Chamber Music America's Best Chamber Music CD award. 

A graduate of Yale University, Ms. Ou received her BA magna cum laude from Yale College and her MM and DMA in music performance from the Yale School of Music. A devoted and passionate teacher, Carol mentors inquisitive students of all ages at New England Conservatory and has taught cello students at Yale, MIT, and NYU. Outside of her regular teaching, Ms. Ou serves as the Director of the Music for Peace concert series in Cambridge, MA and travels internationally for cello and chamber music master classes on five continents, most recently in Hong Kong, Turkey, and Italy. 


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