Amy Yang, pianist
Sunday, Sept. 20, 2 p.m.
Weis Center Lobby

Bella Hristova, volinist

Acclaimed for her passionate, powerful performances, beautiful sound, and compelling command of her instrument, violinist Bella Hristova is a young musician with a growing international career as a soloist and recording artist.  The Strad has praised, "Every sound she draws is superb," and The Washington Post noted that she is "a player of impressive power and control."  In addition to the 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Bella Hristova is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including First Prize in the 2009 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, First Prize in the 2007 Michael Hill International Violin Competition in New Zealand, and Laureate of the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.

Hailed by The New York Concert Review as "a magnificent artist and poet", pianist Amy Yang is a seasoned soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. Last season, she played over fifty concerts including making debuts on series like the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Music at the Phillips in Washington, D.C., Music at the Institute in New York City, Buffalo Chamber Music Society, Curtis On Tour at the Kennedy Center, collaborating with the ensemble A Far Cry and with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Sembrich Museum Series. Yang received the Parisot Prize for an Outstanding Pianist as well as the Alumni Association Prize.

The performance will include the following classical pieces:
Sonata, Op. 119 by Francis Poulenc
Two Humoresques, Op. 87 by Jean Sibelius
Swan Song by David Ludwig
Sonata in C minor, Op. 30 No. 2 by Ludwig Van Beethoven

Bella Hristova, violinist


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