Violinist YooJin Jang, cellist Mimi Hwang, and pianist Elinor Freer join forces for a program featuring a mature work by Mozart, the Piano Trio in C Major, K. 548, contrasted with a very youthful work by Claude Debussy, the first movement of his Piano Trio in G Major, written when he was just 18 years old. Complementing those two works will be the evocative “Spring” from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla.
Applauded by The Strad for her “fiery virtuosity” and “consummate performances,” violinist YooJin Jang is a winner of the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Competition and First Prize winner of the 2016 Sendai International Music Competition. She has a busy itinerary of international recital and concerto engagements – and two new recordings – and is currently assistant professor of violin at the Eastman School of Music.
Mimi Hwang, cello, was a founding member of the Franciscan String Quartet, First Prize winner of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, and top prizewinner of the Evian International String Quartet Competition. She has performed with the Tokyo, Ying, Colorado, and Ciompi quartets as well as with the Peabody Trio, Raphael Hillyer, Laurence Lesser, and Michael Tree. Currently, Mimi serves on the chamber music faculty at the Eastman School of Music.
Pianist Elinor Freer has performed as soloist and chamber musician across the United States, Europe, Mexico, and China. A prizewinner in the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition and the American Pianists Association Auditions, she has been the recipient of numerous awards. She currently serves as on the chamber music faculty at the Eastman School of Music.
The Hochstein School’s lunchtime Live from Hochstein concert series will be broadcast on WXXI Classical 91.5/90.3 FM and hosted by WXXI Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami.
Listen to the concert online at https://www.classical915.org/.
Please note that because of health and safety guidelines during the pandemic, the spring concert series will be broadcast without a live audience in the Performance Hall.
Sidney and Barbara Sobel have provided continuous underwriting of the Live from Hochstein Broadcast & Concert Series since 1993. Live from Hochstein is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.