Our next salon takes us inside one of the country’s training grounds for the next generation of chamber musicians. The acclaimed artist faculty of the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival are performers of the highest caliber who gather every summer in Burlington, Vermont, to work with some of the finest violin, viola, cello and piano students from throughout the United States and across the globe. The intensive, month-long program, which includes private lessons, study and performance of the chamber music repertoire and master classes with eminent artists, teaches these student musicians not only to perform, but to be advocates for their art.
To familiarize themselves with the Festival, registrants will listen in advance of the Salon to one movement of the Brahms Trio in B Major, one movement of Mozart’s String Quintet in C Minor, as performed by faculty artists, and the first movement of the Elgar Cello Concerto, performed by an extraordinary 14-year-old prize-winning cellist at Yo-Yo Ma’s master class held by the Festival in 2020.
The Salon itself on April 8 will include a conversation with the Festival’s Founder and Artistic Director, violinist Kevin Lawrence, and Yo-Yo Ma’s response to the young cellist’s Elgar performance as recorded at his master class during last summer’s Festival.
Please listen in advance to the following three recordings:
1. Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival Artist Faculty Series—July 6, 2018
Piano Trio in B major, Op. 8 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Allegro con brio
Kevin Lawrence, violin
Matt Haimovitz, cello
Dmitri Shteinberg, piano
2. Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival Artist Faculty Series—June 28, 2019
String Quintet in C minor, K. 406 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Elizabeth Chang, violin
Sandy Yamamoto, violin
Sheila Browne, viola
Daniel Sweaney, viola
Steven Pologe, cello
3. From Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival’s master class with Yo-Yo Ma, July 21, 2020
Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m10oyZHCo3AOB-LvQO4noM1WJfApvxtC/view?usp=sharing
Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Allegro ma non troppo
Danielle Yoon, cello
Yurie Iwasaki, piano
Danielle Yoon is a 14 year old cellist from Frisco, Texas, who began playing the cello at the age of 5 and currently studies with Ko Iwasaki. Last summer was her first year at Green Mountain, where she studied with Steven Pologe. She has won the MTNA Junior Strings Competition in Texas, the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition, and the Indiana University Summer Strings Academy Concerto Competition, and has won prizes in the Collin County Young Artists Competition and Ensemble 75’s Concerto Competition. Besides this past summer’s master class with Yo-Yo Ma, she has performed in classes with distinguished artists Zlatomir Fung, Peter Stumpf and Susan Moses.
Donations to the Festival’s Diversity Scholarship Fund can be made here.
This virtual program is presented by Beacon Hill Village’s Music Salon series. Registration required online in advance here or by calling Beacon Hill Village at 617-723-9713. Registrants will receive the Zoom invitation information in advance of the program. Free and open to the public.