The Hudson Valley Performing Arts Foundation
The Hudson Valley Performing Arts Foundation’s Chamber Music Series is thrilled to welcome back New York Philharmonic Cellist Patrick Jee to this special afternoon program!
The New Trio has been garnering enthusiastic reviews all over the country. The Washington Post describes them as “Ravishing,” with a “warm subjectivity, intensity, and consciousness,” and the Seattle Times adds, “Aside from individual virtuosity, there was a welcome flexibility and warmth of expression in everything they did.” Formed in 2004 at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, the trio has since gone on to win Grand Prizes at the 2008 Fischoff, 2007 Coleman, and 2007 Plowman Chamber Music Competitions in addition to being the recipient of the Harvard Musical Associations’ Arthur W. Foote Prize, given to the most promising ensemble of 2010. The New Trio has given performances at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Jordan Hall as well as being presented by chamber music series and festivals across the country including: The Cleveland Chamber Music Society, The Friends of Chamber Music of Reading (PA), The Perlman Music Program (Shelter Island, NY), The Olympic Music Festival (Quilcene, WA), and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
This simply awe inspiring trio will be performing the Beethoven – Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11 “Gassenhauer” and Tchaikovsky – Piano Trio Op. 50 in A minor.
The Mulder Chapel at the Warwick Conference Center is the perfect intimate setting to celebrate Mother’s Day and experience this exquisite music performed by world renowned musicians.
MULDER CHAPEL at the Warwick Conference Center
62 Warwick Center Road, Warwick, NY 10990
Patrick Jee, Cello
Andrew Wan, Violin
Julio Elizalde, Piano
TICKETS $40 Adults / $20 Students
POST CONCERT GALA RECEPTION $50 Donation
In August of 2008, Andrew Wan was named concertmaster of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (MSO), making him one of the youngest leaders of a major ensemble. His relationship with the orchestra began with performances of Elgar’s Violin Concerto, which were hailed as one of the top two musical moments of 2007 by La Presse. As soloist, he has appeared in the United States, China, New Zealand, Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, Switzerland, and Canada under conductors such as Maxim Vengerov, Peter Oundjian, Vasily Petrenko, and the late James DePreist. 2015 saw the release of his recording of all three violin concerti of Saint-Saëns with the MSO and Kent Nagano on the Analekta label, garnering a Prix Opus and an ADISQ nomination.
Mr. Wan has served as guest concertmaster for several North American ensembles including the major orchestras of Pittsburgh, Houston, Toronto, Vancouver, and the National Arts Centre. He frequently enjoys collaborations in chamber music recitals with artists such as the Juilliard Quartet, Vadim Repin, Emanuel Ax, James Ehnes, Daniil Trifonov, and Menahem Pressler.
Mr. Wan received his Bachelor of Music, Master of Music and Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School. Currently on violin faculty at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University, he is a founding member of the Juno award-winning New Orford Quartet, director of the Soloists of the MSO for three albums with Analekta, Artistic Director of the Prince Edward County Music Festival, and Artistic Partner of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.
Andrew Wan performs on a 1744 Michel’Angelo Bergonzi violin, and gratefully acknowledges its loan from the David Sela Collection.
Praised as a musician of “compelling artistry and power” by the Seattle Times, the gifted American pianist Julio Elizalde is a multi-faceted artists who enjoys a versatile career as soloist, chamber musician, artistic administrator, educator, and curator. He has performed in many of the major music centers throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America to popular and critical acclaim. Since 2014, he has served as the Artistic Director of the Olympic Music Festival near Seattle, Washington.
Mr. Elizalde has appeared with many of the leading artists of our time. He tours internationally with world-renowned violinists Sarah Chang and Ray Chen and has performed alongside conductors Itzhak Perlman, Teddy Abrams, and Anne Manson. He has collaborated with artists such as violinist Pamela Frank, composers Osvaldo Golijov and Stephen Hough, baritone William Sharp, and members of the Juilliard, Cleveland, Kronos, and Brentano string quartets.
Mr. Elizalde is a passionately active educator, having recently served as a Visiting Professor of piano at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. He has given masterclasses at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Emory University, Lawrence University, and the Music Institute of Chicago among others.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Mr. Elizalde received a bachelor of music degree with honors from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Paul Hersh. He holds master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Juilliard School in New York City, where he studied with Jerome Lowenthal, Joseph Kalichstein, and Robert McDonald.
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Cellist Patrick Jee joined the New York Philharmonic in July 2013. A native New Yorker, he has toured extensively in the United States, Europe, and Asia, making appearances at New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., London’s Wigmore Hall, Paris’s Salle Gaveau, and the Seoul Arts Center. He also performed on CNN’s American Morning as well as at the United Nations at the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Korean War armistice.
As a soloist, he has performed with the Buffalo and Rochester Philharmonic orchestras, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, National Orchestra of Toulouse, Edmonton Symphony, and the Orchestre National d’Île de France. He has been a guest artist at major music festivals including Aspen, Banff, Caramoor, Casals, Kneisel Hall, La Jolla, and Olympic.
In 2006 Mr. Jee was the Grand Prize winner of the Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition, which earned him concerts throughout Mexico and a recording contract with Naxos’s subsidiary, Urtext Digital Classics. He has also won top awards at the Andre Navarra International Cello Competition, the Holland-America Music Society Cello Competition, and the Irving Klein String Competition.
An avid chamber musician, he is a member of the New Piano Trio, winners of the 2008 Fischoff, 2007 Coleman, and 2007 Plowman chamber music competitions and recipient of the Harvard Musical Association’s Arthur W. Foote Prize. Since 2001 he has performed with Sejong Soloists, collaborating with artists such as Barry Douglas, Vladimir Feltsman, Lynn Harrell, Cho-Liang Lin, and Gil Shaham. As a founding member of Ensemble Ditto, he helped introduce more than 15,000 people to chamber music as South Korea’s most popular classical musical presentation of 2008.
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