S.C.H Piano Trio

 

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MARK ROTHKO, SAFFRON, 1957

MARK ROTHKO, SAFFRON, 1957

Red, Yellow, Red. Hommage à Mark Rothko, Op.73b (2012)
Opening Mannes Sounds Festival Concert

Hojin Kim, Violin I
Yu-Wei Hsiao,Violin II
Michael Tropepe,Violin III
Minghao Li,Violin IV
Jordan Tarantino,Vola I
Adam Kramer, Viola II
Zexun Shen, Cello I
Jeanne Dorche, Cello II

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm 
Mannes College of Music
150 west 85th Street, NY 10024
Concert Hall (2nd Floor)

Program

Music of Dariusz Przybylski 
Red, Yellow, Red. Hommage à Mark Rothko for 8 string instruments, op. 73b (2012) 
Selections from Broch Lieder, op. 70 
Orpheus and Euridice for piano, op. 20 (2005) 
Ergos for cello and piano, op. 65 (2010) 
Onyx for two flutes, op. 58 (2010) 
......the rest is silence.... for two pianos and percussion, op. 23 (2005)


ALFRED SCHNITTKE (1934-1998)

ALFRED SCHNITTKE (1934-1998)

Schnittke Piano Quintet
Mannes Upper-West Chamber Concert Series

Reed Tetzloff, Piano
Hojin Kim, Violin I
Yu-ti Chang, Violin II
Adam Kramer, Viola
Zexun Shen, Cello

Wednesday, November 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Mannes College of Music
150 west 85th Street, NY 10024
Concert Hall (2nd Floor)


Cello and Piano Duo Recital

Zexun Shen, Cello
Kyle Walker, Piano

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Niskayuna Branch Libray
2400 Nott Street East
Niskayuna, New York 12309

Program

Beethoven, Sonata for Piano and Cello No.3 in A major, Op.69
I. Allegro, ma non tanto
II. Scherzo - Allegro molto
III. Adagio cantabile - Allegro vivace

Schumann, Fantasiestücke, Op.73
I. Zart und mit Ausdruck (Tender and with expression)
II. Lebhaft, leicht (Lively, light)
III. Rasch und mit Feuer (Quick and with fire)

Intermission

Mendelssohn, Sonata for Piano and Cello No.2 in D Major, Op.58
I. Allegro assai vivace
II. Allegretto scherzando
III. Adagio
IV. Molto allegro e vivace


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Bartok String Quartet No.4 
Mannes Upper-West Chamber Concert Series

Hojin Kim, Violin I
Yu-ti Chang, Violin II
Adam Kramer, Viola
Zexun Shen, Cello

Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Mannes College of Music
150 west 85th Street, NY 10024
Concert Hall (2nd Floor)



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Schnittke Piano Quintet
   - Mannes Sounds Festival
(Music Schnittke with Vladimir Feltsman)

Vladimir Feltsman, Piano
Hojin Kim, Violin I
Yu-ti Chang, Violin II
Adam Kramer, Viola
Zexun Shen, Cello

Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. 
John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center
63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10011


Zexun Shen, Cellist

Nelson Padgett, Piano

Zexun's Solo Recital at Mannes

Zexun Shen, Cello
Nelson Padgett, Piano

Friday, March 27th, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Mannes College of Music
150 west 85th Street, NY 10024
Concert Hall (2nd Floor)

Program

Bach, Cello Suite No.6 in D major, BWV 1012
            Prélude
            Allemande
            Courante
            Sarabande
            Gavotte I & Gavotte II
            Gigue

Mendelssohn, Sonata for Piano and Cello No.2 in D Major, Op.58
            I.Allegro assai vivace
            II. Allegretto scherzando
            III. Adagio
            IV. Molto allegro e vivace

                       ~Intermission~

Prokofiev, Sinfonia Concertante in E minor, Op. 125
            I. Andante
            II. Allegro
            III. Andante con moto - Allegretto - Allegro marcato


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Mannes Upper-West Chamber Concert Series

Hojin Kim, Violin I
Yu-ti Chang, Violin II
Adam Kramer, Viola
Zexun Shen, Cello

Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Mannes College of Music
150 west 85th Street, NY 10024
Concert Hall (2nd Floor)

 

 

Schumann String Quartet No.3 in A Major, Op.41, No.3
     I. Andante espressivo - Allegro molto moderato
     II. Assai agitato
     III. Adagio molto
     IV. Finale. Allegro molto vivace - Quasi Trio


Pavlina Dokovska, aRTIST dIRECTOR

Mendelssohn D Major Piano and Cello Sonata

 - Mannes Sounds Festival

Pavlina Dokovska, Artist Director

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
House of The Redeemer
7 east 98th Street
New York 10128

Program
 

Haydn, Sonata No.23 in F Major for Piano, Hob. XVI: 23
Sarah Rasmussen, piano

Robert Beaser, Mountain Songs for Flute and Guitar
Min Jee Kim, flute; William de la Motte, guitar

Max Kowalsky, Zwolf Gedichte, Op.4
Tatiana Ogan, mezzon-soprano; Brianna (Binna) Han, piano

Schumann, Sonata No.2 in G minor for Piano, Op.22
Yuval Gilad, piano
 

Intermission

Mendelssohn, Sonata for Piano and Cello No.2 in D Major, Op.58
Zexun Shen, cello; Kyle Walker, piano


Zexun and Kyle Duo Recital

Zexun Shen, Cello
Kyle Walker, Piano

Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
David G. Whitcomb Foundation
404 White Birch Road
Germanton, NY

Program

Beethoven, Sonata for Piano and Cello No.3 in A major, Op.69
     I. Allegro, ma non tanto
      II. Scherzo - Allegro molto
      III. Adagio cantabile - Allegro vivace

Debussy, Cello Sonata
      I. Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto
      II. Sérénade: Modérément animé
      III. Final: Animé, léger et nerveux

Intermission

Mendelssohn, Sonata for Piano and Cello No.2 in D Major, Op.58
      I. Allegro assai vivace
      II. Allegretto scherzando
      III. Adagio
      IV. Molto allegro e vivace

Heifetz International Music Institute

Making their debut appearance as members of the Asheknasi/Kirshbaum Chamber Music Seminar, violinists Yue Qian and Michelle Shin, violist Qiyun Zhao, and cellist Zexun Chen introduce and then play the "Vivace" first movement of Brahms' lively String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat, Op. 87.

Starts of Tomorrow Concert

Francis Auditorium
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Yue Qian, Violin I
Michelle Shin, Violin II
QiYun Zhao, Viola
Zexun Shen, Cello

Brahms, String Quartet No.3 in B-flat Major, Op.67
      I. Vivace


Sunday Matinee

Francis Auditorium
Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Zexun Shen, Cello
Carlos Avila, Piano

Debussy, Cello Sonata
      I. Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto
      II. Sérénade: Modérément animé
      III. Final: Animé, léger et nerveux


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Starts of Tomorrow Chamber Concert

Francis Auditorium
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Yue Qian, Violin I
Michelle Shin, Violin II
QiYun Zhao, Viola
Zexun Shen, Cello

Brahms, String Quartet No.3 in B-flat Major, Op.67
      II. Andante
      
III. Agitato, Allegretto non troppo


Cellist Zexun Shen, joined by pianist Carlos Avila, introduces and then performs the opening movement of Dvorak's sublime Cello Concerto in B minor. Captured in concert at the 2015 Heifetz International Music Institute, held every summer on the campus of Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA. Details: www.heifetzinstitute.org

Sunday Matinee

Francis Auditorium
Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Zexun Shen, Cello
Carlos Avila, Piano

Dvořák, Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191
      I. Allegro

Yael Weiss, Piano

Starts of Tomorrow Chamber Concert

Violinists Michelle Shin and Yue Qian, violist Qiyun Zhao, and cellist Zexun Shen perform a riveting account of the first two movements ("Moderato" & "Allegro molto capriccioso") of Bela Bartok's String Quartet No. 2, Op. 17, written between 1915 and October 1917 in Rákoskeresztúr in the composer's native Hungary.

Francis Auditorium
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Yue Qian, Violin I
Michelle Shin, Violin II
QiYun Zhao, Viola
Zexun Shen, Cello
Yael Weiss, Piano

Bartók, String Quartet No.2
      I. Moderato
      
II. Allegro molto capriccioso

Dvořák, Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op.81, B.155
      I. Allegro ma non tanto


Celebrity Series Concert VI

Francis Auditorium
Friday, August 7, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Mark Kaplan, violin I
Hannah Tarley, violin II
Rachell Wong, violin III
Yeri Roh, violin IV
Robert Vernon, viola I
Qiyun Zhao, viola II
Ralph Kirshbaum, cello I
Zexun Shen, cello II

Mendelssohn, Octet in E-flat Major, Op.20
      I. Allegro moderato ma con fuoco
      II. Andante

      III. Scherzo
      IV. Presto


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Masters' Gala Concert Series

National Center For the Performing Arts in Beijing, China
Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

Zexun Shen, Cello
Jiao Zhang, Piano

Debussy, Cello Sonata
      I. Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto
      II. Sérénade: Modérément animé
      III. Final: Animé, léger et nerveux

Tchaikovsky, Pezzo Capriccioso, Op.62


Closing Gala Concert

2015北京国际音乐大师班艺术节

Renmin University Concert Hall in Beijing, China
Monday, August 10, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Zexun Shen, Cello
Jiao Zhang, Piano

Dvořák, Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191
      I. Allegro