ANTONIN DVORÁK – Sonatina for Violin and Piano in G Major, Op. 100
WITOLD LUTOSłAWSKI – Partita for Violin and Piano
LEONARD BERNSTEIN – Canon for Aaron
LUKAS FOSS – Composer’s Holiday from Three American Pieces
PAUL STANHOPE – New work, Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by Vicki Olsson
JOHANNES BRAHMS – Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Piano in D minor, Op. 108
CHO LIANG LIN, Violin
JON KIMURA PARKER, Piano
Violinist Cho-Liang Lin is lauded the world over for the eloquence of his playing and the musicianship that marks his performances. In a concert career spanning the globe for more than thirty years, he is accomplished in orchestral repertory, recital, chamber music, and in a teaching studio. In 2000 Musical America named him its ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’. He founded the Taipei International Music Festival in 1997, performing in Taiwan to an indoor audience of over 53,000.
Canadian pianist, Jon Kimura ‘Jacky’ Parker is the recipient of many awards and has won famous competitions, including the prestigious Leeds International Pianoforte Competition in 1984 at the age of 24. Known for his passionate artistry and engaging stage presence, with multiple solo appearances at the Berlin Philharmonie, London’s South Bank, the Sydney Opera House, and the Beijing Concert Hall, Parker continues to perform to great acclaim. He is currently Professor of Piano at The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Here is a program of great contrast and range. Dvorák’s nostalgic and folksy Sonatina, written for his two children, is followed by Lutosławski’s ambitious and challenging Partita. Then Leonard Bernstein’s solo piano homage to Aaron Copland, American Lukas Foss’s neo classicism, a new work from Australian Paul Stanhope, and finally Johannes Brahms’ tragic and stormy sonata.
Photograph: Lynn Lane