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Samuel DeCaprio, cello & Chelsea Wang, piano

Program

  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) - Sonata No 6 in B-flat major, RV 46 (1720-30 ca.) (11')
  • I. Largo
  • II. Allegro
  • III. Largo
  • IV. Allegro
  • Bohuslav Marinu (1890-1959) - Cello Sonata No. 3, H. 340 (1952) (18')
  • I. Poco andante
  • II. Andante
  • III. Allegro ma non presto
  • Amy Beach (1867-1944); trans. S. DeCaprio - Romance, Op. 23 (1893) (6')

About Samuel DeCaprio

Currently a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at The Julliard School, cellist Samuel DeCaprio is quickly establishing himself as one of today’s most creative artists and collaborators. Winner of the 2018 Aldo Parisot Prize from the Yale School of Music, awarded to “gifted cellists who show promise for concert careers,” he has won numerous top prizes including the Arlington, Eastern Connecticut Symphony, National Federation of Music Clubs, Oneppo Chamber Music, William C. Byrd, and Windham Arts Council Young Artist competitions, as well as the prestigious Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. He is the founder and artistic director of the Arazzo Music Festival, which is based in Connecticut.

Recent highlights include his New York City debut on Grazyna Bacewicz’s Cello Concerto No. 2 with The Juilliard Orchestra under conductor David Robertson in Alice Tully Hall, as well as appearances at IMS Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music, Ravinia Steans Music Institute, Orford, Domaine Forget, Kneisel Hall, and Lake George music festivals.

Mr. DeCaprio holds degrees from the University of Connecticut, Eastman, Mannes, and Yale. His previous teachers include Joel Krosnick, Aldo Parisot, Marcy Rosen, Steven Doane, and Kangho Lee. He performs on a 1714 Claude Pierray cello on generous loan from The Juilliard School.

About Chelsea Wang

Praised by the New York Times as an “excellent young pianist”, Chelsea Wang has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician throughout North America, Europe and Asia in venues including Kennedy Center, Merkin Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, Chamber Hall of Warsaw Philharmonic, Taipei National Concert Hall and Seoul Arts Center. She is a prizewinner and finalist of many national and international piano competitions including the Seoul International Piano Competition, Washington International Piano Competition, and New York International Piano Competition.

Ms. Wang made her orchestral debut at the age of six and has performed with many orchestras since then including the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, musicians from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, among others. Chelsea has collaborated alongside Ida Kavafian, Ani Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom, Peter Wiley, Roberto Diaz, Anne-Marie McDermott, Anton Nel, Randall Scarlata, Dmitri Murrath, and other inspirational mentors. Some festival appearances include Music@Menlo, Ravinia Steans Institute, Bravo!Vail, Music Academy of the West, Fontainebleau, Music from Angel Fire, and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.

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