October 17, 2015
Chamber Music Concert
The Crossroads Theatre
The Lyra Flute Ensemble
The Bravura Youth Orchestra
Catherine Chu, piano
Mia Huang, violin and piano
Kyle Huang, viola and piano
Karan Menon, saxophone
Eric Jiang, saxophone
Michael Li, violin
Alvin Liu, saxophone
David Winograd, saxophone
Jacques Casterede Flutes en Vacances
Beethoven Grand Trio for 3 Flutes, Op. 87
Shostakovich 5 Pieces for 2 Violins and Piano
Paul Nagle "Three Shades of Blues"
Marvin Fisher/Evans arr. "When Sunny Gets Blue"
Dvorak Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op. 72, No. 2
Beethoven Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, No. 1
This concert was made possible through a grant from the Johnson & Johnson Foundation, the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, and the New Brunswick Cultural Development.
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Sylvie Webb holds a Gold Medal in piano from the Conservatoire National de St.Germain en Laye, in France. Among her solo and chamber music performances, she has appeared as soloist with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Westminster Community Orchestra, and Manalapan-Battleground Symphony. In 2007 she made her debut as soloist at the Grand Theater in Shanghai. On the faculty of Westminster Conservatory since 1993, Sylvie maintains a private studio in Princeton.
Ning Mu, principal violist of the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra, has received numerous awards for musical excellence in China and the US. He has performed in chamber music concerts in Carnegie Weill Recital Hall and Alice Tully Hall, including appearing with the Guarneri String Quartet. Ning graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music of Beijing, and received a master's degree at Rutgers University under Michael Tree. He has given master classes and chamber music recitals at the National Center for the Performing Arts and China Conservatory of Music in Beijing.
A freelance musician in New York City, 25-year-old cellist Courtney Kaita graduated from the University of Michigan, where she received a double degree in cello performance as a student of Richard Aaron and mathematics. Courtney has soloed with the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra, Edison Symphony, Manalapan Battleground Symphony, and High Mountain Symphony. Courtney was featured as a Rising Star for the first Beijing Music Festival, performing in venues including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Ministry of Culture.
The Lyra Flute Ensemble was formed in the summer of 2015 through a network of flutists on the board of the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia. Each Lyra member contributes a wealth of their own expertise and musical personality that results in an ensemble which is uniquely refreshing and sparkling. Together, this scintillating group of flutists will bring joy to listeners of all ages.
Ellen Fisher-Deerberg is principal flutist with the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra. She is on the faculty of the Westminster Conservatory of Music, and also teaches privately at her home in Columbus, NJ. Ellen performs with a variety of instrumentalists, and has been featured as a soloist with the Bravura Philharmonic and the Delaware Flute Orchestra. Ellen received her Bachelor of Music from Temple University.
Kristin Bacchiocchi-Stewart is founder of The Flute Academy in Bergen County, and has served on the faculties of Peabody Conservatory, Frostburg State University, Ithaca College, and Schenectady County Community College.She received a doctorate from the Peabody Conservatory, a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati Conservatory, and a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College.
Anna Meyer is a freelance musician and private flute instructor in the greater Philadelphia area. She holds music degrees from the University of Cincinnati, OH and Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD. She also performs as part of the Meyer Duo with her organist husband.
Catherine Chu is a 12-year-old student from West Windsor. She has received the highest mark in the Tri-State area in the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music examination for her grade. Catherine also won first prize in the Princeton Festival and second prize in the New Jersey Music Teachers Association Young Musicians competition. Catherine studies piano with Chiu-Tze Lin. Besides music, Catherine enjoys dancing.
Mia Huang is an 8th grader at Princeton Day School. Mia studies violin with Hua Yi Wang and piano with Chiu-Tze Lin. Mia has performed in Taiwan and China with the Bravura Youth Orchestra, and was the principal second violinist in the NJMEA All State Orchestra. Mia has performed as a competition winner in prestigious venues including Carnegie Weill Recital Hall and Lincoln Center.
Kyle Huang is an 8th grader at Princeton Day School. Kyle is a piano student of Chiu-Tze Lin, and viola student with Hua Yi Wang. Kyle has performed in Avery Fisher Hall of Lincoln Center and as a soloist in Carnegie Weill Recital Hall. Kyle enjoys reading and playing soccer.
Karan Menon is a sophomore at High Technology High School. He has been interested in a variety of genres and instruments. Karan joined the jazz band in middle school and became attracted to the jazz genre. He has been playing the saxophone ever since. Karan enjoys playing tennis, biking, and watching movies.
Eric Jiang is a sophomore at High Technology High School. Eric has performed in Carnegie Weill Recital Hall as a gold award winner in the National League of Performing Arts Chamber Music Competition.
Michael Li is a 9th grader from High Technology High School. He is a student of Hua-Yi Wang, and previously with Yousun Kim. Michael has received High Honor in the NJMTA for five consecutive years. He has been selected as a member of the All-State orchestras. Michael likes playing on computer and spending time doing meaningless things.
Alvin Liu, a sophomore at Biotechnology High School, is a student of Rick Brunermer. He has played in the All Shore Band and was first chair in its jazz band. Alvin received the Williamsburg Maestro Award for outstanding solo performance. He is in the Bravura Saxophone Ensemble, which performed in Carnegie Weill Recital Hall as gold award winners in the National League of Performing Arts Chamber Music competition.
David Winograd attends High Technology High School in Lincroft, NJ. David was a Grand Prix Winner in the MusicFest Rising Talents Competition as well as a winner in the American Protege Competition, both of which led to performances in Carnegie Hall. David was selected for the NJ All Shore Symphonic Band and NJ Region Jazz Ensemble. David loves to use music to perform and entertain others.