Juilliard Quartet w/ Hiroko Yajima, violin; John Dalley, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; & Peter Wiley, cello | Perelman Theater,

By: Philadelphia Chamber Music Society  06-Dec-2011

Juilliard Quartet w/ Hiroko Yajima, violin; John Dalley, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; & Peter Wiley, cello | Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

The Program

Haydn:  Quartet in G Major, Op. 54, No. 1
Martino:  Quartet No. 5 [Philadelphia Premiere]
Mendelssohn:  Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

Pre-concert lecture with Richard Wernick at 6:45 pm 

The Artists

As winner of the Young Concert Artists International Competition, Hiroko Yajima has concertized extensively throughout the United States and has also played in London’s Wigmore Hall and Purcell Hall and has performed as soloist with orchestra at Carnegie Hall, with the late Alexander Schneider conducting.  She has participated in many summer festivals, including Marlboro, Aspen, Bravo! Colorado and Mostly Mozart and has been a guest at The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.  She has been a part of many Musicians from Marlboro concert tours. Ms. Yajima was a member of the Galimir String Quartet.  She is a founding member of the Mannes Trio, ensemble-in-residence at the Mannes College of Music, which won the 1986 Walter W. Naumburg International Chamber Music Award.  A native of Tokyo, Ms. Yajima attended the Toho School and won a Fulbright Fellowship to study at The Juilliard School with Ivan Galamian and Dorothy Delay. She is on the faculty at the Mannes College of Music and has been the Chair of the String Department since 1998.

The longtime second violinist of the Guarneri Quartet, John Dalley was born in Madison, Wisconsin and studied with Efrem Zimbalist.  Formerly on the faculty of the Oberlin Conservatory, a member of the Oberlin String Quartet, a participant at the Marlboro Festival, and artist-in-residence at the University of Illinois, Mr. Dalley has since concertized extensively in the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand in recital and as soloist with orchestra.  He is on the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Music.

A native of Taiwan, Hsin-Yun Huang moved to England at age fourteen to study with David Takeno at the Yehudi Menuhin School. Her studies continued at the Curtis Institute with Michael Tree, and subsequently at the Juilliard School, where she earned her master of music degree while studying with Samuel Rhodes. Since becoming the youngest-ever gold medalist in the Lionel Tertis International Competition in 1988, Ms. Huang has firmly established herself among the leading violists of her generation.  A member of the Borromeo Quartet from 1994 to 2000, she recently toured with the Orion Quartet and the Bill T. Jones Dance Company (under the auspices of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center) and participated in many prominent chamber music festivals, including Spoleto, Chamber Music Northwest, Marlboro Music, and Prussia Cove. Her collaborative appearances include concerts with Yo-Yo Ma, Jaime Laredo, Joseph Suk, and Menahem Pressler.  Ms. Huang currently serves on the faculties of the Juilliard School and the Mannes College of Music.

Celebrated for his "accurate intonation and warmth of tone" (New York Times), Grammy-nominated cellist Peter Wiley attended the Curtis Institute at just 13 years of age, under the tutelage of David Soyer. He continued his precocious accomplishments with his appointment as principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony at age 20, after one year in the Pittsburgh Symphony.  Wiley has enjoyed a long-term association with the Marlboro Music Festival, is currently on the faculty of the Bard College Conservatory of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music and has performed as a member of the Guarneri String Quartet and Opus One Piano Quartet.


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