Friday, January 26, 2018
Newport Art Museum
Tickets: $40, wine reception included
Newport Music Festival’s Chamber Music Series continues, featuring violinist Sirena Huang and pianist Robert Koenig. Huang, 22, is the first-prize winner of the 2017 inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition and the 2017 NY Concert Artists Debut Auditions. Huang made her orchestral solo debut with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra at age nine. Since then, she has performed in 13 countries across three continents and has been featured as soloist in performances with more than 40 orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and the Staatskapelle Weimar in Germany.
Koenig has established a reputation as a much-sought-after collaborative pianist and chamber musician. He performs regularly in major centers worldwide with many of this generation’s most renowned musicians. Recent engagements include performances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Louvre, and the Royal Festival Hall in London.
Stravinsky – Suite Italienne
Ravel – Sonata for Violin & Piano
Tchaikovsky – Valse Scherzo
Franck – Sonata for Violin & Piano
Shangqian – Entranced by Mountain Scenery
Sarasate – Zigeunerweisen