The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
2008 — Week 4
Trio Sonata No. 4 in G Minor for Two Oboes, Bassoon & Continuo
Liang Wang and Margaret Butler, oboes; Milan Turkovic, bassoon; Kathleen McIntosh, harpsichord, Marji Danilow, Bass
Liang Wang (myspace.com/liangwangoboist and liangwang.org) looks like he should be movie star, but thankfully he's the first oboe for the New York Philharmonic. He played the Zelenka Trio Sonatas for Oboe and Bassoon in Santa Fe for the first time. In this clip, he talks about discovering these pieces, and what it takes to play them.
Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orpheus and Euridice
Yuja Wang, piano
Yuja Wang recently graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where she studied with Gary Graffman. At 21, she has already distinguished herself as a soloist and chamber musician, and as a fiery performer. You have to see this girl in action, and thanks to the wonder that is YouTube, you can!
Yuja more recently - Same pianist, whole new ball game… Here's Yuja backstage before a recent concert…
Piano Trio no.1, d minor
Soovin Kim, violin; David Finckel, cello; Wu Han, piano
David Finckel knows a thing or two about chamber music. He is the cellist of the Emerson String Quartet. He and his wife, pianist, Wu Han, preside over the annual chamber festival, Music at Menlo, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. They also run their own record label, ArtistLed. Here, in his infectiously descriptive and enthusiastic way, is what David had to say about why, with all those other wonderful things he's doing, he loves participating in the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.
American violinist Soovin Kim is increasingly sought after for the character, nuance, and excitement of his performances as concerto soloist, chamber musician and recitalist, both in the U.S. and abroad. In this clip, Soovin talks about how he came to know about the festival, first as a young violin student, and later as a musician here.