LUN LI, VIOLIN • ALBERT CANO SMIT, PIANO
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2023
CHESTER MEETING HOUSE
SPONSORED BY ESSEX SAVINGS BANK & ESSEX FINANCIAL SERVICES
About Lun Li
A native of Shanghai, China, Lun Li has won numerous awards, including first prize in the 2021 Young Concert Artists Susan Wadsworth International Auditions. In 2012, his quartet was invited to perform at the Helsinki Music Centre Festival. He has served as concertmaster of the Pacific Festival Orchestra, and toured with the Curtis Institute of Music, the Marlboro Music Festival, and Young Concert Artists. In 2023 he will make his solo recital debut at Merkin Hall in New York City and at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, as well as his concerto debut at Lincoln Center.
An avid chamber musician, he has participated in the Marlboro Music Festival, the Verbier Music Festival Academy, Music@Mento’s international program, and Music from Angelfire. He has worked with such prestigious artists as Kim Kashkashian, Ani Kavafian, Ida Kavafian, Marcy Rosen, Steven Tenebom, Peter Wiley, and members of the Calidore, Doric, and Miro String Quartets.
Lun holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School. His mentors include Ida Kavafian, Catherine Cho, and Joseph Lin. He is currently pursuing an artist diploma, as well as serving as Catherine Cho’s teaching assistant, at The Juilliard School.
About Albert Cano Smit
A musician who has been praised as “a moving young poet” (Le Devoir), Spanish/Dutch pianist Albert Cano Smit enjoys a growing international career on the orchestral, recital, and chamber music stages. Noted for his captivating performances, storytelling quality and nuanced musicality, the First Prize winner of the 2019 Young Concert Artists Susan Wadsworth International Auditions has appeared as a soloist with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the San Diego Symphony, Montréal Symphony, the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Orquesta Filarmónica de Boca del Río, Barcelona Symphony, Catalonia National Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Nottingham Youth Orchestra, and American Youth Symphony.
Beim Schlfengehn (“When Falling Asleep”) Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949)
Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 18 Richard Strauss
Allegro, ma non troppo
Improvisation: Andante cantabile
Finale: Andante – Allegro
Fantasiestücke – Rasch und mit Feuer (“Quick and with fire”) Op. 73 Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)
Phantasie in C, Op. 131, for violin and piano Robert Schumann
Lensky’s Aria from Eugene Onegin, arranged by Leopold Auer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)
Valse Scherzo in C Major, Op. 34 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky