Stern Auditorium/Perelman stage, Carnegie Hall
J.S. Bach: Organ Toccata in C Major, BWV564, Adagio J.S. Bach: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 Robert Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op.73
Frederic Chopin: Adante Spiniato Grande Polonaise Brilliante in E-flat Major, Op. 22 Johannes Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38
Not war, but Music;
Not violence, but Music;
Not death, but Music,
For music is Life Itself.
“Music is the healing force of the universe. ." There should be not war, but Music; not violence, but Music; not death, but Music, for music is Life Itself. It is not discord or violence, but the musical message" of hope and healing that the world, the nation, and New York City needs. Three concert artists—pianist Tian Jiang, cellist Borislav Strulev and violinist Yaegy Park—have joined forces to deliver that message in the name of Bach, Schumann, Chopin and Brahms to "the future"—the young people of New York—in the name of the healing power of music.
Law enforcement, citizens, different religions and people are not our enemy. Disunity, disharmony and discord are the enemy. They must be replaced with universal harmony, so that all people, across the world, can join forces to, in the words of President John F. Kennedy, win the "struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease and war itself". Not war, but Music; not violence, but Music; not death, but Music, for music is Life Itself. Join us at Carnegie Hall June 21, in celebrating "The Music of the Future".
MEET THE ARTISTS
TIAN JIANG, PIANO
The pianist Tian Jiang returns to Carnegie Hall this year, after his stunning concert of May 13th, 2012 at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium (The over 2200 in attendance at the May, 2012 performance were comprised primarily of young, first-time classical music concertgoers) and his sold-out concert of May 28th, 2012 at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall.
Mr. Jiang has been described by critics as being "utterly poetic and ravishingly musical... a musician of great culture." Born in Shanghai during the early days of China's Cultural Revolution, Tian's Jiang's first memories resound not of Bach and Mozart, but of the boots of the Red Guard as they stomped through his home in search of "cultural contraband" - books and music - any vestige of Western art. Tian had to learn his craft in secret. His father, ostracized from the opera and forbidden to sing Western music, nonetheless managed to teach his young son to play on one of the few state-owned pianos allowed in private use.
Sponsored in 1980 as one of five top young Chinese musicians by the great Isaac Stern, during and after the famous 1979 visit of Stern to China, Tian Jiang has championed the cause of creating a large and growing American audience for Classical musical performance and composition. He has played in virtually every great concert hall in the world, and with most of the world's great orchestras. Tian has produced twelve recordings in CD format.
Of his artistry, the Los Angeles Times has said: "Tian Jiang achieved an exquisite performance of Mozart’s beloved Piano Concerto No.23. The internationally known Jiang is a deeply persuasive Mozartean who delivers the full spectrum of the composer’s virtues - wit, pathos, brilliance and serenity in this buoyant performance."
For more information, go to: WWW.TIANMUSIC.COM
BORISLAV STRULEV, CELLO
Of the cellist Borislav Strulev, The San Francisco Chronicle has said he “boasts an enormous, gripping sound, full of bright colors and effortless power; when he plays he commandeers the sonic spotlight with ease." The critic Byron Janis of Associated Press wrote ‘'cellist Borislav Strulev plays as if born with a cello.... (The) sound, structure, nature of the playing and technique make it a successor of the Russian tradition of playing the cello. Look at this young man, and more importantly listen to him." The New York Times referred to him as a "soloist..with a rich, singing tone”.
Borislav Strulev is the Music Director of the annual International Belgorod Music Fest - ''Borislav Strulev and Friends'' and "Day of Russia" in New York—the Guild of Russian financiers. Mr. Strulev has performed at Сarnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall Lincoln Centre (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington), Orchestra Hall (Chicago), Kravis Center and Van Wezel Hall (Florida), Auditorio de Madrid and Auditorio de Leon (Spain), Auditorio de Torino (Italy), Muzikverein (Vienna), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Berlin Philharmonic (Berlin), Kölner Philharmonie (Koln), Salle Gaveau (Paris), Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Big and Small Hall of The Moscow Conservatory, the Moscow International House of Music, (Moscow) Big Hall of St- Petersburg Academic Philharmonic named after D.D. Shostakovich, Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall (St-Petersburg). He has collaborated with most of the best orchestras and conductors throughout the world.
Mr. Strulev had the honor of carrying the Olympic Torch for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Maestro Strulev calls both New York City and Moscow home.
YAEGY PARK, VIOLIN
17-year-old violinist Yaegy Park was born on Dec. 8th, 1997 in Houston, Texas. She won her first violin competition at the age of 3. She quickly began playing local concerts in her home town Houston, Texas. In 2007, at the age of 9, she performed with pianist Christopher O’Riley on National Public Radio’s show “From the Top”. Her notable achievements include prizes in the Louis Spohr International Young Violin Competition (bronze), International Russian Rotary Competition (gold), Blount-Slawson Competition (silver), and most recently the Stulberg String International Competition (gold), among many more. In 2015, she was named a Young Arts Winner and a semifinalist of the Presidential Scholars. She has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Ms. Park has worked with the Foundation since 2012 and works avidly to bring classical music to more people.