December 11, 2013
Cho-Liang Lin’s winter season begins on January 15, 2014 with the opening of the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival, for which Lin serves as artistic director. The festival will feature Lin as a violinist in several programs in works by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Roger Zare, Prokofiev and Vivaldi. Fellow guest artists include violinists Augustin Hadelich and Vadim Repin, pianists Joyce Yang and Jon Kimura Parker, cellist Gary Hoffman, and the Miró Quartet. The festival runs through January 23.
In North America, Lin begins February with a Chinese New Year concert on the first of the month with the New York Philharmonic. An annual tradition for the orchestra, this year’s concert led by Long Yu will feature music by Li Huanzhi, Yuan Mao, and Tan Dun, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and Dvorak, as performed by fellow soloists Yuja Wang and Jian Wang. Maestro Yu, Lin, Wang, and Wang reprise the same program with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra on February 3.
On February 18, Lin joins students of Rice University’s Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra in their debut at Carnegie Hall. He joins his students under conductor Larry Rachleff for Christopher Rouse’s Violin Concerto, a work commissioned for and dedicated to Lin.
December 02, 2013
On December 3, Cho-Liang Lin appears with the Sejong Soloists at the Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall. Two Vivaldi works highlight the evening: the composer’s Violin concerto in B-flat Major, “The Hunt,” as well as his Concerto in A Minor for Two Violins. Rounding out the performance is Mendelssohn’s youthful and ebullient Octet, written when the composer was 16 years old. For more information on this concert, click here.
November 27, 2013
This winter, Cho-Liang Lin performs Lalo Schifrin’s Letters from Argentina in both Texas and Taiwan. On November 30, he performs the work with Chamber Music International at Dallas City Performance Hall, before bringing the work to Taipei’s National Theater Concert Hall on December 6.
Premiered in 2005 and recorded in the same year, Letters from Argentinacreates a sonic tapestry of Schifrin’s childhood in Buenos Aires. Lin was part of both the work’s premiere and recording, and reunites with clarinetist David Shifrin, percussionist Satoshi Takeishi, and double-bassist Pablo Aslan for these upcoming outings of the work. Joining them, too, are pianist Octavio Brunetti and bandoneon player Héctor Del Curto in both cities. In Taipei, cellist Felix Fan will also be heard.