Noon With June: July 13 & 14 at 12:15 pm
A return of a crowd favourite event, hear founder June Goldsmith and Artistic Director Adrian Fung unravel the insights in the musical programs — including the intrigue between Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms! Light lunch will be served.
Program II: July 13 and 14 at 1:15 pm
String Trio in B Major, D. 471 – F. Schubert
American Haiku – P. Wiancko
Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 37 – A. Dvořák
Julie Albers is recognized for her superlative artistry, her charismatic and radiant performing style, and her intense musicianship. A past member of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society II, she won Second Prize in Munich’s prestigious ARD International Music Competition. She was also awarded the Wilhelm-Weichsler-Musikpreis der Stadt Osnabruch, and the Gold Medal of Korea’s Gyeongnam International Music Competition.
David Fung has been recently appointed Assistant Professor at UBC. Praised by The Washington Post for his “ravishing and simply gorgeous” performances, pianist David Fung is widely recognized for interpretations that are elegant and refined, yet intensely poetic and uncommonly expressive. Mr. Fung regularly appears with the world’s premier ensembles including the Cleveland Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the San Francisco Symphony, as well as the major orchestras in his native country of Australia.
Livia Sohn performs widely on the international stage as concerto soloist, recitalist, and festival guest artist in North America, Europe, and Asia. The Strad Magazine says, “Livia Sohn possesses a remarkably lithe and transparent tone of exceptional purity. [Her] virtually blemishless accounts are nothing short of remarkable. Even when under the most fearsome technical pressure at high velocity, every note rings true with pinpoint accuracy.”
Eric Wong is celebrated for a “tone like toasted caramel” (Musical Toronto). He is the violist of the Cavani Quartet and the JUNO-nominated Afiara Quartet. He has been First Prize winner of the Fischoff, Coleman, and Concert Artist Guild competitions. He has performed on the most iconic stages around the world including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Severance Hall, Kings Place, Koerner Hall, and as a featured guest artist at the Aspen Ideas Festival.