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Yaegy Park & Brenden Zak, Violins; Jonathan DePeri, Piano; at St. John’s in the Village
Sunday November 4, 2018, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm$10 – $20
“BACH TO THE FUTURE” CONCERT SERIES
ARTIST: Yaegy Park, violin; Brenden Zak, violin; Jonathan DePeri, piano
J.S. Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
J.S. Bach: Violin Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004
Paganini: Caprice 24
A SUNDAY SERIES OF BEAUTIFUL MUSIC IN THE VILLAGE!
Attend individual concerts for inspiration every Sunday afternoon — or, subscribe to our series, to support the work of the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture; Its “Bach To The Future” Music/Science Program for Students; and the new Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture Youth Chorus. Accepting new student applications for the chorus — ages 12 to 18! http://www.ffrcc.org! To Subscribe: https://www.ffrcc.org/bach-to-the-future-page
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
BRENDEN ZAK, violin
Violinist Brenden Zak is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in performance at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Li Lin. He was a finalist in the 2016 Stulberg International String Competition and has soloed with The Ocean City Pops, Ambler Symphony, The Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey, The Sinfonietta Nova, The Temple University Orchestra and The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra. Brenden has had masterclasses with Rober Lipsett, Stefan Jackiw, Michelle Kim, David Kim, and Danielle Belen. Brenden was the 2014 – 15 Junior Peace and Music Ambassador for the Harmony for Peace Foundation and is currently working closely with them to help promote and further their goal of a world brought together through music. His string quartet at Juilliard is a member of the Juilliard Honors String Quartet Program.
Brenden has attended the Luzerne Music Festival where he worked with composers: John Corigliano, Richard Danielpour and Tommie Haglund on their compositions Stomp, As Night Falls on Barjeantane, and gave the World Premiere of Epilogue, Hymns to the Night, respectively. Brenden also attended the Heifetz International Music Institute where he worked with Ilya Kaler, Nicholas Kitchen, and Elmar Oliviera. Finally, Brenden has attended the esteemed Perlman Music Program where he has had the opportunity of working closely with Itzhak Perlman.
YAEGY PARK, violin
Violinist Yaegy Park was born in Houston, Texas, and has immediately been recognized as a rising young violinist when she joined the Houston Young Artists as age 4, the foundation’s youngest member in history.
She was able to find her passion as she grew up performing within this foundation- to inspire others with her music, no matter what the venue. For years, she performed in local hospitals, nursing homes, and even museums with the HYAC until in 2008, under the mentorship of Kyung Sun Lee, Yaegy was named a Jack Kent Cooke Artist and performed on the NPR show From the Top, her first venture outside of Texas. She then went ahead further and went to Germany in 2009 for her first ever competition and won 3rd place in the Louis Spohr International Competition, and soon after won 1st place in the International Russian Rotary Children’s Music Competition and American Protégé International Competition.
Yaegy then auditioned for the Juilliard Precollege division, and moved to NYC to attend from grades 8 to 12, under the tutelage of Catherine Cho. During these 5 years, Yaegy won top prizes in competitions such as the International Virtuoso Competition, the YWCA New York Music Competition, LISMA International Competition, the NY Chamber Players Competition, the Blount-Slawson Young Artist Competition, and most recently the Stulberg International Competition in May, 2015. Yaegy is also an avid chamber musician and won competitions in the chamber division at the KRB NY International Music Competition and the Crescendo International Music Competition. She was recently named a Young Arts Winner of 2015, and was a semifinalist of the Presidential Scholars.
JONATHAN DEPERI, Piano
JONATHAN DEPERI, piano, studied piano at the Manhattan School of Music before transferring to Columbia University. In 2013, he formed the Gotham Arts Salon, which creates artistic and musical gatherings that blur the line between private and public. https://www.facebook.com/GothamArts/