Sunday, May 8,
The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton
To close the 2015–2016 [email protected] Winter Series, [email protected] Artistic Directors cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han will be joined by Emerson String Quartet violinist Philip Setzer for a program of three revered piano trios.
- Joseph HAYDN (1732–1809): Piano Trio in E Major (1794)
- Felix MENDELSSOHN
(1809–1847): Piano Trio no. 2 in c minor, op. 66 (1845)
- Johannes BRAHMS (1833–1897): Trio no. 1 in B Major for Piano, Violin, and Cello,
op. 8 (1854, rev. 1889)
Wu Han, piano; Philip Setzer, violin; David Finckel, cello
Tickets are available: $52/$47 adult; $25/$20 under age thirty
Watch an extract from the concert program »
About the Artists
Named Musical America’s 2012 Musician of the Year, pianist Wu Han
ranks among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. She appears regularly in many prestigious venues across the United States, Europe, and the Far East as both soloist and chamber musician and tours extensively as duo pianist with cellist David Finckel. Wu Han and David Finckel serve as Artistic Directors of [email protected], as well as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Chamber Music Today, an annual festival held in Korea. Wu Han’s wide-ranging musical activities include the founding of ArtistLed, classical music’s first musician-directed and Internet-based recording company. Passionately committed to education, she launched a new chamber music studio at the Aspen Music Festival in 2013.
Violinist Philip Setzer,
a founding member of the Emerson String Quartet, was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He has studied with J osef Gingold, Rafael Druian, and Oscar Shumsky. In 1967, Setzer won Second Prize at the Marjorie Merriweather Post Competition, and in 1976 he received a bronze medal at the Queen Elisabeth International Competition. The Noise of Time, a groundbreaking theater collaboration between the Emerson String Quartet and Simon McBurney—about the life of Shostakovich—was based on an original idea of Setzer’s. Currently, he is on faculty at SUNY Stony Brook and plays a violin made by Samuel Zygmuntowicz (New York City, 2011).
David Finckel’s multifaceted career as concert performer, recording artist, educator, arts administrator, and cultural entrepreneur places him in the ranks of today’s most influential classical musicians. Named Musical America’s 2012 Musicians of the Year with pianist Wu Han, he has appeared as orchestral soloist and duo recitalist in the world’s most prestigious concert series and festivals. David Finckel’s wide-ranging musical activities also include the launch of ArtistLed, classical music’s first musician-directed and Internet-based recording company. David Finckel and Wu Han serve as Artistic Directors of [email protected], as well as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Chamber Music Today Festival in Korea. David Finckel is Professor of Cello at the Juilliard School and Artist-in-Residence at Stony Brook