Kallos Chamber Music Series | The Grounds for Creativity


Wed Apr 24 2024 at 07:30 pm to 10:30 pm


New Haven Lawn Club | New Haven, CT

The New Haven Lawn Club Preservation Trust presents Kallos Chamber Music Series | The Grounds for Creativity | Concert #4
About this Event

The turn of the 20th century marked a period of boundless creativity and ingenuity. Kallos' final program for the season reflects on the musical landscape of this transformative era, presenting three hidden gem masterpieces by Anton Webern, Mel Bonis, and Vaughan Williams.


Anton Webern (1883-1945) 4 Stücke für Geige und Klavier op. 7

Mélanie Bonis (1858-1937) Piano Quartet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op.69

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) Piano Quintet in C minor

Nathan Meltzer, violin

Major prize winner at the 2022 Sibelius and Singapore International Violin Competitions, youngest ever to win the Windsor Festival Competition, and recipient of the Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant, violinist Nathan Meltzer is establishing a holistic and multi-faceted career as a soloist and chamber musician, with passions for both standard and contemporary repertoire.

Nathan has performed as a soloist with numerous major orchestras, including the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Orchestre national d'Île-de-France, the Royal Northern Sinfonia, the Finnish RSO, the Helsinki Philharmonic, and the Aalborg, Berlin, Charlotte, Concepción, Evansville, Indianapolis, Medellín, and Pittsburgh orchestras, among others, performing across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. More . . .

Zhanbo Zheng, viola

Chinese violist Zhanbo Zheng started his musical education when he took his first violin lesson at the age of 5. At 11, attracted by the warm and beautiful sound of the viola, he decided to become a violist.

In 2014, Zhanbo became the first Chinese violist to win the Primrose International Viola Competition. He is also the top prize winner of other major competitions, including the Irving M. Klein International String Competition and the Washington International Competition for Strings. Last year, he received the 2021 Emerging Artist Award from the Saint Botolph Club Foundation. More . . .

Joshua Halpern, cello

Joshua Halpern has appeared on stages around the world as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral principal cellist. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with artists including Jonathan Biss, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Roberto Díaz, Viviane Hagner, Gary Hoffman, Kim Kashkashian, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Anthony McGill, Olli Mustonen, and Itzhak Perlman, and appeared at music festivals including the Ravinia Steans Institute, the Perlman Chamber Music Workshop, the New York String Orchestra Seminar, the Taos School of Music, La Jolla Summerfest, Musikiwest, and Krzyzowa-Music. During the 2019 season he served as guest principal cello of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, including on tours to Germany, Taiwan, and China, and in 2020 served as cellist with the Rolston Quartet.

Josh completed his Artist Diploma at The Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, where he performed throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America with Curtis On Tour, and served as principal cello of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra during the 2016/17 season. At Curtis he studied with Carter Brey and Peter Wiley. As an undergraduate at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, he studied with Desmond Hoebig and won the school's concerto competition. He is currently a member of the Karajan Akademie of the Berliner Philharmoniker, in which he plays as a member of the Berlin Philharmonic and is mentored by Ludwig Quandt.

Dominic Law, double bass

Double bassist Dominic Law is enjoying a multi-faceted career as a soloist, collaborative musician, and teacher. He has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Musicus Soloists, and Hong Kong Sinfonietta. He also performed in a collaboration concert at the BBC Proms 2019 between the Juilliard Orchestra and the Royal Academy of Music as principal bassist.

As a solo performer, Mr. Law seeks to incorporate elements of Chinese folk music and Western historical performance into his practice, and to expand the double bass repertoire by transcribing pieces written for other instruments and commissioning composers to write for the bass. His love affair with historical performance began with Baroque bass lessons with Doug Balliett and viola da gamba lessons with Sarah Cunningham, leading to performances with the Juilliard Gamba Consort. Mr. Law recently performed his own transcription of The Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto, as well as a recital program consisting of compositions by J.S. Bach, Beethoven and Brahms in different period tuning systems. More . . .

Min Young Kang, piano
. . . an absolute gem - Montecito Journal

Korean-born pianist Min Young Kang enjoys a versatile career as a chamber musician, collaborative pianist, and music director. For the past ten years, Min Young has performed in concerts and recitals throughout the United States, France, and South Korea, at venues that include Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Château de Fontainebleau, and the Sejong Center M Theater. A prize winner at both the J.C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition and Artur Balsam Duo Competition, Kang has also been recognized with numerous awards and scholarships, including the Talisman Energy Emerging Artist Award, Kraeuter Musical Foundation Award, Prix special du Directeur and Prix de Musique de chambre from Ecoles D’Art Americaines de Fontainbleau, the Renee and Richard Hawley Scholarship and the Manhattan School of Music’s President’s Award Scholarship. More . . .


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New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, United States

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