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Zachary Mowitz & Sahun Hong: Schumann & Prokofiev

Zachary Mowitz & Sahun Hong: Schumann & Prokofiev

Flatiron, New York

Fri, March 31, 2023 7:00 PM, EDT

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7 PM Doors & Pre-Reception
8 PM Recital
9 PM Post-Reception


Zachary Mowitz & Sahun Hong: Schumann & Prokofiev

Gotham Arts in collaboration with Groupmuse is delighted to present an intimate private recital by cellist Zachary Mowitz & pianist Sahun Hong of works by Price, Goltermann, & Clara Schumann together with Prokofiev's celebrated Sonata in C Major, Op. 119.

Wine will be served.

Program:

PRICE (arr. Sahun Hong) Andante moderato for Cello & Piano (from Price String Quartet No. 1)
GOLTERMANN Romance for Cello & Piano in e minor, Op. 17
CLARA SCHUMANN (arr. Yuriy Leonovich) Three Romances for Cello & Piano, Op. 22
Pause
PROKOFIEV Sonata for Cello & Piano in C Major, Op. 119


About the Musicians:

Watch Zachary & Sahun perform Beethoven's Sonata for Cello & Piano in C Major, Op. 102, Mvt. 1

Zachary Mowitz

A native of Princeton, NJ, cellist Zachary Mowitz made his solo debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in July 2018. An artist who wears many hats, Zachary co-founded the chamber music collective ensemble132, nonprofit Nodality Music, and Trio St. Bernard – the 2018 Gold Prize winner of the Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition. He has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony, and appeared as Guest Principal Cello with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra. In summer of 2022, he performed at the Marlboro Music Festival.

Having played with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Donald Weilerstein, Hsin-Yun Huang, Robert McDonald, Ida Kavafian, and Peter Wiley, Zachary has an intense passion for chamber music. Zachary has appeared throughout the United States, visiting halls such as the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall and Perelman Hall, Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium, Alice Tully Hall, Columbia University’s Miller Theater, and Johns Hopkins’ Shriver Hall. He has also toured extensively in Europe playing in venues such as the Salzburg Mozarteum, the Berlin Konzerthaus, Krzysztof Penderecki European Center for Music, Vienna Konzerthaus, Helsinki Music Centre, and London’s Cadogan Hall.

Passionately dedicated to expanding the impact of classical music, Zachary has led a wide array of community engagement programs, such as a benefit concert for immigrant families in partnership with the ACLU and the “Shut Down Berks” Campaign; performing with Music For Food; extensive touring to schools throughout New Mexico; and a Curtis Community Artist Project bringing music arrangement workshops to community institutions throughout Philadelphia. Alongside composer Nick DiBerardino, Zachary also formed Nodality Music, a nonprofit that cultivates direct links between artists, communities, and broader culture with narrative musical experiences.

Zachary graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2018, where he studied with Carter Brey and Peter Wiley and served as principal cello of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. He subsequently studied at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel with Gary Hoffman in Belgium, and at the Royal College of Music with Richard Lester.

Zachary was awarded First Prize in the 2020 World Bach Competition. He is currently an Associated Artist at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel and a Community Artist Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music. In his spare time, Zachary enjoys exploring the endless world of podcasts and tossing a frisbee.

Sahun Hong

Praised as an “artist of enormous prowess” (Verbier Festival Newsletter) with “lots of clarity, confidence, and wisdom” (New York Concert Review), pianist Sahun Sam Hong brings his colorful style and riveting energy to the solo, chamber, and concerto stage.

Hong was the winner of the 2017 Vendome Prize at Verbier, and received Second Prize at the¬¬ 2017 International Beethoven Competition Vienna. He was also a recipient of a 2021 American Pianists Award, and finalist in the 2018 International German Piano Award and 2017 American Pianists Awards.

On the roster of Young Steinway Artists since 2010, Hong has been featured as a guest soloist with orchestras including ORF-Vienna, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Camerata New York, Fort Worth, Richardson, Racine, Waco, Galveston, and Brazos Valley Symphony. He has performed in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Vienna Musikverein, Église de Verbier, Merkin Hall, and the Kennedy Center.

A sought-after interpreter of the duo and chamber music repertoire, Hong has been invited to perform at major chamber music festivals such as Marlboro, Ravinia’s Steans Institute, Music@Menlo, Taos, and Four Seasons. He is an artist at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

In addition to performing, Hong is a prolific arranger of chamber music and orchestral works, and his innovative transcriptions are performed all over the world. The chamber music collective ensemble132 presents Hong’s creative transcriptions on annual tours throughout the United States. Highlights include new chamber music versions of Schumann’s Carnaval, Stravinsky’s Petrouchka, and an upcoming new arrangement of Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration.

At the age of 16, Hong graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University (TCU) with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance, studying with John Owings. He also studied for six years with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Hong is currently based in New York City, and continues his studies with Yong Hi Moon at Peabody.

At the age of 16, Hong graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University (TCU) with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance, studying with John Owings. He also studied for six years with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Hong is currently based in New York City, and continues his studies with Yong Hi Moon at Peabody.

What's the music?

ensemble132 Cello, piano

Florence Price / Sahun Hong Andante moderato for cello and piano (from Price
String Quartet No. 1)

Georg Goltermann Romance for Cello and Piano in E minor, Op. 17

Clara Schumann Romances for Cello and Piano, Op. 22
I. Andante molto
II. Allegretto. Mit zartem Vorträge
III. Leidenschaftlich schnell

– Intermission –

Sergei Prokofiev Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, Op. 119
I. Andante grave
II. Moderato
III. Allegro, ma non troppo

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