CLIBURN laureates + RACHMANINOV
Cliburn at the Bass
Date: October 2, 2018 7:30 pm CDT
Venue: Bass Performance Hall
Fei-Fei 2013 finalist – Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Yeol Eum Son 2009 silver medalist – Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, op. 18
Daniel Hsu 2017 bronze medalist – Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, op. 30
At this one-night-only event, witness a spectacular that is rarely seen on the Bass Hall stage outside of the Cliburn Competition: the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra joins three extraordinary pianists for three iconic concertos—all Rachmaninov—in one night.
Fei-Fei was named winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition just a year after her 2013 Cliburn finalist finish. Her burgeoning career includes a number of prominent engagements with orchestra, in recital, and as a member of the Aletheia Piano Trio, which debuted at the Kennedy Center in 2014. Deeply committed to sharing her joy for music and connecting with communities, she also engages students and community audiences through frequent school and outreach concerts and master classes.
YEOL EUM SON
Yeol Eum Son followed her 2009 Cliburn success with another second prize win at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011. She’s performed around the world, recently appearing with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, and NHK Symphony Orchestra; and has six unique recording projects, including a 2018 release with Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner. Having achieved great fame in her native South Korea, she is an honorary ambassador of the Seoul Arts Center and her home city of Wonju.
Characterized by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a “poet…[with] an expressive edge to his playing that charms, questions, and coaxes,” Daniel Hsu took home the 2017 Cliburn bronze medal as well as prizes for best performance of the commissioned work and chamber music. Also a 2016 Gilmore Young Artist, first prize winner of the 2015 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition, and bronze medalist of the 2015 Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, he has performed around the world, including recent debuts with the Philadelphia Orchestra and at Carnegie Hall. He also graduates this spring from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he has been a student since the age of 10.