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
Haochen Zhang 2009 gold 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.
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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.
Since his 2009 Cliburn triumph, Haochen Zhang has captivated audiences around the world. Career highlights include immense popularity in his native China, tours with the Munich Philharmonic and Sydney Symphonies, and the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev. He recently received the Avery Fisher Career Grant, made his recital debut at Carnegie Hall, and performed with the China NCPA Orchestra at their Carnegie Hall debut and New Year concert in Beijing, and the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra in its Kennedy Center debut.