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Wednesday   August 17, 2016 First Presbyterian Church   •   7:30 PM

Special Event: Summer Suite with Hilary Hahn & Friends

This intimate evening begins with Hilary Hahn's return to the Festival for a special One-Night-Only concert alongside two of her favorite colleagues, pianist Natalie Zhu, and cellist Robert deMaine. Then, in the tradition of our popular "Summer Suite" event, the evening continues with an elegant post-concert dessert and wine reception, sponsored by the Sherwood Inn, at a beautiful home nearby.

Program:

Mendelssohn: Trio in C minor, Op. 66
Tchaikovsky: Trio in A minor, Op. 50

    

Tickets:

$125, $100

Musicians:

Hilary Hahn
Hilary Hahn
violin
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Hilary Hahn, violin

In the more than two decades since her professional debut, three-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn has brought her virtuosity, expansive interpretations, and creative repertoire to diverse global audiences. In her active international career she has performed both as soloist with leading orchestras and as a recitalist. She also has built a reputation for championing contemporary music. The Skaneateles Festival audience has watched with great interest as her career blossomed: she first performed here in 1992 at the age of 12, and has returned often.

Hahn took her first lessons in the Suzuki program at age three. She completed her university requirements at the Curtis Institute at sixteen—having already made her solo debuts with the Baltimore and Pittsburgh symphony orchestras, the Philadelphia and Cleveland orchestras, and the New York Philharmonic. In 2001 she was named "America's Best Young Classical Musician" by Time magazine.

Learn more at www.hilaryhahn.com.

Performing:
Wednesday, August 17

Natalie Zhu
Natalie Zhu
Piano
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Natalie Zhu, Piano

Natalie Zhu has performed widely in North America, Europe, and Asia as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. From 1997 to 2006, she toured with Hilary Hahn throughout the U.S. and in Hanoi, Bangkok, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, Lyon, Lucerne, Hamburg, Geneva, London, and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She has performed with both the Vermeer and Miami quartets and collaborated with members of the Guarneri, Orion, Mendelssohn, and Ying Quartets as well as the Beaux Arts Trio.

Zhu received a 2006 Musical Fund Society Career Advancement Award, the 2003 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the 2003 Andrew Wolf Memorial Chamber Music Award. She also won the Astral Artistic Services 1998 National Auditions as well as grand prize in the both the 1988 and 1989 Young Keyboard Artists Association Competition. She was the first-prize winner in the Johanna Hodges Piano Concerto Competition in 1988 and 1991, and also received its 1991 Concert Series Award.

Zhu began piano studies at six in China and emigrated to the U.S. at eleven. She studied with Gary Graffman at the Curtis Institute and with Claude Frank at the Yale School of Music.

Performing:
Wednesday, August 17


Concert Sponsors:

The concert is generously sponsored by Sieglinde Wikstrom
Summer Suite is generously sponsored by the Sherwood Inn

Guest Artist Sponsors:

Hilary Hahn sponsored by John and Kim Mezzalingua with additional support from Grossman St. Amour
Natalie Zhu sponsored by Donna Graber, Planning Sense, Inc.