Masterworks for Piano Four-Hands with Heeyeon Chi and Victor Cayres
Sunday, January 27, 3:00 pm
Tickets: $30 Adults, $25 Seniors 65+, $15 Students
From the faculties of Boston University and the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, award winning pianists Victor Cayres and Heeyeon Chi perform a Four Hands Piano Duo Concert of Classical Masterworks, including works by Dvorak, Mozart, Poulenc, and Rachmaninoff.
Thank you to the following event sponsors:
Gordon Atlantic Insurance
The Chilman Fund
About Heeyeon Chi
Korean pianist Heeyeon Chi has performed in Canada, Germany, Luxembourg, Russia, and in the United States, where she recently appeared at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall. She has been awarded the Outstanding Performance Award from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal, and the Piano Department Award from Boston University, as well as prizes at International Keyboard Odyssiad Festival & Competition, Brandshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, Canadian Music Competition, Burnaby Clef Society Competition, and Burnaby Concerto Competition. Highlights of her previous engagements include appearances as a soloist with the New England Repertory Orchestra conducted by Tiffany Chang, performances as an artist-in-residence at Banff Centre Arts Program as well as a guest artist at Interlochen Center for the Arts and Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Program, where she also had an opportunity to give a masterclass. While performing at the Chicago Piano Duo Festival in 2011 Ms. Chi was invited to coach young piano duo students in preparation for their recitals. Further appearances in festivals include the Vianden International Music Festival in Luxembourg, the Ruza International Piano Festival in Russia, the International Keyboard Festival in New York, and the Orford Music Festival in Canada. Ms. Chi had the privilege of performing in masterclasses for such pianists as John Perry, John O’ Connor, Andre Laplante, Ian Hobson, Willem Brons, Atanas Kurtev, Yong Hee Moon, Richard Raymond, and acclaimed Beethoven’s scholar Lewis Lockwood.
Ms. Chi started piano at age 4 and later attended the Sun- Hwa Art School in Seoul, South Korea. In Canada she studied with David Bulmer and later with Marina Mdvani at McGill University, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree as a recipient of such awards as McGill Entrance Scholarship, M.E. Choquette Scholarship, James McGill Award, and McGill University Scholarship. In the U.S. Ms. Chi studied with Victor Rosenbaum at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, earning a Master of Music degree with Academic Honors, and a Graduate Diploma degree as a recipient of New England Conservatory’s Entrance Scholarship. Ms. Chi completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Boston University as a recipient of Boston University College of Fine Arts Scholarship, studying with Boaz Sharon. She is currently on the piano faculty at New England Conservatory Preparatory School and Continuing Education in Boston.
Hailed as “spirit of a leader!” by La Liberté (Fribourg, Switzerland), Brazilian pianist Victor Cayres has earned praise for concerts with the Sine Nomine string quartet and as soloist with such orchestras as Boston Pops and Brno Philharmonic in the Czech Republic. He has been a guest artist at Banff Center for the Arts in Canada, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Claflin University, Western Washington University, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Conservatory and State University for Arts and Culture. He has released recordings for Albany Records, Parma Records, Centaur Records, with works by American contemporary composers David Owens, Joseph Summer, and John H. Wallace. Mr. Cayres frequently performs in Brazil, Europe, and in prestigious venues in the U.S., such as Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Chicago’s Preston Bradley Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall and Jordan Hall. His concerts have been broadcast live at Brazil’s TV Cultura channel, Boston’s WGBH 99.5 All Classical, and Chicago’s WFMT Fine Arts Radio.
Mr. Cayres has gathered several prizes in national and international piano competitions, including the 8th Iowa Piano Competition, Respighi Prize, 18th Leoš Janáček International Piano Competition in Brno (Czech Republic), Gina Bachauer South American Competition, Nelson Freire International Competition, Petrobras International Competition, Magdalena Tagliaferro Competition, as well as European competitions such as Sommerfestspiele Klavier Wettbewerb in Murten, Switzerland.
Victor Cayres has appeared as soloist with NEC Philharmonia, Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Pro-Musica, Boston University Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Petrobras Pró-Música, Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira, Orquestra Sinfônica and Orquestra de Câmera at University of São Paulo, collaborating with such conductors as Ronaldo Bologna, Mark Churchill, Marc David, Ryan Haskins, Gil Jardim, Keith Lockhart, Norton Morozowisk, Donald Palma, Roberto Tibiriçá, and Jan Zbavitel. Under the direction of Theophanis Kapsopoulos he has toured Czech Republic and Switzerland with the Orchestre des Jeunes de Fribourg.
Mr. Cayres studied with Rosélys Alleoni, Gilberto Tinetti, and Eduardo Monteiro in São Paulo, Brazil, and with Wha Kyung Byun and the late Anthony di Bonaventura in Boston. He also studied for one year at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany, while appearing in concert venues in Switzerland. He currently serves on the piano faculty at New England Conservatory Preparatory School, Boston University School of Music, and has been recently appointed Associate Director at Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Piano Program.