Bridges Hall of Music
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Los Angeles Philharmonic violinist Jin-Shan Dai joins Pomona College faculty pianist Jennie Jung in a special recital featuring the music of Janácek, Ravel and Strauss.
Jin-Shan Dai has performed extensively throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, and joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the 2010/11 season. Previously, a member of the Toronto Symphony, he made his debut as a soloist with that orchestra in 2008 playing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. A native of China, Dai studied at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing before moving to the U.S. at the age of 17 to continue his studies. Dai is the recipient of numerous prizes and accolades, among them top prizes in the 2000 Emerson International Chamber Music Competition and the 2000 Van Rooy National Violin Competition. He performs frequently as a chamber musician, and has collaborated with such artists as Mstislav Rostropovich and with members of the Emerson String Quartet. A strong believer in the transformative power of music, Dai’s outreach efforts began in Toronto with the Bach Consort ensemble, a charity organization that performs exclusively works by J.S. Bach to raise money for charities, that provide scholarships for students and money for hospitals. In Los Angeles, he has participated in Street Symphony, a non-profit organization that actively brings live classical music outreach concerts to the underserved mentally ill living within homeless, incarcerated and veteran communities on Skid Row and throughout Los Angeles.
Jennie Jung, a Pomona College Music Department faculty member, is an active soloist and collaborative pianist. She made her debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at the age of eleven. She has appeared with the Republic of Tatarstan Symphony, Korean Philharmonic and Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestras, among others and attended the Banff Centre for the Arts, and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara. As a collaborative pianist, Jung has performed in North America, Asia, Africa, and Europe, and been on staff at the Mozarteum (Salzburg, Austria), Aspen Summer Music Festival, Gregor Piatigorsky Seminar for Cellists, and the Banff Centre for the Arts. Additionally, Jung and her sisters Ellen (violin) and Julie (cello) perform together as the Jung Trio. The trio was the 2002 Grand Prize winner at the Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition and awarded the Bronze Medal at the 2002 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. They have given recitals in Berlin, Salzburg, Seoul, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Toronto, and as representatives for the Korean Kumho Cultural Foundation, they toured Kenya and Mauritius. Their recording of Dvorak’s Piano Trio in F Minor was released by the Groovenote Label on LP and SACD.
Janácek: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Ravel: Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano
Strauss: Sonata in E-flat Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 18