Ekto Duo - Alyssa Wang (violin) & Ruoting Li (piano)

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Ekto Duo - Alyssa Wang (violin) & Ruoting Li (piano)

Alyssa Wang (violin) and Ruoting Li (piano) performing an all-American duo program.

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Piano on Park 10 Park Avenue apt 22D New York, NY 10016

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Ekto Duo

Alyssa Wang, violin

Ruoting Li, piano

Program:

Samuel Barber - Canzone for Violin and Piano Op. 38a (1961)

Steven Mackey - Sonata for Violin and Piano (1996)

I. Prologue

II. Sputtering, with Perseverance

Samuel Gardner - Coquetterie Op. 26

John Adams - Road Movies (1995)

I. relaxed groove

II. meditative

III. 40% swing

Aaron Copland - Sonata for Violin and Piano (1942-43)

I. Andante semplice

II. Lento

III. Allegretto giusto

About:

Alyssa Wang is a passionate and versatile conductor, violinist, and composer. She is the Co-Founder, Artistic Director, and Principal Conductor of the Boston Festival Orchestra, as well as the Assistant Conductor of the Boston Ballet. As a violinist, Alyssa has soloed with ensembles across the country and performs regularly with numerous Boston-based ensembles such as Boston Chamber Music Society and Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Recent performances include a concert for the Library of Congress and an appearance as a guest artist for the Celebrity Series of Boston’s Neighborhood Arts program. Alyssa has served as Assistant Conductor for numerous institutions such as the New Hampshire Music Festival and the Colorado College Summer Music Festival. Recently, she was commissioned by the Palo Alto Philharmonic to compose a duet for violin and cello which premiered in 2021, and now looks forward to the premiere of her Violin Concerto in 2022 with the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh.

Alyssa earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Carnegie Mellon University under the tutelage of Andrés Cárdenes, and completed two Master’s Degrees in violin performance and conducting at the New England Conservatory where she studied with Malcolm Lowe. She is the winner of the Carnegie Mellon School of Music Concerto Competition and the Silbermann Chamber Music Competition, and is the recipient of the Pittsburgh Female College Association Prize, the Carnegie Mellon Women’s Award, the Senior Leadership Award, and the Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award. Alyssa is also an Andrew Carnegie Scholar.

In addition to her life in music, Alyssa is an avid photographer, writer, and social dancer. Learn more about Alyssa at alyssa-wang.com

Chinese pianist Ruoting Li is an eclectic artist who is eager to explore a wide range of musical styles and repertoire, both as a solo pianist and chamber musician. Currently based in New York City, Ruoting has been involved in numerous activities, such as outreach concerts, music producing, and new music recording. She made her Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall debut in November of 2019, and her Stern Auditorium debut in March of 2020. Both were well received, with special mention of her artistry. Most recently, Ms. Li was featured in a concert for the Library of Congress. Her passion for chamber music has also resulted in a fruitful and ongoing collaboration with the Boston Festival Orchestra.

Born in China, she began piano at the age of 6 and was admitted to the Central Conservatory of Music Middle School in Beijing when she was 11. In 2014, Ms. Li came to the U.S. and was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Manhattan School of Music, where she earned both Bachelor and Master of Music degree in Piano Performance under the tutelage of Dr. Solomon Mikowsky. Aside from live performance, Ruoting is currently involved as artistic advisor and producer for several ongoing recording projects.

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