Join us for Weekly Wednesday No.4 with pianist Yong Murray.
Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Debussy expressed their innermost thoughts and feelings while alone keyboard. An accomplished musician from Columbia University's Music Performance Program, Yong Murray's temperament and technique communicates the mysterious inner musings of these intimate works.
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Duration: 65 min (No Intermission). Doors@7:30 pm.
BACH: Prelude & Fugue in B major, WTC Book II
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in A major, Op.101
Somewhat lively and with innermost sensibility
Slow and longingly
Swiftly, but not overly and with determination
DEBUSSY: Images, Book II
Cloches à travers les feuilles
Et la lune descend sur le temps qui fut
Nocturne in F-sharp major, Op.15 No.2
Etude in B minor, Op.10 No.10 "Octave"
Ballade in A-flat major, Op.47
Yong Murray is a senior at Columbia University, where he is pursuing a major in mathematics. He currently studies with Alexandre Moutouzkine, a professor at the Manhattan School of Music. Previous teachers include Choong Mo Kang and Ya-fei Chuang. Yong has attended the Orford, Aspen, and Euro Music Festivals, as well as the International Summer Academy of the Salzburg Mozarteum.
Most recently, Yong was awarded 4th prize at the inaugural year of the New York Piano Festival Competition. He was a first prize winner in the 2015 Rondo Forma Competition and received an honorable mention at the 2015 Thousand Islands International Piano Competition. In 2013, Yong was a national finalist in the high school division of the Music Teachers National Association. Yong is the recipient of the Dolan Prize as well as the Richard and Brooke Kamin Rapaport Summer Music Performance Fellowship from Columbia University.