JP Jofre Trio

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Piano on Park

10 Park Avenue

apt 22D

New York, NY 10016

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Piano on Park presents:




The Art of Tango

Doors at 7.00 pm; Music at 7:30 pm
free admission (with donation for musicians appreciated)

Native from San Juan, Argentina, Juan Pablo Jofre Romarion aka JP Jofre, is an award-winning bandoneon player and composer. Mr. Jofre has been repeatedly highlighted by the New York Times and praised as one of today’s leading artists by Great Performers at Lincoln Center. His music has been recorded by 16 Grammy winner Paquito D’ Rivera, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and choreographed/performed by ballet-star Herman Cornejo (Principal Dancer of the American Ballet Theatre) among others. He has performed and given lectures at Google Talks, TEDtalks, The Juilliard School of Music, The New School, etc.

A recipient of the National Prize of the Arts grant in Argentina, Mr. Jofre has collaborated with many famous musicians in a wide range of musical styles, including Paquito D’Rivera, Kathryn Stott, Symphony Silicon Valley, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Argentina, San Antonio Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Philippe Quint, Fernando Otero, and Fred Sturm among others.

Mr. Jofre has been part of many prestigious festivals including the Celebrity Series of Boston, Umbria Jazz Festival, Great Performers at Lincoln Center, Seattle Town, Belgorod Music Festival, Sudtirol Jazz Festival, Bachanalia Taiwan, and Lorin Maazel's Castleton Festival among others. For the world premiere of his Bandoneon Concerto, the Mercury News wrote: “…he is an electrifying composer-bandoneon player.” In 2012, Jofre was invited by the Free University of Bolzano and SudTirol Festival (Italy) to perform for the homage to Argentinean Nobel Peace Prize winner, Adolfo Perez Esquivel. He currently leads the JP Jofre Quintet, the ensemble has been touring internationally since the release of their last album "Manifiesto". Mr. Jofre is currently writing the second Double Concerto for violin virtuoso Francisco Fullana, commissioned by Classical Music Institute of San Antonio, Balearic Islands Symphony Orchestra and Metropolis Ensemble. Recently, virtuoso clarinet player Seunghee Lee commissioned Mr. Jofre to write a double concerto for clarinet and bandoneon. His recordings have been released by RoundStar Entertainment for his debut album Hard Tango, produced by Gustavo Szulansky) Steinway Record Label, Armonia Mundi, and Progressive Sounds (independent).

Seunghee Lee (Sunny) is a multi-faceted musician, international recording artist, TEDx speaker, and a music entrepreneur who brings vivacious energy, exquisite elegance and extraordinary precision to all her endeavors. Ms. Lee has been recognized by the Clarinet Magazine as "an uncompromising soloist, destined to be an upcoming contender of top stature".

Ms. Lee’s multiple solo albums were featured as “CD of the Week” worldwide and have gained numerous air-plays in classical radio stations, including New York’s WQXR, ClassicFM Nederlands, NPR, WFMT, Fine Music Radio in Cape Town, among many others. Upon the released of her debut album Brava, Ms. Lee was included in the ‘Top 30 Under 30’ list compiled by KDFC Classical Radio in San Francisco. Ms. Lee performed in prestigious venues throughout Europe, Asia, U.S, including at Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago’s Cultural Center and a sold-out recital debut at Carnegie Hall.

Ms. Lee is the founder of Music Solis Productions, an independent record label, sheet music publisher, concert creator, and artists consulting company that aims to guide, mentor, and assist emerging classical musicians to become entrepreneurial leaders of their generation. She is a frequent guest lecturer on the topic of "Music Entrepreneurship" and has appeared as a guest speaker at Harvard Business School at the 2019 Asia Business Conference titled, "The Game Changers", the 2019 Yale Alumni Association Career Panel live stream fireside chat on the topic of "Careers in Music" and at Seoul National University, Juilliard Pre-College, Middle Tennessee State University, Troy University, and California State University Northridge (CSUN) for series of solo recitals, masterclasses, and lectures.

American pianist Steven Beck was born in 1978. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where his teachers were Seymour Lipkin, Peter Serkin and Bruce Brubaker.

Mr. Beck made his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra, and has toured Japan as soloist with the New York Symphonic Ensemble. Other orchestras with which he has appeared include the New Juilliard Ensemble (under David Robertson), Sequitur, the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, and the Virginia Symphony.

Mr. Beck has performed as soloist and chamber musician at the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Miller Theater, Steinway Hall, Tonic, and Barbes, as well as on the New York Philharmonic Ensembles Series and WNYC; summer appearances have been at the Aspen Music Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Greenwich Music Festival, the Woodstock Mozart Festival, and the Wellesley Composers' Conference. He is an Artist Presenter and regular performer at Bargemusic (where he recently performed all of the Beethoven piano sonatas), performs frequently as a musician with the Mark Morris Dance Group, and has performed with the New York City Ballet. He has worked with Elliott Carter, Henri Dutilleux, George Perle, and Charles Wuorinen, and has appeared with ensembles such as Speculum Musicae, the Da Capo Chamber Players, the Manhattan String Quartet, the Pacifica String Quartet, The Metropolis Ensemble, New York Philomusica, the New York New Music Ensemble, Mosaic, the Lyric Chamber Music Society, the Omega Ensemble, Ensemble Sospeso, the Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble, Counterinduction, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble, the East Coast Composers' Ensemble, the Fountain Ensemble, Friends and Enemies of New Music, Lost Dog, and Antisocial Music. He is a member of the new music ensemble Future In Reverse (FIRE) as well as the notorious Knights of the Many-Sided Table. His recordings are on the Albany, Bridge, Monument, Mulatta, and Annemarie Classics labels


IMPORTANT NOTICE:

This concert has limited seating available (First Come First Sit!). If you need to be able to sit, please kindly send us a message so we can reserve a chair for you. Also keep in mind that the event is taking place in a "shoe-free zone". Choose your socks wisely!



About Piano on Park:

Piano on Park offers an intimate and refreshing way to experience live music. The house concert series was launched when pianist Cyrus von Hochstetter opened his doors to host regular performances by soloists, chamber ensembles and small bands of all musical styles and colors. The venue enables a direct and unhindered exchange between performers and public, resulting in a unique and impactful musical experience.


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Piano on Park

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New York, NY 10016

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