Violinists Jonathan and Hannah Chu in recital with pianist Dimitriy Cogan
Date & Time: Sunday May 28, 7 pm
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Program details to be announced shortly
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Jonathan Chu has been playing the violin and piano for more than 10 years. He was concertmaster of the Golden Gate Philharmonic in San Francisco from 2012 to 2014 and joined the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra in 2013. As a violinist, he was a winner at the Huain Cup International Chinese Music Competition in 2014 and the Ensemble San Francisco Student Competition in 2015. He also performed as a soloist with orchestra at the Bay Area Junior Bach Festival in 2012 and 2014. Last summer, Jonathan performed at Carnegie Hall and in Europe as a member of the National Youth Orchestra of the USA. Apart from playing music, Jonathan enjoys math, physics and speed-solving the Rubik’s Cube. He is currently a senior at Lowell High School.
Hannah Chu has been playing the violin and piano since age five. She was concertmaster at the Golden Gate Philharmonic in the 2015-16 season. Since 2013, Hannah has been singing as a soprano at the Young Women’s Chorus of San Francisco. She has been featured since the age of three in several YouTube singing videos and one of which, “Pomme de Reinette”, has garnered over 1.9M views to date. Hannah is also passionate about Chinese dance and won first place in the recreational division of the 2013 Fei Tian Academy Classical Chinese Dance Competition in the Bay Area. She is a freshman at International High School.
Dmitriy Cogan began music studies at the age of six at the Central Music School before moving to the U.S. and settling in San Francisco in 1974. He studied conducting at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and continued piano studies with Vladimir Pleshakov and Maria Cysic. In 1979, he moved to New York to study with Martin Canin at the Juilliard School, where he received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. Mr. Cogan has performed publicly since age nine in Moscow. His American debut was in 1975 with the Peninsula Symphony in San Mateo, California. In 1981-1983, he was a prizewinner in competitions in New York, Cincinnati and Cleveland. In 1988, Mr. Cogan gave his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall to favorable reviews and has since appeared in recitals throughout the Northeast and California. He has also toured in France and in Russia twice and was a laureate of the 1990 Jose Iturbi International Piano competition in Valencia, Spain. Since 1985, he has performed throughout North America and Asia with violinist Alexander Markov; their first CD was released worldwide on the Erato label. In recent years, Mr. Cogan has often performed with violinist Philip Quint throughout California. His recordings with the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento and with clarinetist Patricia Shands have also been recently released. Mr. Cogan is a staff accompanist at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and teaches piano privately in the Bay Area.