Isaac Melamed, cello

Ting-Ting Yen, piano

Thu, Apr 25 @ 8 pm

RECITAL HALL

Isaac Melamed, cello

Ting-Ting Yen, piano

Thu, Apr 25 @ 8 pm

RECITAL HALL


Cellist Isaac Melamed is a member of the New Century Chamber Orchestra and Garth Newel Piano Quartet. He and pianist Ting-Ting Yen will play a program of Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin.

The musical endeavors of Isaac Melamed connect him to some of the greatest musicians and artists of our time. As a member of the New Century Chamber Orchestra, Melamed has toured nationally to critical acclaim under music directors Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Daniel Hope. Since joining the Garth Newel Piano Quartet in 2014, Melamed and the Quartet have performed throughout Croatia, Scotland, at the Chautauqua Institution, and around much of the southern United States. The Quartet programs and performs over 50 chamber music concerts per year and directs numerous educational programs at the historic Garth Newel Music Center in Hot Springs, Virginia.

A San Francisco native, Melamed studied with Grammy Award-winning cellist Antonio Lysy in Los Angeles, where he enjoyed solo engagements with the UCLA Philharmonia and Symphony Orchestras, and the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra. Melamed received graduate degrees from Manhattan School of Music, studying with Alan Stepansky and David Geber, as well as training with Dmitri Ferschtman at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Daniël Esser of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and Steven Isserlis and Miklós Perényi at the Kronberg Academy in Germany. Melamed’s cello was created for him in 2016 by Robert Brewer Young of Sentaraille a Berdot, France, on the model of the Marquis de Corberon Stradivari, 1726.

Dr. Ting-Ting Yen has succeeded in every facet of a versatile musician’s career as a violinist and a pianist. As a pianist specializing in collaborative piano, Yen was the resident accompanist at Bravo! Music Festival and has taught at Yinghua Academy in Minneapolis. She has accompanied for teaching studios at the University of Minnesota (U of M) in Minneapolis and The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She is currently the faculty accompanist at Washington and Lee University, and music director at Warm Springs Presbyterian Church in Virginia. Yen received her D.M.A. in violin performance from the U of M, a master’s in collaborative piano from the U of M, and another master’s in violin performance from Manhattan School of Music.


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