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“Symphony Showcase” – Concerto Winners Solo with the UW-Madison Symphony Orchestra

March 10 @ 7:30 pm

- $12

Winners of the 2018-2019 competition:

Adalia Hernandez Abrego, piano
Jiawen Zhang, piano
Poulenc – Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor

Chia-Yu Hsu, bassoon
Bitsch – Concertino for Bassoon and Orchestra

Anne McAninch, composition
World Premiere: Fanfare for Orchestra

Cayla Rosché, soprano
Strauss – Vier Letzte Lieder, TrV 296

Richard Silvers, violin
Dvorak – Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 53

 


This is a ticketed event. $12 adults, free to students/children, music majors, faculty and staff. To avoid long lines, we suggest arriving 30 minutes early or buying tickets ahead of time, either in person or online. Please see link below.

Purchase here:
https://www.music.wisc.edu/about-us/tickets/


Cayla Rosché

Adalia Hernandez Abrego

Chia-Yu Hsu

Jiawen Zhang

Richard Silvers

Anne McAninch


Student Biographies

Adalia Hernandez Abrego, piano

Adalia Hernandez Abrego is from Wausau, Wisconsin and is a junior at the UW-Madison Mead Witter School of Music pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in piano performance. She is currently studying with Professor Martha Fischer. In addition to her musical studies, Adalia is a Chancellor’s Scholar and hold the position of Concert Series Associate Director through the Performing Arts Committee at the Wisconsin Union Theater.

Chia-Yu Hsu, bassoon

Taiwanese bassoonist Chia-Yu Hsu is pursuing her doctoral degree at the Mead Witter School of Music at UW-Madison under the guidance of Professor Marc Vallon. She is a Paul Collins Distinguished Fellow. At UW-Madison in 2017, she was a winner of the Irving Shain Woodwind and Piano Duo Competition. Since October 2018, Chia-Yu has been a substitute bassoonist at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. She has also been a substitute bassoonist at the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra since 2014.

Chia-Yu holds her bachelor’s degree from the Taipei National University of the Arts, where she studied bassoon under Professor Tzong-Heng Kuo as well as orchestration and orchestral conducting. In 2012, she joined the Asian Youth Orchestra, working with James Judd and Richard Pontzious, participating in numerous concert tours throughout Asian countries.

Chia-Yu completed her master’s degree in 2014, studying with Gadi Lederman in the Adler-Buchmann Program for Outstanding Foreign Students at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music (BMSoM) at Tel Aviv University. There, she was a regular substitute with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO), working with Zubin Mehta and guest conductor Gustavo Dudamel. She also performed as principal bassoon of the Israel Chamber Orchestra.

Chia-Yu is an experienced soloist. In 2005, she made her debut as a soloist playing Johann B. Vanhal’s concerto for two bassoons with Chung-Hsing Junior High School Orchestra in Taoyuan, Taiwan. Two years later, in 2007, she performed Carl Maria v. Weber’s bassoon concerto with National Chung-Li Senior High School Orchestra. The following year she was invited by the Voice of Spring Symphony Orchestra (Taoyuan, Taiwan) to perform Weber’s Andante and Hungarian Rondo. In 2013, she performed Joseph Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante with the BMSoM Symphony Orchestra. She then participated in the BMSoM student concerto competition in 2014 and was selected by Zubin Mehta to perform Mozart’s bassoon concerto in the school’s annual gala concert under Zubin Mehta’s baton.

Anne McAninch is a dissertator in the composition program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studies composition with Professor Laura Schwendinger and conducting with Professor Scott Teeple. She received her master’s of music in composition from James Madison University, where she studied composition with Eric Guinivan and Jason Haney and bassoon with Susan Barber. Before pursuing her degrees in composition, Anne received her bachelor’s in music education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania while studying bassoon with Jon Gaarder. She has also taught instrumental music in Washington, DC for nine years. Anne made her collegiate conducting debut when she led the University of Wisconsin-Madison Concert Band in the premiere of her work Silver Lining. Also, Anne has had readings with the JACK Quartet, Del Sol Quartet, Cygnus Ensemble, and has had performances by acclaimed flutist Emma Resmini. Anne’s work Seven was selected to be presented at the Society of Composers, Inc. 2018 Region VI convention. She was the guest composer-in-residence at the Caroga Lake Music Festival: InterArts Symposium, and she has had a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Her new work, Fanfare for Orchestra, was written as a celebratory introduction to an evening of music by developing a variety of playful and light themes.

Cayla Rosché, soprano

Cayla Rosché, an adjunct professor of voice at Ripon College, is a doctoral student in voice at UW-Madison, having earned a master’s degree in voice from UW-Madison in 2017. She studies with Professor Mimmi Fulmer. Additionally, she has served as the Community Music Lessons Coordinator at UW-Madison since January of 2017.  Cayla holds a bachelor’s degree in voice and music education from Lawrence University, studying with Professor Kenneth Bozeman.

Recent roles have included Ottavia in Montiverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea with the University Opera; Mrs. Grose in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw (UW-Madison Opera); Anne Sexton in Susa’s Transformations (UW-Madison Opera); Lady Billows in Britten’s Albert Herring (Lawrence University Opera); soprano soloist in The War Requiem by Britten and The Messiah by Handel; soprano and alto soloist in Mass in C major by Beethoven.

Cayla will perform selections from the Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss. These pieces were composed in May of 1948, just one short year prior to Strauss’s death, and the topic of life after death is presented with a sense of acceptance, passion, and serenity.

Richard Silvers, violin

Richard Silvers began his musical studies on violin at 8 in west Los Angeles, where he quickly entered the pre-college program at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in downtown Los Angeles.  There he ended up holding the concertmaster chair for his senior year of high school, after which he entered the Herb Alpert School of Music at the University of California, Los Angeles to earn his BA in violin performance studying under the tutelage of professors Guillaume Sutre and Movses Pogossian. There, he graduated at the top of his class, holding ranks of Summa Cum Laude and Chancellor’s Marshall.  Richard then attended the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music for a master’s degree and performance diploma, studying with Professor Mark Kaplan.  Richard currently attends the University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead Witter School of Music where he is pursuing a DMA in violin as a student of Professor Soh-Hyun Park Altino. He is a University Fellow and musicology teaching assistant. Richard’s DMA dissertation/recording involves Edward Elgar’s violin concerto, a neglected gem.

Jiawen Zhang

Jiawen Zhang, originally from Guangdong, China, is a junior pursuing a double major in piano performance and applied mathematics. She is now studying with Professor Jessica Johnson. Jiawen started to play piano at 4, and in high school, received a diploma from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. She has won first place in international competitions in China and Japan.

 

 

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Date:
March 10
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
$12
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Mills Concert Hall
455 N. Park St.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Details

Date:
March 10
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
$12
Event Categories:
, , ,
Event Tags:

Venue

Mills Concert Hall
455 N. Park St.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
+ Google Map