32nd Annual Classical Piano Fest last performed at the Bach on December 1, 2013.
For 32 years Mack McCray has brought outstanding talent and also performed at the annual Classical Piano Fest. This year he is most pleased to perform along side Yoonie Han and Jeffrey LaDeur.
South Korean pianist Yoonie Han is praised for her “flowing tones, poetic phrasing, and heavenly singing melodies” Named the Korean Ministry of Culture named her its “most promising young artist” she has won top prizes in distinguished international competitions and the highest accolades for her poetic performances in major concert halls in the U.S. and around the world (Berlin Symphoniker, Buffalo Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic and more.) Ms. Han received a Bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music studying with Eleanor Sokoloff, and a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School as a pupil of Robert McDonald. She continues studies with Philippe Entremont and Jean Saulnier, and is completing her Doctorate at SUNY Stony Brook.
Pianist Jeffrey LaDeur enjoys an increasingly busy career as soloist, chamber musician and educator. He has concertized around the world including performances at the Kennedy Center, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Eastman Theater, Hochschule für Musik in Frankfurt, and as artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts. His performances have been broadcast over WFMT Chicago and South Dakota Public Radio. With a repertoire ranging from Couperin to Kurtag and world premieres, Jeffrey has become known for his fluency in many styles. Jeffrey is a founding member of the SF based Delphi Trio. (http://Delphitrio.com) In addition to his activities with the Trio, Jeffrey frequently collaborates with artists such as Robert Mann, Bonnie Hampton, Ian Swensen, Axel Strauss, Paul Hersh, Jodi Levitz and Jean-Michel Fonteneau. http://Jeffreyladeur.com
- video solo: List: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDy3QQWcvJA
- video Delphi Trio: Ravel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXY5ZAYI_WI
Award-winning and international performer, MACK McCRAY has been on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music since 1971. He is also Artistic Director of the Zephyr International Chamber Music Festival in Courmayeur, Italy. Among his many credit, McCray was concert accompanist for the Metropolitan Opera soprano Teresa Stratas. His recording of John Adams' piano work Phrygian Gates (New Albion Records) was placed on the Best Recordings of the Year (1981) lists of both the New York Times and High-Fidelity-Musical America. He has performed with such conductors as Michael Tilson Thomas, Edo de Waart, Josef Krips, Leon Fleisher, Arthur Fiedler and John Adams. www.mackmccray.com/.
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