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Price Music Series

The Price Music Series presents diverse perspectives, topics and performances to build upon those offered through our courses and to serve the musical interests of all NC State students. Information on series events and program information can be found below.

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Price Music Series Guest Recital: Sunmi Chang, violin and Clara Yang, piano

Violinist Sunmi Chang and pianist Clara Yang will feature a program of music written by women composers Amy Beach, Florence Price, Gabriela Lena Frank and Lilya Ugay.

March 24, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
Price Music Center, Room 110
2620 Cates Ave.

Free admission
Free campus parking in areas C and CD after 5 p.m. Use street parking on Cates Ave., Dunn Ave., Jeter Drive, or the Coliseum Parking Deck.

Program Information

Fantasy No. 1 for violin and piano
Florence Price (1887-1953)

Sueños de Chanmbi: Snapshots for an Andean Album (2002)

  • I. Harawi de Quispe
  • II. Diablicos Puneños
  • III. Responsorio Lauramarqueño
  • IV. P’asña Marcha
  • V. Adoración para Angelitos
  • VI. Harawi de Chambi
  • VII. Marinera

Gabriela Lena Frank (b. 1972)

Mother Tales (2022, commissioned work)

  • I. Croon
  • II. Perpetual delight

Liliya Ugay (b.1990)

Sonata for violin and piano, Op. 34

  • I. Allegro moderato
  • II. Scherzo
  • III. Largo con dolore
  • IV. Allegro con fuoco

Amy Beach (1867-1944)

Sunmi Chang, violin

As the laureate of both the 2007 International Markneukirchen and Sion-Valais International Violin Competitions, Sunmi Chang has performed widely to much acclaim throughout North America and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician. She completed her studies with Peter Oundjian and Ani Kavafian in 2009, earning the Artist Diploma and the Master of Music degree at Yale University, where she won the concerto competition in 2006. In 2008, she was the soloist on Yale Philharmonia’s tour to Seoul, Beijing, and Shanghai, performing the Beethoven Concerto. An active chamber musician, Ms. Chang won first prize at the Plowman Chamber Music Competition and has collaborated with many renowned artists. She was invited to perform in the Rising Stars Series at Caramoor, Music@Menlo, and Chamber Music Northwest. She served as a tenured violinist with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra from 2009 to 2015. Currently, she is Visiting Assistant Professor at West Virginia University and Artistic Director of Summit Chamber Music Series.

Clara Yang, piano

Chinese-American pianist Clara Yang has performed in notable venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing), and the Auditorio Nacional de Música (Madrid). She is currently Associate Professor of Piano and Head of Keyboard Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. As a soloist, she has collaborated with renowned conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Long Yu, Carl St. Clair, and Grant Llewellyn. She performed alongside Philip Glass in the Glass at 80 Festival, and she performed the world premiere of distinguished composer Chen Yi’s piano concerto with the China Philharmonic Orchestra in Beijing. Her solo album Folding Time (Albany Records) won a Global Music Awards Gold Medal and was selected as one of the Best of 2016 by American Record Guide. Her students won top prizes in numerous competitions.

Price Music Series Guest Recital: David Kalhous

Price Music Series Guest Recital: David Kalhous
Friday, January 27, 5:30pm
Stewart Theatre
2610 Cates Ave
Raleigh, NC 27695

Tickets are $5 for NC State students, $10 for faculty, staff and seniors and $12 for the general public. Children ages 12 and under are free. Tickets are available here.

Program Information

From Po zarostlém chodníčku (On the Overgrown Path)

  • II. Lístek odvanutý ( A Blown-Away Leaf)
  • V. Štěbetaly jak laštovičky (They Chattered Like Swallows)
  • IV.. Frýdecká Panna Maria (The Madonna of Frýdek)

Sonata 1. X. 1905

  • I. Předtucha (Presentiment)
  • II. Smrt (Death)

Leoš Janáček (1854-1928)

From Játékok (Games)

  • Les adieux (in Janáčeks Manier)
  • Fanfares
  • Doina
  • Grassblades in memory of Klára Martyn
  • Hommage à Domenico Scarlatti
  • … fallen leaves … (for Jean Sébastien Dureau)
  • The Little Squall (for Zoltán Kocsis)
  • A flower for Márta

György Kurtág (b. 1926)

Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op.24

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Bio: David Kalhous, Piano

David Kalhous has gained recognition in Europe and the United States for his elegant musicianship, brilliant pianism, probing intelligence, and engaging programming. With a wide-ranging repertoire spanning three centuries, he is equally at home with music of Scarlatti and Bach, Beethoven and Chopin, and Ligeti and Feldman.

David Kalhous’ debut solo recital at the Prague Spring Festival was met with critical acclaim, and he has been invited to present recitals at Symphony Space, Bargemusic, and Spectrum in New York City; PianoForte Foundation and WFMT radio station in Chicago; Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, D.C.; Prague Symphony Orchestra’s World Piano recital series, Czech Philharmonic Chamber Music Society, Czech Radio’s Studio Live Concert Series, Israel Contemporary Players recital series at Teiva in Tel Aviv-Yaffo, and Konvergence New Music Series in Prague, to name a few. He also recently performed at Northwestern University, Yale University, University of Chicago, Eastman School of Music, and University of North Carolina School of the Arts, among others.

Recent collaborations with orchestra include Bernstein’s The Age of Anxiety with Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra under Stefan Asbury, Brahms’ D Minor Concerto with the North Bohemia Symphony Orchestra, Cage’s Concert for Piano and Orchestra with the Florida State University New Music Ensemble, Mendelssohn’s Double Concerto for Violin and Piano with the Plzeň Philharmonic Orchestra, and Beethoven’s Third and Fifth Piano Concerti with the Chamber Philharmonia Pardubice.  David Kalhous also appeared as a soloist with the Israel Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK, Moravian Philharmonic, West-Bohemia Symphony Orchestra, and Musici di Praga among others, and has worked with such conductors as Libor Pešek, Eli Jaffe, Leoš Svárovský, Stanislav Vavřínek and Marián Valčuha.

David Kalhous made various recordings for the Czech Radio and Television, and his performances were broadcast on WFMT Chicago, WUOT, and WFSQ. He was also the author and host of a series of radio programs devoted to music for piano and its interpretation that were produced and broadcast by the radio station Classic FM in Prague. Czech Television’s Channel 2 showed a documentary film about David Kalhous.

Recently, David Kalhous recorded 12 piano sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti as part of the Czech Radio’s Complete Scarlatti Sonatas project, as well as a solo CD for the Arco Diva label with sonatas by Beethoven, Janáček, and Liszt.  With violinist Benjamin Sung, he presented the complete works of Beethoven for piano and violin in four concerts.

David Kalhous’ interest in 20th century and new music has resulted in close collaboration with many European and American composers who have written works expressly for him. He has performed with and under the auspices of the Northwestern University Contemporary Music Ensemble, Ensemble Konvergence, Florida State University New Music Ensemble, Florida State University Chamber Winds, Fonema Consort, and Texas Tech University New Music Ensemble. He was the first pianist to perform the first book of György Ligeti’s piano Études and Morton Feldman’s For Bunita Marcus in Prague.  His new solo piano project, Piano Music from Prague, features newly commissioned works by eight leading Czech composers, with performances planned in several European and American cities and a commercial release of the recordings. 

David Kalhous began his professional studies at the Prague Conservatory as a student of Jaroslav Čermák. His attended such institutions as Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, the Academy of Arts in Prague, the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel-Aviv University and Yale University, and studied with Paul Badura Skoda, Emil Leichner, Victor Derevianko, David Northington, and Peter Frankl. David Kalhous holds a Doctor of Music degree from Northwestern University, where he studied with Ursula Oppens. He also worked with Jerome Lowenthal at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, and with Paul Lewis at the Gilmore Keyboard Festival as a Gilmore Fellow.

David Kalhous resides in New York City, and is currently Associate Professor of Piano at Florida State University College of Music.

Price Music Series: Mark Oselski, Virtual Masterclass

Price Music Series: Mark Oselski, Virtual Masterclass
Saturday, October 22, 11 am
Price Music Center, Room 110
2620 Cates Ave
Raleigh, NC 27606

The masterclass is free and open to the public. Attend in-person or virtually via the link below.

Bio: Mark Oselski, Piano

Mark Oselski is a pianist, composer and music producer from Chisinau, Moldova.  He started playing jazz while still in high school, and at 19 he recorded his first album – “Rancho Moldova”.  Mark took part in various musical projects including collaborations with “Alex Calancea Band”, “Dan Balan”, “Zdob is Zdub”, “Wallmark” with Walle Larson (Canada) and “Not an idol”.  In May 2022 he was in the center of a collaborative performance with the State Chamber Orchestra, and folk and jazz celebrities from Moldova.  As a jazz performer, he appears frequently in “Sibiu Jazz Festival”, “Braila Jazz Festival”, “Jazz’n’Chisinau” and “Ethno Jazz Festival Chisinau”.  He released several albums, including the most recent “Places” (2020) and “Sunday Jazz” (2022), the latter resulting from his international collaboration with Deniss Pashkevich (Latvia) and Sebastian Studnitsky (Germany).

Mark creates his own musical arrangements for various styles including classical, smooth jazz, pop, rock, latino jazz. His musical art represents not only the improvisational part of the piece, but also a developed artistic composition, being a relevant element of modern academic music.

Price Music Series: Chih-Long Hu Piano Recital

Price Music Series: Chih-Long Hu Piano Recital
Friday, September 23, 5:30pm
Stewart Theatre
2610 Cates Ave
Raleigh, NC 27695

Tickets are $5 for NC State students, $10 for faculty, staff and seniors and $12 for the general public. Children ages 12 and under are free. Purchase tickets at the link attached here.

Program Information

Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 3, Mov. 2: Andante espressivo
Johannes Brahms

Ständchen (“Serenade”)
Franz Schubert
arr. Franz Liszt

Die Forelle (“The Trout”)
Franz Schubert
arr. Franz Liszt

Clair de lune (“Moonlight”)
Claude Debussy

Poissons d’or (“Goldfish”)
Claude Debussy

Three Preludes
George Gershwin

I’ve Got Rhythm
George Gershwin

Liebestraum No. 3
Franz Liszt

Mephisto Waltz
Franz Liszt

Bio: Chih-Long Hu, Piano

A native of Taiwan, pianist Chih-Long Hu‘s performance career was launched after receiving honors including the Taipei National Concert Hall Arising Star, the Chi-Mei Artist Award, and prizes from the Mauro Monopoli International Piano Competition in Italy, the Concurs International De Piano D’Escaldes-Engordany in Andorra, the Takamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan, and San Jose International Piano Competition in California.

An active performer, Hu performs extensively in Asia, Europe, and America appearing as a concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. His recent performance highlights include concerto performances of Rachmaninov’s Paganini Rhapsody, Beethoven’s Concerto No. 5, Schumann’s Concerto in A, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, solo and chamber recitals in China, Taiwan, Korea, Indonesia, Ireland, Canada, and throughout the U.S. Hu’s performances have been broadcast in “Performance Today” through NPR stations across the U.S. as well as in Taiwan, China and Japan. His CD albums “Formosa Caprices”, “Complete Rachmaninov Etudes-Tableaux”, and “Goldberg Variations” have received critical acclaims.

Recipient of the UT Chancellor’s Excellence in Teaching Award and named “Teacher of the Year” by the Tennessee Music Teachers Association, Knoxville Music Teachers Associations, and Appalachian Music Teachers Association, Hu is a committed and passionate teacher. He strives to cultivate and inspire curiosity in meaningful expressions and to help his students discover their individuality through music.  

Hu is involved with the community and has served in various professional organizations and committees. He is frequently invited to give lectures and masterclasses in various venues, as well as to judge international and national competitions. Hu has served as the Artistic Director of St. Andrews Piano Academy and Festival International in New Brunswick, Canada. Hu holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in piano performance from the University of Michigan, a Master’s degree from Taipei National University of the Arts, and a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from National Taiwan University. His piano teachers include Arthur Greene, Hung-Kuan Chen, and Tai-Cheng Chen. Hu was on faculty at ETSU for ten years and is currently the Sandra G. Powell Endowed Professor of Piano and the keyboard area coordinator at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Visiting Price Music Center

Price Music Center
2620 Cates Ave
Raleigh, NC 27695

Free parking is available in the upper levels of the Coliseum Parking Deck after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends.