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Will Chow, cello and Yi-Fang Wu, piano
Sol Joseph Recital Hall
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Free, no tickets or reservations required
Piano and Cello Duo
Arpeggione Sonata in A Minor, D. 821
Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor, L. 135
Sonata for Piano and Cello in G Minor, Op. 19
Will Chow, cello
Yi-Fang Wu, piano
Will Chow was appointed to the cello section of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in June of 2016 immediately after completing his studies at the Curtis Institute of Music under the tutelage of Carter Brey and Peter Wiley. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, he has appeared as a soloist with the Nova Vista Symphony and the Peninsula Youth Orchestra, and has been featured on NPR's From the Top and on WHYY-TV. As a chamber musician, Chow has collaborated with notable artists including the Borromeo Quartet, Ida Kavafian, Scott St. John, Joseph Lin, Donald Weilerstein, Hsin-Yun Huang and Roberto Diaz; among others. Will Chow has appeared as a chamber musician and recitalist in music festivals such as Marlboro Music, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, Music from Angelfire, and Perlman’s Music Program; locally at Music@Menlo Chamber Music Institute and Festival Del Sole in Napa Valley. During his time at Curtis, Chow served as principal cellist of the Curtis Chamber Orchestra on Curtis on Tour and in Cedile Chicago Lable’s Grammy-nominated CD album, Two x Four. In the Bay Area, Will Chow attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division and was a member of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, serving as principal cellist for a season. Chow was awarded First Prize in the 2011 Mondavi National Young Artists Competition, and was also the 2008 recipient of the Lawrence Bedini Scholarship from the YES Foundation for the Arts in San Francisco.
As a former English major, Yi-Fang Wu decided to pursue her love of music after graduating from National Tsing-Hua University in Taiwan and came to Cleveland Institute of Music to study with Paul Schenly and Daniel Shapiro for Master Degree in Piano Performance. CIM was the very first music school in her life, and there she quickly absorbed music theory, history, and everything else at a dizzying pace during the two-year program. She shockingly discovered after those years that her heart did not actually belong to solo performance, but instead enjoyed musical interactions with others, and proceeded to join the Collaborative Piano program with Anita Pontremoli at CIM. It was the most exciting period during which Yi-Fang developed a love of string repertoire and since then, she has collaborated with many wonderful chamber musicians while also maintaining for position as a staff pianist of San Francisco Conservatory’s Pre-College division. Yi-Fang has performed at the Eastern Music Festival, Hidden Valley Festival, The Quartet Program, and Miami Music Festival. This summer, she will be attending the International Music Festival and Workshop in Germany. Yi-Fang continues her musical growth through an exciting journey of sound-searching with Elizabeth Park at EP Center for Professional Studies of Music Performance.