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Yi-Fang Wu and Miles Graber, duo piano

Venue

Sol Joseph Recital Hall
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Tickets

Free, no tickets or reservations required

Duo Piano Recital


Program

Mozart
Sonata in D major for Two Pianos, K. 448

Schubert
Fantasie in F minor for Piano Four-Hands, D. 940

Rachmaninoff
Suite No. 2 in C major for Two Pianos, Op.17 

About the Performers

Miles Graber received his musical training at the Juilliard School. He has performed with numerous artists, including Sarah Chang, Cho-Liang Lin, Camilla Wicks, Axel Strauss, Mimi Stillman, Paula Robison, Zuill Bailey, Judith LeClair, Frederica von Stade, and Christina Mok.  Mr. Graber has been associated with such organizations as New Century Chamber Orchestra, Midsummer Mozart, Oakland Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, Oakland Lyric Opera, Berkeley Opera, Opera San Jose, and California Symphony. His accompanying posts include the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the San Domenico Conservatory, the Irving  M. Klein International String Competition, the Mondavi Young  Artist Competition, and Northern California Flute Camp. He is a member of the Alcyone Ensemble, MusicAEterna, the Graham-Graber-Rose Trio, the Sor Ensemble, the Mira Trio, and the new music group Sounds New. 

Yi-Fang Wu’s love affair with music took over her existence after she had already graduated from National Tsing-Hua University in Taiwan where she majored in English Literature. She arrivedat the Cleveland Institute of Music and earned a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance studying with Paul Schenly and Daniel Shapiro. CIM was the very first music school in her life, and thereshe quickly absorbed music theory, history, and everything else at a dizzying pace during the two-year program. Her life transformed even further after discovering that her heart not only belonged to solo performance, but also in musical interactions with others. She immediately joined the Collaborative Piano program to formally train with Anita Pontremoli at CIM. It was the most exciting period during which Yi-Fang developed a love of string repertoire, and has since then collaborated with many wonderful chamber musicians while also being a staff pianist and chamber coach of San Francisco Conservatory’s Pre-College division.

The four years she spent immersed in English literature have enriched and refined Yi-Fang’s expressive ideals. In the wordless language of music, she communicates the imagination and beauty of her beloved prose and poetry, thus making her life and art whole. Yi-Fang would love to share one of her favorite poems: “Adonais: An Elegy on the death of John Keats” by Bysshe Shelley.

“ The One remains, the many change and pass;
     Heaven's light forever shines, Earth's shadows fly;
     Life, like a dome of many-colour'd glass,
     Stains the white radiance of Eternity,
     Until Death tramples it to fragments.—Die,
     If thou wouldst be with that which thou dost seek!
     Follow where all is fled!—Rome's azure sky,
     Flowers, ruins, statues, music, words, are weak
The glory they transfuse with fitting truth to speak. “

Yi-Fang has performed at the Eastern Music Festival, The Quartet Program, Miami Music Festival, and 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.