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Miles Graber and Yi-Fang Wu, duo piano

Venue

Sol Joseph Recital Hall
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Free, no tickets or reservations recommended

Program

Robert Schumann
Andante et Variations, Op.46

Samuel Barber
Souvenirs Suite, Op.28
     Waltz: Tempo di valse, Allegro con brio
     Schottische: Tempo di schottische, Allegro ma non troppo
     Pas de deux: Adagio
     Two-Step: Allegro molto
     Hesitation Tango: Con moto
     Galop: Allegro molto

Gabriel Fauré
Dolly Suite Op.56
     Berceuse
     Mi-a-ou
     Le jardin de Dolly
     Kitty-valse
     Tendresse
     Le pas espagnol

Darius Milhaud
Scaramouche, Op. 165b
     I. Vif
     II. Moderé
     III. Brasileira

Artist Profile

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 arrived at 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 there she 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 has performed at the Eastern Music Festival, The Quartet Program, Miami Music Festival, International Music Festival and Workshop in Germany, and Savonlinna Music Festival in Finland.

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