The Rhoda Walker Teagle Concert
Aristo Sham, piano
Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30 PM
Merkin Concert Hall
This concert is also supported by the Paul A. Fish Memorial FundProgram:
Schumann: Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 133
Mozart: Sonata in D major, K. 576
Saad Haddad, YCA Composer-in-Residence: Vignettes (premiere)
Carl Vine: Sonata No. 1
Brahms: Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5
Pianist Aristo Sham, born in Hong Kong and educated at London’s Harrow School, currently attends Harvard and the New England Conservatory. In 2018 he won First Prize in the first Charles Wadsworth International Piano Competition in Newnan, GA, and First Prize in YCA’s International Auditions. He has appeared with the Minnesota Orchestra, l’Orchestre de Chambre of Lausanne, and the English Chamber Orchestra. Coming up, Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 3 with the London Symphony under Sir Simon Rattle in Hong Kong.
“This young artist’s potential is boundless. He can already hold his own with the best.” – THE WASHINGTON POST
YCA Composer-in-Residence Saad Haddad has already had his music performed by the Minnesota Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic, and has received awards including the Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is becoming known for writing works that fuse Western art music and Middle Eastern musical tradition. His piece Vignettes was written especially for pianist Aristo Sham to premiere on this debut concert.
The YCA Composer Program is supported by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the Amphion Foundation, the Sheldon Soffer Fund for New Music, and the alumni of Young Concert Artists.