Chee-Yun, violin, in recital with Andrew Staupe, piano

Thursday, October 14, 2010, 7:30 PM

American violinist Chee-Yun, an Avery Fisher Prize winner, plays a program of Beethoven, Bach, Messiaen, and Saint-Saëns accompanied by pianist Andrew Staupe. Part of Chamber Music Across America.



Run Time:

Approx. 95 minutes

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Part of Chamber Music Across America
Thursday evening, Oct. 14, due to unusual circumstances, the KC Café and the Roof Terrace Restaurant & Bar will be closed. There will be light menu fare (snacks and drinks) available from the Grand Foyer bars and the Intermission Bar in the North Gallery on the Roof Terrace Level.
We regret any inconvenience this situation may cause and value your continued patronage of The Kennedy Center.

UPDATE: Pamela Frank, originally scheduled for October 14, 2010, has postponed her "Pamela Frank and Friends" chamber project until 2012–2013.

Korean-born American violinist Chee-Yun has enraptured audiences on five continents with her flawless technique, dazzling tone, and compelling artistry. Charming, charismatic and deeply passionate about her art, she continues to carve a unique place for herself in the ever-evolving world of classical music. The Oregonian raves, "it was an edge-of-the-seat thrill. Her tone was rich and nuanced, her technique solid and secure without restraining the passion and power of her performance."

For the past two decades, Chee-Yun has performed regularly with the world's foremost orchestras. As a recitalist, Chee-Yun has performed in many major US cities including New York, Chicago, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta. Career highlights include appearances at the Kennedy Center's "Salute to Slava" gala in 1994 honoring the late Mstislav Rostropovich, former National Symphony Orchestra Music Director, and as a soloist with the NSO in 2007. Firmly committed to chamber music, Chee-Yun has toured with "Music from Marlboro" and appears frequently with Spoleto USA, a project she has been associated with since its inception. Her musicianship was recognized in 1990 with the Avery Fisher Prize, one of the highest honors given to American instrumentalists.

American pianist Andrew Staupe is an internationally recognized soloist hailed for his compelling virtuosity and poetic lyricism by audiences and critics alike. An avid chamber musician, Staupe has collaborated with distinguished artists such as Martin Chalifour, Anne Martindale Wililams, James Dunham, Leone Buyse, and Norman Fischer, and is a founding member of the Coolidge Trio with violinist Sonja Harasim and cellist Lachezar Kostov. Staupe has a keen interest in performing new music and has premiered a number of works for solo piano and chamber ensemble.

Program and Notes

Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer"
J.S. Bach
Chaconne in D minor, BWV 1004
Olivier Messiaen
Louange à l'immortalité de Jésus
Camillle Saint-Saëns
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28


  • Chee Yun - Violin
  • Andrew Staupe - Piano

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