Hear the classical music stars of tomorrow.  Winners of solo competitions and performing as soloists with orchestras, these rising stars are students at the top conservatories and music schools in America.  They come together at the Shalin Lu Performance Center for a tremendous afternoon of music!  

Chris Rogers-Beadle was born in Portland, Oregon and began studying the violin at age 5, then switched to viola at age 16 under the tutelage of Edward Gazouleas. The winner of multiple competitions, Chris has had the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Civic Symphony, and the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra. Chris has performed alongside artists such as Augustin Hadelich, Joseph Silverstein, Clive Greensmith, and Denis Bouriakov, and has worked with many others including Pinchas Zukerman, Arnold Steinhardt, Martin Beaver, Atar Arad, and Tatjana Masurenko. Chris is currently a Bachelor of Music candidate at the Colburn Conservatory of Music where he studies with Paul Coletti.

Hailed as a “highly skilled improviser” by the New York Times and “prickly and explosive” by the Montreal Gazette, Tae Kim‘s rare blend of rigorous execution and whimsical styling creates an interpretation of the classical repertoire all his own. Tae’s current innovative “Walk on the wild side” program inspired by the late Lou Reed features not only his classical improvisation on the very song by Lou Reed but traditional repertoire ranging from Robert Schumann to rarely heard Olivier Greif. His unique talent for classical improvisation earned him “Prix d’interprétation André Chevillion–Yvonne Bonnaud” for the premiere of his work, “Translate (2016)” at the 12e Concours international de piano d’Orléans, as well as “Prix–Mention Spéciale Edison Denisov.” Part of the Piano at South Station, Tae regularly played on Thursdays in the middle of a train station amidst the confused if not pleased onlookers and travelers. An Avid collaborator, Tae has performed with Aliana de la Guardia, Andrew Eng, Augustine Gonzales, and is the pianist for the New England-based Revere Piano Quartet with Jin-Kyung Joen, Ron Gorevic, and Eugene Kim. He has studied with Jonathan Bass, Bruce Brubaker, Janice Webber, and Patricia Zander.



BACH: Suite No. 6 in D major BWV 1012

LIGETI: Sonata for Viola (1991-1994)

BRAHMS: Sonata in E-flat for Viola and Piano, Op. 120                               


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