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2016-17 Season Artists

Deborah Boldin, flute
Robyn Bollinger, violin
Vivian Chang-Freiheit, piano
Gloria Chien, piano
Vivian Choi, piano
Nancy Dimock, oboe
Jeremy Gill, lecturer
Gary Gorczyca, clarinet
Joshua Gordon, cello
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
Whitacre Hill, French horn
Mark Holloway, viola
Franziska Huhn, harp
Yoo Jin Jang, violin
Eunae Koh, violin
Matthew Lipman, viola
Mary Mackenzie, soprano
William Manley, percussion
Ayano Ninomiya, violin
Kelli O'Connor, clarinet
Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello
Damian Primis, bassoon
Kenneth Renshaw, violin
Elizabeth Schumann, piano
Aaron Trant, percussion
Scott Woolweaver, viola
Randall Zigler, double bass

Gabriel Langfur,
managing director

Hans Spencer,
education program

 
 

Vivian Chang-Freiheit

piano

The New York Concert Review describes Vivian Chang-Freiheit as an “excellent pianist… [producing] very delicate, fine phrasing, always singing lines knowing full aware that Schubert is the master lieder composer.” In recital with principal cellist of the Bavarian Radio Orchestra Wen-Sinn Yang, she was praised for “delivering a conscientious, intelligent interpretation that made telling musical sense.” As a frequent collaborator with singers and instrumentalists, she has performed in Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Lincoln Center, Trinity Church, Taiwan National Hall, and in venues throughout the United States, Germany and the Czech Republic. Ms. Chang-Freiheit also performs as a frequent guest artist with the Formosa Chamber Music Society at Carnegie Hall and as a core member of the award-winning MOTYL Chamber Ensemble in New York. In the summer of 2017 she will join the artist faculty of the Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard in Geneva, Switzerland.

Ms. Chang-Freiheit made her solo debut with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the age of 16, performing Saint Saens’ Carnival of the Animals. She studied both piano and violin at the Oberlin College-Conservatory, where she graduated Pi Kappa Lambda and received the Dean's Talent Award and Piano Faculty Prize in Accompanying. Her primary teachers were Joseph Schwartz, Stephen Clapp and Robert McDonald. She continued her piano studies as a scholarship student of Samuel Sanders at the Juilliard School, where she earned her Doctorate and Master of Music degrees and was a staff pianist for 8 years. As the first recipient of the Citibank-Juilliard Stipendium and winner of the Huntington Beebe scholarship, Ms. Chang-Freiheit spent two years in Germany, where she served as a vocal coach at the Leipzig Opera House and studied with Joel Shapiro in Leipzig and Phillip Moll in Berlin.

Ms. Chang-Freiheit currently makes her home in New York with her husband and two sons. Her program “Music with Vivian” brings interactive music-making to young children throughout Westchester County and offers individualized instruction for kids with special educational needs. In March of 2016, the Westchester Jewish Council awarded her the Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Award for creating and running Special Needs programming for individuals and their families within her local community. 

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