Great Passion ,Great Talents, Great Music
June 25 th Sunday, 2023, @ 17H30, ACP in Paris, France
65 Quai d'Orsay 75007 Paris, France
Pierre Walter, Conductor
"L'Dor Vador "by Meir Finkelstein
"Saulut Demure Chaste et Pure Faust "by Gounod
Tenor: Franck Hagendorf
Violin : Jason Meyer
W.A Mozart Divertimento KV 138
V.Chébaline Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra, Op.14.no.1
- Largo e Cantabile
Violin : Bernard Zinck
W.A Mozart Piano Concerto K 414. in A
Piano: DK Oliver Uhmm , Lynn Czae
D.Shostakovich Waltz No.2
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Jason Meyer ,Concert master
** Due to personal Emergency, SeungHee Cha ( soprano)can not perform this evening , Thank you for your understanding.**
Great Musicians of New York Classical Music Society
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Conductor, Pierre Walter
A French national born in 1979, Pierre Walter is currently the principal conductor of Opéra Montmartre in Paris and guest conductor at various French and European operatic and musical institutions.
It was his desire to share his passion for the operatic arts with as wide an audience as possible that led him, together with the Franco-Australian conductor and composer, Nicholas McRoberts, to found the Compagnie Opéra Montmartre. Based in Paris, the goal of the company is to make opera accessible to audiences for whom it has hitherto been unavailable. To achieve this objective, works are presented in formats adapted to small venues that can accommodate small orchestras. Opéra Montmartre also encourages amateur choirs and singers to participate in its projects.
In great demand as a conductor of opera, Pierre Walter has developed strong connections with several European operatic institutions. Since 2013, he has been a regular guest at State Opera Burgas/Bulgaria (La Bohéme, Madame Butterfly); State Opera Ruse/Bulgaria (Rigoletto, Tosca, Turandot); and State Opera Stara Zagora/Bulgaria (Croquefer and Dragonette by Offenbach, Cavalleria rusticana by Mascagni). In Romania, he has appeared with the Oleg Danovski Opera and Ballet Theatre in Constanta (Il Trovatore, Nabucco, Carmen).
He has also been a guest of Opéra National du Rhin as assistant conductor in France to Maestro Patrick Davin (The Turn of the Screw, Britten) and to Maestro Kirill Karabits (Un ballo in maschera). Pierre Walter also assisted Maestro Karabits at the Grand Theâtre of Geneva with The Excursions of Mr. Broucek to the Moon and to the 15th Century by Janacek. In Bulgaria, he has conducted the Sofia and Ruse Philharmonic Orchestras; in Romania, the National Radio Orchestra; and in France, the orchestras of Mulhouse, Cannes and Reims and the ensemble, Les Fous de Jacquet.
Pierre Walter regularly conducts the Orchestra Pasdeloup, both as a component of Opéra Montmartre in the context of their partnership, and when Pasdeloup plays prestigious musical evenings (Nuits Musicales au Château de Chantilly) and educational concerts.
An ardent defender of French music, he harnesses his creative energy to promote little-known and unknown repertoire seeking to put it at the heart of thematic, comparative and progressive programs designed to bring the public's attention to a musical legacy too often ignored. In Bulgaria, he has produced and conducted several unknown works of Jules Massenet, Edouard Lalo and others.
Attentive to the development of repertoire, he has collaborated with well-known contemporaries such as Ida Gotkovsky, Roger Boutry and Anthony Girard, as well as promising young composers such as Dmitri Tchesnokov and Hao Yuan Chiu.
Elsewhere, as head of the Musique des Gardiens de la Paix, Pierre Walter has recorded a CD solely of female composers (Femmes compositeurs), revealing previously unknown works by Lili Boulanger, Germaine Tailleferre and Ida Gotkovsky.
Principal conductor of the Musique des Gardiens de la Paix from January 2009 to December 2011, he has as head of this ensemble attached to the Paris Prefecture of Police, followed a policy of openness and diversification with a view to developing the ensemble's activities in the suburbs beyond those that are purely official. He has also entered into partnerships with tertiary musical institutions to promote the potential of wind ensembles to future soloists, composers and orchestras.
Pianist, Lynn Czae
Renowned for both her technical brilliance and profound musicality, pianist Lynn Czae has become a major figure on today’s international concert stages. Annually touring the globe, she regularly gives solo, chamber, and concerto performances throughout the capitals of the music world (New York, Paris, Milan, Geneva, Bern, Los Angeles, Kiev, Beijing, Tokyo, Edinburgh, London, Seoul, etc.).
Recognition of Lynn Czae’s innate musical gifts came early—by age 5 she was giving her first public performances, and by age 9 she had won her first major piano competition. Her concert career was quickly established, and numerous awards and accolades confirmed her prodigious musical gifts ("Mozart Award”—France; "Granada Music Award”—Spain; etc.). Lynn’s pianistic studies have included tutelage with such “Titans of the Keyboard” as Byron Janis, Arthur Balsam, Zenon Fishbein, and her her formal music education was obtained at New York City’s two most prestigious music schools: the Juilliard School, and Manhattan School of Music.
In addition to her continuing career as an international soloist, Lynn Czae has established herself as both a world-renowned pedagogue and an “Impressaria of the Arts.” Formerly serving as Chair of the Piano Department at Seoul Conservatory, Piano Faculty at the Manhattan School of Music and Kyunghee University (Korea), she has also been honored as a “Fellowship Professor” at California State University (Northridge). She is much sought after as an adjudicator of international piano competitions, and her expertise in matters both musical and technical, have made her equally in demand as a “Master Class” teacher throughout the world.
Since 2004, Lynn has been contributing her talents and efforts as President and Executive Director of the New York Classical Music Society ,The City of New York has bestowed upon her the "Citation of Honor Award" for her continuing commitment to the Arts.
"Astonishing touch with magical colors of musicality”
“her Charisma captivates the audience”
“a musical giant within a small build"
Violinst, Bernard Zinck
French violinist Bernard Zinck known for his “round and opulent tone and his vibrato bringing moments of sheer ecstasy” [the Strad] began his career after winning the 1992 Yehudi Menuhin Trust Award in Paris. He has performed extensively in concerts and recitals in Europe, the United States, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Haiti, Mexico, South Korea and Japan.
As a recording artist, he has released the complete works for violin and piano of Karol Szymanowski (Ligia Digital), the “Live from France Album” (Musical Heritage Society) and a recording featuring chamber music works by Burt Levy and Yehuda Yannay (Vienna Masters). He has written articles for Strings Magazine and The Strad.
A committed educator, Dr. Zinck is currently Head of Strings at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee and also Artistic Director of the Lakeside Chamber Music Workshop and the chamber music festival Musiques et Vignes en Confluence in France.
Zinck graduated from the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Paris (first prizes in violin and chamber music), the Juilliard School (Bachelor and Master of Music) and Temple University (Doctor of Musical Arts).
Bernard Zinck plays the “Feibelmann”, a Giovanni Battista Rogeri violin, dated 1690
Tenor, Franck Hagendorf
Born in Paris, Franck Hagendorf is a lyric tenor noted for the brilliance and warmth of his voice.
He studied with Maestro Nicolaï Gedda.
He participated in master-classes with Séna Jurinac, Richard Miller, Renato Capecchi, Gabriel Bacquier, Joan Dornemann and Diana Soviero.
Franck Hagendorf’s vast repertoire ranges from opera to oratorio, from French Melodie, German Art songs, and contemporary musical works, as well as folk and sacred (hazanout) Jewish music in both Yiddish and Hebrew.
His operatic repertoire includes performing the title role in Gounod’s Faust, Don José in Bizet’s Carmen, and Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, with the Orchestra of Unesco in Paris.
Oratorio concerts include the Bach Magnificat, the Mozart Requiem and Coronation Mass, the Petite Messe Solenelle of Rossini, the Messa di Gloria of Puccini and the Messe de la Sainte Cécile of Gounod.
In Jewish liturgical music, he regularly sang in services at the Grande Synagogue de la Victoire in Paris and at the Grande Synagogue of Geneva. He was a featured soloist at the European Festival of Jewish Music in Paris and in commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, he was a guest artist on the acclaimed recording Voices of the Ghetto (7 Productions, Paris).
Soprano, SeungHee Cha
Soprano Ms. Seunghee Cha, was the youngest singer to be accepted into The Juilliard School where she acquired Bachelors and Master’s Degree with Scholarship. Recently, she has acquired Doctorate of Church Music from the Lordland University.
Ms. Cha is very active in performing with chamber groups. She has sung Korea’s Premiere of Boccherini‘s Stabat Mater with The Schubert Ensemble. Also she Performed with major Korean and European orchestras.Ms Cha was invited as a special guest artist at the Paul Potts’s South Korea tour. She was invited by Beseto Opera Company to perform the role of HwangJin Ee ( main heroine)from the Korean opera At The Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, Italy.
Ms. Cha has already debuted at the Carnegie Hall Stern Hall as a Special Guest Artist for The World Choral Festival. She has won many awards including Regional Finalist /Metropolitan Opera Competition, First prize of MD Vocal Competition, Korean National Competition of Arts, MD. Ms. Cha was voted as “Classical Singer who most glorified Korea” from Mail News’s Korea Luxury Brand Award.
Pianist, DongKyu Oliver Uhmm
Rising Star, Young Artist,
DongKyu Oliver is a delightful New addition to the Classical Music world as an young pianist recently. Korea Born and recognized rising young star recently after he only has studied piano for 4 years. Mr.Uhmm's musicality has been loved by audience since. Currently He is in 11th grade at the prestigious Seoul Arts High School in Korea. He performed and participated at the NamHae International Music Festival. This concert is his Paris Debut selected by New York Classical Music Society Asia .