Sat Jul 24 17:00
An annual feature of the Chamberfest summer music festival, Rising Stars showcases the region’s finest emerging talent. This showcase is adjudicated by a panel of Chamberfest artists, and scholarships are awarded to the strongest performances in memory of Anne Presentey. This performance features the finalists of the 2021 competition, who submitted video auditions this spring.
Congratulations to this year’s winners:
Senior Division winners
1st: Vivian Lang Chen
2nd: Sophie Van der Sloot
3rd: Tied between Stephen Eckert and Eric Prodger
Junior Division Prize winner
Thank you to all performers!
Khanh Mai | piano
Tong Tong Lu | piano
Avery Kennedy | flute
Adam Zheng | piano
Adrienne Lu | piano
Stephen Eckert | piano
Sanjana Dhanasekaran | piano
Eric Prodger | bass trombone
April Zheng | piano
Vivian Lang Chen | piano
Sophie Van der Sloot | cello
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) | Prelude and Fugue No. 13 in F sharp major, BWV 858
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) | October “Autumn Song”, from The Seasons Op. 37a
Eldin Burton (1913-1979) | Sonatina for Flute and Piano
Allegretto grazioso — andantino sognando — allegro giocoso quasi fandango
Sergei Prokofiev (1891 – 1953) | Toccata, op. 11
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) | Jeux d’eau
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) | “Le Loriot” from Catalogue D’Oiseaux
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) | Toccata in E minor, BWV 914
Alexey Lebedev (1924-1993) | Concertante Allegro
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) | Études-Tableaux, op. 39, no. 7
Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915) | Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp minor, Op. 19 (“Sonata-Fantasy”)
Andante — Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) | 7 Variations on ‘Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen’, WoO 46
Rising Stars is an in-person event only and not included in the Festival Livestream Pass. This performance is outdoors in the Steinway Piano Gallery Ottawa parking lot: seating will be limited, and you may need to bring your own weather protection if desired.
Hosted by broadcaster Eric Friesen, Chamber Chats: Festival Edition features interactive interviews over Zoom. Fourteen-day passholders can join in for chats on music and more with Chamberfest artists from around the world.
Chamber Chats: Festival Edition is digital-only content and exclusive to your Festival Livestream Pass. Tune in live over Zoom, or replay in the livestream library until August 6.
Fourteen-day Chamberfest 2021 passholders can exclusively enjoy musical experiences – from full-length concerts to bite-sized adventures – featuring Chamberfriends in Berlin, Paris, New York City, and North Macedonia. Including Hinrich Alpers, Quatuor Danel, Rob Kapilow, Lara St. John, and Simon Trpčeski.
The Live From… series is digital-only content, part of your Festival Livestream Pass and available in the Livestream Library until August 6. Single ticket access to Hinrich Alpers Live from Hanover and Quatuor Danel Live from Antwerp will be available in July, with the generous support of the Embassy of Germany and the Embassy of France. All digital content from Simon Trpčeski, Rob Kapilow, and Lara St. John is exclusive for Festival Livestream Passholders.