Here it is, the end of January. A time when we not only celebrate the Jan. 31 birthday of the incomparable composer Franz Schubert – he of the the searing string quartets and superb symphonies – but also anxiously anticipate the end of our application period, with hopes that our most promising potential students don’t suffer the same fate as Schubert by leaving some of their greatest work unfinished.
In Franz’ case, it was his two-movement Symphony No. 8, forever after immortalized as the “Unifinished,” after Schubert gave up on writing the final two movements. For our class of #Heifetz2020, it’s the dread of the Unfinished Application.…abandoning the opportunity to experience a transformative Heifetz summer in the Shenandoah Valley. Which suggests another Schubert symphony… the Tragic!
So we thought we’d share another inspiring Schubert masterpiece on a symphonic scale both to celebrate…and anticipate! Every year, our Grand Finale performance features the overwhelming sight and sound of The Heifetz Band – our entire student body playing together for the first and only time. For #Heifetz2019, that tradition got both a “bass and Borromeo boost,” as this spine-tingling performance of the last movement of Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” quartet was led by violinist and Artistic Director Nicholas Kitchen with his fellow Borromeo Quartet members Kristopher Tong, violin; Mai Motobuchi, viola; Yeesun Kim, cello; and ou first-time faculty double bass teacher Samuel Suggs. Relive the performance – and look below for the complete roster of performers!
Featuring members of the 2019 Heifetz Institute:
VIOLINS: Kathryn Amaral, Julia Angelov, Esme Arias-Kim, Meriel Bizri, Kai Bryngelson, Angela Sin Ying Chan, Ethan (Cheng-Hsuan) Chen, Aileen Chung, Elias Elias, Isabella Gorman, Elise Haukenes, Ria Honda, Haig Hovsepian, Yehun Danny Jin, Kayleigh Kim, Martin Tzu-Ming Kuo, Grace (Ju Eun) Lee, Jiyoung Lee, Susan Lee, Alanna Li, Megan Lin, Tabitha Mason, Sara Maxman, Eliane Menzel, Jason Moon, Kenneth Naito, Christina Nam, Suni Norman, Louisa Pang, Sory Park, Daniel Rafimayeri, Julian Rhee, Julia Schilz, Suet Yin Athena Shiu, Sophia Steger, Julia Su, Tommu Su, Amy Sze, Adrian Trachsel, Jacqueline Tso, Leqing Wang, Yebin Yoo, Ilana Zaks, Brian Zhan
VIOLAS: Steven Baloue, Alexandra D’Amico, Caleb Georges, Zhen Huang, Jiwon (Grace) Kim, Sae Rheen Kim, Tess Krope, Hsuan Lee, Kam Yee Bowie Ma, Kate Moran, Martha Mulcahy, Ayano Nakamura, Molly Prow, Mikel Rollet, Adam Savage, Ye-In Son, Josephine Stockwell, Steven Tse, Sophia Torres, Leah Widmaier
CELLOS: Nathaniel Abreu, Juan-Salvador Carrasco, Eunghee Cho, Christy Choi, Boubacar Diallo, Eliot Hodges, Angeline Kiang, Joseph Kim, Dominic Lee, Juedy Lee, Cheng “Allen” Liang, Hung-Yu Lin, Benjamin Maxwell, Dilshod Narzillaev, Hannah Rubin, Andres Sanchez, Madeline Sheard, William Suh, Zhihao Wu, Eliana Yang, Enru Rebekah Yang
BASSES: Sze Hei Lee, Jesse Lu, Dylan Reckner, Alexis Schulte-Albert
PIANO: Jingxuan Zhang
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