MORRISTOWN — Sarah Chang, one of the world's greatest violinists, will perform a recital at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29 to $69.
Chang will be accompanied by Julio Elizalde on piano. The program will consist of: Cantabile in D major, Op. 17 (Paganini) Chaconne in G minor (Vitali) West Side Story Suite (Bernstein) Sonata No.2 in D major, Op. 94a (Prokofiev).
Chang is recognized as one of the world's great violinists. Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of eight she has performed with the greatest orchestras, conductors and accompanists internationally in a career spanning more than two decades.
Chang's most recent recording for EMI Classics, performances of Brahms and Bruch violin concertos with Kurt Masur and the Dresdner Philharmonie was received to excellent critical and popular acclaim and was her 20th album for the label. HShe has also recorded Prokofiev Violin Concerto No.1 and Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.1 live with the Berliner Philharmoniker under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, Fire and Ice, an album of popular shorter works for violin and orchestra with Placido Domingo conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Dvorak concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Colin Davis, as well as several chamber music and sonata discs with artists including pianists Leif Ove Andsnes and Lars Vogt.
In 2006, Chang was honored as one of 20 Top Women in Newsweek Magazine's "Women and Leadership, 20 Powerful Women Take Charge" issue. In March 2008, Chang was honored as a Young Global Leader for 2008 by the World Economic Forum (WEF) for her professional achievements, commitment to society and potential in shaping the future of the world. In 2005, Yale University dedicated a chair in Sprague Hall in Sarah Chang's name. Chang has been named the US Embassy's Artistic Ambassador from 2011.
Julio ElizaldePraised as a musician of "compelling artistry and power" by the Seattle Times, the gifted American pianist Julio Elizalde has emerged as one of the most versatile and sought-after artists of his generation. He has performed in many of the major music centers throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America to popular and critical acclaim. The summer of 2014 marks his third season as Co-Artistic Director of the Olympic Music Festival near Seattle, Washington.
Elizalde has collaborated with many of the leading musicians of this time. He is the North and South American recital partner to violinist and Sony recording artist Ray Chen, winner of the 2009 Queen Elisabeth Music Competition. In 2013, he performed with world-renowned violinist Sarah Chang at an event in New York City honoring the first official visit of South Korean President Park Geunhye.
Elizalde is a member of the New Trio, with violinist Andrew Wan, co-concertmaster of L'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Patrick Jee, cellist of the New York Philharmonic. The New Trio was the winner of both the Fischoff and Coleman National Chamber Music Competitions and is the recipient of the Harvard Musical Association's prestigious Arthur W. Foote Prize. He was a featured performer for the soundtrack of the 2013 film Jimmy P, composed by Academy Award winner Howard Shore. In addition to film music, Elizalde has also performed for video clues on the hit television game show Jeopardy.
The Mayo Performing Arts Center is located at 100 South St. in Morristown. For more information and tickets contact the box office at 973-539-8008 or visit www.mayoarts.org.