Bion Tsang & Anton Nel
Presented by the Vancouver Chamber Music Society (VCMS) in collaboration with Anvil Theatre.
Claude Debussy – Sonata for Cello and Piano, L. 135
Felix Mendelssohn – Sonata in D Major, Op. 58
Manuel de Falla – Suite Populaire Espagnole
Pyotr Iliych Tchaikovsky – Melodie in E-flat, Op. 42, No. 3
Christoph Willibald Gluck – Mélodie from Orpheus and Eurydice
Giovanni Sgambati – Serenata Napoletana, Op. 24
Johannes Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 5
Bion Tsang, cello
“A cellist of remarkable gifts” – The New York Times
Bion Tsang has been internationally recognized as one of the outstanding instrumentalists of his generation: among his many honours are an Avery Fisher Career Grant, an MEF Career Grant and the Bronze Medal in the IX International Tchaikovsky Competition. As a chamber musician, Mr. Tsang has collaborated with such artists as violinists Pamela Frank, violist Michael Tree, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and pianist Leon Fleisher. He has been a frequent guest artist of chamber music societies and festivals across North America. Mr. Tsang plays on a Wayne Burak workbench series cello made in April 2011.
Anton Nel, piano
“A world-class pianist and master of all the facets of his craft” – Die Volksblad
Anton Nel, winner of the first prize in 1987 Naumburg International Piano Competition at Carnegie Hall continues to enjoy a remarkable and multifaceted career. Possessing an encyclopedic chamber music repertoire, over the years he has regularly collaborated with many of the world’s foremost string quartets and soloists. With acclaimed violinist Sarah Chang, he completed a highly successful tour of Japan as well as appeared at a special benefit concert for Live Music Now in London hosted by HRH the Prince of Wales.
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The Vancouver Chamber Music Society is the leading presenter in western Canada of high-calibre chamber music featuring world-renowned chamber ensembles, and solo and recital artists. Their program, steeped in the rich tradition of classical music, meets contemporary audiences in a familiar and intimate way at the modern theatre space in New Westminster’s modern Anvil Centre.