Caroline Chin, violin 

Brian Snow, cello

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

8:00 P.M. Bryan Recital Hall
Moore Musical Arts Center


Dhipli Zhiya (1952) | Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001)

Close Encounters (1992) | Samuel Adler (b. 1928)
          I. With great enthusiasm
         II. Slowly and lyrically
        III. Fast and with verve

Duo (2015) | Jessie Montgomery (b. 1981)
          I. Meandering
         II. Dirge
        III. Presto


Sonata for Violin and Cello (1922) | Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
          I. Allegro
         II. Très vif
        III. Lent
        IV. Vif, avec entrain


Described by Time Out New York as “"Incisive, industrious, and creatively restless..." Caroline Eva Chin has concertized throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia in concert halls including the John F. Kennedy Center, the White House, New York’s Carnegie and Weill Halls, and the Concertgebeau in Amsterdam. She gave her solo debut at age 12 and has since performed with several orchestras throughout the United States.

An avid chamber musician, Ms. Chin has been a member the Hudson Piano Trio, Ensemble Epomeo, and collaborated with members of the Takács Quartet, Vermeer Quartet, the Juilliard Quartet as well as with artists Gary Hoffman, Raphael Wallfisch, Colin Carr, Nobuko Imai, Charles Neidich, and Piers Lane. She has been featured as a guest artist at the Consonances Festival in France, Schiermonnikoog Chamber Music Festival in Holland, the 2 Rivers Chamber Music Festival in the UK, the Scotia Festival in Canada, and the Newburyport Chamber Music Festival in Massachusetts.

A advocate of new music, she has performed works of composers Jennifer Higdon, Samuel Adler, Aaron Jay Kernis, Mikel Kuehns, David T. Little, Paul Moravec, and the world premiere of Triple Concerto: Da Camara by Pulitzer Prize winning composer, George Walker. Recordings include the world premiere Elliott Carter’s Tre Duetti for Violin and Cello on Centaur Records as well as recordings on Avie Records, Somm Records, and New World Records.

While on tour, she has given master classes at universities and colleges throughout the U.S. including Oberlin Conservatory, University of North Texas, University of Colorado Boulder, Michigan State University, and University of South Carolina. Ms. Chin has toured the US and Japan with tap dancer Savion Glover and performed and as concermaster of SONYC and the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra. As the Artistic Director of Musica Reginae from 2007-2011, she worked to bring high quality music performances to the ethnically diverse communities of Queens.

Ms. Chin is Associate Professor of Violin at Bowling Green State University's College of Musical Arts and on the violin faculty of the Brevard Music Center Festival. She received her degrees from The Juilliard School and Indiana University’s School of Music.



Praised by the Boston Globe for his “…pugnacious, eloquent, self-assurance…”, cellist Brian Snow has earned a reputation as a compelling and versatile performer and a skilled educator.  Dr. Snow has performed and recorded with a variety of artists, including Meredith Monk, The National, Max Richter, Björk, and the Emerson String Quartet and has worked closely with composers including Nico Muhly, David T. Little, and Martin Bresnick. In 2013, he and violinist Caroline Chin released a critically acclaimed CD of violin and cello music by Elliott Carter on Centaur Records. He has also appeared on New Amsterdam, Innova, Deutsche Gramophon, Cantaloupe, and Naxos labels. He has performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Bargemusic, 92nd St. Y, Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, and Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan, and has performed regularly with many prominent contemporary music ensembles, including ACME, Alarm Will Sound, Da Capo Chamber Players, and Talea Ensemble. As principal cellist of New York Symphonic Ensemble, Dr. Snow performed in halls throughout Japan on that ensemble's annual tours and has appeared as soloist at halls in Fukuoka and Sendai. Other concerto appearances include Riverside Orchestra in New York, Longy Chamber Orchestra in Boston as winner of the Longy Concerto Soloists Competition, Crescent City Symphony in New Orleans, the Hartt Symphony as first prize winner of the Paranov Competition, and the BGSU Philharmonia. Dr. Snow has presented recitals and masterclasses nationally and internationally at institutions including Oberlin Conservatory, University of Missouri, Sam Houston State University, and Sichuan Conservatory in Chengdu, China. Highlights of the 2023-24 season include recital appearances at Michigan State University, Baldiwin Wallace University, the University of Manitoba, and he will be joining the Cleveland Orchestra for a tour of Austria and Israel. Dr. Snow received a DMA from Stony Brook University, a MM from Yale, and holds degrees from Hartt and Longy Schools of Music. His teachers have included Aldo Parisot, David Finckel, and Colin Carr. Dr. Snow has previously served in faculty positions at Sarah Lawrence College, Western Connecticut State University, and Brooklyn Conservatory and currently serves as Associate Professor of Cello at Bowling Green State University. In the summers, Dr. Snow serves on the faculty of the Brevard Music Center. He performs on a cello made by master American luthier Jon van Kouwenhowen.

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Updated: 09/08/2023 03:45PM