Performance Wednesday, May 4, 2011 | 6:30 PM

Christian Tetzlaff Young Artists Concert

Weill Recital Hall
Three duos were selected to participate in Christian Tetzlaff’s workshop focussing on the repertoire of Bach, Brahms, and Schumann.


  • Duo ING
    ·· Ying Xue, Violin
    ·· Qing Jiang, Piano
  • Kang-Kusnezow Duo
    ·· Byol Kang, Violin
    ·· Boris Kusnezow, Piano
  • Wong-Añazco Duo
    ·· Yuuki Wong, Violin
    ·· Andrés Añazco, Piano


    Perspectives: Christian Tetzlaff
  • BRAHMS Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78
  • BRAHMS Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100
  • SCHUMANN Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 121


  • Ying Xue

    Chinese violinist Ying Xue is the second-prize winner of the 2011 International Mozart Competition Salzburg and the first-prize winner of the 2007 Corpus Christi Competition. Ms. Xue has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, and the Beijing Concert Hall. A passionate chamber musician, she has performed with Pamela Frank, Kim Kashkashian, Roger Tapping, and Lucy Chapman. Born in Urumqi, China, Ms. Xue travelled to the United States at age 18 to study with Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory, where she received her bachelor's and master's degrees. Currently, she is Mr. Weilerstein's assistant teacher and is completing her graduate diploma under Mr. Weilerstein and Miriam Fried.

    Qing Jiang

    Pianist Qing Jiang has performed to acclaim across the United States and abroad, including concerts in Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Jordan Hall, Beijing's Central Conservatory of Music, and festival appearances at Ravinia, Music@Menlo, Perlman Music Program, and Aspen Festival, where she performed in recital and as a concerto soloist. In addition, she has collaborated with Itzhak Perlman, Roger Tapping, Michael Steinberg, and Jennifer Higdon. Born in China, Ms. Jiang came to America at age 17 to study with Caio Pagano. She then studied at The Juilliard School with Robert McDonald as a Jack Kent Cooke National Scholar, and is currently completing her doctorate at New England Conservatory with Wha-Kyung Byun.
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  • Byol Kang

    Born in Salzburg in 1985 to a musical family and raised in Germany, violinist Byol Kang received her first lessons at the age of 8. She is currently studying with Antje Weithaas at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin. Ms. Kang is a laureate of several competitions, such as the All-German Music Competition, the International Violin Competitions Henri Marteau, and Premio Rodolfo Lipizer. She performs in numerous concerts as a soloist and dedicated chamber musician throughout Europe and Asia. Ms. Kang plays a Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin (Milan 1756) on loan from the Deutscher Musikinstrumentenfonds of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.

    Boris Kusnezow

    Pianist Boris Kusnezow was born in Moscow in 1985 and took his first music lessons at the age of 5 at the world-renowned Gnessin Academy of Music. Mr. Kusnezow is a laureate of national and international competitions, such as the All-German Music Competition, the Concours Grieg, and the Kissinger Sommer Competition. In addition to solo performances, Mr. Kusnezow is passionate about chamber music and is a sought-after accompanist to many singers. Mr. Kusnezow's performances have been broadcast by NDR, WDR, Deutschland Radio Kultur, Hessischen Rundfunk, and Bayrischen Rundfunk. His debut CD with the violinist Byol Kang was released by the music label GENUIN in 2010.
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  • Yuuki Wong

    Violinist Yuuki Wong was admitted to the renowned Yehudi Menuhin School in England after just three years of violin lessons. Admission to Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and the Vienna Conservatory followed, where he attained both bachelor's and master's degrees with honors. His teachers include Almita and Roland Vamos and Boris Kuschnir. Honors bestowed upon Mr. Wong include first prize at the 2007 Summit Music Festival Competition in New York, second prize and special prize at the 2007 Michael Hill International Violin Competition in Auckland, special prize and fourth place at the 2005 International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition in Helsinki, and the grand prize at the 2000 Kingsville Young Performers Competition.

    Andrés Añazco

    Pianist Andrés Añazco gave his first recital at the age of 5 in his native Machala, Ecuador. In 1997, he moved with his family to Guayaquil (Ecuador) to study with Professor Reinaldo Canizares at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. In 1999, he won the first prize in the International Piano Competition Ciudad de Huesca in Spain, which made him the youngest Ecuadorian pianist to win an international competition. In 2010, Mr. Añazco received the Fryderyk Chopin Prize of the International Summer Academy Prague-Vienna-Budapest. The same year, he was invited to take part in El Sistema in Caracas, Venezuela, performing concerts with the Adams Quartet. Currently, Mr. Añazco is a student at the Joseph Haydn Institute for Chamber Music in Vienna, studying with Avedis Kouyoumdjian.
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About Professional Training Workshops

Dear friends,

Welcome to the 2010–2011 season of the Professional Training Workshops of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute!

These weeklong, tuition-free experiences offer a unique opportunity for young musicians to explore many aspects of musical life. Participants delve into repertoire and gain insight and tools to nurture their artistic vision by working side by side with the highest caliber of artists. They learn ways to communicate and connect with audiences, building a sense of community to last throughout their careers.

Leading his first Professional Training Workshop at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, luminary violinist and 2010–2011 Perspectives artist Christian Tetzlaff invited three talented young duos—selected by competitive application—into the worlds of Bach, Brahms, and Schumann. The workshop included public coaching sessions and culminates in these performances.

We celebrate and admire the dedication of these young artists and hope they inspire you to investigate and pursue your own passions.

We hope you’ll join us for our upcoming workshops in the 2011–2012 season. Please visit for more information.


Sarah Johnson

Director, Weill Music Institute

Program Notes

Workshop Leader

Christian Tetzlaff  

Known for his musical integrity, technical assurance, and intelligent interpretations, Christian Tetzlaff is internationally recognized as one of the most important violinists of his generation.

From the outset of his career, Mr. Tetzlaff has performed and recorded a broad spectrum of repertoire. In high demand as a soloist around the world, he has performed with the orchestras of Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, Philadelphia, New York, and Los Angeles, as well as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Vienna and Rotterdam philharmonic orchestras, Orchestre de Paris, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, among many others. A dedicated chamber musician, he collaborates with distinguished artists, including Leif Ove Andsnes and Lars Vogt, and is the founder of the Tetzlaff Quartet, which he formed in 1994 with violinist Elisabeth Kufferath, violist Hanna Weinmeister, and his sister, cellist Tanja Tetzlaff.

Born in Hamburg, Mr. Tetzlaff began intensive study of the violin at age 14, and attributes the establishment of his musical outlook to Uwe-Martin Haiberg, his teacher at the conservatory in Lübeck. He also studied with Walter Levine at the University of Cincinnati College–Conservatory of Music, and spent two summers at the Marlboro Music Festival.

As a 2010–2011 Carnegie Hall Perspectives artist, Mr. Tetzlaff appears with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble ACJW with Sir Simon Rattle, the Tetzlaff Quartet, and in a duo-recital with violinist Antje Weithaas. In addition, he leads a Professional Training Workshop for young violinists and pianists.

Mr. Tetzlaff’s season also includes appearances with the National and Toronto symphony orchestras; New World Symphony; Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Leipzig, Helsinki, and London; and a European tour with the San Francisco Symphony. He performs Bach’s complete sonatas and partitas in Lisbon, Dresden, and at the University of California at Berkeley, and performs Beethoven’s sonatas with pianist Alexander Lonquich in Tokyo and with the Tetzlaff Quartet throughout North America and Europe.

Mr. Tetzlaff’s highly regarded recordings include recent projects with the Russian National Orchestra and Kent Nagano, the Tonhalle-Orchester and David Zinman, Mitsuko Uchida and the Ensemble Intercontemporain led by Pierre Boulez, and Leif Ove Andsnes. Upcoming recording collaborations include the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Mr. Boulez, and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and Paavo Järvi.

Mr. Tetzlaff lives near Frankfurt with his wife, a clarinetist with the Oper Frankfurt, and their three children. He performs on a violin modeled after a Guarneri del Gesù made by Peter Greiner. In honor of his artistic achievements, Musical America named him Instrumentalist of the Year in 2005.

Professional Training Workshops are made possible, in part, by Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.
The Weill Music Institute's programs are made available to a nationwide audience, in part, by the US Department of Education and by an endowment grant from the Citi Foundation.

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