Performance Thursday, May 5, 2011 | 6:30 PM

Christian Tetzlaff Young Artists Concert

Weill Recital Hall


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


  • BACH Prelude and Fugue in B-flat Minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 867
  • BACH Prelude and Fugue in B Major from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 892
  • BACH Solo Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003
  • BACH Solo Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001
  • SCHUMANN Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105


  • 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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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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