8 2016

The Hunt Quartet (BIC & UW Music School)

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Beth Israel Center 1406 Mound Street
Madison, WI

Contact Elissa Pollack
(608) 256-7763

Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 92 by Sergei Prokofiev I.
Allegro sostenuto

La oración del torero, Op.34 by Joaquín Turina

Langsamer Satz by Anton Webern

String Quartet in G Major, Op. 77 No. 1 by Joseph Haydn
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Menuetto and Trio: Presto
IV. Finale: Presto

Chang-En Lu, violin
Vinicius Sant'Ana, violin
Blakeley Menghini, viola
Kyle Price, cello

About the Hunt Quartet
Taiwanese violinist Chang-En Lu has performed in well-known concert halls such as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Greenfield Hall, Miller Recital Hall, Forum at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, National Centre for the Performing Arts in China, and National Concert Hall in Taiwan. He has worked closely with a great number of renowned artists, including Aaron Rosand, Donald Weilerstein, Ernst Kovacic, Tanja Becker-Bender, Ulf Schneider, the American String Quartet, Mendelssohn String Quartet, and Horszowski Trio. His festival appearances include Summit Music Festival, International Mendelssohn Festival in Hamburg, and the International Holland Music Sessions. Recently, Chang-En was the winner of the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition. He received his Bachelor's degree at Taipei National University of the Arts, and his Master's degree at Manhattan School of Music under the guidance of Nicholas Mann. Chang-En is currently a doctoral student at University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying with David Perry.

Brazilian violinist, Vinicius Sant'Ana recently pursued his Bachelor's degree from the University of North Dakota. While attending UND, Vinicius won two orchestra competitions: playing Sibelius Violin Concerto with Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra and Lalo Symphonie Espagnole with Bismarck Symphony Ochestra. As a member of the UND String Quartet and the Red River Trio, Vinicius toured throughout United States, Brazil, Czech Republic, China and Japan. During Fall 2014, Vinicius was invited by the Pão de Açúcar Chamber Orchestra to play as a soloist and concertmaster at Carnegie Hall, NY. Currently, Sant'Ana is pursuing his Master's degree in Violin Performance at UW-Madison. Under the guidance of Dr. Soh-Hyun Park Altino, Vinicius is a graduate assistant and member of the Hunt String Quartet.

Blakeley Menghini is a second-year doctoral student of viola professor Sally Chisholm at UW-Madison. She holds a bachelor's degree in viola performance from Greenville College where she studied with Victoria Voumard. In 2014, she finished her master's degree and performer's certificate at Northern Illinois University, where she studied pedagogy, performance, and chamber music with Tony Devroye, the Avalon Quartet, Matthias Tacke, and Ann Montzka-Smelser. Before coming to Madison, Blakeley spent a year teaching violin, viola, and piano at various schools in southern Illinois. She also taught at Greenville College, where she directed the GC Chamber Orchestra and served as adjunct professor of Violin and Viola. In addition, she created and taught a Music History/Appreciation course at the Lahr-Well Academy in Edwardsville, IL. This is Blakeley's second year in the Hunt Quartet.

Kyle Barrett Price, Artistic Director and Founder of the Caroga Lake Music Festival, is a summa cum laude graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music receiving a Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance under the tutelage of Merry Peckham. As a soloist, Mr. Price was named a Grand-Prize Winner in the 2015 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition, finalist in the 2015 G. Gershwin International Music Competition and semi-finalist in the 2016 Naftzger Young Artist Competition. He studied chamber music at the Chamber Music Connection and has attended numerous prestigious music festivals. Recently, he studied with Zuill Bailey and Melissa Kraut at Sitka Cello Seminar. A medalist in the Saint Paul String Quartet Competition, Mr. Price was featured on NPR's From the Top! radio show and has recorded with artist Alyson Stoner. Mr. Price has also received acclaim for his composition Requiem in memory of his aunt, cellist Constance E. Barrett and his work, Serenade, premiered by the Calidore String Quartet and the Chamber Music Connection this past winter. Mr. Price recently completed his Master's Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison this past spring and is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Music in the fall under the mentorship of Uri Vardi. He holds positions as the cellist of the Hunt String Quartet (Madison Symphony Orchestra, Mead-Witter School of Music), KASA Quartet and as Principal Cello of the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra (WI).