Jordan Bak, viola, and Ji Yung Lee, piano
Saturday, October 15, 2022,
8pm 3 pm – Sleepy Hollow High School – PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE
Congratulations to Jordan for winning the 10th annual Leo B. Ruiz Memorial Award! As the recipient of this prize, he will perform in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall on December 6, 2022, presented by the Juilliard School.
Award-winning Jamaican-American violist Jordan Bak is building an exciting international career as a trailblazing artist, praised for his radiant stage presence, dynamic interpretations, and fearless power. He is frequently in demand as a concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and educator. The 2021 YCAT Robey Artist and a top laureate of the 2020 Sphinx Competition, Bak is also a Grand Prize winner and Audience Prize recipient of the 2019 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, the recipient of the 2019 Samuel Sanders Tel Aviv Museum Prize and the 2019 John White Special Prize from the Tertis International Viola Competition. In addition, Jordan Bak is a member of the celebrated New York Classical Players and is a featured artist for WQXR’s Artist Propulsion Lab.
Bak has been a presence at numerous chamber music festivals including the legendary Marlboro Music Festival; he has collaborated and performed with top-level ensembles including Verona Quartet and Merz Trio, and such artists as Jonathan Biss, Lara Downes, Ani Kavafian, Keith Lockhart, Charles Neidich & Marina Piccinini.
Mr. Bak will be joined by Ji Yung Lee, piano collaborator, this evening. The program will include:
- Benjamin Britten, Lachrymae, Op. 48
- Paul Hindemith, Sonata for Solo Viola
- Ralph Vaughan Williams, Romance
- Robert Schumann, Adagio & Allegro
- Johannes Brahms, Sonata for Viola and Piano in F minor, Op. 120, No.1