January 31: Violinist David Lisker &  Pianist Larry Weng

January 31: Violinist David Lisker & Pianist Larry Weng

Violinist David Lisker and pianist Larry Weng perform Mozart: Sonata in B flat Major, K.454 and Schubert: Fantasie for Violin and Piano, D. 934.
Described as an “exquisite virtuoso violinist” (Chicago Sun-Times) whose “playing possesses a deeply profound musical instinct” (The Classical Network) and a “cultivated artistic taste” (Kulturas Diena, Latvia), David Lisker has appeared as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer in many of today’s most prestigious concert halls, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Avery Fischer Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Merkin Hall; The Mann Auditorium in Israel; and the Shanghai Theatre in China. Lisker has also performed on the live PBS television broadcast of Live from Lincoln Center, was featured on Bob Sherman’s Young Artist Showcase on WQXR in New York, and was the only violinist to ever appear on David Dubal’s Piano Matters on WWFM radio. He has recently performed in such venues and festivals as Guadalajara University School of Music in Mexico, the Artissimo Summer Music Festival in Latvia, and the St. Andrew Summer Music Festival in Hungary, the Casa De La Musica in Ecuador, and the Singer Festival in Warsaw, Poland, among others. He also gave a performance of the C Major Mozart Viola Quintet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York with Itzhak Perlman. He is the artistic director of the Lisker Music Foundation, which strives to support current and future generations of musicians through its acclaimed concert series, outreach programs, and scholarships.

Larry Weng began his piano studies at the age of seven with Dorothy Shi. At the age of eleven, he enrolled in the New England Conservatory Preparatory School under the tutelage Sylvia Chambless. Larry Weng is a laureate of numerous competitions, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition and the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition for Young Musicians. He has performed in many renowned concert halls such as Symphony Hall, New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Weill Recital Hall, and the Kaufman Center. He has also worked with numerous orchestras, including the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In 2005, he was admitted to the joint degree program between Columbia University and The Juilliard School. In the past few years, Larry has continued to garner recognition in the music world, with top prizes from the New York Piano Competition and the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin competition.

Sunday at 6pm
Bing Theater | Free, no reservations required
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