Better than Ever: The 23rd Annual Music Festival at Walnut Hill

Boston, July 9, 2014, — The 23rd Annual Music Festival at Walnut Hill will be held from July 24 to August 17 this year. According to Foundation for Chinese Performance Arts, this year’s music festival will feature star-studded lineup of musicians for concerts and master classes.
Picture of students and teachers of the 22nd Annual Music Festival at Walnut Hill in August 2013(file photo).

 Concerts and Master Classes of the 23rd Annual Music Festival 

at Walnut Hill, July 24 – August 17, 2014


Except Saturday, 8/2/2014 at The Center for Arts in Natick (14 Summer St. Natick, ) and Saturday, 8/16/2014 at Harvard Sanders Theatre (45 Quincy St. Cambridge, )all events are held at Walnut Hill School (12 Highland St. Natick )

Tickets: $5 donation at door, no advance reservation needed.   Program: Updated details are posted  

1, Saturday, 7/26, 7:30 pm

Yehudi Wyner: Lecture Demonstration “New Music for Piano by Yehudi Wyner”



2, Monday, 7/28, 7:30 pm

Bruce Brubaker piano master class

Bruce Brubaker   


3, Tuesday, 7/29, 7:30 pm

Tema Blackstone: Lecture “This is YOU in the 21stCentury – A Time of Wonder”


4, Wednesday, 7/30, 2 pm

Hung-Kuan Chen 陳宏寬 piano master class


5, Thursday, 7/31, 1 pm

Vivian Weilerstein piano master class


6, Thursday, 7/31, 3:30 pm

Donald Weilerstein violin master class


7, Thursday, 7/31, 7:30 pm

Yinfei Wang王寅飛, piano recital




Sonata in B minor, K. 87

Sonata in D major, K. 430

Sonata in D minor, K. 9

Schumann: Toccata in C major, Op. 7

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.28 in A major, Op. 101

Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp major, Op. 30

Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit


Le Gibet





8,  Friday, 8/1, 7:30 pm

Hung-Kuan Chen陳宏寬  piano recital




Fragment of a Suite, KV. 399

A little Gigue, KV. 574

Rondo in A minor, KV. 511

Sonata in A minor, KV. 310

Schubert Sonata in C minor, D. 958 


9, Saturday, 8/2, 7:30 pm at The Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer St. Natick

Nai-Yuan Hu 胡乃元, violin

Scott Lee 李捷琦, viola

Bion Tsang 章雨亭, cello

Meng-Chieh Liu 劉孟捷, piano



Mozart Divertimento in E flat, K. 563, for String Trio

Dvořák Quartet in E flat, Op. 87, for Piano Quartet




10, Sunday, 8/3, 7:30 pm

Meng-Chieh Liu劉孟捷, piano recital

Meng-chieh Liu  

11, Monday, 8/4, 1 pm

Concerto Competition: Saint-Saëns: Concerto No. 2 in G minor

6 Finalists

Orchestra reduction played by Jannie Lo and Peter Fang

Jury (in alphabetical order)

Pi-Hsien Chen, Veronica Jochum , Meng-Chieh Liu, A. Ramón Rivera, and Channing Yu



 12, Monday, 8/4, 7:30 pm



Nicholas Kitchen Lecture Demonstration “Expressive Strokes: working directly from Beethoven’s manuscripts: Violin Sonata No. 10, Op. 96”


13, Tuesday, 8/5, 7:30 pm

The Rising Stars Concert 1



14, Wednesday, 8/6, 2 pm

Wha Kyung Byun piano master class 









 15, Thursday, 8/7, 7:30 pm

The Rising Stars Concert 2



16, Friday, 8/8, 7:30 pm

George Li piano recital




Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

Rachmaninoff Variations on a Theme of Corelli, op. 42

Ravel La Valse




17, Saturday, 8/9, 7:30 pm

Faculty concert

Program: TBA
18, Sunday, 8/10, 2 pm

Russell Sherman piano master class

19, Monday, 8/11, 7:30 pm

Victor Rosenbaum piano master class
20, Tuesday, 8/12, 7:30 pm



Pi-Hsien Chen 陳必先 Piano Recital program:



Alban Berg Sonata op.1

Scarlatti Four Sonatas (TBA)

Beethoven Six Bagatellen, op.126

Schubert Sonata in D major, D.850




21, Wednesday, 8/13, 2 pm

Laurence Lesser cello master class

laurence russel  


22, Wednesday, 8/13, 7:30 pm

Faculty-Student Joint Concert

23, Friday, 8/15, 2 pm

Gala concert 1


24, Saturday, 8/16, 2 pm

Gala concert 2

25, Saturday, 8/16, 8 pm

Concerto Concert with Mercury Symphony Orchestra at Harvard Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St. Cambridge

Channing Yu, Conductor and Music Director