Join us for an unusual string trio combo featuring virtuoso Nancy Zhou on violin/viola, cellist Angela Lee and SF Symphony double bassist Charles Chandler. This delightful program will feature the music of J. S. Bach, Francesco Burlone, Michael Haydn and Andrés Martin.
This concert is both in person at the Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall (Bldg F) and live streamed online.
Angela Lee, Cello
A graduate of The Juilliard School and Yale School of Music, cellist Angela Lee is a recipient of a Fulbright scholarship to study in London with William Pleeth, a grant from the Foundation for American Musicians in Europe, the Jury Prize in the Naumburg International Cello Competition, and a cello performance fellowship from the American-Scandinavian Foundation.
With her two sisters—violinist Lisa Lee and pianist Melinda Lee Masur—Angela is a founding member of The Lee Trio which won top prizes in the Kuhmo International Chamber Music Competition in Finland and the Gaetano Zinetti International Chamber Music Competition in Italy. The Lee Trio has recorded for Delos and Innova and regularly appears in major venues across North America, Europe and Asia.
Angela's 1762 cello was made by Nicolo Gagliano from Naples, Italy. Ms. Lee currently serves on the Board of The Resonance Project as well as the Alumni Leadership Council of San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Nancy Zhou, Violin/viola
Lauded as one of today's probing musical voices infused with searing virtuosity, Nancy Zhou is rapidly building an international profile after winning the 2018 Shanghai Isaac Stern Violin Competition. With a robust online presence that seeks to invigorate appreciation for the art and science of the violin, her thoughtful musicianship resonates with a global audience in such a way that brings her on stage with leading orchestras around the world.
Making her orchestral debut at the age of 13 with her hometown orchestra, the San Antonio Symphony, Nancy went on to collaborate with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Munich Symphony, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, San Diego Symphony and Padua Chamber Orchestra, among others. Upcoming engagements include performances with the China Philharmonic, Hangzhou Philharmonic, Sichuan Symphony, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Perugia, Naples Philharmonic and the IRIS Orchestra.
Born in Texas to Chinese immigrant parents, Nancy began playing the violin under the guidance of her father. She went on to study with Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory while pursuing her interest in literature at Harvard University. An Associated Artist of the Queen Elisabeth Chapel where she studied with Augustin Dumay, she also has been generously supported by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.
Nancy plays on a Joseph Guarneri violin from 1730–33 known as the "Le Sphynx", on generous loan to her from a private sponsor.
Charles Chandler, Double bass
Bassist Charles Chandler has been a member of the San Francisco Symphony since 1992. Prior to his current position, he was Associate Principal Bass and Soloist with the Phoenix Symphony. He also served as Principal Bass of the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra and the New York 20th Century Chamber Players. His primary teachers were Shinji Eshima of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and David Walter at the Juilliard School.
His numerous honors and awards include the San Francisco Symphony Pepsi Cola Young Musician Award, the Pittenger Scholarship, the Irving Klein Scholarship, and first prize in the A.S.T.A. National String Competition.
Upon receiving his Bachelor of Music degree from Juilliard in 1987, Charles was selected to perform as a member of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival under the direction of Leonard Bernstein. Playing with Marin Symphony, he has enjoyed performing with his wife Van, a violinist. He also performs at the [email protected] Festival and Chamber Music Sundaes and frequently records at Skywalker Ranch.
Charles resides in San Francisco with his wife and their daughter Julie. When not playing on his 1750 double bass made by the Venetian luthier Domenico Busan, he enjoys organic gardening, bicycling, hiking and spending time with his family.
COVID-19 Information: The concert takes place in the large Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, with good air ventilation and space for social distancing. Participants are required to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event. Face masks are required at all times. Masks must completely cover nose and mouth and have ear loops or similar to hold in place. Gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable.
This concert is funded in part by the Adele Saxe and Leo Gabow Funds. Senior Programs are made possible in part by generous contributions from the John R. Schwabacher Family, Diane and Jon Claerbout in memory of their beloved son Jos, as well as the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund. We are grateful for the generous support of all of our donors.
Tuesday, May 24
1:00–2:00 PM | Doors open at 12:30 PM
In Person at Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall (Bldg F) and Live Streamed Online
$20 | If you have a Community Tuesdays Punch Card, you may use two punches to pay at the door.
Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | [email protected]