Young Concert Artists Series
Classical Music Under the Stars in East Hampton
At LongHouse Reserve
[August 15, 2023 – East Hampton, NY ] — In a unique partnership LongHouse Reserve will host a series of classical music performances with Young Concert Artists (YCA) bringing superb soloists to East Hampton. The first concerts are planned for Thursday evenings; August 24 and 31, September 7 and 14. “Join us under the stars in our Edward Albee Amphitheater on cushions covered with Jack Lenor Larsen fabrics. Our evening together welcomes our community to enjoy evening living with art in all forms, our mantra at LongHouse”, says Director Carrie Rebora Barratt. “Our Amphitheater, surrounded by Ai Wei Wei’s Zodiac Heads inspires all to find ourselves in peace and harmony, to listen to beautiful music together.”
YCA President Daniel Kellogg shares, “Young Concert Artists is delighted to partner with Longhouse to present a captivating series of performances set against the backdrop of their stunning gardens. Our emerging artists possess extraordinary musical talents and are poised to ascend as future stars in classical music. Witnessing their initial steps on this journey is a delight for audiences. It is a pleasure to extend a warm invitation to our Hampton friends to hear these young musicians amidst the golden days of late summer for these outdoor dusk concerts.
Acclaimed accordionist Hanzhi Wang will amaze you with her virtuosity and evocative performances, breathing new life into classical masterpieces with the rarely-heard classical accordion. Her live performance is a revelation, showcasing the accordion’s agility and power in ways you wouldn’t expect.
Anthony Trionfo is a remarkable flutist known for his charismatic presence, fiery interpretations, and lyrical tenderness. He’ll be joined by YCA alumna and Board member, harpist Karen Lindquist, in a magical combination of flute and harp – a perfect pairing for a summer evening concert.
Lun Li and Risa Hokamura stand as paragons among the finest young violinists of their generation. Risa’s artistry embraces music with an unwavering intensity, infusing her performances with raw power, evocative drama, and a remarkable breadth of expression. In contrast, Lun’s virtuosity and meticulous finesse harmonize to conjure an exquisite tapestry of sound, where the essence of music intertwines seamlessly with the essence of nature. Their collaboration promises a wonderful evening of duets and solos.”
Tickets are $20 for members and $30 for non-members. To purchase, visit www.LongHouse.org.
Thursday, August 24, 2023 at 6:30pm
Hanzhi Wang, Solo Accordion Recital
Program to include works by Mozart, Scarlatti, Grieg, Piazzolla, and Martin Lohse
Concert is generously sponsored by Steve Novick
Thursday, August 31, 2023 at 6pm
Anthony Trionfo & Karen Lindquist, Flute and Harp Recital
Program to include works by Chopin, Piazzola, Ravel, Debussy, Rossini, and Rota
Concert is generously sponsored by Suzi Cordish
Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 6pm
Hanzhi Wang, Solo Accordion Recital
Program featuring Bach’s Goldberg Variations
Concert is generously sponsored by Annaliese Soros
Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 6pm
Lun Li & Risa Hokamura, Violin Duo Recital
Program to include works by Bach, Mozart, Ysaye, and Schnittke
Concert is generously sponsored by Alfred and Jane Ross
Risa Hokamura began studying the violin at the age of three, and by the age of ten captured top prizes in competitions in Japan. She first came to international attention upon winning First Prize in the 2018 Young Concert Artists Susan Wadsworth International Auditions at the age of seventeen, as well as the Tannery Pond Concerts Prize, The Ruth Laredo Memorial Prize, and The Ronald A. Asherson Prize, and the Silver Medal at the 2018 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, where she performed the Tchaikovsky Concerto with the Indianapolis Symphony conducted by Leonard Slatkin. Hokamura has gone on to perform with many orchestras such as the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, Muncie Symphony Orchestra, Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra.
Risa plays the 1722 “Jupiter” Stradivarius violin on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.
For more information visit, www.yca.org/artist/hokamura-
A native of Shanghai, China, violinist Lun Li won First Prize in the 2021 Young Concert Artists Susan Wadsworth International Auditions, The Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize, the Buffalo Chamber Music Society Prize, and was named John French Violin Chair at YCA. Additionally, he is also the recent joint winner of First Prize at the Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach Competition. Lun has had the honor and privilege of traveling between Shanghai and New York bringing him a plethora of experiences.
An avid chamber musician, Lun has participated in the Marlboro Music Festival, the Verbier Music Festival Academy, Music@Menlo’s international program, and Music from Angelfire. He has had the pleasure to work alongside prestigious musicians such as Kim Kashkashian, Ani Kavafian, Ida Kavafian, Marcy Rosen, Steven Tenenbom, Peter Wiley, and with members of the Calidore, Doric, and Miro Quartets. Further accolades include winning second prize in Shanghai’s Haydn Chamber Competition, resulting in an invitation to perform at the Helsinki Music Centre Festival.
Lun served as the concertmaster of the Pacific Festival Orchestra 2017. He has appeared in major musical stages including Konzerthaus Berlin, Kulturpalast Dresden, Wiener Konzerthaus, and Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center. In the coming season, he will be on chamber music tours with Curtis Institute of Music, Marlboro Music Festival, and the inaugural chamber music ensemble, YCA on Tour, bringing him to Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, 92Y, and the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.
Lun plays on the Stradivarius “Samazeuilh” 1735 violin, on generous loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.
For more information visit, www.yca.org/artist/li-lun/.
Harpist Karen Lindquist has enjoyed a busy career as a chamber music player. She has appeared at the Marlboro Music Festival, with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The White Mountains Festival, Music from Angel Fire, at the Bravo! Colorado Festival in Vail and the Manchester Music Festival in Vermont.
She has toured the United States as a member of Speculum Musicae and the Aurora trio and performed frequently with the Theatre Chamber Players of the Kennedy Center. She was a featured performer with the members of the Chicago Symphony in Symphony Hall where she performed the world premiere of Michael Tenzer’s Sources of Current, a co-production with the Brooklyn Philharmonic.
Karen has also been heard as soloist with major orchestras across the United States and in Europe including the National Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Brooklyn Philharmonic and the Vienna Austria Symphony. She has served as a member of the jury for international harp competitions in Israel, Mexico City, Moscow and the United States. She is a member of the board of directors for the American Harp Society and also on the Executive Committee and is a member of the board of Young Concert Artists.
Known for his “soaring flute… where dance and song become possible again” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer), Anthony Trionfo is a “breezily virtuosic” (The New York Times) musician actively building one of today’s most exciting musical careers.
At home in front of an orchestra, Anthony’s engagements include concertos with the Edmonton Symphony, Grant Park Festival Orchestra, Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, McCall Festival Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Stockton Symphony, and Riverside Symphony. In recital, Anthony presents engaging, fun, and thoughtful programs for any audience. Recent shows have taken him to the Alys Stephens Center, Clemson University, Festival de Ibagué in Colombia, The Kennedy Center, Kravis Center, The Morgan Library & Museum, and Tennessee Arts Academy.
Anthony began studying the flute at age eleven before appearing as a concerto soloist three years later with the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Anthony won First Prize in the Young Concert Artists Susan Wadsworth International Auditions and made his YCA Series debuts at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall and Washington, DC’s Kennedy Center along with pianist Albert Cano Smit.
Anthony is a Burkart Flutes & Piccolos artist and plays a 998 Elite silver flute with a 19.5k gold headjoint.
For more information visit, www.yca.org/artist/trionfo-
Acclaimed for her “staggering virtuosity,” Hanzhi Wang is the only accordionist to ever win a place on the roster of Young Concert Artists in its 60-year history. An ambassador for her instrument, Hanzhi has been praised for her captivating stage presence and performances that display passion and finesse.
A First Prize Winner of the 2017 Young Concert Artists Susan Wadsworth International Auditions, Hanzhi debuted in New York in The Peter Marino Concert at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall. Her Washington, DC debut opened the 40th Anniversary Young Concert Artists Series at the Kennedy Center, co-presented with Washington Performing Arts. She holds the Ruth Laredo Prize and Mortimer Levitt Career Development Award for Women Artists of YCA.
Hanzhi has performed recitals at UC Santa Barbara’s Lively Arts, Stanford Live, Bravo! Vail, Krannert Center, and Candlelight Concert Society. Upcoming recitals include the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota and a concert with YCA saxophonist, Steven Banks, at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. Hanzhi has appeared as soloist with the Oregon Music Festival, Victoria Symphony, Cantori, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Iris Orchestra, and next season performs with the Hawaii Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, and Reno Chamber Orchestra.
For more information visit, www.yca.org/artist/wang-
Young Concert Artists
YCA’s artists are the leaders of the future – stars who combine world-class talent with creative vision to bring new reach and relevance to the art form. For more than 60 years YCA has invested in extraordinary young musicians, providing them with the support, clarity, and confidence to tell their stories, as well as with the tools, opportunities, and infrastructure to take their careers to the highest level. With a legacy of artistic excellence recognized around the world, YCA alumni include such luminaries as Emanuel Ax, Julia Bullock, Jeremy Denk, Ray Chen, Anne-Marie McDermott, Fazıl Say, Andrew Norman, Dawn Upshaw, Mason Bates, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Kevin Puts, Pinchas Zukerman, and many more.
YCA’s rigorous audition process ensures that only the most extraordinary musicians are chosen to join the YCA Artist Fellowship Program. This transformative three-year program takes artists to new levels of creative growth, offering them a holistic combination of digital tools, mentorship, project development, performance opportunities, and training in education and community engagement. Presenting artists across multiple stages that include debut concerts in New York City and Washington, DC, YCA also procures performances at top venues around the globe. We help artists develop innovative programs ranging from core works to contemporary commissions, which are performed for industry leaders and media, opening doors and fostering key relationships that fundamentally change the trajectory of their careers.
YCA realizes that modern artists need to be more than simply gifted, highly-trained musicians – they must also be cultural ambassadors who share musical experiences that reflect the beauty and diversity of the world around them.
For more information visit, www.yca.org.
East Hampton’s LongHouse Reserve is 16-acre integrated environment created by artist, collector and world-renowned textile designer and weaver Jack Lenor Larsen (1927-2020) with a mission to inspire living with art in all forms. Over the past two years, LongHouse has transitioned from a founder-led to board and staff-led public institution, serving the community with vast open space, programs in art, nature, and wellness, providing a sanctuary for Long Island and beyond. The sculpture garden, featuring more than 60 outdoor works—including permanent collection works by Yoan Capote, Buckminster Fuller, Yoko Ono, Sui Jinguao, and Willem de Kooning, and seasonal loans from artists such as Wyatt Kahn, Maren Hassinger, and Ai Wei Wei—encourages exploration and contemplation for new and repeat visitors alike. As of this year, the garden is fully open to the public for education and enjoyment, with a next chapter of activating Larsen’s home (a modernist structure based on the Shinto Shrine at Ise) and the extensive collections.
LongHouse Reserve inspires and empowers visitors of all ages to see and think in new ways, and to incorporate art and design into their lives, invoking an ongoing act of creation that is renewed by the diverse communities drawn to its values and purpose. Whether visitors return to see a favorite garden or walk the grounds in search of a new installation, LongHouse is always changing and always new.
LongHouse Reserve is open April – December, Wednesdays through Sundays from 12:30pm until 5pm. A Membership allows you to visit LongHouse Reserve throughout the season. General admission is $20, with reduced price tickets for seniors and students, and no charge for children, veterans or active-duty personnel.
More information is available at www.longhouse.org.