Program

Composer Work Year
Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96 1812
Richard Strauss Violin Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18 1888
Camille Saint-Saëns Danse macabre, Op. 40 1877

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About the Artists

Sophia Anna Szokolay

Canadian violinist Sophia Anna Szokolay has performed as a recitalist and chamber musician across Canada, the United States, and Europe. Based in Boston, she is a Doctoral Candidate at the New England Conservatory and Chamber Music Faculty at NEC’s Preparatory School.

Sophia is a recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the Borromeo Guest Artist Award, Fischoff, Plowman and Remember Enescu International Competitions. As a soloist, Sophia has appeared with the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra, Toronto Sinfonietta, Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra. Sophia has also performed at the YellowBarn, Perlman, Lake George, Taos, and Toronto Summer Music Festivals.

Sophia began her violin studies at the age of 3, the fourth generation of a musical family. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory with a Minor in Music Theory, and her Masters Degree from The Juilliard School. Her teachers include Catherine Cho, Miriam Fried, and Donald Weilerstein.


Janice Lu

Born in Taiwan in 1996, pianist Yun Janice Lu made her orchestral debut with the Taiwan Youth Orchestra. She has appeared in recitals as soloist in Kaohsiung City Music Hall and Jhih-De Hall in Taiwan, Europe, and North America.

An avid chamber musician, Janice has appeared at numerous music festivals, including Walnut Hill Music Festival, Academie Internationale d’Ete de Nice, PianoTexas Festival, PianoFest in the Hamptons, Music Academy of the West, Taos Chamber Music Festival, and Four Season Chamber Music Festival. At the renowned Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival in California, she studied with Clive Greensmith of the Tokyo String Quartet and with Gilbert Kalish, Glenn Dicterow, Erin Keefe, Paul Neubauer, and Wu Han.

Janice obtained her Bachelor of Music degree at California State University Fullerton School of Music under the tutelage of Ning An. Janice earned a Master of Music degree at the Yale School of Music, where she studied with Wei-Yi Yang. While at Yale, Janice was awarded the Elizabeth Parisot Prize for outstanding pianists.

Janice is currently working on her doctorate at the New England Conservatory, where she studies with Alessio Bax and Alexander Korsantia.