This performance by cellist Chase Park and pianist Audrey Vardanega took place on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 3:00 pm.


Composer Work Year
Franz Schubert Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D. 821 1824
Luigi Dallapiccola Ciaccona (Intermezzo e Adagio) 1945
Frédéric Chopin Nocturne in D-flat major, Op. 27:2 1836
Johann Sebastian Bach Viola da Gamba Sonata No. 3 in G minor, BWV 1029 1740?
Henri Dutilleux Trois Strophes sur le nom de Sacher 1976
Leoš Janáček On an Overgrown Path: Book I, JW VIII:17 (selections) 1908
Camille Saint-Saëns The Carnival of the Animals: 13. The Swan, R. 125:13 1886

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About the Artists

Chase Park

Chase Park

Exciting young cellist and passionate learner, Chase Park is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music’s Valerija and Ladislaus Medveckis Fellowship, where he studied with Peter Wiley and Carter Brey. Performances through Curtis on Tour brought him to international stages in Athens, Paris, Kempten, Teulada, and Berlin, in 2019 launching his international reputation.

Chase began his musical studies at the age of four with Madeleine Golz at the Thurnauer School of Music. After his acceptance to the Perlman Music Program at the age of eleven, Chase continued his studies with Dr. Minhye Clara Kim at the Juilliard School’s Pre College Division. In addition to his lessons with Dr. Kim, Chase studied extensively with legendary cellists Ronald Leonard and Paul Katz until his acceptance at the Curtis Institute of Music. At Curtis, Chase spent much of his time playing for Pamela Frank, which was instrumental in his development as an interpreter and chamber musician. He is currently pursuing his masters degree at the Juilliard School back with Dr. Kim.

Chase devotes all of his study to exploring new sound worlds and imagining ways of relating what he hears and sees to his listeners. He is currently immersed in the sound of solo cello and is working towards adapting film to all of the pieces he has explored since the pandemic.

Audrey Vardanega

Audrey Vardanega

A native of Oakland, California, Audrey Vardanega began studying piano at age 6. She debuted as a soloist with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra at age 10 and played her first solo recital two years later. Now at 25, her years of experience touring internationally as a solo and chamber musician have earned her numerous accolades.

Audrey’s formal music education began at The Crowden School in Berkeley, California. After graduating from Columbia University in 2017, she studied piano performance with Richard Goode at the Mannes School of Music in New York City. Audrey earned the Master of Music degree at Mannes in 2019 and now studies privately with Mr. Goode.

In addition to her performance activities, Audrey composes music and serves as artistic director of Musaics of the Bay, a chamber music program that pairs performers and living composers with visual artists, poets, sculptors, and filmmakers to create musical compositions based on works of art.