Join us on Saturday, August 17, 2024 at 5:00 pm to hear a recital by two award-winning artists, violinist Angela Sin Ying Chan and pianist Sahun Sam Hong. This will be Ms. Chan’s second appearance at these concerts.


Composer Work Year
Robert Schumann Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105 1851
Eugène Ysaÿe Poème élégiaque, Op. 12 1903
Olivier Messiaen Thème et Variations 1932
Franz Schubert Fantasie in C major, D. 934 1827

About the Artists

Angela Sin Ying Chan

Angela Sin Ying Chan

Chinese violinist Angela Sin Ying Chan has found success both as a soloist and a chamber musician. Top prize winner of the Singapore International Violin Competition, Louis Spohr, Shanghai Issac Stern, Harbin, Nomea,ArsClassica, and Michael Hill International Competitions, and founder of the AYA piano trio, she is fast emerging as one of the most unique and polished violinists of her generation.

As a soloist, Angela has appeared with numerous orchestras including The Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra of Germany, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra, EOS Orchestra of Beijing, and the Hong Kong Symphonia. As an active chamber musician, Angela has collaborated with world-famous artists such as Nobuko Imai, Peter Wiley, Tien-Tsin Cindy Wu, and Gary Hoffman. She is a founding member of the award-winning AYA Piano Trio. (The trio is represented by Jean Schreiber Management.) Her festival appearances as a soloist and chamber musician include the Hefeitz Institute, Verbier Festival Academy, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.

Born in Hong Kong, Angela started playing the violin at the age of 3 under the guidance of her mother. She continued her violin studies with Michael James Ma, Vera WeiLing Tsu in China, and Shmuel Ashkenasi, Pamela Frank, and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music. She is currently pursuing an Artists Diploma at the New England Conservatory under the guidance of Donald Weilerstein.

Sahun Sam Hong

Sahun Sam Hong

Praised as an “artist of enormous prowess” (Verbier Festival Newsletter) with “lots of clarity, confidence, and wisdom” (New York Concert Review) and a “wide range of rich colors” (San Diego Story), pianist Sahun Sam Hong brings his colorful style and riveting energy to the solo, chamber, and concerto stage.

Hong was the winner of the 2017 Vendome Prize at Verbier, and received Second Prize at the 2017 International Beethoven Competition Vienna. He was also a recipient of a 2021 American Pianists Award.

On the roster of Young Steinway Artists since 2010, Hong has been featured as a guest soloist with orchestras including ORF-Vienna, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Camerata New York, Fort Worth, Richardson, Racine, Waco, Galveston, and Brazos Valley Symphony. He has performed in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Vienna Musikverein, Église de Verbier, Merkin Hall, and the Kennedy Center.

A sought-after interpreter of the duo and chamber repertoire, Hong has been invited to perform at major chamber music festivals including Marlboro, Music@Menlo, Ravinia’s Steans Institute, Taos, and Four Seasons. He is an artist at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Bowers Program.

In addition to performing, Hong is a prolific arranger of chamber music and orchestral works, and his innovative transcriptions are performed all over the world. He is a founding member of ensemble132, a chamber music collective that presents Hong’s transcriptions on annual tours.

At the age of 16, Hong graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University (TCU) with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance, studying with John Owings. He also studied for six years with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Hong continues his studies with Yong Hi Moon at the Peabody Institute.

About the Concert

This performance begins at 5:00 pm. Join us an hour earlier for a pre-concert discussion about the music on the program. After the performance, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their backgrounds, interests, and career plans.

The address of the venue is 103 North Road, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879. Driving time from Providence, Newport, Westerly, and southeastern Connecticut is under an hour, and Kingston Station is only five miles away.

Map and Directions

We ask each adult guest attending the concert to make a $40 contribution at the door. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards. Checks should be payable to “Core Memory Music”. Children under 18 are welcome to join us free of charge.


If you’d like to attend this concert, send us an email with the full name of each person in your party. If seating is still available, we’ll confirm your reservation.

If you can’t attend the concert in person, you’re welcome to listen to our audio livestream (no reservation required).