Samuel Barber (1910–1981)

Violin Concerto, Op. 14

  • I. Allegro
  • III. Presto in moto perpetuo

Mayumi Kanagawa, violin ∙ Hsin-I Huang, piano

Colburn Music Academy (2011)

Thayer Hall, Los Angeles, 18 December 2011

About the Artists

Mayumi Kanagawa

Mayumi Kanagawa (b. 1994) is a Japanese-American violinist known for her rich, dark sound and focused, engaging musicality. Prizewinner at the 2019 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and 2018 Long-Thibaud Crespin competition in Paris, she is establishing herself as a soloist and chamber musician in Japan, Europe, and North America.

Mayumi’s musical education has been shaped by Kolja Blacher, Yoshiko Nakura, Masao Kawasaki, and Robert Lipsett. She performs on a Petrus Guarnerius (Mantua, late 17th century) violin, on generous loan from the Deutsche Musikinstrumentenfond of the Deutsch Stiftung Musikleben.

Hsin-I Huang

Hsin-I Huang is one of today’s most sought-after collaborative pianists. She has worked with artists such as Chee-Yun Kim, William Hagen, Simone Porter, Blake Pouliot, Steve Erdody, Jacob Braun, The Calidore String Quartet, and members of the LA Philharmonic. In September 2017, she recorded her first album with Canadian violinist Blake Pouliot.

Hsin-I has made guest appearances at the Hollywood Bowl, LA Philharmonic Chamber Music Series, Aspen Music Festival, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Celebrity Series of Boston, Ravinia BGH Classics Series, Grand Teton Winter Music Festival, La Virée Classique OSM, Fête de la Musique Mont Tremblant, NPR’s Performance Today, Sundays Live at LACMA, South Bay Chamber Music Society, and the Innsbrook Institute.

Hsin-I is also an accomplished cellist.