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Jonathan Tsay, pianist 2017-2018 Season

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Jonathan Tsay, pianist

Pianist Jonathan Tsay makes his third appearance in Blanco. Those who heard him before will remember his incredible energy and impeccable technique. His concert will include a performance of Beethoven’s late Sonata Op. 101 and an explanation of its roots in history and its influence on Brahms, Liszt, and others.

About the Performers

Soloist, collaborative pianist, chamber musician, producer, and arts administrator Jonathan Tsay maintains an artistic career as diverse as his interests. A recent multi-city tour of Taiwan included solo recital stops at the National Recital Hall in Taipei, Kaohsiung Music Hall, and the Pingtung Arts Center. Other recent solo engagements include performances for The Cliburn, Music at Southminster in Ottawa, Blanco Performing Arts, and Fine Arts Chamber Players.

A sought after collaborator, Dr. Tsay has also performed alongside some of the world’s premier musicians, including Chee-Yun, David Cooper (Principal Horn, Berlin Philharmonic), Jing Wang (Concertmaster, Hong Kong Philharmonic), dramatic soprano Alessandra Marc, Chloé Trevor (“musical ambassador to Generation Z”), the Cézanne Quartet, and Nathan Olson (Concertmaster, Dallas Symphony Orchestra). Jonathan performs regularly as Principal Keyboard of the Dallas Chamber Symphony as well as the Las Colinas Symphony. Jonathan also serves as Artistic Director of Ensemble75, a chamber music series based out of Dallas, Texas.

Jonathan's recordings can be found in Brahms - A Listener's Guide: Unlocking the Masters Series, as well as on Chloé Trevor’s debut album Immortal and Danse Macabre. A solo CD featuring the works of Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Debussy, Liszt, and Muczynski was released worldwide in 2009, and production of three recording projects are slated for completion in 2017.

Increasingly popular as a masterclass teacher, Dr. Tsay has given masterclasses for Taiwan National University of the Arts, Kaohsiung Normal University, Soochow University, Stephen F. Austin State University, and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He has served on the screening jury for the Dallas International Piano Competition as well as adjudicator for numerous competitions including the Texas Music Teacher's Association Solo Competition and Austin Youth Music Ambassadors.

Dr. Tsay started his piano studies with Carolyn Savko at the age of five. Under the tutelage of Dr. Carol Leone, Jonathan earned a Bachelors of Music with Honors at the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. Jonathan entered l’Université de Montréal as a Masters of Music student of Marc Durand, and received his doctorate through an accelerated program. Jonathan’s musical background also includes composition studies with Simon Sargon and David Karp, and conducting with Jack Delaney and Paul Phillips.

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