Charles Yang & Peter Dugan

Friday, August 19, 2016
7:30 – 10PM

“a classical-meets-rockstar duo.” - The Wall Street Journal

Charles Yang Described by the Boston Globe as one who “plays classical violin with the charisma of a rock star”, Juilliard graduate Charles Yang has performed as a soloist with orchestras and in recitals in the United States, Europe, Brazil, Russia, China, and Taiwan, and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. Not only confined to classical violin, Mr. Yang’s improvisational crossover abilities as a violinist, electric violinist, and vocalist have led him to featured performances and recent collaborations with artists such as Peter Dugan, Marcelo Gomes, Misty Copeland, Twyla Tharp, Michael Gordon, Steve Miller, Jesse Colin Young, Ray Benson, Jake Shimabukuro and Jon Batiste. The Texas Observer has noted, “Mr. Yang is a true crossover artist, a pioneer who can hop between classical and popular music and bring fresh ideas to fans of both genres.”

“plays classical violin with the charisma of a rockstar” - The Boston Globe

“as adept at improvising blues as carving out note-perfect classical” - The Austin Chronicle

“excellent soloist” - The New York Times

Peter DuganPianist Peter Dugan, hailed by the Washington Post as a “formidable soloist” following his recent Kennedy Center debut, opened the New World Symphony’s 2014-2015 season as a soloist under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas. This season’s performances include recitals for Arts San Antonio, Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, and a Weill Hall recital debut with baritone John Brancy presented by Carnegie Hall. Mr. Dugan has performed with violinists Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Charles Yang, and Sean Lee. Mr. Dugan teaches sight-reading for piano majors at Juilliard and serves on the faculty of the St. Thomas Choir School. He holds Master and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Juilliard School, where he studied under Matti Raekallio

“formidable soloist” - The Washington Post

“spellbinding” - The Baltimore Sun

“nothing short of superb” - The Capital Gazette


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