CABARET: Brass Soirée
Jens Lindemann, trumpet | Barry Shiffman, violin | Sae Yoon Chon, piano
From the salons of European palaces to the clubs of New York City, this cabaret evening will bring music of Haydn, Piazzolla, Ellington and ‘Fats’ Waller. Hosted by international trumpet sensation Jens Lindemann, he is joined by Festival Artistic Director Barry Shiffman leading a string section and pianist Sae Yoon Chon.
JENS LINDEMANN, trumpet
A former member of the Canadian Brass, Jens Lindemann is hailed as one of the most celebrated soloists in his instrument’s history and was recently named “International Brass Personality of the Year” (Brass Herald). Lindemann has played in every major concert venue in the world: from the Philharmonics of New York, Los Angeles, London, and Berlin to Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and even the Great wall of China. Lindemann has also won major awards ranging from Grammy and Juno nominations to winning the prestigious Echo Klassik in Germany. Currently a professor at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Lindemann graduated from Juilliard. A prizewinner at numerous competitions including the prestigious ARD in Munich, Jens also placed first, by unanimous juries, at both the Prague and Ellsworth Smith (Florida) International Trumpet Competitions. Redefining classical music boundaries, LIndemann performs with artists from Sir Neville Marriner to Doc Severinsen.
“He played with golden timbre and virtuosic flair” New York Times
BARRY SHIFFMAN, violin
Artistic director of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival and classical music at Rockport Music, internationally acclaimed violinist and violist Barry Shiffman is well-respected as a musician, educator and administrator. He was co-founder of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and currently serves as both the Associate Dean and Director of Chamber Music at the Glenn Gould School and Dean of the Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. While in SLSQ, Shiffman served as artist-in-residence at Stanford University from 1998 to 2006 and as visiting artist at the University of Toronto from 1995 to 2006. He has also served in numerous roles at the Banff Centre and is currently Executive Director of the Banff International String Quartet Competition. Recipient of the Longy School’s Nadia Boulanger Prize for Excellence in the Art of Teaching, he received his formal studies at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, University of Toronto, Utrecht Conservatory, Hartt School of Music, Juilliard School and Yale University.
SAE YOON CHON, piano
First prize winner at the 2018 Dublin International Piano Competition, Sae-Yoon Chon has won numerous awards including 1st Prize at the Jeonbuk International Music Festival (2010), the Suri competition (2010), the Segyetimes competition (2010), and the Concours of the Piano Society of Korea (2010). He began studying at the Yewon School in Korea when he was ten years old. His current teacher is Hyoung-Joon Chang. In the five years since he began lessons at this school, Sae-Yoon has enjoyed performing many recitals and won several awards. In February 2011, Sae-Yoon played a solo recital resulting from his win at the prodigy audition of the Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation. Sae-Yoon loves sports and spends free time swimming, playing soccer, hiking, and short-track skating.