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Musical Storefronts: Matthew Lipman, viola & Yi-Fang Huang, piano

January 24 at 12, 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6 pm

Matthew Lipman Bio

Yi-Fang Huang Bio


BOCCHERINI  –  Sonata No. 6 in A major
I. Adagio
II. Allegro 

BLOCH  –  Suite Hébraïque
I. Rapsodie 
II. Processional 
III. Affirmation 

BRAHMS  –  Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 120, No. 2 in E-flat major
I. Allegro amabile 
II. Allegro appassionato
III. Andante con moto - allegro 

SCHUBERT  –  Arpeggione Sonata, D. 821 in A minor
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegretto

PAGANINI  –  Sonata per la Grand Viola

MALIKA KISHINO  –  Monochromer Garten VI (2015)

TCHAIKOVSKY  –  Melodie, Op. 42, No. 3

ELGAR  –  Salut d’Amour, Op. 12

BEETHOVEN  –  Für Elise

SCHUMANN  –  Träumerei


January 21-April 28, 2021

Kaufman Music Center brought live music back to NYC’s Upper West Side with a pop-up concert series with 107 performances featuring 202 of our city’s finest performers, including chamber musicians, soloists, Broadway stars from Hamilton, Tootsie and Company, and artists from the Merkin Hall stage. More than 30K passers-by enjoyed the performances. Presented in partnership with the Alphadyne Foundation, Musical Storefronts provided work to artists severely impacted by the cancellation of live performances in a format that took into account all necessary health and safety measures for both artists and audiences.

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Yi-Fang Huang Bio

Yi-Fang Huang, a native of Taiwan, began playing the piano at age seven and viola at age nine. She received both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in piano performance at The Juilliard School and Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Rutgers University. Her teachers and mentors include Martin Canin, Heidi Castleman and Susan Starr. As soloist, chamber music musician and collaborative pianist, Ms. Huang as performed in venues including Merkin Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Louvre Museum, Grenoble Museum, Walt Disney Concert Hall and National Concert Hall in Taiwan. She performed with the New York Philharmonic Ensembles at Merkin Hall, OK Mozart Festival, International Viola Congress, Interlochen Viola Institute, Great Mountains Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival and Music Academy of the West. She has premiered works by contemporary composers Somei Satao, Stuart Smith and Alessandro Solbiati. In 2008, Ms. Huang was both guest lecturer and collaborative pianist at the International Viola Congress. She has worked with top prize winners in the William Primrose Viola Competition, Lionel Tertis Viola Competition, Munich Viola Competition and with musicians from the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Her radio credits include WQXR; Radio France; WWFM 89.1, The Classical Network; and Public Radio Tulsa. She recorded the Loeffler Two Rhapsodies with New York Philharmonic principal violist Cynthia Phelps and associate principal oboist Sherry Sylar. Yi-Fang Huang currently serves on the faculty at The Juilliard School and Special Music School at Kaufman Music Center.