7/27: Jun Asai Piano Concert 2024 (Los Angeles)

200 S Grand Ave

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venue: The Colburn School, Zipper Hall
This year’s concert showcases two piano sonatas written at vastly different points of development within their respective composers’ lifetimes. The first, Beethoven’s op. 111, is the last sonata of 32 he wrote for solo piano, completed a mere five years before his death. The second sonata is Chopin’s No. 2, which was his first mature sonata written while still in his twenties. The final piece on the program is the Agosti transcription of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. Rarely performed on piano, it is drawn from the first ballet Stravinsky wrote for Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes.

Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 32 Op. 111
Chopin Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 35
Stravinsky The Firebird Suite (arr. Agosti)

General Admission: FREE (Your kind donations are most appreciated.)
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Profile :
Jun Asai has performed with orchestras around the world, including the L.A. Philharmonic, Glendale Philharmonic, Fort Worth Symphony, Utah Symphony, Nagoya Philharmonic, and Shanghai Philharmonic. Prizewinner at various competitions—L.A. Phil’s Kaper Awards, the National Chopin Competition, Shanghai Int’l Competition, Joanna Hodges Int’l Competition, Bachauer Int’l Competition, New Orleans Int’l Competition, Città di Cantù Int’l Piano Competition, among others. Her teachers include Eduardo Delgado, Daniel Pollack, Oxana Yablonskaya, and Yoheved Kaplinsky. She has also worked with Yong Hi Moon, John O’Conor, Arie Vardi, Mikhail Voskressensky, and Nelita True. She gave her debut recital at Carnegie’s Weill Hall in 2002, appeared four times on the TV program “Musical Encounter,” and played the role of a piano prodigy in “Sneakers” with Robert Redford. She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and grew up locally in Pasadena, where she studied at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music and later at the Colburn School of Music. She entered the undergraduate program at Juilliard School at age 15 and went on to attain a master’s degree. She continued her postgraduate work at Johns Hopkins University under the tutelage of Leon Fleisher. For further information, please go to www.junasai.com.

The Colburn School
Zipper Hall
200 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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