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Saugerties Pro Musica
November 16th - 3PM

Bard Music Students

Wui-Ming Gan - piano

Chimeng String Quartet
Luosha Fang - violin 
Xianbo Wen - violin
Shuangshuang Liu - viola
Jia Cao - cello

Program  Bios 


Suite No. 5 in C minor for Unaccompanied Cello, BWV 1011
(very freely transcribed and adapted for solo piano by LEOPOLD GODOWSKY)
I. Prelude and Fugue
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Gavotte I and II
VI. Gigue

EDVARD GRIEG (1843-1907)
Suite "From Holberg's Time" for solo piano, Op. 40
I. Prelude
II. Sarabande
III. Gavotte
IV. Air
V. Rigaudon


String Quartet
Song of the Qin

Piano Quintet in Eb Major Op.44
I. Allegro brillante
II. In modo d' una Marcia.  Un poco largamente
III. Scherzo. Molto vivace
IV. Allegro, ma non troppo



Hailing from Malaysia, Wui-Ming Gan's affinity for music was discovered
at an early age, placing him in a program for gifted young musicians at
the Yamaha Music School. He spent much of his youth playing, improvising
and composing music in a variety of styles, and his penchant for musical
diversity continues to this day.

In December 2006, Wui-Ming won the Bard Conservatory Concerto
Competition, earning him the opportunity to perform a concerto with the
American Symphony Orchestra in February 2008. Earlier in 2006, he gave
two successful solo recitals at Bard College, in addition to numerous
other performances at and outside of the college, both as a soloist and
as a collaborative pianist.

Wui-Ming was the First Prize Winner of the Malaysian National Piano
Festival in 2001, where he also received a special prize for the best
performance of the commissioned piece. The same year, he was awarded the
Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (U.K.) in piano performance
with distinction. He was a finalist at both the Vladimir Krainev
(Ukraine, 2000) and Ettlingen (Germany, 2002) International Competitions
for Young Pianists, where his own Two Preludes were received with much

Wui-Ming now studies piano performance with Melvin Chen at the Bard
College Conservatory of Music, where he is simultaneously pursuing an
undergraduate degree in mathematics.

Chimeng String Quartet
The members of the Chimeng String Quartet are students at the Bard College Conservatory of Music. All are from China, where they studied at the high schools attached to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. At Bard they study with violinists Ida Kavafian, Arnold Steinhardt, and Weigang Li; violists Ira Weller, Steven Tenenbom and Michael Tree; and cellists Peter Wiley and Sophie Shao. The Chimeng String Quartet has performed at the Bard Music Festival and at the Chamber Music Society of Reading Pennsylvania, among other places. They will make their orchestral debut in January, 2009 with the Albany Symphony, conducted by David Alan Miller, in Takuma Itoh’s Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra. The Chinese word "Chimeng" can be translated into English as "enlightenment." The name was chosen because the Enlightenment was the theme of Bard's 2006-2007 First Year Seminar, a course taken by the members of the quartet. 

All concerts are on Sunday at 3 PM

at the Saugerties United Methodist Church

on the corner of Washington Avenue & Post Street

Admission $12 - Seniors $10 - Students Free

Season Tickets $50.00 

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