Join this charming, critically-acclaimed duo for a wonderful evening of music. Charles Yang, violin and Peter Dugan, piano.
Charles Yang, recipient of the 2018 Leonard Bernstein Award, has been described by The Boston Globe as an artist who “plays classical violin with the charisma of a rock star.” He is the newest member of the genre-defying trio, Time for Three. While rooted in the world of classical music, he is hardly confined to it, possessing improvisational crossover abilities as a violinist, electric violinist, and vocalist, which have led him to perform with a variety of artists at many festivals, including Aspen, Schleswig-Holstein, Ravinia, Crested Butte, Cayman Arts, Moab, Caramoor, and Interlochen. He’s also appeared at the YouTube Music Awards, TED, EG Conference, Google Zeitgeist, and onstage at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center’s Metropolitan Opera House, David H. Koch Theater, Dizzy’s, and the David Rubenstein Atrium. Other engagements include the Long Center, Rudolfinum, Royal Danish Theatre, Le Poisson Rouge, Highline Ballroom, Ars Nova, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Forbidden City in Beijing, among many others.
Peter Dugan’s debut performances with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony were described by the Los Angeles Times as “stunning” and by the SF Chronicle as “fearlessly athletic.” He is heard nationwide as the host of NPR’s beloved program From the Top. He has appeared as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician across North America and abroad. This year he makes his debuts at Wigmore Hall and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and can be heard as the piano soloist on a new release of Ives’ Fourth Symphony from Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, a recording which The New York Times named one of the top classical albums of 2019. Prizing versatility as the key to the future of classical music, Mr. Dugan is equally at home in classical, jazz, and pop idioms.
A sought-after multi-genre artist, Mr. Dugan has performed in duos and trios with artists ranging from Itzhak Perlman and Renée Fleming to Jesse Colin Young and Glenn Close. The Wall Street Journal described Mr. Dugan’s collaboration with violinist Charles Yang as a “classical-meets-rockstar duo.” Mr. Dugan has been presented in chamber music recitals by Carnegie Hall, Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Music at Menlo, Moab Music Festival, and recently in recital with Joshua Bell at the Minnesota Beethoven Festival. He was the 2019 featured recitalist for the California Association of Professional Music Teachers, and has soloed with the San Francisco Symphony, Houston Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, New World Symphony, and Mid-Texas Symphony.