Join the 92Y School of Music Orchestra in celebrating its 99th Season with this spring concert performance.

Featuring the winner of the 92Y School of Music 3rd Annual Concerto Competition.

TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23
Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso – Allegro con spirit
Andantino semplice – Prestissimo
Allegro con fuoco

William Chen, piano
First Place Winner of the 3rd Annual 92Y Concerto Competition

DVORAK: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, “From the New World”, Op. 95
Adagio – Allegro
Scherzo: Molto vivace
Allegro con fuoco


Artist Bios

Tomo Matsuo, presenter

Tomo MatsuoA Japanese-American pianist and conductor, Tomo Matsuo has garnered acclaim around the world as an exciting and versatile performer and is one of his generation’s rising talents. A native of Chicago, Matsuo began his piano studies at age six and made his professional debut with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra at age twelve. Matsuo continued his formal studies at The Juilliard School, Royal Conservatory and Yale University under the tutelage of Boris Berman, Peter Frankl, Yoheved Kaplinsky and John Perry. He currently serves as the Music Director of the 92Y School of Music Orchestra, established in 1917 and the longest-running community-based orchestra in New York City.

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William Chen, First Place Winner of the 3rd Annual 92Y Concerto Competition

William ChenWilliam Chen, First Place Winner of the 3rd Annual 92Y Concerto Competition, began playing piano at age five. He gave his debut performance with the Le Petit Orchestre at age seven and his first full length solo recital at age eight. At age ten, he performed Beethoven’s Concerto No. 3 with Midwest Young Artists Orchestra as a young scholar of LangLang International Music Foundation. William has been invited to many music festivals including the Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival (where he received high praise from the UK Telegraph), Aspen Music Festival and School, the Festival Martisor in Moldova, the Festival International Alfredo De Saint Malo in Panama, Northern Lights Music Festival, International Keyboard Institute Festival(IKIF), and Southampton Arts Festival.

William has won many prizes including Gold Prize and Menahem Zohar Memorial Award for the most Outstanding Performance of a Classical Work in the 2017 Bonsendorfer and Yamaha international Piano Competition, First Prize in the 2016 Thousand Islands International Piano Competition, Grand Prize in 2016 New York Music Competition for Young Artists, First Prize and Klavierhaus Award for the Best Performance of Romantic Piece in the 2015 Kaufman International Piano Competition, First Prizes in the Ensemble 212 Orchestra Concerto Competition, the Sound Symphony Concerto Competition, the Manhattan School of Music’s Precollege Division Concerto Competition, and the New Jersey Music Teachers Association(NJMTA) Competition. William has given numerous performances in many major venues including Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Merkin Concert Hall in NYC, Organ Hall in Moldova, Holywell Music Hall in Oxford, Rockport Music's Shalin Liu Performance Center in Cape Ann, and Harris Concert Hall in Aspen.

William has been studying with Mr. Michael Thomopoulos at Palisades School of Music in Fort Lee, NJ since he was five year old. He is under Professor Wha Kyung Byun's guidance since September. William is an 8th grader in New York City. His other passions include mountain hiking, gardening, weather science/clouds, scuba diving, and private piloting.

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Details & Ordering

  • 92Y School of Music Orchestra Spring Concert

    Date: Sun, Apr 30, 2017, 7:30 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Venue: Buttenwieser Hall

    Price: from $5.00

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