Rising Star Recital at 2:30 pm
Feature Performance at 3 pm
Doors open at 2 pm
Dallas City Performance Hall: 2520 Flora Street, Dallas 75201
July 9, Dances & Romances
- Rising Stars: Marlon Eliat Flores Dovales, cello; Regina Lin, piano. Performing selections from Beethoven, Gershwin, and Shostakovich, Mr. Dovales and Ms. Lin are sure to wow our audience with musical skills well past their young ages. Having just finished middle school, Mr. Dovales has soloed under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel in Venezuela and with the El sistem de Orquestas. And Ms. Lin, a first place winner of the 2016 Texas Music Teachers Association convention, has performed in the U.S. (including soloing with Round Rock Symphony Orchestra) and China.
- Feature Performance: Chloe Trevor, violin, and Jonathan Tsay, piano, kick off the Festival with a captivating performance of Brahms, Beethoven, Clara Shumann, Sarasate, Prokofiev, and Gianstera. Ms. Trevor has performed with orchestras across the world (and boasts over 100,000 followers on Instagram). Mr. Tsay, a well-known local musician, is a founder of local chamber music project ensemble75, and has performed as a soloist in the U.S., Canada, and Taiwan.
Quickly becoming one of the most discussed and sought-after musical ambassadors to Generation Z, violinist Chloé Trevor has combined her spirit for classical music and her passion for mentoring today’s youth to connect on a personal level with audiences in exciting and innovative ways. As the silver medalist of the Ima Hogg Competition, critics have acclaimed Ms. Trevor for her “dazzling technique,” “excellent musicianship,” “huge tone,” “poise and professional grace,” and “bold personality unafraid to exult in music and ability.” She has appeared as a soloist with orchestras worldwide, including the Dallas Symphony, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Houston Symphony, Latvian Chamber Orchestra, Slovak State Philharmonic, Lutoslawski Filharmonie, and the Knoxville Symphony. She made her New York concerto debut in 2013 and Avery Fisher Hall debut in 2014.
Jonathan Tsay maintains an artistic career as diverse as his interests. A recent multi-city tour of Taiwan included solo recitals at the National Recital Hall in Taipei, Kaohsiung Music Hall, and the Pingtung Arts Center, as well as masterclasses at Soochow University, Kaohsiung Normal University, and Taiwan National University of the Arts. Other recent engagements include performances for The Cliburn, Music at Southminster in Ottawa, Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, and Blanco Performing Arts. Mr. Tsay serves as principal keyboard for the Dallas Chamber Symphony, as well as the Arlington, Garland, and Las Colinas Symphonies. He also serves as Artistic Director of Ensemble75, a chamber music series based in his city of Dallas.
Regina Lin began her piano studies at age 6. For the past six years, she has been a top prize winner in local and state competitions, winning first prize in the 2016 Texas Music Teachers Association State Convention Solo Competition, the Dallas Symphonic Festival, the Dallas Piano Solo, the Collin County Young Artist Competition, and others. Ms. Lin had her orchestral debut with the Round Rock Symphony Orchestra in San Marcos, Texas when she was 12 as a winner of 7th Texas State International Piano Festival Young Artist Concerto Competition. Outside of her piano study, Regina loves reading and drawing, and she also actively participates in her school’s math and science team.