The 26th Annual Music Festival at Walnut Hill  

July 20 to August 13, 2017

Concerts and Master Classes

Wednesday, July 26, 2017,  3 PM


Walnut Hill School, Natick, MA

James Buswell,  violin viola master class



SIBELIUS: Violin concerto in D Minor, Op. 47
I Allegro moderato
Julie Yu-Tung Kao, violin
Yinfei Wang
, piano

BRAHMS: Viola Sonata Op. 120, No. 1
Lily Li-Jen Wang, viola
Yinfei Wang
, piano

VIEUXTEMPS: Viola Sonata No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 36
Tiffany Yi-Ting Chu, viola
Chi Wei Lo
, piano

SARASATE: Introduction and Tarentella, Op. 43
Po-Yao Fang, violin
Chen Zhang
, piano

BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
I Vorspiel: Allegro moderato
Eric Yi-Hung Wang, violin
Chen Zhang
, piano

BACH: Partita No. 2 in D Minor
Daisy Hsin-Ho Han, violin


Steinway piano provided by M. Steinert & Sons

Meet The Artists
James Buswell,  Violin Viola

James Buswell is one of the most versatile musicians of the 21st century. As a solo violinist, he has performed more than one hundred concerti with orchestras on five continents. In 2014 he expanded this list of solo repertoire with debut recordings of one Turkish and one American Concerto from the 20th century for release on the Naxos label. He was a Grammy nominee for his recording of the Barber Violin Concerto with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Distinguished conductors with whom he has collaborated include Leonard Bernstein, George Szell, Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta, Andre Previn, Pierre Boulez, and Michael Tilson Thomas. It was natural for Mr. Buswell to take up the baton early in his musical career, and he has conducted opera, ballet, and symphonic repertoire also on five continents.

While still attending Harvard University Buswell became well known as a chamber musician and recitalist. He performed at the opening of the Alice Tully Hall in New York with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, which he later joined as a regular artist-member. He has given world premiere performances and made recordings of works by many contemporary composers including Ned Rorem, Yehudi Wyner, Gunther Schuller, John Harbison, Gian Carlo Menotti, and Ellen Taafe Zwilich.

James Buswell is also known as one of America’s preeminent teachers. He was on the faculties of both Indiana University and the New England Conservatory when each institution experienced a golden age of string pedagogy. He is in great demand giving master classes and workshops all over the world. Yet performance continues to be the center of his life as a musician, and praise for his “sensitive, evocative, compelling playing,” continues unabated today.

(2015, short)


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