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Meet our Artists
Lauded for his recent performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 that “...emphasized the melodic, lyrical aspect of the work... It was a beautiful performance...” (The Riverdale Press), Taiwanese-American pianist and composer Shawn Chang has created an international career of distinction. His compositions are marked by their emotive harmonic shifts and rhythmic drive which evoke both the urban and country landscapes of his home state of New York.
As a solo pianist, Chang has given recitals in high profile venues throughout the US, Canada, and his birthplace of Taipei, Taiwan, including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Kaufmann Hall of 92nd Y, Merkin Concert Hall, the United Palace Theatre, Aspen’s Benedict Music Tent, the Nicholas Roerich Museum, Bohemian National Hall, June Havoc Theatre, and the Taipei National Music Hall. He was recently appeared at the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program of 2022, where he, along with his duo partner Erin Wagner, won the Schwabacher Debut Recital Audition shortly following their Carnegie Hall recital, which premiered one of Chang’s own compositions.
As a composer, Chang’s compositions have been premiered by the Chromatic Voice Exchange, Schola Sine Nomine, and mezzo soprano Erin Wagner, to name a few. His most recent song cycle, Portraits of Unrelated Colors - six songs that use the seven colors of the spectrum and American landscapes as symbols for various emotional journeys - was featured on NYFOS (New York Festival of Song) curated by director Steve Blier and Baritone Gregory Feldmann. One of the songs from the cycle won the commission prize of the 2022 Sparks & Wiry Cries SongSlam, which led to a commission for their 2023 festival.
Siwoo gave the world premiere performance of Samuel Adler’s violin concerto which was written for him. He recorded the work on Linn Records to commemorate the composer’s 90th birthday, and the BBC Music Magazine praised his “notable fire & impassioned playing.” He has performed with orchestras around the world including the Staatsorchester Brandenburgisches Frankfurt, Columbus Symphony, Gangneung Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, Johannesburg Philharmonic, Kwazulu-Natal Philharmonic, Orchestre Royal de Chambre,Seongnam Philharmonic, Springfield Symphony, and Tulsa Symphony in venues such as Walt Disney Concert Hall and Lotte Concert Hall.Siwoo received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Juilliard School where he studied under Robert Mann and Donald Weilerstein with full scholarship Siwoo performs on a 1753 “ex-Birkigt” Giovanni Battista Guadagnini
Bass-baritone William Socolof from White Plains, New York began training at the Interlochen Arts Academy. In 2019, William participated in the Marlboro Music Festival, and will return in 2021. As a vocal fellow at Tanglewood Music Festival (2017–18) William appeared in Sondheim on Sondheim with the Boston Pops, Bach Cantatas conducted by John Harbison, and premiered works by Michael Gandolfi and Nico Muhly. In the 2020 season, William debuted with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Andris Nelsons, and with The Juilliard Chamber Orchestra in Alice Tully Hall. William also appeared as Daniel Webster (Mother of Us All) in collaboration with Met LiveArts and the NY Phil, and as Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte) at Juilliard. William had the honor of being named a winner in the 2020 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and started their career through YCA. William holds a B.M. and M.M. from Juilliard, and is pursuing an Artist Diploma in Opera Studies with William Burden.