Young Concert Artist Winners to Perform at Sandler Center’s Miller Studio Theatre

Sang-Eun Lee, Cello, Jan. 16, 2017 | Tomer Gewirtzman, Piano, Feb. 8, 2017

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Two of the most exciting artists to emerge from the acclaimed Young Concert Artists program are slated to perform at the Sandler Center's Miller Studio Theatre in 2017, Sang-Eun Lee, cello, Jan. 16 and Tomer Gewirtzman, piano, Feb. 8. Tickets are on sale beginning Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. and available at the Sandler Center Box Office, over the phone at 877-YNOTTIX, or online at

Founded in 1961 in New York, the Young Concert Artists program has discovered and launched the careers of many internationally celebrated musicians, including such stars as violinist Pinchas Zukerman; pianists Emanuel Ax, Jeremy Denk, and Murray Perahia; the St. Lawrence and Borromeo String Quartets; cellists Fred Sherry and Carter Brey; and soprano Dawn Upshaw. The New York Times wrote: ‟Young Concert Artists has acquired a special status in the musical world, and deservedly so. It is extremely doubtful that any organization anywhere could have matched the YCA record for spotting great talent and helping it along."

Fresh from their wins in the Young Concert Artists auditions and international musical competitions, cellist Sang-Eun Lee and pianist Tomer Gewirtzman will perform at the Miller Studio Theatre.

At 22, brilliant young cellist Sang-Eun Lee has won international prizes and critical acclaim. The Washington Post called her "a prodigiously talented young artist with powerful technique and musical poise." Last season, she made her Kennedy Center debut and her New York recital debut in the Young Concert Artists Series, and performed in venues across the U.S.

Born in Seoul, Korea, Ms. Lee has been invited to perform as a soloist with Korea's leading orchestras including the Seoul Philharmonic, the Suwon Philharmonic, the Prime Philharmonic, the Korean National University of Arts Orchestra, the Gangnam Symphony and GMMFS orchestras; and she has been featured on KBS (the Korean Broadcasting System).

Hailed by The Washington Post as an artist of "formidable virtuosity and stylistic sensitivity," Israeli pianist Tomer Gewirtzman has impressed audiences around the world. This season, he makes his New York recital debut on the Young Concert Artists Series and performs a D.C. recital on the Washington Performing Arts Series.

Winner of a First at the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Mr. Gewirtzman has won major competitions across the globe, including  First Prize at the 2014 Wideman International Piano Competition in Louisiana, First Prize and a special prize for a commissioned piece for the competition at the 2010 Clairmont Competition in Israel, and First Prize at the Aspen Music Festival Concerto Competition.

Performance times, ticket prices and musical programs are below. Tickets are priced at $20 for adults and $10 for students/seniors.  Tickets are available now at the Sandler Center Box Office, over the phone at 877-YNOTTIX, or online at

Sang-Eun Lee, cello
Chang-Yong Shin, piano
Jan. 16, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Miller Studio Theatre

Manuel de Falla                Suite Populaire Espagnole for Cello and Piano
Gaspar Cassado               Suite for solo cello 
Robert Schumann             Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano, Op. 70
Franz Schubert                  Sonata in A Minor for Arpeggione and Piano, Op. 821
Gaspar Cassado                Dance of the Green Devil

Tomer Gewirtzman, piano
Feb. 8, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Miller Studio Theatre

Francois Couperin            Passacaglia in B minor from Pièces de Clavecín, Ordre VIII
Franz Liszt                        Sonata in B minor, S. 178
John Corigliano                 Fantasia on an ostinato (1985)
Robert Schumann             Fantasie in C major, Op. 17

Programs subject to change.

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