Tony Lu and Kaori Washiyama in Concert: The Early and Late Chamber Music of Schubert and Brahms
This concert features works by Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms. Kaori Washiyama (violin and viola) and Tony Lu (piano) will present both early and late chamber works to show the stylistic and compositional development of the composers. This can give the listeners an opportunity to reflect on their lives through classical music.
Tony Lu, B.A. from Bennington College with concentrations in Mathematics, History and Piano Performance. Born in Wuhan, China in 1997, Tony started learning and playing the piano at age 5 and due to his visual impairment, he has always learned music by ear. Tony began to study in the US in 2013 and has performed with various different chamber music groups and orchestras both in high school and college, including Alton Symphony Orchestra and Sage City Symphony. Tony has worked closely and performed with many Bennington College music faculty, including Christopher Lewis, Yoshiko Sato, Joan Forsyth, Nathaniel Parke, Kaori Washiyama, and Allen Shawn, both on and off campus. Tony also worked as a piano tutor, music history, & analysis lecturer, and accompanist helping students in the music department. Together, Tony is also an active faculty member of Sonata International Piano Camp and Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp in Bennington, VT. In addition to performing, Tony enjoys teaching music history, analysis, classical piano improvisations, as well as chamber music.
Kaori Washiyama is a first-prize winner of the Lipitzer Violin Competition, Italy, and recipient of the Barook Saal Award, Japan. She is currently on the faculty of Bennington College. She has founded and directed a major chamber music series in Kyoto, Japan, performed concerto and recital events in Europe and America, and is co-director of Shulman/Washiyama Advanced Performer’s Seminar, providing guidance and inspiration to gifted students.