Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor Claude Debussy (1862-1968)
Intermède. Fantastique et léger
Finale. Très animé
Theme and Variations Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in A Major, Op. 13 Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Allegro quasi presto
Tarin Supprakorn, piano
Dr. Tarin Supprakorn is active as a solo pianist, accompanist, chamber musician, and teacher of private piano. He has won top prizes in numerous competitions in his native Thailand and elsewhere and has played with orchestras in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Critics have praised his playing as “lyric” and “graceful,” with the Pattaya (Thailand) Mail proclaiming: “Precocious talent Tarin Supprakorn took the stage [in a performance with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra] for a veritably electric demonstration of controlled expression and pure technique. Like a hummingbird’s wings were his fingers as he breathed new life into the great Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.” The Bangkok Post has hailed him as “one of Thailand’s top young concert pianists.”
Soon after beginning graduate studies, Supprakorn won first prize in the Eastman School of Music’s [Rochester, New York] annual Piano Concerto Competition. As a result of that award, he performed Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO). The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle said, “Supprakorn delivered lyricism and flamboyance while letting Schumann’s distinctive voice speak for itself.” The Rochester City Newspaper stated, “The arc of his melody lines gracefully ebbed and flowed.” In addition to the RPO, Supprakorn has appeared as soloist with the Mahidol University Symphony Orchestra, Piyabhand Sanitwongse Foundation Orchestra, International Orchestra of Italy, National Orchestra of Indonesia, Lithuanian Symphonic Orchestra, International Youth Symphony Orchestra of Thailand, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Bangkok Silpakorn Wind Orchestra, and Thai Youth Orchestra.
Supprakorn has won first prize in most of Thailand’s piano competitions, including the Sixth Bangkok Chopin Piano Competition, the Seventh National Studio Piano Competition, the First National Piano Concerto Competition organized by Mahidol University, and the Fifth Piyabhand Sanitwongse National Piano Competition. He also won top and special prizes in the Fifth and Eighth International Chopin Piano Competitions in Asia (Japan), the Seventh International Balys Dvarionas Competition for Young Pianists (Lithuania), the First ASEAN International Concerto Competition (Indonesia), the Fifth International Stasys Vainiunas Piano and Chamber Ensemble Competition (Lithuania), the Second ASEAN International Chopin Piano Competition (Malaysia), and First Music Teachers National Association Stecher and Horowitz Two Piano Competition (USA).
Supprakorn received the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music in Piano Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Dr. Nelita True. He received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, where he studied with Dr. Thomas Hecht. In Thailand, he studied with Dr. Indhuon Srikaranonda-Balakauskas. He was also a recipient of Fund for Classical Music Promotion under the Patronage of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana and M. L. Puangroy Apaiwongse Scholarship Fund.
Currently, Supprakorn serves as a full-time faculty member at Western Music Department, Faculty of Humanities, Kasetsart University, and a piano instructor at Peterson Institute, Horwang Music Academy, Kawai Music School Chonburi, and SOONER The Classical Music School. In addition to teaching, he also serves as the Head of Academic at Kawai Music School Thailand.
Yada Lee, violin
Violinist Yada Lee has given recitals and concerts at Beethovenfest in Bonn, Germany; Tongyeong International Music Festival in South Korea; Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington, Vermont; and Mazzoleni Hall and Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre in Toronto. Dedicated to the betterment of society, she has given countless benefit concerts for charitable organisations in Thailand, such as Operation Smile Thailand, The Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, Wheelchair and Friendship Centre of Asia, Wishing Well Foundation, Thai Red Cross Society, and more.
Ms. Lee’s 2022 season highlights include a happy return to the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra featured alongside notable artists such as Martin Fröst, Yuja Wang, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Klaus Mäkelä and more; an appearance as a guest violinist with Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra in Croatia; and most recently her very first concerts at the 75th Edinburgh International Festival with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at Usher Hall, United Kingdom.
2020-2021 season highlights included "Love and Turmoil"--a Solo Spotlight recital at New World Symphony with pianists Sahun Hong and Wesley Ducote, featuring music by Brahms, Janáček and Gershwin-Heifetz.; leading the Orchestra Now as the concertmaster in Hudson Valley, New York; recording numerous virtual chamber music concerts, with the last production of 2021 celebrating Thailand National day with the Royal Thai Embassy of Budapest. During the COVID-19 global pandemic, Ms. Lee participated in “Live from our Living Room”--a virtual concert series created and performed by New World Symphony Fellows for audiences at home. The musicians played live, informal chamber music concerts in a weekly series broadcasted live via Facebook.
2019 season highlights were Carnegie Hall tour with New World Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas featuring Yuja Wang; collaboration with Iberacademy in Medellin, Colombia in a week-long residency giving masterclasses and orchestral coachings; chamber music collaboration with St. Lawrence String Quartet at the Bank of America Chamber Music Series Spoleto Festival USA, as well as leading the festival orchestra as the concertmaster; an appearance at Artosphere Music Festival in Arkansas, Charleston Symphony in South Carolina; and solo recital at Sala Sudasiri Sobha in Bangkok titled “Gratitude” with proceeds going towards the Gift of Life Foundation for blood disease patients. Winner of numerous awards and competitions, Ms Lee has been the winner of Mannes Concerto Competition, first prize at the Beethoven National String Competition Thailand, and is a grant recipient from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Peter M. Gross Fund, and the Late Princess Galyani Vadhana Foundation. She made her New York debut at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in 2014, performing Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1, and her Bangkok debut performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in 2010 with Bangkok Charity Orchestra.
A passionate orchestral musician, Ms. Lee performed as a guest with Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company, Dubrovnik Symphony and Charleston Symphony to name a few. She was one of the youngest members of Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra since 2008, and now a member of Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra. She has performed under the batons of conductors including Sir Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Iván Fischer, Valery Gergiev, Paavo Järvi, Manfred Honeck, Zubin Mehta, Gianandrea Noseda, Antonio Pappano, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Michael Tilson Thomas, and many others. With various orchestras, Ms. Lee has performed throughout the world at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Koerner Hall, Maison Symphony de Montréal, Smetana Hall, Usher Hall, and major concert venues across Asia. Ms. Lee also served as concertmaster and principal for Oberlin Orchestra, Mannes Orchestra, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, The Orchestra Now and New World Symphony. Equally at home with repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary, Ms. Lee has played with such groups as the Oberlin Baroque Ensemble Contemporary Music Ensemble, and, while living in New York City, she served as concertmaster of the Mannes American Composer Ensemble under the direction of Lowell Liebermann. She highly enjoys collaborating with and commissioning new music by living composers.
Born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, Ms. Lee recently completed her orchestral fellowship at the New World Symphony. She holds a master’s degree from Mannes School of Music and a bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She received an Artist Diploma from The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory in Toronto. Her principal teachers include Paul Kantor, Barry Shiffman, Laurie Smukler and David Bowlin. Ms. Lee is also a keen opera lover and a fan of the Metropolitan Opera.