VC LIVE | “On My Own: The Power of Music to Transcend the Pandemic”

We’re coming to you from the Curtis Institute of Music this week for a special Ida Kavafian studio class challenge: “On My Own: The Power of Music to Transcend the Pandemic”


Each of the 16 Ida Kavafian students were asked to prepare a new work to them from the solo violin repertoire and self-produce the performance from their own home, for an international audience.


Saturday October 10th, 2020:

Alfred Schnittke’s “A Paganini” – Haram Kim

Ysaÿe Sonata’s Op. 27, No. 5 – Maya Buchanan

Bach’s Partita No.1 in B Minor, BWV 1002 – Hannah Tam

Milstein/Paganini’s “Paganiniana” – Eun Seo Lee


Sunday October 11, 2020:

Bach’s Sonata No.2 in A Minor, BWV 1003 – Jenny Jin

Ysaÿe’s Sonata Op. 27, No. 6 – Danny Jin

Hindemith’s Sonata in G Minor, Op.11 No.6 – Hana Chang


Monday October 12, 2020:

Ysaÿe’s Sonata Op. 27, No. 2 – Jieon Park

Kreisler’s Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice, Op.6 – Eric Tsai

Paganini’s Caprice Op.1, No.1 – Eric Tsai

Bruno Maderna’s “Widmung” – Emily Shehi


Tuesday October 13th, 2020:

John Harbison’s “Four Songs of Solitude” – Lun Li

Bach’s Chaconne from Partita No.2 in D Minor, BWV 1004 – Youjin Lee

Ysaÿe’s Sonata Op. 27, No. 4 – Cherry Choi Tung Yeung


Wednesday October 14th, 2020:

Prokofiev’s Sonata in D Major, Op.115 – Karisa Chiu

Ernst’s “Last Rose of Summer” – Michael Shaham

Menahem Zur’s Prelude – Michael Shaham

Nielsen’s Praeludium, Theme and Variations – Emma Meinrenkin