Rachel Yonan, viola & Kwan Yi, piano
Program includes Arvo Pärt: "Fratres," Ernest Bloch: "Suite Hébraïque," and other works. Praised for her expressive playing and rich evocative tone, Rachel Yonan has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in concert halls across the US, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and China; and on National Public Radio and Canadian Public Radio. She has appeared at Curtis Presents, Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove (UK), Ascoli Piceno Festival (Italy), Bay Chamber Concerts and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. A lover of chamber music, Rachel co-founded the Marinus Ensemble with her brother, cellist Joseph Kuipers. She has collaborated with such renowned artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Roberto Díaz, Joseph Silverstein, James Dunham and Robert Levin; and worked extensively with Pamela Frank, Peter Wiley and Edgar Meyer. Rachel serves as the Artistic & Executive Director of the Marinus Ensemble, and teaches in the music department at Duke University. Kwan Yi has performed throughout the US, Europe, and Asia in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kimmel Center, Kennedy Center, Chicago Symphony Center, the Metropolitan and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museums, Jordan Hall, Jones Hall, Mann Performing Arts Center, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and the Library of Congress, among others. He currently serves as assistant professor of Piano at the East Carolina University School of Music.