Vonsattel, Guests Featured in Faculty Recital

Gilles Vonsattel

Pianist Gilles Vonsattel of the department of music and dance will be joined by violinist Frank Huang and cellist Sophie Shao in a faculty recital on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall.

The trio will perform works by Haydn, Schumann and Brahms.

Vonsattel, a winner of the Naumburg Competition, has performed with the Boston and San Francisco symphony orchestras, Staatskapelle Halle, L’orchestra de chamber de Genève, L’orchestra symphonique de Quèbec and at the Bard, Kfar Blum, Warsaw’s Chopin and Davos festivals. He performs and tours with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Huang, concertmaster of the Houston Symphony and a Naumburg Prize winner, is on the faculty of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.

Shao, top prize winner at the Rostropovich and Tchaikovsky competitions, has performed with the Chamber Society of Lincoln, and the BBC Concert and American Symphony Orchestras. She is on the faculty at Vassar College and Bard Conservatory of Music.

Tickets are $10 general public, $3 UMass students and  $5 other students, children, seniors and are available at the Fine Arts Center Box Office, 545-2511 or at fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.