Bard College Conservatory of Music Presents
Faculty Recital: Luosha Fang ’11, violin, with Zhenni Li-Cohen, piano
Saturday, October 7, 2023
Bitó Conservatory Building, Performance Space
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Violin and piano duo performs Bach, Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Stravinsky.Free and open to the public.
Livestream at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqKB8WVo7D4
Violinist and violist Luosha Fang ’11 brings her adventurous spirit to music ranging from canonical repertoire to world premieres. She was a member of the Bard Conservatory's very first entering class in 2005, and after graduating in 2011 with a double degree in violin performance and Russian Studies, she went on to study violin and viola at the Curtis Institute and the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid. Luosha joined the Bard Conservatory violin/viola faculty in 2019.
As a violinist, she has performed as soloist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Atlantic Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra, the West Virginia Symphony, the Bay-Atlantic Symphony, and the American Symphony Orchestra, with whom she gave the US premiere of the Grażyna Bacewicz Violin Concerto No. 5. With the Albany Symphony Orchestra, she recorded George Tsontakis’s double violin concerto "Unforgettable" for release on NAXOS Records. She performed Kurtag Concertantes with The Orchestra Now at Carnegie Hall in the spring of 2023. As violist she has performed as soloist with the New Japan Philharmonic, the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, the TOHO-Gakuen Orchestra, the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra.
Zhenni Li-Cohen’s riveting presence and passionate performances have brought audiences to their feet around the world. Hailed for her “torrents of voluptuous sound...Li impresses as an artist of tremendous conviction, who fascinates even as she provokes“ by Gramophone Magazine, “a thrillingly good pianist” by The New Yorker and for her "...big, gorgeous tone and a mesmerizing touch" by The Philadelphia Inquirer, Ms. Li-Cohen has performed in such notable venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and WQXR’s Greene Space in New York, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Performing Arts Center, Washington D.C.’s Smithsonian Museum, San Jose’s California Theater, the Helsinki Music Center in Finland, the Grieghallen in Norway and the Berliner Philharmonie in Germany. After studies at Julliard, Yale University, and McGill University, she began concertizing in earnest, earning worldwide recognition as the winner of the 2017 New York Concert Artists Worldwide Debut Audition, Astral Artist’s 2016 National Auditions, the Grieg International Competition in Norway, and the unanimous 1st Prize at the Concours Musical de France.
Download: Luosha Fang Faculty Recital.pdf
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Location: Bitó Conservatory Building, Performance Space