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Sun, Dec 05


Villa dei Fiori Palm Beach

The Complete Beethoven Cello Sonatas

Join us in the garden for an extraordinary musical performance featuring OLIVER HERBERT, cello with XIAOHUI YANG, piano!

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The Complete Beethoven Cello Sonatas
The Complete Beethoven Cello Sonatas

Time & Location

Dec 05, 2021, 3:00 PM

Villa dei Fiori Palm Beach, 163 Seminole Ave, Palm Beach, FL 33480, USA

About the Event

The Coudert Institute is delighted to present OLIVER HERBERT, cello with XIAOHUI YANG, piano for this (rescheduled from last year) musical salute to Ludwig van Beethoven. This member's only event will take place in the open air gardens of Villa dei Fiori in Palm Beach.


Gaining attention for his unique ability to connect with audiences through performance, cellist Oliver Herbert continues to build a reputation as an artist with a distinct voice and individual style. The recipient of a 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Oliver’s recent solo appearances include debuts with world renowned ensembles including the San Francisco Symphony, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

Oliver is equally at home playing well-known works as well as exploring uncharted musical territories. The 2021-22 season marks the beginning of several ambitious projects, including the complete Bach Cello Suites at Capital Region Classical and the complete Beethoven Sonatas at Guarneri Hall in Chicago. Oliver will also be premiering a commissioned work by Chelsea Komschlies for multitrack cello and electronics, as well as exploring the music of Venezuelan composer and cellist Paul Desenne. Concerto highlights for the 2021-22 season include performances with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, New World Symphony, and Rhode Island Philharmonic—performing works by Barber, Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky, Ibert, and Schumann.  In June 2020, Oliver released his debut album with pianist XIAOHUI YANG, Frame of Mind: Fauré and Janáček, featuring the two cello and piano sonatas of Gabriel Fauré as well as Leoš Janáček’s Pohádka (Fairy Tale). Oliver's additional recording highlights include a release of Haydn's D Major Cello Concerto with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony. Interested in the intersection of visual art and music, Oliver also enjoys working on mixed media and video projects. Recent collaborations in this area include projects with filmmakers Lone Cricket, Mike Grittani, and Mimi Pfahler.

Born in San Francisco, Oliver is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Carter Brey and Peter Wiley. Before starting his studies at Curtis, Oliver was a student of Clive Greensmith at the Colburn School. In addition, he has been greatly inspired by his studies with Pamela Frank and Dr. Ford Lallerstedt at the Curtis Institute, as well as his sessions with Steven Isserlis at IMS Prussia Cove. He currently plays on a 1769 Guadagnini cello that belonged to the great Italian cellist Antonio Janigro, on generous loan from the Janigro family. Learn more about Oliver Hebert through his website...


Chinese pianist XIAOHUI YANG, a winner of the 2017 Naumburg International Piano Competition has been hailed by Isreali newspaper, Haaretz, as a "tastefully polished musician."  She has been featured in performances throughout four continents, including in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Ozawa Hall, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the Seoul Arts Center.

Ms. Yang has been a soloist with ensembles such as the Louisiana Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Acadiana Symphony, Curtis Symphony, Galveston Symphony and Poland’s Capella Bydgostiensis. Solo and collaborative performances include recitals for Portland Piano International, Shriver Hall Concert Series (Baltimore), Union College Concert Series (Schenectady, NY), Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts (Chicago) and Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts (Katonah, NY).

A dedicated chamber musician, Ms. Yang has taken part in renowned North American festivals such as Marlboro, Tanglewood, Ravinia, Banff and Taos, and has performed with luminaries such as Peter Wiley, Charles Neidich and Roberto Diaz. Ms. Yang is also the founding member of the Steans Piano Trio, alongside Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra violinist Eunice Kim and Boston Symphony Orchestra cellist Oliver Aldort. Ms. Yang has been invited to perform on tours with Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute and Curtis on Tour at concert halls in the United States, Korea, and Greece.

Ms. Yang is a graduate of Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Ignat Solzhenitsyn and was a recipient of the Festorazzi Prize for the best graduating piano student. She earned her master’s degree at The Juilliard School as a student of Robert McDonald, and currently is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the Peabody Conservatory, under the tutelage of Boris Slutsky. Before moving to the United States, Ms. Yang studied at the Attached Music School of Shenyang Conservatory of Music with Danwen Wei, Xianwei Cheng and Rosemary Platt. Learn more about Ms. Yan through her website...

Please note limited space available. Priority access for Coudert Institute 2022 Season Members.

Telephone us at: 561-659-6161 to renew your membership and register for this event.


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