the Young Soloists Concerto Competition with the Greater Texoma Orchestra. She will perform Mozart's  Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414   ( 1st MVM)
February 4
,7:30 PM - Wynne Chapel on the Austin College campus. 

Sunday at 3 PM
Dallas City Performance Hall 2520 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201

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Spend the Sunday Summer Afternoon with us as we go ALL IN with explorations of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E Minor popularly known as the New World Symphony and Beethoven’s 
Egmont Overture. Our guest artist for the concert will be 16 year-old virtuoso Quinlan Facey performing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor.




Quinlan Facey


Boisterous Beethoven

Irish-American Quinlan Facey of Dallas, Texas, has won many competitions and awards. At Carnegie, as the final artist of the afternoon to perform with the New York Concerti Sinfonietta, he played Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37 in its entirety.

 
Facey’s effervescent playing was dazzling in its facility.
 
 

Despite his relative youth, he gave it an intelligent, fully developed and well thought-out interpretation that was mesmerizing. The animated first movement showed a welcome appreciation for articulation and structure, while doing justice to Beethoven’s gruff, masculine, leonine nature. The movement was capped by a fiery, powerful, and virtuosic cadenza that was a particular standout.

In the second movement, Facey’s songful, sensitively phrased statement of the hymn-like theme had the character of a musical prayer. He was seconded by the Sinfonietta’s beautifully played and shaped, sustained woodwind lines in the flutes, oboes, and bassoons.The Mozartian finale was appropriately playful. Facey’s effervescent playing was dazzling in its facility. Maestro Hostetter led a stylish and supportive orchestral accompaniment. Rhythmically propulsive, it was carefully balanced and dynamically nuanced, distinguished by forceful timpani-playing at its conclusion.


 

Max Wang

Max Wang, 14 years old, attends St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas, where he is in the ninth grade. He has been playing piano since the age of 4. Performing Schumann/Liszt’s “Dedication,” he gave a fluent, confident, virtuosic account of Liszt’s florid transcription of Schumann’s exultant love song, “Widmung,” from the song cycle “Myrthen,” Op. 25, No. 1.
 

Lauren Li, Piano

A petite pianist from Dallas, 10-year-old Lauren Li studies with the same teacher as Max Wang and Quinlan Facey. A fifth grader, she started playing piano at age 5. Her performance at Carnegie of Grieg’s “Butterfly,” from “Lyric Pieces,” Op. 43, No. 1, showed impressive technique and poise. Two days later, she made her concerto debut with the New York Concerti Sinfonietta at St. Gregory the Great Church.

Playing from memory the first movement of Mozart’s sunny Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K. 414, Li paid welcome attention to clarity of finger articulation, varied dynamics, and stylish phrasing, bringing out the bass lines with surprising power and fullness of tone.

 

522applicants15 Young Masters, ONE pianist - QUINLAN FACEY! We are so proud of you, congratulations on this huge achievement! And so grateful to the Texas Cultural Trust!

15 STUDENTS NAMED TEXAS YOUNG MASTERS
Texas Cultural Trust To Present 2016 Class At Zach Theatre, April 25, 2016
 


225 applicants, 15 Young Masters, ONE pianist - QUINLAN FACEY! We are so proud of you, congratulations on this huge achievement! And so grateful to the Texas Cultural Trust!

“The Trust wants to congratulate the 2016 Class of Texas Young Masters,” said Jennifer Ransom Rice, Executive Director of TCT.  “Those chosen represent not just amazing talent, but a deep commitment to their chosen artistic field as well.  We are honored to be able to support these exceptional rising stars as they develop into the Texas legends of tomorrow.”


Congratulations to Quinlan Facey!  Quinlan has been accepted to the 2013 New Orleans Piano Institute, an intensive solo performance program taking place in July.  In addition, he has been selected as one of eight semi-finalists to compete in the Junior Division of the Institute's 1st  Piano Competition for Solo Piano.  

Watch Quinlan Here

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"The first performance of the evening was not on the program: a selection of three piano pieces by 13-year-old pianist Max Wang. He is beginning to exhibit a nice range of tonal colors and plays with sensitivity and sophistication for his age."