Claude Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano
J S Bach: Sonata No. 2 in A minor BWV1003 for Solo Violin
Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata No.5 in G Major Op. 27 for Solo Violin
Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano in D Major Op. 94bis
Robert Chen has served as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s concertmaster since 1999 performing as a featured soloist with Riccardo Muti, Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, and others. In addition to his work with orchestras, he is an avid chamber musician and has performed with artists including Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, and Yo-Yo Ma. A frequent participant at numerous festivals, he also has toured extensively with Musicians from Marlboro and is a founding member of the Johannes Quartet.
Chicago-area native Hagle, an active chamber musician and collaborator, has performed in concert halls throughout the U.S. and abroad with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Avalon Quartet, and Quintet Attacca. He has released three acclaimed CDs on the Cedille label with violinist Rachel Barton Pine. He has served as a faculty member at the Music Institute since 1998 and teaches piano and composition. A Fulbright Scholar and graduate of Peabody Conservatory and Yale School of Music (where he received his DMA), he is also a Music Institute alumnus.
The Nichols Concert Hall concert series is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and sponsorship from ITW.