$12 Student Rush at the door.
Tickets are available for purchase in the City Performance Hall lobby the evening of the concert.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 7:30pm
Enjoy a concert of youthful vigor in a prize performance by the winner of the 2013 DCS International Piano Competition. Follow the competition in March, and be sure to catch this, the winner’s DCS debut. Maestro Richard McKay also conducts works by Beethoven and Brahms in the grand finale of Dallas Chamber Symphony’s 2012-13 Season.
City Performance Hall | 2520 Flora Street | Dallas, Texas 75201
Coriolan Overture – Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor – Sergei Rachmaninoff
Congcong Chai, pianist – Winner of the DCS International Piano Competition 2013
For more information on the DCS International Piano Competition, presented in partnership with the SMU Meadows School of the Arts, click here.
Symphony No. 4 in E Minor – Johannes Brahms
Allegro non troppo
Allegro energico e passionato
As a recipient of numerous scholarships, Chai has been awarded the Lee Shuk-chee Memorial Scholarship, The Society of APA Non-Local Scholarship, Tom Lee Music Scholarship, CE Scholarship, Baring Private Equity Asia Scholarship, HKAPA Piano Alumni Scholarship, Capps Rogers Scholarship and David & Gunda Hiebert Piano Scholarship. Born in Xian, China, Chai Congcong started piano lessons with his mother at a young age. He studied at the DongFang XingZhi Piano School with Prof. Zheng Shu Xing, and ShenZhen Art School with Dan Zhao Yi and Miao Xiao Yan.
After graduating from high school, he was admitted to the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts to study with Prof. Eleanor Wong for his Diploma, Bachelor, and Master degrees. As a Graduate Teaching Assistant of University of Kansas, he is currently in his second year of the DMA programme at KU with Dr. Jack Winerock.