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TLI ConcertKODÁLY & BEETHOVEN

TLI Concert
KODÁLY & BEETHOVEN

Tanglewood

Linde Center - Lenox, MA View Map

Victor Romanul & Xin Ding, violin
Daniel Getz, viola
Adam Esbensen, cello
KODÁLY Duo for violin and cello, Op. 7
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat, Op. 74, The Harp

Featured Performers

Victor Romanul, violin
Victor Romanul, violin View biography in full page >

Violinist Victor Romanul, who holds the Bessie Pappas Violin Chair, has been performing professionally since he was seven. An active recitalist, teacher, and soloist, he has performed throughout the world. As a soloist, he was named in "Best of Boston" in 1997 by the Boston Globe. Mr. Romanul recently completed a three-year tenure as concertmaster of the Ars Poetica Chamber Orchestra, based in Detroit and made up of outstanding players from major U.S. orchestras. He has given master classes throughout the country at many schools, including Northwestern, Columbia, Oberlin, and SUNY Stony Brook. As a professor of violin at Boston Conservatory, he has taught violin, chamber music, and pedagogy. He has served as a coach for the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra and the New England Conservatory Preparatory orchestras. He served as the BSO's assistant concertmaster from 1993 to 1995 and from 1981 to 1986 was associate concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony. Mr. Romanul studied with Ivan Galamian, Joseph Silverstein, and Jascha Heifetz. As a member of the Boston Artists Ensemble and the Boston Conservatory Chamber Players, he has performed frequently at music festivals throughout New England. Recent career highlights have included performances of Beethoven's Violin Concerto with the Boston Pops and the New Hampshire Symphony, a three-concert series of the ten Beethoven violin sonatas at the Goethe Institute in Boston, performances of Bach's sonatas and partitas for solo violin in one recital, a recital of the complete solo sonatas of Eugene Ysaÿe, during the 2006-07 season, recitals around the country featuring solo violin music of Paganini, Sauret, Ernst, Wienawski, Vieuxtemps, and Ysaÿe.

Victor Romanul, violin Xin Ding, violin
Xin Ding, violin View biography in full page >

A native of China, violinist Xin Ding joined the Boston Symphony in January 1999, having already had an accomplished music career. She served as concertmaster for both the China Youth Symphony Orchestra and the China Chamber Orchestra, and performed in New England's major orchestras. Ms. Ding's natural gifts as a chamber musician were recognized early when she won the gold prize at the National String Quartet Competition in China. She was featured on national Chinese television and accompanied Chinese government delegations to promote culture exchanges in many countries. Her passion for chamber music has continued throughout her career, including her 2007 quartet tour of China with BSO colleagues, concerts in Boston and at Tanglewood as part of the prelude concert series, and many summers as visiting artist at the International Musical Arts Institute in Fryeburg, Maine. In addition, Ms. Ding is a member of the Milton String Quartet, performing concerts in support of children's charities in China and around the world. Teaching also plays a major role in Xin Ding's professional life; she was a faculty member of Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and her dedication and experience in the field have been widely recognized. She was named Studio Teacher of the Year by the American String Teachers Association of Massachusetts in 2007, and in 2011 was invited to judge the first ever Greater Boston Chinese Repertoire Violin Competition. The oldest child of a musical family, Ms. Ding studied piano and violin with her mother. At age ten, she was one of six young violinists selected nationwide to enter the primary school of Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She received a bachelor's degree from the China's Central Conservatory of Music and in 1996 arrived in the U.S., where she continued her studies in Houston and in Boston before earning an Artist's Diploma from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. Her principal teachers were the legendary pedagogues Zhenshan Wang, Fredell Lack, and Eric Rosenblith. Ms. Ding launched her BSO career while attending the Longy School and now balances teaching, chamber music, and orchestra performance as part of a well-rounded and fulfilling musical life. 

Xin Ding, violin
Daniel Getz, viola
Daniel Getz, viola View biography in full page >

Daniel Getz joined the viola section of the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 2013-14 season. Raised in Bethesda, Maryland, Mr. Getz began studying violin at age eight and switched to the viola at sixteen, studying with National Symphony violist Mahoko Eguchi. In 2011 he received his bachelor of music degree from the New England Conservatory, where he was a student of Kim Kashkashian. He earned his master of music degree at the Juilliard School in 2013 as a student of Heidi Castleman and Robert Vernon. Daniel Getz has performed the Bartók, Walton, and Stamitz viola concertos as a soloist with various orchestras in his hometown. He also frequently performs chamber music concerts in the Greater Boston area and in the Berkshires with other members of the BSO. Mr. Getz teaches viola and chamber music at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. Prior to joining the BSO, he performed as a substitute with the orchestra as well as with the New York Philharmonic. An alumnus of the Tanglewood Music Center, he has also participated at the Aspen Music Festival, Kneisel Hall, and the Perlman Music Program.

Daniel Getz, viola Adam Esbensen, cello
Adam Esbensen, cello View biography in full page >

Adam Esbensen joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra in September 2008 after spending five years as a cellist with the Oregon Symphony. Mr. Esbensen began his studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with Stephen Geber. He went on to earn a master of music degree and performance award from the Mannes College of Music. During his two years in New York City he studied with Timothy Eddy and performed around the state as part of the Mozart and Chopin festivals. Mr. Esbensen joined the cello section of the Louisville Orchestra in 2001, where he played for two years before moving back to his home state of Oregon. While living in Portland, he took an interest in new music as a member of the Fear No Music ensemble and at the Ernest Bloch Composer's Symposium. He has spent summers at festivals in Taos, Vail, Spoleto-Italy, Bellingham, and San Luis Obispo. Mr. Esbensen's other teachers and influences include Hamilton Cheifetz, John Kadz, and Pamela Frame.

 

Member of the Boston Cello Quartet.

Adam Esbensen, cello