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Walden “Curtis to Colorado” Concert
October 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians to engage a local and global community through the highest level of artistry. One of the most selective schools in the United States, Curtis accepts four percent of applicants each year on average, and a tuition-free policy ensures that talent and artistic promise are the only considerations for admission.
With a small student body of about 175, Curtis ensures that each young musician receives an education of unparalleled quality, distinguished by a “learn by doing” philosophy and personalized attention from a faculty that includes a high proportion of actively performing musicians.
Curtis students hone their craft through more than 200 orchestra, opera, solo and chamber music offerings each year and programs that bring arts access and education to the community. This real-world training allows these extraordinary young musicians to join the front rank of performers, composers, conductors, and musical leaders, making a profound impact on music onstage and in their communities. To learn more, visit Curtis.edu.
ABOUT CURTIS ON TOUR
Curtis on Tour is the Nina von Maltzahn global touring initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music. Grounded in the school’s “learn by doing” philosophy, it offers students real-world, professional touring experience alongside celebrated alumni and faculty. In addition to performing, musicians offer master classes, interactive programs, and community engagement activities. Curtis on Tour also facilitates solo performances of Curtis students and alumni with professional orchestras and recital series. Since the program was established in 2008, students, faculty and alumni have performed more than 300 concerts in over 90 cities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
Janice Carissa, piano
Capriccio sopra la lontananza del fratello dilettissimo, BWV 992
(“Capriccio for the departure of his most beloved brother”) Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata No. 6 in D major, K. 284 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Rondeau en polonaise
Tema con variazione
Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, Op. 35 Felix Mendelssohn
Vier Klavierstücke, Op. 119 Johannes Brahms
Intermezzo: Adagio (1833–1897)
Intermezzo: Andantino un poco agitato
Intermezzo: Grazioso e giocoso
Rhapsodie: Allegro risoluto
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15, “Rákóczi March,” S.244/15, in A minor Franz Liszt
Janice Carissa appears by special arrangement with Curtis on Tour, the Nina von Maltzahn global touring initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music.
Janice Carissa, from Surabaya, Indonesia, entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2013 and studies piano with Gary Graffman and Robert McDonald. All students at Curtis receive merit-based, full-tuition scholarships, and Ms. Carissa is the Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest Fellow.
A recipient of numerous awards and honors, Ms. Carissa was named a 2018 Career Grant winner by Charlotte White’s Salon De Virtuosi, and performed at WQXR’s Greene Space in November 2018. She was also a Young Scholar of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, the runner-up in the 2014 piano competition at the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Music Festival and School,Star Performance Award winner of the 2012 American Protégé International Music Talent Competition in New York and the top prize-winner of the IBLA Foundation’s 2006 International Piano Competition where she performed winner recitals in Ragusa, Rimini and Cesena, Italy.
In 2018 Ms. Carissa attended Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, where she premiered Timo Andres’s Piano Trio. She performs this trio in a 2019 tour with Miriam Fried and colleagues from Ravinia.
Ms. Carissa has been featured on television and radio, including Indonesia Mencari Bakat, Ispirasi Pagi, Sang Juara, Global TV, RCTI, Trans TV, BC TV, Metro TV, TV One, Voice of America, WHYY-TV (Philadelphia), WXQR’s Greene Space, and National Public Radio’s From the Top.
Recent career highlights include her solo debut with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; a recital tour to New Mexico, Arizona, California, and New York; and a collaboration with members of Scharoun Ensemble Berlin at the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music. She has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea; Midwest Young Artists Symphony Orchestra; Symphony in C; the Eastern Wind Symphony, Bay Atlantic Symphony and the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Concert Series. She has also performed at the opening of the Auditorium at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, the United Nations in New York, Oxford University’s St. Hilda’s College, Chicago’s Jay Priztker Pavilion, Steinway Hall in New York and Rutgers Center in Camden, New Jersey. Other notable venues include the Sydney Opera House, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University, SEI Innovation Studio at the Kimmel Center, the Kennedy Center, the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music’s Concert Hall in Warsaw and the Theatre Hall of the Karol Lipinski Academy of Music in Wroclaw. She has performed for the President of Indonesia and other dignitaries at the Presidential Palace in Bogor and for Lady Dewi Sukarno in Bali.
Ms. Carissa has participated in the Aspen Music Festival and School, Oxford Philomusica in England, and the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Maine.