Music Arts Proudly Presents the Community Family Concerts Series –
Our 21st Season Presenting World Class Music
Natalie Zhu and Friends perform their critically acclaimed program
from The Kingston Chamber Music Festival this Summer
Natalie Zhu, piano Zachary DePue, violin Ayano Ninomiya, violin Che-Hung Chen, viola Clancy Newman, cello
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Beethoven: String Quartet in A Major, Op.18, no. 5
Brahms: Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8
WHEN: Saturday evening, October 26 at 7:30 PM; (Optional dinner at 6 PM)
WHERE: Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road (intersection O.Y.R. and Township Line Rd.)
Elkins Park, PA 19027 ! Phone: 215-887-8700, www.kenesethisrael.org
You save: Plenty of on site free parking ! No stairs ! No tax ! No “facility” fee
Tickets: Concert – $35 ($30 if purchased by Oct. 21 – you save another $5)
Students through age 23 FREE
Optional 3-course dinner catered by Marco Polo – $20 per person
BYOB – No “corkage” fee
All dinner reservations must be received at K.I. by Oct. 21
Please make checks payable and send to: KI Music Arts, 8339 Old York Rd., Elkins Park, PA 19027. Concert
tickets also available at the door. Advance reservations are required for dinner. Reserved dinner seating for groups
of 7 or more: please include name and dinner choice of each person in your group, and enclose checks in one
envelope for reserved tables. All tickets purchased in advance are held at the door. Box office opens at 5 PM.
NATALIE ZHU, piano. Artistic director of Kingston Chamber Music Festival since 2009. Founding member:
Clarosa Piano Quartet (performed at KI). Tours: throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia in
recital, solo, and chamber. Festivals: performs at Marlboro, Amelia Island, Tanglewood, Chicago Chamber
Musicians, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Seattle, Brooklyn, Curtis On
Tour, and many others. Awards: Avery Fisher Career Grant; Musical Fund Society Career Advancement
Award, Andrew Wolf Memorial Chamber Music Award, Astral Artists Award. Collaborations: Guarneri, Orion,
Mendelssohn, Ying Quartets; Beaux Arts Trio, Variation Trio, Time for Three; with violinist Hilary Hahn since
1997, CD Deutch Grammophon 2005. Piano Studies: age 6 with Xiao-Cheng Liu, China; first public
performance age 9, Beijing; age 11, immigrated with family to U.S.; age 15 began studies at Curtis with Gary
Graffman; M. Music at Yale with Claude Frank.
CHE-HUNG CHEN, viola. Member, Philadelphia Orchestra since 2001. Founding member, Daedalus Quartet.
Guest Principal viola with San Diego Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Japan’s Hyogo Performing Arts
Center orchestra. Founding member Clarosa Piano Quartet with his wife, Natalie Zhu, Juliette Kang (first
associate concertmaster Phila. Orch.) and Clancy Newman. Faculty member: Boyer College of Music at
Temple U. Festivals: Marlboro Music in Boston, Carnegie Hall, Musicians from Marlboro national tours;
Kingston Chamber Music Festivals; Ravinia, Caramoor, Saratoga, Bridgehampton, and Music from Angel Fire.
Awards: 1st prize, Piece de Concert prize, and Szekely Prize at 7th Banff International String Quartet
Competition; founding member of Daedalus String Quartet; 3-time top prize winner Taiwan National
Instrumental Competition. Education: Curtis Institute with legendary violist Joseph dePasquale.
ZACHARY DEPUE, violin. Concertmaster Indiana Symphony Orch.(2007-2019), soloist, chamber, fiddler.
Founding member, Time for Three, DePue Brothers Band (at KI Dec. 8, 2019!!).Philadelphia Orch. (2002-
2007). Performances, collaborations: international soloist; chamber music, Kingston Chamber Music
Festival. Education: Cleveland Institute, studied with Wm Preucil, concertmaster Cleveland Orch., Curtisstudied
with Ida Kavafian and Jaime Laredo; concertmaster while at Curtis Orchestra. Special honor as
mentor: member 40th class Stanley K. Lacy Executive leadership Series in Indianapolis.
AYANO NINOMIYA, violin. World-wide performances with orchestras: U.S.Carnegie Hall, Switzerland, New
Zealand at Adams; Canberra, Australia International, Bulgaria. Festivals: Marlboro, Ravinia, Moab, Bowdoin,
Musicians from Marlboro tours U.S. and France; TEDx talk 2012. Awards/Prizes: winner Walter Naumburg
International Competition, Tibor Varga International Competition, Astral Artists National Auditions, Young
Performers Career Advancement, Lili Boulanger Award. Beebe Fellowship to study at Liszt Academy in
Budapest. Education: Harvard U., Juilliard, Liszt Academy. Teaching: former Associate Prof. Eastman School
of Music; currently violin faculty New England Conservatory.
CLANCY NEWMAN, cello. Soloist throughout Europe, Asia, Canada; frequent performances on NPR, A&E
and PBS. Collaborations: member, Clarosa Piano Quartet, former Musicians from Marlboro and Chamber
Music Society of Lincoln Center. Composer: “Pop-Unpopped” has 80,000 views on YouTube. Numerous
chamber works, featured composer frequently on Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Chicago
Chamber Musicians series. Awards/Prizes: First prize winner Naumberg International Competition, Avery
Fisher Career Grant. Gold Medal Dandenong Youth Festival, Australia at age 12, competing against people
twice his age; March 2019 Mr. Newman’s piano Quintet commissioned by Ryuji Ueno Foundation premiered at
opening ceremony of National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. Education: Columbia U.
notoriously difficult joint 5/4 program A.B. English Columbia College, M.Music Juilliard.