Graduate Recital: Addi Liu, violin (DMA)

Addi Liu, violin (HPP)
Addi Liu, violin
Saturday, February 20, 2021, 7:30 PM (EST)

Music by Bach, Couperin, and Fontana
[new date]

Join us by using the Zoom meeting link below. Guests will enter and remain in the waiting room before the start of the event.


Addi Liu, violin
QinYing Tan, harpsichord
Sarah Coffman, violoncello & viola da gamba

program and notes

Giovanni Battista Fontana (1571–1630)
Sonata Seconda a Violino Solo from Sonate a 1. 2. 3. per Il Violino, o Cornetto, Fagotto, Chitarone, Violoncino o Simile Altro Istromento (Venice, 1641)

François Couperin (1668–1733)
Neuvième Concert, Intitulé Ritratto Dell’amore from Les Goûts-Réunis, Ou Nouveaux Concerts (Paris, 1724)
  I. Le Charme (Gracieusement, et gravement)
  II. L’Enjoüement (Gayment)
  III. Les Graces (Courante françoise)
  IV. Le, je-ne-Scay-quoy (Gayëment)
  V. La Vivacité 
  VI. La Noble Fierté Sarabande (Gravement)
  VII. La Douceur (Amoureusement)
  VIII. L'et Cœtera ou Menuets

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Sonata No. 2 in A Minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1003 from Sei Solo a Violino senza Basso accompagnato, Libro Primo (Cöthen, 1720)
  I. Grave
  II. Fuga
  III. Andante
  IV. Allegro

George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
Sonata No. 6 in G Minor, from Sonates pour un traversiere un violon ou hautbois con basso continuo (Amsterdam, 1730)
  I. Larghetto
  II. Allegro
  III. Adagio
  IV. Allegro

Addi Liu is a Doctor of Musical Arts student in Historical Performance Practice at Case Western Reserve University. Noted for his “vivid” playing (San Francisco Classical Music Examiner), he can be heard on RTHK Radio 4 (Hong Kong) and has appeared in performances with ensembles such as American Bach Soloists, Apollo’s Fire, Les Délices, and the San Francisco-based early music ensemble MUSA, of which he is a founding member.

A native of Hong Kong and San Francisco, he studied with Jodi Levitz and Elizabeth Blumenstock at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he graduated with a BM and MM with a Departmental Award in Excellence. He is an alumnus of the Aspen Music Festival, Amherst Early Music Festival, American Bach Soloists Academy, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer and Winter Institutes, SFEMS Baroque and Classical Workshops, and La Petite Bande Summer Academy. His research interests include the transmission of music theory between China and West, in particularly the Jesuit missions in 17th- and 18th-century Beijing. He has presented at the McGill Music Graduate Students’ Society Symposium and Musicking: Cultural Considerations conference.