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Project Art presents: Great Performers from New York City

  • John W. Colloton Pavilion 160 Hawkins Drive Iowa City, IA, 52242 United States (map)

Project Art presents: Mozart String quintet K. 614 in E flat, Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence.

Sunday, Sept. 23, at noon in the John Colloton Pavilion Atrium (Elevator F, Level 1)


Chad Hoopes–violin
Acclaimed by critics worldwide for his exceptional talent and magnificent tone, American violinist Chad Hoopes has remained an impressive, consistent, and versatile performer with many of the world’s leading orchestras. Hoopes is a first prize winner at the Young Artists Division of the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition and recipient of the 2017 Avery Fisher Career Grant.

David Bernat–violin
Violinist David Bernat is a Masters student at The Juilliard School, where he studies with Joseph Lin and Laurie Smukler, and is a graduate of the New England Conservatory, where he studied with Soovin Kim. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Tanglewood, and was recently featured on the BBC Radio 3 program, In Tune, and at WQXR’s Greene Space.

Matthew Lipman–viola
American violist Matthew Lipman is recognized as one of the world’s leading young instrumentalists. He has been hailed by the New York Times for his “rich tone and elegant phrasing” and by the Chicago Tribune for his “splendid technique and musical sensitivity.” A 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient.

Chieh-Fan Yiu–viola
Prize winner of the 2013 Lionel Tertis Competition, Taiwanese-Born Canadian violist Chieh-Fan Yiu has established himself as one of the most exciting young violists on the international stage today. An artist-in-residence of the New Asia Chamber Music Society, Dr. Yiu has performed in venues such as Málaga Clásica, Music@Menlo, Moritzburg, Verbier, Aspen, and Sarasota Music Festivals.

Michael Katz–cello
Hailed by the press for his “bold, rich sound” (Strad Magazine) and “nuanced musicianship,” (New York Times) Israeli Cellist Michael Katz has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in venues such as Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the Kennedy Center.

Mark Bernat–double bass

Mark Bernat has appeared in major concert halls in the United States, Europe, Israel, and China. A native of Poland, Mr. Bernat trained at the High School of Performing Arts and the Juilliard School in New York City. While still in his twenties, he gave recitals at London’s Purcell Room and Carnegie Recital Hall in New York. As the youngest member of the Israel Philharmonic, he worked with notable conductors such as Zubin Mehta and Leonard Bernstein.

Earlier Event: September 22
Red Barn Chamber Music
Later Event: November 16
Philosonia Presents: Voyage I