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Program for Solomon Ge

Friday, January 7, 2022 at 8 pm

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Old First Concerts and the Ross McKee Foundation present
Solomon Ge,
piano

Program

J. S. Bach (1685–1750)
English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808
      Prelude
      Allemande
      Courante
      Sarabande
      Gavotte I&II
      Gigue

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90
      Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck
      Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen

Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Sonatine
      Modéré
      Mouvement de Menuet
      Animé

Solomon Ge
Threnody

Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953)
Sonata No. 7 in B-flat major, Op. 83
      Allegro inquieto
      Andante caloroso
      Precipitato

About the artist

Solomon Ge is a pianist and composer from San Jose. He currently studies piano with Ms. Haesun Paik at the New England Conservatory of Music and formerly studied with Prof. Yoshikazu Nagai at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In 2021, he won First Prize at the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition and the Ann & Charles Eisemann International Young Artists Competition. He has also won top prizes in numerous local to international competitions including the 2019 International e-piano Junior Competition, Ross McKee Piano Competition and Mondavi Young Artists Competition.

He has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, Richardson Symphony Orchestra, Peninsula Symphony, Palo Alto Philharmonic, Round Rock Symphony Orchestra and California Youth Symphony, and has been invited to join the San Jose Youth Symphony on tour to Europe as a soloist.

He has also participated in the 2018 and 2019 Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival in Italy and the 2019 International Maestro Piano Festival in Taipei, and has performed in masterclasses for Jerome Lowenthal, Maria João Pires, Garrick Ohlsson, Dang Thai Son and John Perry, among others.