On Monday, June 3rd, UCMP students and parents were treated to a very special performance by the group “Jeunes Virtuoses de New York” (JVNY) at the Eugenio Maria de Hostos Early Childhood Center. This event was part of UCMP’s Visiting Artist Program where professional musicians and artists of any genre come to our program to perform for our children.
JVNY is an ensemble of exceptionally accomplished young musicians who perform on both sides of the Atlantic as a string camerata, and in various chamber music configurations. They performed several pieces by Latin American and European Composers. At the end, students engaged in a Q&A session with the members of JVNY, most of whom have attended or are studying at the prestigious Juilliard School of Music or Mannes College.
Members of JNVY have been winners of several national and international competitions, and have appeared as soloists with numerous professional orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, the Mainzer Kammerorchester and the China National Broadcast Symphony Orchestra.
This special presentation was coordinated by UCMP’s musician volunteer Jackson Wang, a 16-year-old violist who has recently been accepted by the newly-formed National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. In its 2013 inaugural season, NYO-USA will travel to Washington, DC, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and London for performances with famed maestro Valery Gergiev and renowned violinist Joshua Bell. Summer 2014 will feature a coast-to-coast US tour with dynamic conductor David Robertson and virtuoso violinist Gil Shaham.
For more information, visit the National Youth Orchestra of the United States.