James Nalley Joins the Shanghai Quartet in the Concert Hall

Posted: April 26, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Shanghai Quartet–Wiegang Li and Yiwen Jiang on violins, Honggang Li on viola, and Nicholas Tzavaras on cello–is recognized as one of the most outstanding quartets in performance today. The group is in concert at the Concert Hall tomorrow at 8 p.m., with an artistic discussion beginning at 7:15 p.m. on the Grand Tier. James Nalley, renowned pianist and director of George Mason’s Keyboard Studies Program, joins the quartet for the program’s second half and an interpretation of Brahms’s Quintet in F Minor for Piano and Strings, Op. 34.

“I am very excited to be collaborating with such a dynamic string quartet,” says Nalley. “We have chosen the Brahms Piano Quintet because it is an exciting and powerful work to perform, especially in a large hall like the Center for the Arts.”

Nalley has performed across the United States, Canada, and Europe as a solo recitalist, chamber musician, and accompanist and made his New York Debut in Carnegie Hall to great acclaim. The winner of many national and international competitions, he is a frequent collaborator in chamber music and is an advocate for contemporary music. He has premiered more than 30 solo and collaborative compositions.

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