The Hayden’s Ferry Chamber Music Series takes place in the Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery, a stone’s throw from the 1875 ferry location near the Hayden Flour Mill. The logo is based on the only existing photo of the ferry and acknowledges the original name of Tempe, Hayden’s Ferry. The Salt River is no longer running and the beautiful TCA is located on Tempe Town Lake.
This Sunday afternoon series takes place mostly in the Gallery. Guest artists come from all over the United States and they are all exceptionally fine musicians. The experience of hearing music in an intimate and beautiful setting, surrounded by art, is really wonderful and quite rare. Seating is limited to 100 people. After the concerts the audience is invited to meet the musicians at a wine reception, and a glass of wine is included in the adult ticket price. I look forward to seeing you at the concerts.
Catherine Hayden, Producer
2019 - 20 Season
Wine reception follows each concert
October 27, 2019 | 2:30 pm | $30 Adults / $10 Students
Dmitri Berlinsky is the youngest winner of the Paganini International Violin Competition, recipient of the Grand Prize at the Montreal International Violin Competition, Young Concert Artists winner, laureate of the Tchaikovsky and Queen Elisabeth Competitions, among others. He has performed with Lorin Maazel, the London Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, to name a few. His extensive performance schedule has taken him to the Aspen Music Festival, Mostly Mozart, the Casals Festival and many more. He will perform chamber music with friends.
December 8, 2019 | 2:30 pm | $30 Adults / $10 Students
Winner of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, the Jasper Quartet is Ensemble in Residence at Temple University Center for Gifted Young Musicians. The Jaspers have been hailed as “sonically delightful and expressively compelling” (The Strad) and the New York Times named their latest album, “Unbound”, as one of the 25 Best Classical Recordings of 2017.
Violin Duos with Nikki and Timothy Chooi
January 19, 2020 | 2:30 pm | $30 Adults / $10 Students
Brothers Nikki and a Timothy Chooi are Curtis trained violinists with many accolades between them. Nikki has served as concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and member of the ensemble Time for Three. Nikki and Timothy both won major prizes at the Michael Hill International Violin Competition (Nikki earned 1st Prize). Timothy won 1st Prizes at Hannover’s Joseph Joachim Competition and Schadt Violin Competition. Nikki is s laureate of the Tchaikovsky and Queen Elisabeth Competitions. More highlights include Nikki’s performances at Marlboro and Ravinia Festivals. Timothy received the Prix Yvette Paternot for the most outstanding young musician at the 2018 Verbier Festival. They have both soloed with major orchestras.
February 23, 2020 | 2:30 pm | $30 Adults / $10 Students
Trio Combray brings together three internationally acclaimed musicians, violinist Gregory Fulkerson, cellist Jeffrey Solow, and pianist Jeffrey Swann.
Violinist Gregory Fulkerson is first prize winner of the International American Music Competition sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation. He has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti. His recording of Bach's complete Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin (Bridge) was chosen one of the Best Recordings of the Year by The New Yorker. He was Director of the Cooper International Violin Competition.
Cellist Jeffrey Solow's concerto appearances encompass performances of more than 40 works with orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Japan Philharmonic, VNOB (Hanoi), Prime Philharmonic (Korea), Seattle Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and the American Symphony, and he has been guest artist at many national and international chamber music festivals.
Pianist Jeffrey Swann has performed in recital and with orchestras worldwide, including the symphonies of Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Indiana, Dallas, Saint Louis, Singapore, Rotterdam, Warsaw, Santa Cecilia, RAI, Radio France de Montpellier, and the London Philharmonia, among many others. He won First Prize at the Dino Ciani Competition sponsored by La Scala in Milan and a gold medal at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, and was a winner of Young Concert Artists.
Aristo Sham, Piano
April 19, 2020 | 2:30 pm | $30 Adults / $10 Students
Young Concert Artists winner pianist Aristo Sham has won multiple prizes and performs world wide while completing his studies at Harvard and New England Conservatory.
Pianist Aristo Sham has already dazzled audiences on five continents, in countries ranging from Singapore and Argentina, to Slovenia and Morocco, to China and Iceland.
Mr. Sham’s upcoming appearances include the Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3 with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in Hong Kong and the Mozart Concerto No. 23 with the Utah Symphony. He has previously performed as soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Edo de Waart, English Chamber Orchestra under Raymond Leppard, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, and the Minnesota Orchestra. In addition, he has given recitals for the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts in Chicago and the Salle Cortot in Paris, and performed for royalty and dignitaries such as Prince Charles, the Queen of Belgium, and ex-President Hu of China.
Mr. Sham won First Prize at the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions at the age of twenty-two, and numerous special prizes: the Hayden’s Ferry Chamber Music Prize, Vancouver Recital Society Prize, John Browning Memorial Prize, Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize, the Rhoda Walker Teagle New York Debut Prize, and Korean Concert Society Kennedy Center Debut Prize. The Young Concert Artists Series will present his debut recitals in New York at Merkin Concert Hall and in Washington, DC at the Kennedy Center Theater in April 2020.
Aristo Sham is currently in a joint program of Harvard University and the New England Conservatory, pursuing a BA in Economics and French and an MA in Piano Performance. He also travels to Sweden for studies at the Ingesund School of Music. In his free time, Mr. Sham enjoys travelling, languages, gastronomy and oenology.