Hán Xiè and Allison Nyquist
Friday, April 27, 2018, 7:30 PM
|| Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, this concert is free to the public. Free-will donations will be accepted at the concert.
Indiana History Center
450 West Ohio Street
IEM's 2018 Spring Concert will pair Hán Xiè, a recent 1st violin appointment for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, with Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra concert master Allison Nyquist in a program featuring works for two baroque violins. Other artists from Indy Baroque will collaborate.
Noted for the beauty of her playing as well as for her versatility, violinist Allison Edberg Nyquist is one of the preeminent performers of baroque and modern violin. She has been praised by The Chicago Sun Times as “impeccable, with unerring intonation and an austere beauty”. Equally at home as an orchestral and chamber musician, she also performs regularly as a violist.
Ms. Nyquist has performed throughout North America, collaborating with many of the top baroque ensembles, including Chatham Baroque, Olde Friends, and Apollo's Fire. She is frequently featured at the Bloomington Early Music Festival and the Indianapolis Early Music Festival. Her discography includes recordings for the Eclectra, Delos, and Centaur CD labels.
Highly regarded as a teacher, Ms. Nyquist has served on the faculties of Indiana State University, DePauw University, Ohio State, the Interlochen Arts Camp and Lawrence University. She is currently Adjunct Professor of Baroque Violin at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music.
Ms. Nyquist is concertmaster of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, and a member of Ensemble Voltaire, Baroque Band (Chicago), The Vivaldi Project, the Washington Bach Consort, and the newly appointed Music Director of Music City Baroque (Nashville).
Born in China, Hán Xiè began playing violin at the age of six. After three years of junior high school studies at the Wuhan Conservatory of Music Middle School, Han was admitted to the Central Conservatory of Music Middle School in Beijing. In 2008, he joined the China Youth Symphony Orchestra and toured China with the orchestra. In 2015, Han received his Bachelor of Music degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music.
Two years later, He received his Master of Music Degree in Violin Performance at the Peabody Conservatory. While he was a student at Peabody, he was invited to substitute for a concert in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. His mentors include Professor Wang Zhen Shan, Oleh Krysa, Victor Danchenko and Herbert Greenberg. His chamber music groups have been mentored by the Ying Quartet, Juilliard Quartet, Chiara Quartet, Takacs Quartet, Samuel Rhodes, Norman Fischer and Michael Kannen. He has participated in masterclasses by Midori Goto and Joel Smirnoff. Han has participated the Summit Music Festival in 2016 and the Tanglewood Music Center as a violin fellow in 2017.
In 2017, Hán was also awarded the Master of Music Degree in baroque violin at Peabody. He was concert master and concerto soloist in the conservatory’s baroque orchestra, the Baltimore Baroque Band, directed by John Moran and Risa Browder.
Hán loves watching movies, drawing maps and doing things very precisely.