Peter Freisinger, piano
Olga Myatieva, violin
A Korean-born composer, Jae Hyeok Jang writes music in the spirit and image of Korea. He focuses on the Korean emotion and concept han (bitter sorrow). “Awakening Dawn”, composed for the Parkway Concert Orchestra, portrays a transcendent side of han in Western musical vocabulary.
Dr. Jang studied composition at Keimyung University, Manhattan School of Music, and Boston University (doctorate). His composition teachers include Lukas Foss, Aaron Jay Kernis, Samuel Headrick, Marjorie Merryman, and Nils Viegeland. He also studied at the Mozarteum, IRCAM, Fontainebleau, and Avignon with Helmut Lachenmann, Sofia Gubaidulina, Kaaja Saariaho, Marco Stroppa, and Samuel Adler. Dr. Jang taught at BU, and is currently on faculty at Phillips Exeter Academy (NH) where he conducts and teaches composition. He is also Music Director of Korean Presbyterian Church in Greater Boston.
Dr. Jang has been commissioned by BU Tanglewood Institute and the Da-ism Contemporary Music Festival. His music has been performed in Europe, Asia, and America, and has been premiered on Korean Broadcasting System.
Frederick Sienkiewicz is an emerging artist-teacher of trumpet in the Greater Boston area. Last year he finished his studies at the New England Conservatory, with former Boston Symphony principal Charles Schlueter, and earned his Master of Music degree with academic honors and a concentration in Music-in-Education (2007). Mr. Sienkiewicz is now an active freelance performer, appearing throughout New England with ensembles such as the Harvard Group for New Music, OperaHub, New Bedford Symphony, Granite State Symphony, and the North Country Chamber Players. A Western Massachusetts native, Fred was born and raised in Westfield and earned his Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude and departmental honors in music, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2005). In his free time, Fred enjoys hiking, bicycling, kayaking, running, and yoga.