Sergei Prokofiev

 Cello Sonata in C Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 119

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sonata in G Minor for Cello and Piano, Op.19

Event Info

Cellist Leland Ko '20 and pianist Seho Young '19 perform the cello sonatas of Sergei Prokofiev and Sergei Rachmaninoff in this informal recital, free and open to all. 

About the Artist:

Leland Ko ’20 is a 20-year-old cellist from the Boston area. He was most recently a student of Paul Katz of the New England Conservatory (NEC), and is now a third-year at Princeton University. Though he grew up a part of the extensive youth orchestra culture in Boston, Leland has often sought out chamber music at various summer festivals over the years, having attended the Perlman Music Program for many years, as well as RSMI last year. Through these festivals, Leland has had the chance to study with and occasionally perform alongside artists such as Ronald Leonard, Merry Peckham, Laurence Lesser, Lluis Claret, Joel Krosnick, Natasha Brofsky, Timothy Eddy, Marcy Rosen, Ralph Kirshbaum, Itzhak Perlman, Donald Weilerstein, Vivian Weilerstein, and Peter Salaff.

Leland is also currently a competitive long-distance runner, but remains loyal to tennis as a player and even more so as a fan. Both those activities conveniently complement his love for eating. Leland plays one of the many cellos made in Maine over the last few decades by Nathaniel Slobodkin, and a Swiss-made bow by Pierre-Yves Fuchs.

Seho Young ‘19 is a Korean-Japanese-American pianist from the Boston area. He has performed in venues across the US, including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Millenium Stage at the Kennedy Center, and Sanders Theater at Harvard University. As a winner of Princeton University’s 2017 concerto competition, he performed Rachmaninoff’s third piano concerto with the Princeton University Orchestra. His mentors include Yoheved Kaplinsky, Wha Kyung Byun, William Naboré, and Francine Kay, and he has received masterclasses from renowned musicians such as Stanislav Ioudenitch, Tamás Vásáry, Jeffrey Kahane, and Jon Kimura Parker. He has attended the Aspen Music Festival and School, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School, and International Piano Academy Lake Como. Seho is currently a senior at Princeton University, majoring in Computer Science, with a certificate in Musical Performance. He is a composer, orchestrator, and the pit conductor for the university’s famous comedy musical theater troupe, Triangle Club, and the music director for Quipfire! Improv Comedy. He is an avid member of Princeton’s club ultimate frisbee team, and in his free time he enjoys poker, chess, table tennis, and eating lobster bisque. Next year Seho will be pursuing his Masters at Yale School of Music, studying with Boris Berman.