Luigi Bassi

Rigoletto Fantasia di Concerto per Clarinetto e Pianoforte (Concert Fantasia on Motives from Verdi’s Opera: “Rigoletto” for Clarinet and Piano)

Johannes Brahms

Sonata No. 2 for Clarinet and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2

Alamiro Giampieri

Il Carnevale di Venezia – Capriccio Variato per Clarinetto e Pianoforte (The Carnival of Venice – Caprice Variations for Clarinet and Piano)

Heinrich Sutermeister

Capriccio for unaccompanied Clarinet in A

Niccolo Paganini

Capriccio Op. 1, No. 24 for Clarinet solo in B-flat

Event Info

Clarinetist Yang Song '20 present a junior recital as part of the Certificate in Music Performance, with pianist Azusa Hokugo.

Free and open to all. No tickets required. 

About the Artist:

Yang Song is a Junior majoring in Computer Science with certificates in Statistics and Machine Learning, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Engineering and Management Systems, Music Performance and Finance. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Yang has won Bronze and Silver Medals at the 2014 and 2015 International Mathematics Olympiads, held in Cape Town, South Africa and Chiang Mai, Thailand respectively. He holds Associate and Licentiate Diplomas in Clarinet, which he obtained in 2012 and 2013.

Yang is currently President of the Princeton University Orchestra, having previously served as Publicity Chair, and has performed in Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, Barcelona and Madrid as well as the Sydney Opera House. In addition to clarinet, Yang also plays violin and alto/tenor saxophone with various ensembles at Princeton, including Princeton Camerata, Princeton Chamber Orchestra, Princeton Opera Company and the Triangle Pit Orchestra.

In addition to musical activities, Yang has been awarded the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence and is also a Peer Career Adviser, Dormitory Assistant and Vice President of Princeton’s Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the National Engineering Honor Society. He studies Clarinet with Jo-Ann Sternberg and will work at the Quantitative Hedge Fund Two Sigma as a Quantitative Research Intern this summer in New York.

Azusa Hokugo holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree (DMA) in piano performance from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of Music and the Arts.  She is the recipient of the Rutgers University Dean’s Award for Outstanding Graduate Artistic Achievement Award.

As soloist, Azusa Hokugo has appeared as guest soloist with the Osaka, Nishinomiya and Kobe Symphony Orchestras in Japan, Long Island University Wind Orchestra in New York, the Mahidol Wind Symphony in Thailand, and the Mus’Art Wind Orchestra in Singapore.  In addition, Dr. Hokugo is a featured soloist in the Emmy Award winning Montana PBS television series, “11th & Grant with Eric Funk,” performing the music of Scriabin, Chopin, Funk and Ginastera.

Highly in demand as chamber recitalist, she appears regularly in the U.S., Japan and Southeast Asia.  In the U.S., she has given noted chamber performances at Montana State University with Vilomos Olah, concertmaster of the Budapest Symphony Orchestra in Hungary, as well as Duet Performances with Angella Ahn of Ahn Trio.  In 2011, Dr.Hokugo was invited to perform with the Grammy winning Cassatt String Quartet from New York City at the Big Sky Music Festival in Montana.