David Finckel and Wu Han Plus

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Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han rank among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. Their appearances take them to the world’s most prestigious concert series and festivals as soloists, as a duo, and in David’s case, as cellist of the Emerson String Quartet. With repertoire spanning virtually the entire literature for cello and piano, and a commitment to new music, the duo premiered Pierre Jalbert’s Cello Sonata at the Aspen Music Festival last season, and will premiere a new work for cello and piano by award-winning composer George Tsontakis during the 2008-09 season. David Finckel and Wu Han serve as Artistic Directors of both the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Music@Menlo, a Silicon Valley chamber music festival founded in 2003. They have released eleven critically acclaimed recordings on their own ArtistLed label, available at artistled.com. The two most recent additions to the ArtistLed catalogue feature David Finckel’s recording of the Dvorák Concerto and Augusta Read Thomas’s Ritual Incantations (world premiere recording), and Wu Han’s first full-length solo recording, “Russian Recital”, featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, and Scriabin. This season, ArtistLed releases its eleventh album, a recording of the Schubert piano trios, featuring David Finckel, Wu Han, and violinist Philip Setzer.

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