1794 Meetinghouse

Jung-Yi Alice Hsieh Daugherty with Ilya Kazantsev

Sunday, June 23 @ 4:00 pm

A very musical, talented young musician.

William Bennett, Flute, Royal Academy of Music
  • Jung-Yi Alice Hsieh Daugherty – flute
  • Ilya Kazantsev — piano

Jung-Yi (Alice) Daugherty and Ilya Kazantsev serve a melting pot of music from around the world, brought to New Salem. From Classical to Contemporary, the duo who met at Mannes College of Music and just happened to settle near one another, excitedly collaborate on this tour of compositional excellence. From Prokofiev to Mendelssohn, Taiwan and beyond, if you enjoy a pleasant, exciting journey, please come hungry and prepare to leave satisfied!

Jung-Yi Alice Hsieh Daugherty

Jung-Yi is an award-winning flutist currently working in New York City and Western Massachusetts and living in Royalston. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, near Yaoming Mountain, Jung-Yi has won first prize in several international competitions including the Taipei Music Competition, the Jui-Shin Music Competition and the Sun Yat-Sen University Concerto Competition. Additionally, she was a finalist in the 2009 Koussevitzky Young Artist Award and a Prize Winner of the 2011 Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition.

Jung-Yi is a very talented flute player and possesses a warm sound and a solid technique.

Stefan R. Hoskuldsson, Principal Flute, Metropolitan Opera

Jung-Yi’s musical abilities allowed her to earn a scholarship to attend the National Sun Yat-Sen University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree and was Principal Flute of the orchestra for four consecutive years. Ms. Hsieh later earned a Master of Music Degree and Professional Studies Diploma from Mannes College the New School for Music in New York City where she received a scholarship and studied with Judith Mendenhall, Principal Flute of the American Ballet Theater.

While in Taiwan, Jung-Yi recorded music on some children’s books, and more recently has played flute for the cartoon Dora the Explorer and performed on Broadway in New York City in the production of Wicked. She now plays regularly with the Massachusetts Symphony with her husband Scott Daugherty.

Ilya Kazantsev

Ilya, a fresh and exciting presence on the international music scene, has been hailed by The Washington Post as “virtually flawless.” He has performed extensively with orchestras in Russia and the United States as well as appearing in recital in Germany, Japan, Italy, France, Canada, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, the United States, and Slovenia. His many awards and honors include first prize at the Nikolai Rubinstein International Competition (Paris), the International Chopin Competition (Moscow) and the 2007 & 2008 World Piano Competitions (Cincinnati).

He is the gem with extraordinary virtuosity and he showed us his exquisite ensemble ability and expression. It was impressive concert which felt me strong “wind” from Russia.

Hiromi Saito, Ongaku No Tomo magazine, August 2010

In 2014, Ilya was invited to join the esteemed Hermitage Piano Trio, which also includes the renowned soloists Misha Keylin (violin) and Sergey Antonov (cello). An enthusiastic advocate of contemporary music, Ilya has presented numerous premieres of works by contemporary American, Russian, and Eastern European composers, many of which have been dedicated to him. His advanced studies have included working with such prominent contemporary music specialists as Jay Gotlieb, Mark Ponthus and the legendary composer and conductor Pierre Boulez, who praised Ilya for his thoughtful performance of composer’s Douze Notations.

Ilya began his music studies in his native Moscow and at the age of nine was accepted as a student of Valeriy Pyasetsky at the Central Music School at the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory. Subsequently, he moved to the United States in 2002 to continue his studies at the Mannes College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music, working with Arkady Aronov. He currently resides in Boston, MA.

Adults: $20 | 13-17: $10 | 0-12: free
classical & contemporary flute & piano