The James Library & Center for the Arts Presents Masterworks for Piano Four-Hands


Victor Cayres and Heeyeon Chi, courtesy image

McGRATHPR.com – The James Library & Center for the Arts, Norwell’s historic community arts center and lending library, presents Masterworks for Piano Four-Hands with Heeyeon Chi and Victor Cayres in concert on Sunday, January 27, 3 pm, 24 West Street, Norwell. The performance is sponsored by benefactor Gordon Atlantic Insurance and sponsoring partner The Chilman Fund.

From the faculties of Boston University and the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, award winning pianists Victor Cayres and Heeyeon Chi perform a four hands piano duo concert of classical masterworks, including works by Dvorak, Mozart, Poulenc and Rachmaninoff.

Korean pianist Heeyeon Chi has performed around the globe, including a recent appearance at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. She has been awarded the Outstanding Performance Award from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal, and the Piano Department Award from Boston University,as well as prizes at International Keyboard Odyssiad Festival & Competition, Brandshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, Canadian Music Competition, Burnaby Clef Society Competition, and Burnaby Concerto Competition. Highlights of her previous engagements include appearances as a soloist with the New England Repertory Orchestra conducted by Tiffany Chang,performances as an artist-in-residence at Banff Centre Arts Program as well as a guest artist at Interlochen Center for the Arts and Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Program.

Hailedas “spirit of a leader!” by La Liberté (Fribourg, Switzerland),Brazilian pianist Victor Cayres has earned praise for concerts with the Sine Nomine string quartet and as soloist with such orchestras as Boston Pops and Brno Philharmonic in the Czech Republic. He has been a guest artist at Banff Center for the Arts in Canada, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Claflin University, Western Washington University, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Conservatory and State University for Arts andCulture. He has released recordings for Albany Records, Parma Records, Centaur Records, with works by American contemporary composers David Owens, Joseph Summer, and John H. Wallace. Cayres frequently performs in Brazil, Europe,and in prestigious venues in the U.S., such as Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall,Chicago’s Preston Bradley Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall and Jordan Hall. Cayres has gathered several prizes in national and international piano competitions, including the 8th Iowa Piano Competition, Respighi Prize, 18thLeoš Janáček International Piano Competition in Brno (Czech Republic), Gina Bachauer South American Competition, Nelson Freire International Competition, Petrobras International Competition, Magdalena Tagliaferro Competition, as well as European competitions such as Sommerfestspiele Klavier Wettbewerb in Murten, Switzerland. He has been recently appointed Associate Director at Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Piano Program.

Tickets for Masterworks for Piano Four-Hands with Heeyeon Chi and Victor Cayres are $30 adults, $25 seniors age 65 and up,and $15 for students. For more information or to order tickets, please call 781-659-7100, visit www.jameslibrary.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About the James Library & Center for the Arts

Since 1874, The James Library has served the South Shore community as a warm gathering place. Housed in a landmark Victorian in historical Norwell Center, The James is dedicated to serving the community by providing high-quality programs, resources and materials through a concert hall, art gallery and the operation of a free lending library. As an independent, non-profit arts center we foster a mission for the creation,appreciation and enjoyment of the arts for residents of all ages on the South Shore, while preserving the historic character of our home. The James Library is located at 24 West Street, Norwell and is open to the public Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 to 5 pm, Thursday and Friday from 12 to 5 pm and on Saturday from 10 to 2 pm. For more information, please call 781-659-7100, visit www.jameslibrary.orgor follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.