Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley Scholars’ Concert

The Fondation des Etats-Unis is pleased to host the Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley Scholars’ Concert, in celebration of the new partnership between Fulbright France and the FEU. The Fulbright program, the FEU and HHW have launched a new partnership program in 2019 to fully fund an American musician and an American visual artist each year in Paris. The program aims at providing the best possible environment for the artists to work on their project for a full academic year. Along with a generous monthly stipend, grantees are offered free access to a studio at the FEU. They also fully participate in the rich cultural program of the FEU. The current grantees are Mosa Tsay, cellist, who programmed and coordinated this concert and Rebecca Arthur, photographer (who is showing her work in February for Black History Month).

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Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Étude n°7, « Pour les degrés chromatiques » (1917)
Suejin Jung, piano

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S. 514 (1859)
Suejin Jung, piano

Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013)
Trois Strophes sur le nom de Sacher (1976)
I. Un poco indeciso
II. Andante sostenuto
III. Vivace
Alexa Ciciretti, cello

Betsy Jolas (1926- )
Femme le soir (2018)
Mosa Tsay, cello Daniel Schreiner, piano

Sato Matsui (Fulbright Grantee)
Book of Origami (2018)
I. Hop Hop Bunny
Mosa Tsay, cello Daniel Schreiner, piano

About the Musicians

Mosa Tsay is a cellist and concert experience designer. A recipient of the Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship, Mosa will study with Anssi Karttunen, focusing on contemporary works for cello (and electronics) by Betsy Jolas, Kaija Saariaho, and Pascal Dusapin. In New York, she performs with Wavefield Ensemble and has been a frequent collaborator with International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). She has worked with more than 30 composers in performances with AXIOM, New Juilliard Ensemble, and Eco Ensemble. Notable performances include Schelomo and Schumann Cello Concerto with UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, Juilliard Orchestra tour to Stockholm and Helsinki with Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Mendelssohn Octet with Danish String Quartet. As a musician ambassador and Regional Community Manager for Groupmuse, Mosa has presented and performed 100 house concerts in New York and San Francisco. Mosa is a founder of Versoi Ensemble, a Finnish and American “cultural exchange through chamber music,“ which debuted in New York in 2018 and was the first classical ensemble to perform at Kyrö Distillery in Finland. Mosa received her Master of Music from The Juilliard School. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Music and in Society and Environment from University of California, Berkeley.

Cellist Alexa Ciciretti has established herself as a performer who is equally at home playing Baroque viola da gamba music, Romantic symphonies, cutting-edge contemporary music and everything in between. She performed as a guest artist at the Ojai Festival in 2019 and has participated in several European tours with the Lucerne Festival Academy and Alumni Orchestras. As a former fellow of the New World Symphony, she served as principal for their 2019 tour to Carnegie Hall. She is also a former member of the Rochester Philharmonic and served as continuo cellist for the U.S. premiere of Vivaldi’s Farnace at Spoleto Festival U.S.A. She recently starred in the short film, A Waning Heart, which was screened at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Ms. Ciciretti studied at Eastman School of Music and Oberlin Conservatory and currently lives in Paris, freelancing and pursuing post-graduate studies with Anssi Karttunen.

Praised for her technical fluency and musical awareness, Korean American pianist Suejin Jung enjoys a distinctive international career. Highlights of 2019-2020 season include an artist residency at the Fondation des États-Unis in Paris, France as a recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship, performance at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, and guest artist appearance at the Vršac International Chamber Music Festival in Vršac, Serbia. Her interview and performances have been broadcasted live on WWFM radio and aired nationally in a documentary Piano Forte on PBS. Committed to reaching younger generation of musicians, Suejin presents outreach concerts in New York City public schools as an education outreach fellow at the Juilliard School. She serves on the music staff of New York Music School and Music International Academy in Mezzano, Italy. Suejin studied with Julian Martin, Matti Raekallio and Joseph Kalichstein at the Juilliard School where she completed her B.M and M.M. She is a candidate of D.M.A at the Mason Gross School of the Arts of Rutgers University under the tutelage of John Perry. Currently, she is pursuing a stage de perfectionnement at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, where she works closely with Anne Queffélec.

A musician, composer, and interdisciplinary artist of diverse interests, Daniel Schreiner is continuing to fashion an eclectic career marked by experimentation and radical discovery. As a piano soloist, Daniel has performed in New York, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., North Carolina, France, and Italy, specializing in 20th-21st century repertoire. Recent collaborative engagements include concerts with members of the JACK Quartet at New Music on the Point in Vermont; performances of John Adams’ Hallelujah Junction with Georgia Mills and Mayumi Tsuchida in New York City; joint recitals of Debussy and Ligeti Etudes, as well as Kurtág’s Játékok with Shuhui Zhou in New York and at Bard College; and performances as guest alumnus at Williams College’s Iota Festival of New Music. Daniel is a founding member of KnoxTrio, a newly-formed flute, cello, and piano trio dedicated to presenting immersive programs of experimental contemporary repertoire, whose successful first season commissioned three world premieres by living composers responding to the environment and climate change. Having also majored in Studio Art while attending Williams College, Daniel is interested in integrating two-dimensional visual art, sound art, and performance art with the musical realm. A recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship from the Fondation des États-Unis, Daniel currently lives in Paris, France, studying at La Schola Cantorum and performing works by Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, Messiaen, Murail, and contemporary Paris-based composers.

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