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Piano Duo, Four Hands Annual Luncheon Musicale Benefit

May 05, 2024

Experience the elegance of the Gilded Age Salon at a private Berkshires club!

Our Annual Luncheon Musicale Benefit, “Piano Duo, Four Hands,” features pianists Anthony Zerpa-Falcon and Jong-Gyung Park performing Mozart, Brahms, and Liszt.

Celebrate 24 years of CEWM’s Commissioning Program, savor a superb lunch and support Close Encounters With Music. La vie est belle!



Born in London, Anthony Zerpa-Falcon began playing the piano at the age of seven, studied on a full scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music in London, and captured prize after prize in piano competitions – in the Maria Canals competition in Barcelona, the Making Music Young Artists award, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Dame Myra Hess prize. He furthered his studies at the Piano Foundation in Como, Northern Italy where for two years he received tuition and guidance from luminaries of the piano such as Leon Fleisher, Charles Rosen, Martha Argerich, Karl Schnabel and Alicia de Larrocha.  Mr. Falcon performs regularly across the UK, including concerti with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Oxford Symphony Orchestra as well as recitals at the South Bank Centre, Wigmore Hall and Sheldonian Theatre. His career has also taken him to Portugal and Spain, where he became deeply involved in Contemporary music and was professor of chamber music at the Escuela de Musica Contemporanea in Salamanca.

Jong-Gyung Park made her orchestral debut at the age of thirteen with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and has since appeared with the Israel Philharmonic, Moscow Symphony, Haifa Symphony, Montevideo Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia, and Belgian National Orchestra. Recent concert activities include solo and chamber music recitals in Solothurn, Switzerland, the Royal Theatre La Monnaie in Brussels, and Sala Verdi in Milan.  Born in Korea, where she started studying the piano at age three, her musical journey began at the Preparatory School of the Tokyo Music College in Japan, the Sun-Hwa Music School in Korea, and the New England Conservatory Prep in the U.S. She earned her Bachelors degree at NEC in Boston, followed by a residency at “Il Fondazione per Il Pianoforte” in Como, Italy where she was able to interact with eminent figures in the music world. She also earned an Artist Diploma from the Hochschule für Music in Munich.  Ms. Park has received numerous international awards including Bronze medals at the Sviatoslav Richter International piano competition, the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition in Israel, the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Italy and the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in Belgium. 

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May 5
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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