Past Event


February 15, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:55 PM
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Wednesday, February 15. 2017
12-1pm | Garden Room 2 | Faculty House | 64 Morningside Dr.

 Come join us in the Garden Room at Faculty House, where Students and Music Associates from Columbia University's Music Performance Program will be showcased in a noontime recital series.


J. S. Bach - Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord No. 2 in D major BWV 1028
L. van Beethoven - Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1C.
Debussy - Cello Sonata  in d minor L. 135A.
Piazzolla - Le Grand Tango


Alec Hon is a junior at Columbia University, where he is majoring in Chemistry and concentrating in Music and Mathematics. A resident of Southern California, Alec has won numerous awards from the area, and has played with local orchestras, such as the Mount Saint Mary College Orchestra, the South Coast Symphony, and the Bellflower Symphony Orchestra. As a member of Southern California’s Junior Chamber Music, Alec has toured in Austria, Estonia, Finland, and Russia. Alec participates in Columbia University’s Music Performance Program, where he has been selected to play in Carnegie Weill Recital Hall. He has participated in masterclasses with Robert DeMaine, Ilya Finkelshteyn, Donald and Vivian Weilerstein, the Pacifica Quartet, the Muir String Quartet, etc.. Alec is currently the principal cellist of the Columbia University Orchestra, and has served as principal cellist in his high school orchestra as well as summer festival orchestras. This spring, as the winner of the 2017 Columbia University Orchestra Concerto Competition, Alec will perform with the orchestra at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center.

Alec has attended the Aspen Music Festival and School twice, where he studied with Mr. Brinton Smith, principal cellist of the Houston Symphony. He has also attended the National Orchestral Institute and Festival, where he has recorded for the Naxos label in an album to be released later in 2017.  A recipient of the Music Performance Program’s Dolan Prize and Richard and Brooke Kamin Rapaport Summer Music Fellowship, Alec currently studies with Mr. Darrett Adkins, faculty of the Juilliard School, and has studied with Mr. Patrick Jee, member of the New York Philharmonic, and Mr. Ben Hong, associate principal of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Harvey Wu is a third-year applied physics student at Columbia Engineering. As a Dolan Prize recipient, he studies piano with Martin Canin of the Juilliard School. Harvey is an active chamber musician, as well as a champion of Nikolai Medtner, an unjustly neglected Russian composer of the early 20th century.    

All events are sponsored by Columbia University's Music Performance Program and are free and open to the public.

Mid-Day Music @ Columbia offers live music to a general audience, following the tradition established by Aaron Warner and Isidor Isaac Rabi, great lovers of music whose memories live on at Faculty House.