James Pang

    James Pang, violin Grand Prize Winner Wagner College Young Musicians Competition 2003 in concert   assisted by Sandro Russo, piano   James Pang, with Sandro Russo, piano, performing Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Opus 22, Allegro con fuoco, Henryk Wieniawski Partita No. 2 in d minor, Giga,  J. S. Bach   Sunday, June 13, 2004, 3:00 p.m. Music Performance Center, Campus Hall, Wagner College   Program Partita No.2 in D minor, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Allemanda, Corrente, Sarabanda, Giga Sonata in E minor, K.304, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Nobody                                                          Allegro, Tempo di Minuetto Intermission Nobody Knows de Trouble I've Seen, Spiritual (arr., Fritz Kreisler)  Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Opus 22, Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)        Allegro moderato, Andante non troppo, Allegro con fuoco   Biography James, 15, has studied with Lynelle Smith for eight years at the Third Street Music School Settlement. He has had masterclasses with Pamela Frank, Vivien Hoffman and Arnold Steinhart, and has taken lessons from Masao Kawasaki.  He won the 2001 Turtle Bay Totally Mozart Violin Competition. James also enjoys playing the piano and was the Grand Prize winner in the 2001 Wagner College Young Musicians Competition. James has performed in various benefits and concerts including the 2003 Memorial of 9/11 at Ground Zero, the Harlem Opus 118 Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall in December 2003, and pianist Lang Lang's appointment as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in May 2004.  Besides being actively involved in the Philharmonia Orchestra and the chamber music program at the Third Street and serving as a pianist at the Grace Christian Church in Staten Island, James participates in the North Jersey Home Schoolers Association chorale and drama groups.  Chess has always been one of James' favorite pastimes.  He has won the chess competition at the Garden State Association of Christian Schools' junior high division twice.  He also loves sports and plays in the NJHSA basketball and ultimate frisbee teams.