Four Hands, One Piano

Featuring Victor Cayres & Heeyeon Chi

Monday, November 13

7:00 PM

M. Steinert & Sons Performance Center
The Natick Mall
1245 Worcester Street
Natick, MA 01760

Please join M. Steinert & Sons for a piano four-hands recital by duo-pianists Victor Cayres and Heeyeon Chi.  This performance will feature the suite, Sky Legends — Twelve Vignettes on the Signs of the Zodiac, by David Owens.

Husband and wife Victor and Heeyeon premiered this work in Boston last year. The composer will be on-hand to discuss the composition, and the duo-artists will add their own insights about the program, which will include additional works.

Admission is free, but seating is limited. Please reserve your place by clicking here, or by calling (508) 655-7373.

Victor Cayres, David Owens and Heeyeon Chi.


Heeyeon Chi

Korean pianist Heeyeon Chi has performed in Canada, Germany, Luxembourg, Russia, and in the United States, where she recently appear at Weill Recital Hall, 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, where she also had an opportunity to give a masterclass. While performing at the Chicago Piano Duo Festival in 2011 Ms. Chi was invited to coach young piano duo students in preparation for their recitals. Further appearances in festivals include the Vianden International Music Festival in Luxembourg, the Ruza International Piano Festival in Russia, the International Keyboard Festival in New York, and the Orford Music Festival in Canada.  Ms. Chi had the privilege of performing in masterclasses for such pianists as John Perry, John O’ Connor, Andre Laplante, Ian Hobson, Willem Brons, Atanas Kurtev, Maxim Mogilevsky, Stefano Miceli, Yong Hee Moon, Richard Raymond, and acclaimed Beethoven’s scholar Lewis Lockwood.    

Ms. Chi started piano at age 4 at the Sun- Hwa Art School in Seoul, South Korea. In Canada she studied with David Bulmer and later with Marina Mdvani at McGill University, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree as a recipient of such awards as McGill Entrance Scholarship, M.E. Choquette Scholarship, James McGill Award, and McGill University Scholarship. In the U.S. Ms. Chi studied with Victor Rosenbaum at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, earning a Master of Music degree with Academic Honors, and a Graduate Diploma degree as a recipient of New England Conservatory’s Entrance Scholarship. Ms. Chi completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Boston University as a recipient of Boston University College of Fine Arts Scholarship, where she studied with Boaz Sharon.

In 2014, she has joined the piano faculty at New England Conservatory Preparatory School and Continuing Education in Boston.

Victor Cayres

Hailed as “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 the Boston Pops and Brno Philharmonic in the Czech Republic. Winner of 8th Iowa Piano Competition, 18th Leoš Janáček Competition, Sommerfestspiele Klavier Wettbewerb, Gina Bachauer South American Competition, Nelson Freire International Competition, Petrobras International Competition, Magdalena Tagliaferro Competition, Artlivre International Competition, Victor Cayres has been a guest artist at Banff Center for the Arts in Canada, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and Western Washington University.

He has released recordings for Albany Records with works by David Owens, Parma Records with works by Joseph Summer and Charles Ives, and Centaur Records with works by John H. Wallace. Mr. Cayres frequently performs in Brazil, Europe, and in prestigious concert halls across the U.S., such as Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, and Jordan Hall and Symphony Hall in Boston. In the summer of 2016 his concert at Sala São Paulo, Brazil, was broadcast live by TV Cultura channel, and his recital at Preston Bradley Hall in Chicago for the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series was broadcast live at WFMT Fine Arts Radio.

Mr. Cayres has collaborated with such conductors as Ronaldo Bologna, Mark Churchill, Marc David, Ryan Haskins, Gil Jardim, Keith Lockhart, Norton Morozowisk, Donald Palma, Roberto Tibiriçá, Salvatore di Vittorio, Jan Zbavitel, and has toured with the Orchestre des Jeunes de Fribourg under the direction of Theophanis Kapsopoulos in the Czech Republic and Switzerland. Mr. Cayres currently serves on the piano faculty at Boston University School of Music.