Join us on Saturday, May 9 for the sixth concert of our 2020 season. Violinist Anna Leunis and pianist Janice Lu will perform works by Beethoven, Wieniawski, and Prokofiev.


Composer Work Year
Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 12 No. 3 1798
Henryk Wieniawski Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 15 1854
Sergei Prokofiev Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94a 1943

About the Artists

Violinist Anna Leunis was born in 1996 in Connecticut, USA. She began playing the violin at age <> and gave her first public performance when she was <>. In 2010, Anna was the first recipient of the Emerging Artist Scholarship by the Stamford Center for the Arts and was invited to perform at the Palace Theater. Anna toured with the Norwalk Youth Symphony as concertmaster in Spain and continued as the orchestra’s concertmaster for two seasons. Anna won first place in the Stamford Youth Symphony concerto competition and performed the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the orchestra. From 2017-2018, Anna acted as a rotating concertmaster for the Eastman Philharmonia and Eastman Opera Theater.

Anna has participated in masterclasses with Peter Oundjian, Midori, Rachel Barton Pine, Kim Kashkashian, The Brentano Quartet, The Jerusalem Quartet, The Ying Quartet, The American Quartet, and the Lumina Quartet. Anna has also been part of the Intensive and Honors chamber music program at the Eastman School. In 2018, Anna was selected as the recipient of the Celentano Award in Chamber Music, awarded to honors students who demonstrate exceptional achievement in the study and performance of chamber music.

Anna has spent her summers performing at the Yellow Barn Young Artist Program, Manchester Music Festival, Skidmore Music Festival, Avaloch Farm Music Institute, and Chamber Music Institute for Young Musicians.

Beyond her musical studies, Anna has a passion for teaching and mentoring. In the summer of 2015, Anna was hired as a full-time chamber coach at the Chamber Music Institute for Young Musicians and was rehired for a second summer in 2018. Anna currently teaches Yale secondary violin lessons.

Anna studied violin with Oleh Krysa at the Eastman School of Music. While at Eastman, Anna also studied at the University of Rochester and earned a dual degree in English Literature. She is now pursuing a Masters degree at the Yale School of Music under the tutelage of Syoko Aki.

Born in 1996, pianist Yun Janice Lu began private lessons at the age of five and gave her first formal concert at 10. Four years later, she made her orchestral debut with the Taiwan Youth Orchestra. She has appeared in recitals as soloist in Kaohsiung City Music Hall and Jhih-De Hall in Taiwan, Europe, and North America.

An avid chamber musician, Janice has appeared at numerous music festivals, including Walnut Hill Music Festival, Academie Internationale d’Ete de Nice, PianoTexas Festival, PianoFest in the Hamptons, Music Academy of the West, Taos Chamber Music Festival, and Four Season Chamber Music Festival. At the renowned [email protected] Chamber Music Festival in California, she studied with Clive Greensmith of the Tokyo String Quartet and with Gilbert Kalish, Glenn Dicterow, Erin Keefe, Paul Neubauer, and Wu Han.

Janice was the semi-finalist at prestigious Geneva International Music Competition in Switzerland, the winner of the top prize in the senior division at the 2015 Music Teachers National Association Competition, and the 2013 YAMAHA International Piano Competition in Taiwan. Her victory at the PianoTexas Young Artists Concerto Competition resulted in a performance with Fort Worth Symphony under the baton of Lio Kuokman that received rave reviews. In 2019, Janice was awarded the Elizabeth Parisot Prize for outstanding pianists by the Yale School of Music.

Janice obtained her Bachelor of Music degree at California State University Fullerton School of Music under the tutelage of Ning An (third prize winner of the 1999 Queen Elizabeth Piano Competition). Janice is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at the Yale School of Music, where she studies with Wei-Yi Yang.

About the Concert

The concert will take place in a modern home near the village of Peace Dale, Rhode Island. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the performance begins promptly at 7:30. After the concert, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the artist(s) and learn about their interests and career plans.

Map and Directions

To reserve your seats in advance, please make a contribution. The suggested contribution for this concert is $30.00 per person but any amount is welcome. You may contribute online or by mail.

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      Craig Maynard
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      Wakefield, RI 02879

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