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Meet the Artistic Director

January 14, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Chopin: Ballade #1 in G Minor
Debussy: L’isle joyeuse
Franck: Sonata for Viola and Piano
Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata for Viola and Piano
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

William Ransom
Pianist, Artistic Director, master teacher, editor, and judge for international competitions, William Ransom appears around the world as soloist with orchestras, recitalist, and chamber musician. He regularly collaborates with musicians including Yo-Yo Ma, Richard Stoltzman, William Preucil, Stephen Isserlis, Robert McDuffie, and members of the Emerson, Tokyo, Cleveland, Juilliard, American, St. Petersburg, Borromeo, Parker, Ariel and Lark String Quartets; the Empire Brass Quintet, Eroica Trio, and the percussion group Nexus among others. He has recorded for ACA Digital and Rising Star Records. Mr. Ransom is the Mary Emerson Professor of Piano at Emory University in Atlanta where he is founder and Artistic Director of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta. Mr. Ransom is Artistic Director of the Highlands- Cashiers Chamber Music Festival in North Carolina and for a decade was an artist faculty member at the Kamisaibara Pianists Camp in Japan. Recently, he was appointed Artistic Director of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival.

Yinzi Kong
Violist Yinzi Kong, born and raised in Shanghai, China, was a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Vega String Quartet. Ms. Kong started her musical training at age five and gave her first public performances at seven. After moving to the United States in 1995, Ms. Kong received a bachelor’s degree from the Harid Conservatory in Florida and a master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

2600 Atlantic Ave
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 United States