22 / 23 SEASON

For Longy’s 2022–2023 event season, we invite you to leave all preconceptions at home.

Musical experiences can have any starting point. Whether born of complex ideas, emotional impulses, or spontaneous inspiration, every music maker begins wherever they are—which is exactly where they need to be.

Just as there’s no right way, no single starting line for becoming a musician, composer, or performer, there’s no one correct entry point for us as the audience. There’s no required reading for experiencing a piece of music, no prerequisite understanding or context to bring with you to a musical experience. You come to it from wherever you are.

In relinquishing our ideas of what a musical experience should be, we open ourselves to receiving and internalizing music in a way that is unique and true to each of us.

Every artist, composer, and musician represented in this season’s program took a different path to arrive at Longy, detours and scenic routes included. We hope the stories on our stages this year inspire you to begin your own new journey, no matter where you start. Allow yourself to begin wherever you are.

When there’s no set path to follow, you become free to begin anywhere.

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Sound from the Other Side of the Horizon | Junda Tao, Composer

Tuesday • April 6, 2021   |   7:30 pm

Junda Tao, born in Guangzhou, China in 1996s. He studied piano under the tutelage of Professor Ying Tan when he was four. In 2008, he entered the composition major of the Affiliated Middle School of Xinghai Conservatory of Music. He was a student of Yongcai Huang studying composition while he participated in various performances including his own compositions. In 2014,  Junda received his Bachelor degree, and was promptly admitted to the composition department of the Central Conservatory of Music; where he studied composition under A/Prof. Fuhong Shi, Prof. Xinmin Luo, and Prof. Min Xiang. At the 2015 Beijing Modern Music Festival, he participated in the auditions and master classes of the German Ensemble Modern Chamber Orchestra and performed and exchanged works with famous German performers such as Johannes Schwarz and Nina Janssen. Junda is now receiving his Master of Music after being admitted to the Longy School of Music of Bard College Composition Department in 2019. H is a student of Dr. Aaron Helgeson and Dr. Alexandra du Bois. During his master’s degree, he has worked with many performers and various chamber orchestras such as the Horszowski Trio and Radius Ensemble.


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Tuesday • April 6, 2021
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