The Amity Players
Xiayin Wang and the Amity Players
Béla Horváth, Violin
Béla Horváth, born in Hungary in 1982, began studying the violin the age of four under the instruction of his grandfather. He studied at the Béla Bartok Conservatory with Istvan Kertesz and the Franz Liszt University of Music with Miklós Szenthelyi. Throughout his years of study in Hungary he has won numerous competitions and has received critical acclaim for his performances. Béla studied at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City in 2007 under the tutelage of Pinchas Zukerman.
Raphaël Dubé, Cello
Born in Paris in 1984, Raphaël Dubé has performed as a soloist, a chamber musician and an orchestra member throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He has studied with renowned cellists Walter Joachim, Carole Sirois and completed his Master of Music Degree with Timothy Eddy at Mannes College of Music in New York City in 2007. Raphaël is a member of the New World Symphony directed by conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, and is the joint Artistic Director of Ensemble Chorum in Montréal. He also regularly performs with Les Violons du Roy.
Tom Palny, Viola
Tom Palny, born in Tel Aviv, Israel, is an active soloist, ensemble and orchestra player and graduate of Manhattan School of Music. Tom began playing the violin at the age of nine and at sixteen began playing the viola. He has recorded many concerts for broadcast by the National Israeli Radio, and was privileged to playing his solo debut on a live broadcast to commemorate Israel’s 52nd Independence Day.
LISTEN TO XIAYIN WANG AND THE AMITY PLAYERS
Three Tangos (Click below)
Recent Live Performance
These tangos were commissioned for pianist Xiayin Wang and the Amity Players’ performance on the Weill Hall stage at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. The premiere of the work was in 2006 and remounted at Weill in 2008. You can listen to their live performance above. The scoring is for a piano quartet.