Join us on Saturday, February 9 for the seventh concert of our 2018-2019 season. Violinist Sophie Wang and pianist Alice Chenyang Xu will present a program of works for violin and piano by Beethoven, Brahms, and Stravinsky.


Composer Work Year
Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96 1812
Johannes Brahms Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100 1886
Igor Stravinsky Divertimento for violin and piano 1934

About the Concert

Core Memory is a non-profit community service organization based in southern Rhode Island. We present public concerts each month from September to June, featuring emerging artists from around the world. Our concerts take place in a modern home near the village of Peace Dale, in South Kingstown.

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The concert is open to public. Seating is limited, so reservations are recommended. 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 artists and learn more about their backgrounds, interests, and career plans.


Because we’re presenting a full season of concerts at considerable expense, we ask for donations at each performance. We accept donations in advance or at the concert. The suggested donation for this performance is $30 per person, but please give whatever you can afford. If you make an advance donation at the suggested level, we’ll reserve a seat for you at the event.

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About the Artists

Violinist Sophie Wang has performed in the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall and has soloed with the South Carolina Philharmonic. In addition to winning concerto competitions, she has played with Schwob School of Music Philharmonic, South Carolina Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and Huntsville Youth Orchestra.

An avid chamber musician, Sophie has collaborated with Wendy Warner, Charles Wetherbee, and James Dunham, and has also worked with the Borromeo String Quartet and members of the Shanghai and Brentano Quartets. She has been coached by Meng-Chieh Liu, Charles Neidich, Dimitri Murrath, Alexander Kobrin, Bonnie Hampton, and Boris Abramov.

Sophie has performed in masterclasses of Pamela Frank, Joseph Silverstein, Ani Kavafian, James Buswell, Lawrence Dutton, Mimi Zweig, Kevin Lawrence, and others. She has attended numerous music festivals including Taos School of Music, Sarasota Music Festival, New York String Orchestra Seminar, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Meadowmount School of Music, and more.

Sophie studied with Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory in Boston, graduating with a Masters degree in Spring 2018. She earned her undergraduate degree at Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music, under the tutelage of Sergiu Schwartz.

Pianist Alice Chenyang Xu has performed at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, the Myra Heiss Concert Series at the Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Auditorium Theatre, Corbett Auditorium in Cincinnati, Leipzig Hochshule Musik Hall, and New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. She has collaborated with the Chicago Chamber Musicians (CCM), and her performances have been broadcasted on WFMT classical radio. Most recently, Alice performed with the Borromeo String Quartet in NEC’s Jordan Hall.

Alice is a recipient of the Dorothy Hinton-Congleton Memorial Presidential Scholarship, second prize-winner of the 10th Missouri Southern International Piano Competition, third prize-winner of the 2nd Seiler International Piano Competition in Germany, and the recipient of a Yamaha Scholarship.

Alice received her BM from The Curtis Institute of Music and Roosevelt University, where she studied with Seymour Lipkin, Meng-Chieh Liu, and Winston Choi. Alice received her MM from New England Conservatory (NEC) under Wha-Kyung Byun, and is currently pursuing her DMA at NEC with Vivian Weilerstein. Alice teaches at the Tufts University Community Music Program.