Recital: Elton Tai '24, Viola

NEC: Burnes Hall | Directions

255 St. Botolph St.
Boston, MA
United States

NEC's students meet one-on-one each week with a faculty artist to perfect their craft. As each one leaves NEC to make their mark in the performance world, they present a full, professional recital that is free and open to the public. It's your first look at the artists of tomorrow.

Elton Tai '24 studies Viola with Marcus Thompson.

This is an in-person event with a private stream available to the NEC community here:

  • Elton Tai '24, viola
  • Tae Kim and Elgin Lee, piano
  • Marcus Thompson, studio teacher
  1. Robert Schumann | Adagio and Allegro for viola and piano, op. 106

    • Tae Kim, piano
  2. Philipp Scharwenka | Viola Sonata, op. 106


    • Elgin Lee, piano

  4. Arvo Pärt | Spiegel im Speigel

    arr. for viola and piano

    • Tae Kim, piano
  5. Paul Hindemith | Viola Sonata (1939)

    Breit - Mit Kraft
    Sehr lebhaft
    Sehr langsam, frei
    Finale (mit zwei Variationen)

    • Tae Kim, piano

    To Professor Thompson,
    thank you for your extreme patience and care to shape me into the musician and person I am today. You have been such an inspiration to me throughout my years at NEC and I truly appreciate everything that you have done for me. I wish you the best and I hope to work together with you again in the future!


    To Professor Cords,
    thank you for adopting me into your studio classes and giving me opportunities to perform. I’ve learned and grown so much from these experiences and I thank you for the guidance and advice you have given me. 


    To my family,
    thank you for believing in me and supporting me throughout my years at NEC. I was able to endure a lot of tough times thanks to your support and constant check-ins and I cannot thank you enough for all of the love.


    To Tae,
    thank you for having such high standards and expecting more from me every rehearsal. You’ve been like a second studio teacher to me and I cannot thank you enough for pushing me further and further everyday. I definitely wouldn’t be the musician I am today without your support and I wish you the best!


    To my friends,
    thank you for being there for me, whether it’s going out to eat, long talks in the practice rooms, or even just a hello while crossing paths. It really means a lot that you all are here and I hope to be able to keep in touch after our time at NEC ends.