Recital: Yi-Mei Templeman '22, Cello

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.

Yi-Mei Templeman '22 studies Cello with Lluís Claret.

This performance is open to in-person audiences, and can also be viewed below via livestream.

View livestream from Burnes Hall

Ensembles
  • Trio Gaia
Artists
  • Yi-Mei Templeman '22, cello
  • Thomas Burrill, piano
  • Grant Houston, violin (Trio Gaia)
  • Andrew Barnwell, piano (Trio Gaia)
  • Trés Foster, cello
  • Lluis Claret, studio teacher
  1. Andrea Casarrubios | Seven

    My intention with this work was to create an experience in which two opposites coexist: solitude and resilience during isolation, and a sense of community and solidarity. The piece ends with seven bell-like sounds, alluding to New York’s daily 7 PM tribute during the lockdown - the moment when New Yorkers clapped from their windows, connecting with each other and expressing appreciation for those on the front lines.”
    - Andrea Casarrubios

     

  2. Sergei Prokofiev | Cello Sonata in C Major, op. 119

    Andante grave
    Moderato
    Allegro, ma non troppo

    Artists
    • Thomas Burrill, piano
  3. Ludwig van Beethoven | from Piano Trio in E-flat Major, op. 1 no. 1

    I. Allegro
    IV. Finale: Presto

    Ensembles
    • Trio Gaia
  4. Jennifer Higdon | Pale Yellow

    Ensembles
    • Trio Gaia
  5. Yi-Mei Templeman (arr. Trio Gaia) | Don't Look Down

    Ensembles
    • Trio Gaia
  6. Rihanna (arr. for 2 cellos) | We Found Love

    Artists
    • Trés Foster, cello
  7. Thank you so much to my wonderful friends and mentors here at NEC who have made the past four years so warm, memorable, and transformative.

    Thank you especially to Thomas, and Trés, and, of course, to Trio Gaia for being a part of this recital and for inspiring me with your musicianship and friendship every single day.

    Thank you to the formidable Lluis Claret, for changing my perspective on cello-playing and for teaching me all that I know.

    Thank you to my family for the endless love and support, and for traveling across the country to be here tonight.

    Finally, thank you to everyone who came out to be here with me this evening. I am so grateful for each and every one of you.