Philippe Tondre, oboe
Roberto Díaz, viola
Amy Yang, piano

Wednesday, February 08, 2023 - 7:30 pm
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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$20.00 per ticket

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About This Performance

Lauded for the elegance and power of his playing, Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Oboe Philippe Tondre debuts on our series in the company of two Philadelphia favorites: Roberto Díaz—the President and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music and former principal violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra—and pianist Amy Yang, a “jaw-dropping pianist who [steals] the show… with effortless finesse” (Washington Post).

Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 94
Loeffler: Deux Rhapsodies
Brahms: Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2
Klughardt: Schilflieder, Op. 28

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The Artist(s)

Philippe Tondre
Philippe Tondre, oboe
Philippe Tondre joined The Philadelphia Orchestra as principal oboe at the start of the 2020–21 season. Born in Mulhouse, France, in 1989, he started studying the oboe at the age of six in Yves Cautrès's class at the Mulhouse National School of Music before joining the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where he studied with David Walter and Jacques Tys.… Read More
Roberto Diaz
Roberto Dí­az, viola
A violist of international reputation, Roberto Díaz is president and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music, following in the footsteps of renowned soloist/directors such as Josef Hofmann, Efrem Zimbalist, and Rudolf Serkin. As a teacher of viola at Curtis and former principal viola of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Mr. Díaz has already had a significant impact on American musical life and continues to do so in his dual roles as performer and educator.… Read More
Amy Yang
Amy Yang, piano
A “jaw-dropping pianist who steals the show…with effortless finesse” (Washington Post), Amy Yang balances an active career as soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue. In 2020, she shared the stage with Anne-Marie McDermott, Yefim Bronfman, Paul Neubauer, and the Dover Quartet in a myriad of performances at Bravo! Vail’s reimagined summer season. Additionally,… Read More


Philippe Tondre | Musician's Minute
Amy Yang | Brahms: E-flat Major Intermezzo