Review of Bion Tsang's performance with the Louisville Orchestra.
Louisville Courier-Journal Louisville, KY March 5, 2010
Cellist Bion Tsang was the masterly soloist in Shostakovich's Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, (Op. 107). Written in the late 1950s for Mstislav Rostropovich, it has become a core work in the cello concerto repertoire.
Tsang delivered an account full of power and delicacy, spinning out extended harmonics and thickly scored passage-work with remarkable poise. There were also substantial, glowing contributions from principal hornist Jon Gustely, who occupied a chair directly behind the soloist. Tsang's performance, and his partnership with Yoo and the orchestra, was as insightful as one could wish for.
By Andrew Adler.