When: Fri., Dec. 5, 8-10 p.m. 2014
Give Sophie Shao a cello and she’ll knock your socks off. A natural talent, the prize-winning cellist first picked up the instrument at age 6. By the time she was 13, the Houston native was enrolled in the prestigious Curtis School of Music. Studies at the Yale School of Music followed, priming Shao for a career of great promise. The virtuoso returns to Middlebury College with violist Teng Li, pianist Gilles Vonsattel and violinists Carmit Zori and Hye-Jin Kim. Together, the chamber musicians present works by Haydn and Brahms, as well as the world premiere of Su Lian Tan’s Revelations.