Cornell University Orchestra features cellist Adrianne Ngam

March 10, 2009

Cellist and architecture major Adrianne Ngam (B.Arch. ’12) was featured with the Cornell University Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, March 1, at Bailey Hall. Ngam’s performance was the culmination of her winning the fifth annual Cello Concerto Competition in December 2008. 

Ngam performed Pampeana no. 2 for Cello and Orchestra, op. 21 by Argentinean composer Alberto Ginastera (1916―1983), along with the Cornell University Symphony Orchestra. Architecture, Art, and Planning Assistant Dean Peter Turner attended the concert and commented that “Through the valiant opening, a galloping allegro, the sombre tango-nuevo, and an explosive finale, Adrianne pushed the boundaries of the cello and explored the extraordinary depth and resonance intended by the composer. The audience loved it. The architects cheered. Adrianne did AAP proud.” 

Ngam has been studying cello since 1997. She is currently studying with cellist John-Haines Eitzen, senior lecturer in performance in Cornell’s Department of Music Other architecture students who play with the Cornell Orchestra include Yoonjee Koh (M.Arch. ’13) on violin and Mikhail T. Grinwald (B.Arch. ’12) on viola.

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