51. Davide Cava, piano; Hina & Fiona Khuong-Huu, violins

Sunday, April 9th, 2023 @ 7pm | Arkady Fomin Scholarship Recipients

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Fiona Khuong-Huu, violin

Sunday, April 9th, 2023 @ 7pm

Live at Klavierhaus
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New York, NY 10019

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Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in B minor,
K. 87
Sonata in D minor, K.141

Franz Liszt
Totentanz S. 525, paraphrase on “Dies Irae”
arrangement for solo piano by Franz Liszt

Davide Cava, piano

Béla Bartók
Rhapsody No. 1 for violin and piano

Hina Khuong-Huu, violin
Davide Cava, piano

Eugène Ysaÿe
Poème Élégiaque, Op.12 for violin and piano

Fiona Khuong-Huu, violin
Davide Cava, piano

Moritz Moszkowski
Suite, Op. 71 for two violins and piano

Fiona Khuong-Huu, violin
Hina Khuong-Huu, violin
Davide Cava, piano


Born in Italy, Davide Cava started music study at the age of 4. He has actively participated in national and international competitions and received numerous prizes and awards, including an honorable mention at the NTD International Competition in New York and the Second Prize at the Panama City International Piano Competition.

Davide has also performed as a soloist with numbers of orchestras, including Turin Conservatory Orchestra, Asti Symphonic Orchestra (Italy), Mihail Jora Symphonic Orchestra (Romania), Meadows Symphony Orchestra (USA) and has been a recipient of prestigious CRT Foundation Scholarship from 2014 to 2017.

His former teachers include Luigi Dominici, Marina Scalafiotti and Pietro De Maria.

Davide has performed solo and chamber repertoire in several masterclasses and academies all over Europe and America led by renowned pianists, including Lang Lang, Michel Béroff, Maria João Pires, Pavel Gililov, Fabio Bidini, Benedetto Lupo, Roberto Plano, Giovanni Bellucci, Andrea Lucchesini, Aleksandr Madzar, Dominique Merlet, Nelson delle Vigne-Fabbri, Philippe Entremont, Vladimir Feltsman, Stanislav Ioudenitch, Alessio Bax, Lucille Chung.

After studying for 12 years Piano and Composition and graduating with highest honors at Conservatory "Giuseppe Verdi" in Turin, Italy, Davide continued perfectioning with Maestro Joaquín Achúcarro at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he obtained his Performer's Diploma, Master of Music in Piano Performance and Artist Certificate.

He was given multiple times the "Paul Vellucci Piano Award" by the SMU Piano Faculty as one of the most remarkable pianists in residence.

In its free time he composes neo-romantic music for Piano solo and orchestra, writes scores for films and videogames, develops his passions for photography, technology and triathlon.


First-Prize winner of the 2023 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition, violinist Hina Khuong-Huu has performed around the globe appearing as soloist and collaborator with many of today's leading ensembles and musicians.

One of the centerpieces of Hina’s 23/24 season is her Kennedy Center debut performing Anna Clyne’s The Prince of Clouds alongside Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Koh. Also in 23/24, Hina is a featured soloist with The Symphonia in Boca Raton, FL under the direction of Alastair Willis, for Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir D’un Lieu Cher, and will dazzle audiences with her interpretation of Ravel’s Tzigane when she appears with the Northbrook Symphony under the leadership of Mina Zikri and Vadim Gluzman.  In recital this season, Hina joins forces with the critically acclaimed pianist Rohan De Silva for an intimate program on the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota in Florida.

Named a "VC Artist" by the Violin Channel, Hina has appeared as a soloist with the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Geneva, Flanders Symphony Orchestra, The Symphonia, Mittel Europa Orchestra, and the Musica Mundi Orchestra. She has collaborated with artists such as Jennifer Koh in her “Alone Together” series and shared the stage with Maxim Vengerov at Carnegie Hall and Buckingham Palace. She has performed on NPR's “From the Top” and was a recipient of the Salon De Virtuosi Career Grant. In 2018 she placed 5th in the Junior Division of the Menuhin Competition.

As a chamber music advocate, Hina regularly plays with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players in New York, and has studied with several leaders in the industry, including the renowned faculty of the Perlman Music Program. Her mentors include such luminaries as Shlomo Mintz, Vadim Gluzman, and Menahem Pressler. Hina studies with Professors Li Lin and Itzhak Perlman at The Juilliard School and Columbia University through their double degree program.


Born in New York City, fourteen-year-old violinist Fiona Khuong-Huu is a recipient of the 2022 Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund, along with the prestigious career grant award from Salon De Virtuosi. Additional accolades include first prize at the 2017 Grumiaux Competition; second prize at “Il Piccolo Violino Magico” in San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy; and third prize and best virtuoso interpretation at the 2019 Louis Spohr Competition. In 2019, Fiona and her sister Hina were invited to perform at Buckingham Palace, where they played Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins with Maestros Maxim Vengerov and Marios Papadopoulos.

Fiona has also been honored to perform for Juilliard’s Pre-College Centennial Gala at Alice Tully Hall, at the Bozar Concert Hall in Brussels with the Flanders Symphony Orchestra, and as a soloist with the Oxford Philharmonic, Musica Mundi, Mitteleuropa, and Juilliard Orchestras. Fiona has appeared on the NPR show From the Top on multiple occasions. Fiona studies the violin under Professor Li Lin, Kenneth Renshaw, and Stella Chen at the Juilliard Pre-College division, and she has taken lessons and masterclasses with artists such as Menahem Pressler, Ivry Gitlis, Shlomo Mintz, Maxim Vengerov, and Vadim Gluzman, among others. Fiona is a student at the Spence School in New York.