Tony Rymer, a native of Ashmont Hill in Dorchester, MA, began playing cello at age five and is a graduate of the Walnut Hill Arts School in Natick, Massachusetts. Tony was a prize winner in the Longy School of Music and New England Conservatory preparatory concerto competitions, the New England String Ensemble competition, and was a finalist in the Stulberg International String Competition in 2008. Tony has studied with Yo-Yo Ma in addition to performing in master classes for artists including Anner Bylsma, Jaime Laredo, and Pieter Wispelwey. Tony attends the New England Conservatory in Boston and studies with Paul Katz as the recipient of the Laurence Lesser Presidential Scholarship. Tony has appeared as a soloist with several orchestras including Nashville Symphony, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, and several others.
Phuong-Nghi Pham began piano lessons at the age of five in Vietnam and moved to the United States with her parents in 2004. She studied piano at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, most recently with Heng-Jin Park, as the John C. Holtz Ambassador Award Recipient of the Max Reger Foundation of America. Phuong-Nghi appeared on From the Top at Jordan Hall (2010) and at Calderwood Hall (2014). She is a Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist and Young Scholar. As a two-time Prizewinner of the Fidelity Investments Young Artists Competition, she performed with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall in 2011 and 2012. She won the 2013 New England Conservatory Concerto Competition and performed with the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra at Jordan Hall. Having graduated from Boston Latin School, Phuong-Nghi is now a freshman at Amherst College, attending as a QuestBridge National College Match Recipient and a Jack Kent Cooke College Scholar. She currently studies piano with Alissa Leiser.
When: Saturday, June 27th
Where: The Carriage House
31 Ocean Street, Dorchester
To purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dorchester-rising-stars-benefit-concert-reception-to-follow-with-food-and-drink-tickets-14481577789