Performance: Fulton Chamber Players

August 27 @ 6:00pm 7:00pm

In conjunction with our special exhibition, Reimagining Nature: Dalí’s Floral Fantasies, join us for an evening of classical music performed by the Fulton Chamber Players.

Chamber members hold positions at universities and orchestras across the country, including the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Fulton Summer Music Academy, Maranatha Baptist University and the Grant Park Orchestra. This program includes several pieces from the classical canon, appropriate for an audience of all ages.

Location: The Dalí Museum’s Will Raymund Theater
Tickets: $10

Gallery Admission is not included with this ticket purchase. You are encouraged to visit the gallery prior to the performance.

The Fulton Chamber Players is a classical music ensemble uniting world-class artists to present exceptional programs. Our members are passionate about bringing the highest quality performances to all audiences as well as inspiring the next generation of musicians. Recent seasons have taken the members of FCP to audiences both in the US and abroad. The ensemble debuted in a collaborative pop-up with Michelin-trained chefs in Chicago, and they continue to cultivate partnerships across the globe. Recent seasons have featured tours to Taiwan and Nova Scotia as well as across the Continental US. Upcoming concerts will take them back to Taiwan and concert series in the Midwest, as well as to new audiences in Japan, Hawai’i, Oregon, and Florida, all while giving back to the communities they visit through masterclasses for local students.

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Addison Teng

Violinist Addison Teng is an internationally sought-after performer and teacher. He has given solo and chamber music performances across North America, Europe, and Asia. Teng is a founding member of the Fulton Chamber Players and has played with the Grant Park Orchestra in Chicago. In 2018 he received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award at Oberlin College and Conservatory and is a Distinguished Alumnus of the Meadowmount School of Music, and has been inducted into Marquis Who’s Who.

Teng is president and founder of the nonprofit Fulton Music Society and is the director of the Fulton Summer Music Academy, Fulton In Residence, and Fulton Conservatory of Music programs. Teng began his teaching career as a teaching assistant at the Meadowmount School of Music and Northwestern University Bienen School of Music, assisting Sally Thomas, Amy Barlowe, and Roland and Almita Vamos. He has given masterclasses and coachings at Lawrence University, Eastman Pre-College, Taiwan National University of Arts, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, New World School of the Arts, Pacific University, Istituto Musicale Sammarinese in San Marino, Conservatorio Bruno Maderna in Cesena, Italy, Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali “Pietro Mascagni” in Livorno, Italy, Taipei American School, and Conservatório Villa-Lobos in Rio de Janeiro. Prior to founding Fulton, he took students on tours to the Philippines, Greece, Italy, and San Marino, where he gave masterclasses and performed with his students. Teng’s students have recently placed at competitions both locally and nationally, have been admitted to top universities and conservatories and awarded Fulbright and Wells scholarships. His students have gone on to win jobs in major orchestras all across the USA.

Teng’s students have soloed with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, Springfield Symphony, Denver Young Artist Orchestra, and Montecito Festival Orchestra, and have been guest concertmaster of Fort Wayne Philharmonic.

Teng graduated with a Master of Music in Violin Performance and String Pedagogy from Northwestern University Bienen School of Music and received his Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers and mentors have included Joey Corpus, Sally Thomas, Roland and Almita Vamos, Peter Takács, Amy Barlowe, and Karen Ritscher. Learn more about Addison Teng at

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Aitong Zhang

A rising talent of her generation, Aitong Zhang has been a prize winner at the Hong Kong International Piano Invitation Competition and the IAC International Piano Competition, and has been awarded first prize at the 2021 SAE National Youth Competition and the 2017 Franz Schubert International Piano Competition. She began her piano journey at the age of five and soon after joined the studio of Professor Li Qi. Zhang later earned admission to the prestigious High School attached to Guangzhou Xinghai Conservatory of Music. There, she continued to study piano under the guidance of Professor Zhu Qing. Zhang currently studies with Professor Peter Takács at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She has attended the San Francisco International Piano Festival, North Coast Piano Festival, Montecito International Music Festival and Fulton Summer Music Academy. Zhang has given performances across the United States, Mexico, Japan, Taiwan, and China, and has recently joined the roster of the Fulton Chamber Players.

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Paul Hauer

Violinist Paul Hauer joined the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in the fall of 2016. Solo concerts have brought Mr. Hauer to the countries of Germany, Greece, France, the Czech Republic, and the Philippines. Chamber music and orchestral concerts have brought him to Italy, San Marino, Singapore, Mexico, and China. Before moving to Milwaukee, he was Principal Second Violin of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and performed regularly with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Louisville Orchestra.

Mr. Hauer traveled to Athens in May of 2015 to participate in the 4th Leonidas Kavakos International Masterclass. One month earlier, he performed the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Other honors include winning the Indianapolis Matinée Musicale Collegiate Competition in 2013, which resulted in a performance at the Indiana Landmarks Center with pianist David Keep. In the summer of 2011, he toured Europe with the Denver Young Artists Orchestra as the soloist for the Barber Violin Concerto. While serving as teaching assistant to Addison Teng, he performed and taught lessons with the Teng Studio on their international tours. He is a founding member of the Fulton Chamber Players, a classical music ensemble uniting world-class artists to present exceptional programs.

Mr. Hauer’s first violin lessons were with Gloria Schroeder and Ferenc Fenyő, and studied afterwards with Stéphane Tran Ngoc, Carol Leybourn, and Catherine Walby through the Lawrence Academy of Music. Hauer received his degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and his principal teachers include Addison Teng and Alex Kerr. As a teacher, Mr. Hauer is on faculty at the Fulton Summer Music Academy, and coaches strings at the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra and Maranatha Baptist University. Mr. Hauer is a native of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and performs with the Peninsula Music Festival each summer.