When: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 6:30 PM
Where: The Korea Society
950 Third Avenue @ 57th Street, 8th Floor, NYC
Entrance on 57th Street, the south-west corner of the intersection
Admission: FREE, but registration required
Celebrate Korea as a center of excellence in classical music at the Juillard @ The Korea Society season finale. Award-winning violinists Clara Ha-Neul Yoon and Siwoo Kim perform a short program of solos and duets. Siwoo Kim opens with Bach’s Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2 in A Minor, followed by Clara Yoon’s performance of Ysaye’s Sonata for Solo Violin No. 4 in E Minor. The two conclude with Prokofiev’s Sonata for Two Violins in C Major. The hour includes Q&A and a meet-and-greet with these rising stars.
About the Performers:
At 21, violinist Clara Ha-Neul Yoon has emerged as an exciting and charismatic artist. Winner of the Nanpa International Music Competition, Ms. Yoon captured top prizes at the Hyupsung National Competition, Greater Lansing Symphony Young Artists Competition, Cynthia Woods Young Artists Competition, and elsewhere. Hailed by the Daejeon Arts & Culture Times for "truly virtuosic and innovative playing,"
Ms. Yoon appeared as part of the Rising Star series at the Daejeon Arts Center and performed across Europe, Asia, and United States. Ms. Yoon participated in the Meadowmount Music Festival, Green Mountain Music Festival, Great Mountain Music Festival, and Texas Music Festival, as well as the master classes of Lawrence Dutton of the Emerson String Quartet, James Buswell, Joel Smirnoff, and Kyung-Sun Lee.
Siwoo Kim is a multifaceted violinist active as a soloist and in chamber and orchestral settings. Kim began playing violin at two and a half and over the ensuing two decades has won many competitions and awards. Kim took first prize at the Sejong Music Competition and the Columbus Symphony Young Musician Competition, was awarded the Elaine Louise Lagerstorm Violin Award at the WAMSO Young Artist Competition, and placed second at the Corpus Christi International Competition for Piano and Strings in 2010. There, he was awarded the Best Performance of Bach Prize and the Best Violin Performance Prize.
Siwoo won last year’s Gold Medal at the Crescendo Music Awards and placed third at the California International Young Artist Competition. Siwoo also received significant scholarships from the National Federation of Music Clubs, the Korean-American Scholarship Foundation, the Rachel Barton-Pine Foundation, and the NFAA YoungARTS Awards. Siwoo has played with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the Westerville Symphony Orchestra, and was featured in the Young Steinway Concert Series and elsewhere. Kim appeared on the popular National Public Radio program From The Top. Siwoo Kim performs on a G. B. Guadagnini (Turin), on generous loan from The Juilliard Collection.