Chamber Concert with Kumho Asiana Soloists & HK Super Stars!
- October 3, 2017
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Date and Time：Nov 7, 2017 (Tue) 8pm
Venue：Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
HKGNA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017 is proud to present a series of awe-inspiring concerts with legends of the classical music world, renowned international guest artists and Hong Kong’s best musicians performing together with our HKGNA rising stars!
In our annual Chamber Concert, we welcome the Brightest Stars of Classical Music, “Kumho Asiana Soloists”, featuring Violinist Ji Young Lim, 1st prize winner of the Queen Elisabeth Competition, Pianist Dasol Kim, top Prize Winner in the Geza Anda, Queen Elisabeth, ARD and Van Cliburn Piano Competitions, Cellist Min-Ji Kim, top prize winner of many international competitions. They willperform with Hong Kong’s very own superstars of classical music, Hong Kong Philharmonic Concertmaster Jing Wang and Hong Kong Philharmonic Viola Principal Yu Sun in a fantastic musical and cultural collaboration!
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Sonata No.8 for Violin and Piano in G Major, Op.30 No.3
I. Allegro assai
II. Tempo di minuet, ma molto moderato e grazioso
III. Allegro vivace
Piano: Dasol Kim
Violin: Ji Young Lim
Suite for Cello Solo
I. Preludio — Fantasia
II. Sardana (Danza)
III. Intermezzo e Danza Finale
Cello: Min-ji Kim
Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante, Op.22
Piano: Dasol Kim
Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op.44
I. Allegro brillante
II. In modo d’una Marcia. Un poco largamente
III. Scherzo. Molto vivace
V. Allegro, ma non troppo
First Violin: Jing Wang
Second Violin: Ji Young Lim
Piano: Dasol Kim
Cello: Min-ji Kim
Viola: Yu Sun
Violinist Ji Young Lim captured the international attention by winning the 1st prize of Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2015. She won numerous prizes at Montreal International Musical Competition (2014), International Violin Competition of Indianapolis(2014), Henri Marteau International Violin Competition(2011) and many other domestic competitions. Ji Young was invited at Great Mountains Music Festival and Ishikawa Music Festival. She has played with Brussels Philharmonic, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, and Philharmonic Orchestra of Minas Gerais. She is studying with Nam Yun Kim at the Korea National University of Art and plays the 1708 Stradivarius Violin “Huggins” on loan from Nippon Music Foundation.
One of the most exciting pianists to emerge onto international spotlight, Dasol Kim won the 1st prize from the Géza Anda Competition and awarded from Queen Elisabeth Competition, ARD International Music Competition and other renowned competitions. He has performed with various orchestras such as Kammerorchester Berlin, MDR Symphony Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, München Chamber Orchestra, Südwest-deutsche Philharmonie Konstanz as well as the leading Korean orchestras and chamber ensembles. Da Sol was the ‘Artist-in-Residence of Kumho Art Hall’ in 2013 and played at the La Roque d’Anthéron Piano Festival, 2011 International Klavierfestival Junger Meister at Lake Constance. He released the first CD on Deutch Grammophone in 2015. Dasol was born in 1989 in Busan, South Korea, studied with Gerald Fauth and Karl-Heinz Kämmerling in Germany. He is currently studying with Arie Vardi at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover.
Min-Ji Kim studied in New England Conservatory in Boston, under full scholarship and earned her Artist Diploma and Graduate Diploma. She received Professional Performance degree from Toulouse Conservatoire in France. She took 2nd place at the Premio Arturo Bonucci International Cello Competition, 3rd place at the Adam international cello competition, and grand prix at the Hudson Valley String Competition in New York, New England conservatory String Competition, and HAMS International cello competition. She was an assistant principal at Reina Sofia Chamber Orchestra and as an active chamber musician she takes part in International Chamber Music Festival in San Miguel Allende, Mexico, Ravinia Music Festival in Chicago, Banff Music Festival and Orford Music Festival in Canada. Currently, Min-Ji Kim is a professor at the Keimyung University.
Born in Guilin, China, Jing Wang began playing the violin at the age of three; he made his first public appearance three years later in Marseille, France, and his concerto debut aged nine with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, Canada. Subsequent engagements have taken him across North America and Europe and include concerto appearances with the Czech Radio Philharmonic, Moscow State Symphony, Montreal Symphony and Metropolitan Orchestra of Montreal. Jing Wang has given solo recitals and chamber music performances at prestigious venues including the National Arts Center in Ottawa and throughout Canada where his performances are frequently broadcast on CBC Radio-Canada.
Jing Wang has been the recipient of numerous competition prizes including the Irving M. Klein International Competition (First Prize – 2007), Concertino Praga (First Prize – 2000), Montreal Symphony Competition (First Prize – 1998) and the Canadian Music Competition (First Prize – 1997). In addition, he was awarded the “Young Soloist of the Year” (2003) by Les Radios Francophones Publiques, a broadcast network of four countries including France, Canada, Switzerland, and Belgium. This award sponsored the release of his first CD album including works by Beethoven, Ravel, and Gershwin.
Resident in Dallas from the 2010/11 concert season Jing Wang held the position of Concertmaster for the Dallas Opera for three years. Active on the Dallas music scene he co-founded Ensemble75 – a chamber music series featuring young Texas Artists at the Steinway Hall, Dallas. Other commitments included Concertmaster for the Dallas Chamber Symphony, Guest Concertmaster for the Kansas City and the San Antonio Symphony Orchestras as well as Fort Worth Opera and regular invitations to play with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Jing Wang studied at the Juilliard School as a Joseph Fuchs Scholar and completed post-graduate studies at the Shepherd School of Music (Rice University). He studied violin and chamber music as well as participating in masterclasses held by Zakar Bron, Zvi Zeitlin, and Pinchas Zukerman. Jing Wang took up the position of Concertmaster with the HK Phil in September 2013 at the invitation of Maestro Jaap van Zweden. He plays a 1700 violin by Giovanni Tononi on loan from the Canada Council for Arts Rare Strings International Collection.
Violist Yu Sun has received extensive training and has solid experience in both orchestra playing and chamber music. Prior to joining the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Sun was the first principal violist in Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig, Germany, a position he held since 2014.
Sun began studying the violin when he was four. After ten years, he switched to viola and was admitted to the Affiliated Middle School of Shanghai Conservatory of Music with highest scores. Three years later he entered Shanghai Conservatory of Music (SCM) under the tutelage of Professor Xi-Di Shen. During his time as a student in China, he has won several prizes in competitions, including second prize in China National Viola Competition in 2003 and third prize in Concerto Competition for Young Instrumentalists in Beijing.
After his graduation from SCM, Sun subsequently went to further his studies in Europe. He studied string quartet at Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid in 2004 with Professor Rainer Schmidt, second violinist of Hagen Quartet. Two years later, he continued his studies in Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin under the tutelage of Professor Tabea Zimmermann. In 2009 he received his master degree and continued studying with Professor Zimmermann for artist diploma.
Sun’s first professional orchestral experience started in Berlin. In 2007, during his first year of study he received a 6 months contract from Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. He performed in the orchestra with world leading conductors, including Bernard Haitink, Sir Simon Rattle, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim.etc, and toured with the orchestra to many European cities, such as Vienna, Paris, Salzburg, Lucerne, Warsaw. After his contract ended, he continued playing as a guest in Berlin Philharmonic until 2009. Sun served in Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra as a viola tutti since 2010 before he entered Basel Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland as principal viola in Jan 2013. Sun also played as guest principal viola at the Hamburg State Opera/Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra.
In addition to orchestra playing, Sun is also an active chamber music player. He has performed in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, China and Korea. Sun had his orchestral debut as a soloist with the China National Orchestra in National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing and with the Berlin Concert Hall Orchestra in 2014. Sun is also a devoted teacher and joined the Asian Youth Orchestra faculty since 2016.
Sun takes up the position of Principal Viola with the HK Phil in the new season 2017/18.
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