Nov 17, 2015 (Tues), 7:30pm

at Jockey Club Amphitheatre Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Our finale of HKGNA Music Festival ends with “Legends – Today & Tomorrow” concert. We are proud to present celebrated Cellist Myung-Wha Chung and two of the very best classical artists of our generation, Pianist Yeol Eum Son and Violinist Zia Shin. 


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J. Haydn Piano Sonata in F major Hob. XVI/23
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Finale. Presto (10 min.)
Yeol Eum Son, piano

Z. Kodaly duo for violin & cello, Op. 7
I. Allegro serioso, non troppo
II. Adagio
III. Maestoso e largamente, ma non troppo lento: Presto
​Zia Shin, violin
Myung-Wha Chung, cello


W. A. Mozart sonata for violin and piano No. 21 in E minor, K.304
I. Allegro
II. Tempo di Menuetto
Zia Shin, violin
Yeol Eum Son, piano

A. Dvorak Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90, B. 166, “Dumky”
I. Lento maestoso – Allegro quasi doppio movimento – Lento maestoso – Allegro
II. Poco Adagio – Vivace non troppo – Poco Adagio – Vivace
III. Andante – Vivace non troppo – Andante
IV. Andante moderato – Allegretto scherzando – Meno mosso
V. Allegro – Meno mosso, quasi tempo primo
VI. Lento maestoso – Vivace – Lento – Vivace
Yeol Eum Son, piano
​Zia Shin, violin
Myung-Wha Chung, cello

Festival Artists

myungwhaIn her international career spanning nearly four decades‭, ‬cellist Myung-Wha Chung has established herself as a consummate artist‭ ‬of extraordinary musicality‭. ‬

Ms‭. ‬Chung has repeatedly appeared as soloist with leading orchestras and in recitals in Europe‭, ‬North and South America‭, ‬Asia and her native Korea‭. ‬

She has been a featured performer in many festivals including Lucerne‭, ‬Maggio Musicale of Florence‭, ‬Spoleto‭, ‬and Dijon‭. ‬She has‭ ‬performed at the White House and the United Nations and appeared on nationally televised programs in the United States‭, ‬Europe and Korea‭. ‬

In addition to her concert performances‭, ‬Ms‭. ‬Chung teaches at the Korean National Institute of Arts in Seoul and serves as Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF in Korea and also a special envoy for the City of Seoul‭. ‬

yeoleumsonKnown for her historical achievement as a Korean pianist at the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in 2011, Pianist Yeol Eum Son’s graceful interpretations, crystalline touch, and versatile, thrilling performances have caught the attention of audiences worldwide.
Ms. Son first drew international attention when she appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Lorin Maazel on its 2004 tour of Asia and in 2008. Ms. Son solidified her reputation in 2009, when she claimed both the silver medal and the Steven De Groote Memorial Award for the Best Performance of Chamber Music in the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. This was followed two years later by a second-prize win at the XIV Tchaikovsky International Music Competition in Moscow, where she also received awards for the Best Chamber Concerto Performance and Best Performance of the Commissioned Work composed by Rodion Shchedrin.

A favorite among international orchestras, Ms. Son has appeared with the Czech Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, NDR Radiophilharmonie and Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, among others. Ms. Son is also invited frequently to participate in international music festivals, including Beethoven Easter Festival, Rheingau Festival, Baltic Sea Festival, Ljubljana Festival, Portland Piano International and Bad-Kissingen Summer Music Festival.

Highlights of her 2014–15 season include appearances with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra led by Valery Gergiev at the Rotterdam Gergiev Festival, and with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern under the baton of Karel Mark Chichon at the Besancon Festival followed by Asia tour. She will also appear with the Tonkünstler-Orchesters Niederösterreich under Dmitri Kitajenko as well as the NDR Sinfonieorchester under Thomas Hengelbrock and the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra under Junichi Hirokami. In addition, she performs in Milwaukee, Chicago, New York, Tel Aviv, Bad-Kissingen and throughout Korea.

Yeol Eum Son currently studies with Arie Vardi at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover in Germany, where she now makes her home. She holds a degree from the Korean National University of Arts, under the guidance of Dae Jin Kim. She has also previously studied with Cheng-Zong Yin, one of China’s most prominent pianists. She also is an honorary ambassador both of the Seoul Arts Center and of her home city of Wonju, Korea. In addition to her busy performance schedule, she writes a monthly column for the Joong-Ang Ilbo, one of Korea’s most widely read newspaper.

ziaBorn in 1987‭ ‬in Seoul‭, ‬Zia Hyunsu Shin won the Grand Prize in the Honam Arts Violin Competition at the age of nine‭, ‬and since then has successfully participated in a number of international competitions‭. ‬She has won national and international awards including the Second Prize in the Junior session of the 2002‭ ‬Menuhin International Violin Competition‭, ‬the First Prize at the Washington Johansen International Competition in 2003‭, ‬as well as the Second Prize and the Audience Prize at the Hannover International‭ ‬Violin Competition 2006‭. ‬In 2007‭ ‬she was awarded as‭ “‬New Artist of the Year‭” ‬by the Music Association of Korea‭. ‬In addition to the First Prize of the renowned Long-Thibaud International Violin Competition in Paris in November 2008‭, ‬Shin also won the Third‭ ‬Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium in 2012‭.‬

Shin made her debut with Jeonju Municipal Symphony Orchestra at the age of ten and has performed with Russian National Symphony‭,‬‭ ‬Seoul Municipal Symphony and the America National Philharmonic Orchestra‭, ‬among others‭. ‬Highlights of the 2008/09‭ ‬season included a tour in Asia and her performance in Bolshoi Hall of Tchaikovsky Conservatory Moscow‭. ‬

Zia Shin has appeared as a soloist with the Washington National Orchestra under the baton of Ivan Fischer‭, ‬Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra with Conductor Michiyoshi Inoue‭, ‬NHK Symphony Orchestra‭, ‬Kyoto Symphony Orchestra‭, ‬Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and the‭ ‬KBS Symphony Orchestra‭. ‬In April 2010‭, ‬she was invited to the Beppu Argerich Music Festival in Japan and performed a Duo Recital‭ ‬with pianist Dong-Hyek Lim‭. ‬Proudly representing Korean musicians‭, ‬Zia Shin participated in the Asian Games Concert‭: ‬Music for‭ ‬Sports‭ & ‬Harmony‭, ‬organized by UNESCO to celebrate the 2010‭ ‬Asian Games in Guangzhou‭, ‬China‭. ‬In 2012‭, ‬she performed with Maestro‭ ‬Daniel Harding in Japan and Maestro Gilbert Varga in Mexico‭. ‬Shin continues to appear as a recitalist and ensemble musician in‭ ‬international music festivals including the Copenhagen Music Festival and the Great Mountains International Music Festival‭.‬

Shin continues her study with Professor Nam Yun Kim under the Professional Program at Korean National University of Arts‭. ‬She is‭ ‬currently playing on The Antonio Stradivarius‭, ‬Cremona‭, “‬ex-strauss‭,” ‬1708‭; ‬kindly on loan from The Samsung Foundation of Culture of Korea and The Stradivari SocietyR of Chicago‭, ‬Illinois‭.‬