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Grand Opening Festival

Classical Music Series:
Vladimir Dyo and Hugh Sung in Recital

Vladimir Dyo and Hugh Sung in Recital
Vladimir Dyo, Violin
Hugh Sung, Piano

Friday, June 10, 2016, 8:00 pm
at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

The Solo & Chamber Music Concert Series Presents Vladimir Dyo and Hugh Sung In Recital.

The program includes masterpieces by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Wieniawski, Chausson, and Sarasate in the beautiful acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary performed by two of the region's finest artists.

Founded by violinists Vladimir and Yevgeniy Dyo, the S & CM Concert Series offers outstanding recitals of classical music to communities in the Delaware Valley and beyond. Artists are invited based on their ability to move listeners' hearts, thus making each concert unique and memorable for its beauty and excellence. Each concert program is thoughtfully crafted to meet the highest artistic standards.

From the heart — may it return to the heart! - Beethoven.

Vladimir DyoSince his debut with the Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra at age 12, Vladimir Dyo has toured and performed in prestigious venues of the former USSR, Europe, Asia, and the United States, including Rachmaninoff Hall, Tchaikovsky Hall, Column Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, UNESCO, KBS Hall, Carnegie Hall and Walt Disney Hall. He has received numerous top awards from national and international competitions (including Grand Prize at the Michelangelo Abbado International Competition in Milan, Italy, 2nd prize at the International Yampolski Violin Competition in Moscow, Russia, etc.), foundations, and politicians. Vladimir has performed on BBC World Service program, and multiple times on Kazakhstan National Radio and Television. In 2015, he was honored to be invited as guest soloist along with coloratura soprano Sumi Jo to perform with Ulsan Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium), and at the United Nations’ Peace Concert at the UN General Headquarters in NY.

Vladimir was featured as soloist and chamber musician at the international music festivals including the Graduates of Moscow Conservatory (Russia), Ost-West-Musikfest, Prague-Vienna-Budapest, and Mozarteum (Austria). The Cliburn Institute (USA), Seoul International Music Camp Festival, GwangJu International Classic Festival (Korea), the iPalpiti International Laureates Festival (Los Angeles, USA), and collaborated with eminent musicians. Critics write: "His mystic contour merged with instrument and hypnotized the audience....Subtlety and flawlessness of Rachmaninoff's endlessly versatile music created such an emotional reaction with the audience that many had tears on their eyes..." — musicologist N. Zemlyakova. "Dyo's Sarasate was dazzling..." — Michael Church, BBC World Service.

His teachers include Svetlana Abdussadykova, Raissa and Aiman Mussahadjaeva in Kazakhstan, where he studied in the famous Baiseitova School and Kazakh National Academy of Music (currently Kazakh National University of Arts). He studied with Dr. Eduard Schmieder at SMU and Temple University. He holds a B.S. in Violin Performance and Pedagogy from the Kazakh National Academy of Music (currently Kazakh National University of Arts), Artist Diploma and M.M. in Violin Performance from Southern Methodist University, and a D.M.A. in Violin Performance from Temple University.

As devoted pedagogue, Dyo continues the traditions of the Bel Canto Violin School (advocated by Schmieder). He currently serves as a full-time faculty member and coordinator of chamber ensembles at the Boyer College of Music and Dance; in addition, bi-annually serves as violin faculty at the Summer and Winter Music Camp Festivals in South Korea. Prior to joining Temple faculty, Dyo taught violin and conducted the symphony orchestra at the Kazakh National Academy of Music, Astana, Kazakhstan; served as violin professor and soloist at the international Summer Music Camp Festival in Seoul, South Korea; served as concertmaster of the Kazakh State Chamber Orchestra, and was featured as faculty member and assistant conductor at the Summit Music Festival in New York. His research interests include application of bel canto style to violin performance, string performance and pedagogy.

Dyo's students have performed at various venues including prestigious Perelman Theater in Philadelphia and Weil Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall in New York, as winners of the international competitions. He has adjudicated the Youth Competition of Korean Musicians Association of Philadelphia in 2010, 2012, and 2014 and the Eastern Division Students Competition of Music Teachers’ National Association in 2011.

In March 2014, Dyo was appointed Concertmaster of the New Jersey Capital Philharmonic, and since 2015 serves as artistic director of the Gloria Youth Orchestra in Cherry Hill, NJ. In 2016, Vladimir co-founded the S&CM Concert Series which offers creative solo and chamber music recitals to communities in the Delaware Valley and beyond.

Hugh Sung Hugh Sung has been an active soloist and chamber musician ever since his debut with The Philadelphia Orchestra at the age of 11. Two years later, he was accepted for studies at the Curtis Institute of Music, where his principal teachers included Eleanor Sokoloff, Jorge Bolet, and Seymour Lipkin, along with Karen Tuttle and Felix Galimir for chamber music.

Throughout his studies and subsequent to graduating with a Bachelor of Music, Sung has performed in major cities throughout the Americas, England, Canada, South Africa, Japan, and Korea. Mr. Sung has been presented at some of the world's most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall, Weill Hall, Wigmore Hall, The National Gallery of Art, and The Ravinia Festival. He has made several guest appearances at radio stations throughout New York City, Rochester, Philadelphia, and New Zealand, and was featured on NPR's nationally syndicated "Performance Today" performing works by Clementi, Ravel, and Mussorgksy. His concerto engagements have included performances with the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, annual appearances with the Masterworks Festival Orchestras since 1998, and extensive tours with the South Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, he was presented on Japanese National Television NHK in collaboration with violinist Aaron Rosand during a recital in the esteemed Ouji Hall in the Ginza district of Tokyo.

In addition to his solo endeavors, Sung has continued to receive critical acclaim for his work as an ensemble musician. He has been featured in the Philadelphia Orchestra's Chamber Music series, and has also collaborated with such distinguished groups and artists as The American Quartet, the Diaz Trio, Jeffrey Khaner, Julius Baker, Gary Schocker, Hilary Hahn, Leila Josefowicz, composers Jennifer Higdon, Robert Maggio, Harold Boatrite, and violinist Aaron Rosand, with whom he has recorded extensively under the Biddulph and Vox labels. His work can also be heard under the I Virtuosi, CRI, and Avie labels. In 1993, Sung joined the staff of the Curtis Institute of Music and served as Director of Instrumental Accompaniment and its world-renown Student Recitals Series until his 2009 appointment as faculty Collaborative Pianist.

Sung was one of the founders of AirTurn, Inc. (www.AirTurn.com), a company that develops innovative technologies for musicians. He also maintains an active website (www.HughSung.com) and served as the VP of Communications at AirTurn, both of which combine his love of music and passion for technology, and serves as rich resources for musicians looking for a friendly place to learn more about adopting technology to enhance their art and lifestyle. He is an early adopter of technologies like the Tablet PC, which has enabled him to completely convert his paper music library into a digital format, and innovative new performance presentations like the Visual Recital (www.VisualRecital.com), which combines images, animation, and video clips in a live recital setting fully synchronized and controlled by the musician. Sample music and video clips can be found both on his website and on his YouTube channel (http://YouTube.com/hughsung).

In 2014, Sung joined the roster of ArtistWorks, an online music and art school that combines a video curriculum with a cutting-edge Video Exchange system, enabling him to personally teach students anywhere around the world at any time. For more information about Hugh's online piano school, visit http://hughsungpiano.com

Sung is currently the executive producer and host of A Musical Life, a weekly podcast that shares stories about making music and the things that move our souls.

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