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Chamber Music for Piano Trio and Organ
November 11 @ 8:00 pm
Preservation New Jersey is pleased to welcome the return of the Solo and Chamber Music Concert Series to the 1867 Sanctuary. This concert features Trio Fontēs and organist Lucas Brown in an inspiring program of music by Arensky, Shostakovich, Vierne, and Rheinberger.
Trio Fontēs consists of Yevgeniy Dyo, violin, Sojung Lee, piano, and Suji Kim, cello.
Pianist So Jung Lee won the Grand Prize at the Korean Christian Association Piano Competition and was awarded a scholarship to Chung-Ang University, South Korea. There she studied with Okbin Lim, Heakyung Lee and Chiho Cho, graduating with highest honors. She participated in the Yong-Pyung Music Festival with John O’Conor and performed in the Center for Musical Excellence Festival for Min Kwon and Jerome Lowenthal. She was invited to play in Mendelssohn’s 200th and Debussy’s 150th birth year celebrations at Rutgers. Also at Rutgers, her piano duo won the Chamber Music Honors Competition. Ms. Lee is an active recitalist and chamber musician, notably in the Trio Fontēs. Her performance venues include Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Having completed her master’s degree with Dr. Kwon, So Jung is studying with Daniel Epstein towards her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers.
Violinist Yevgeniy Dyo has won awards in numerous competitions including Grand-Prize at the Shabyt International Chamber Music Competition in Astana, Kazakhstan, Grand-Prize at the 1st National Festival of Korean Community of Kazakhstan, 3rd Prize at the “Bernd and Weikl” Violin Competition. Born in Almaty, Kazakhstan, he began studying violin at the age of 5 and at 9 he had his first solo appearance with the Kazakh State Orchestra. As a soloist and leading violinist of the “Camerata Kazakhstan” Kazakh State Chamber Orchestra, “Academy of Soloists” Kazakh State Chamber Orchestra, West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Yevgeniy has toured and performed in various countries including Austria, England, Russia, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Canada and the United States. He performed in such prestigious venues as the Carnegie Hall, Wiener Saal (Salzburg, Austria) and the Tchaikovsky Hall (Moscow, Russia). In 2005 he took part in the World Premiere of Karl Jenkins’ “Requiem” in London. Yevgeniy is the founding member of the two highly acclaimed chamber ensembles “Musica D’Accordo Astana” (Kazakhstan) and the “Bridge Musicians International” (Canada). He earned his Professional Studies and Master’s degree and currently is a DMA candidate at Temple University where he studies with Dr. Eduard Schmieder.
Cellist Suji Kim has captivated audiences throughout the world as both performer and pedagogue. Ms. Kim is a recipient of numerous awards including Outstanding Music Performance Award, Chair’s Special Recognition Award and the Montclair State University Alumni Association Scholarship Award. She has garnered competition prizes at Montclair State University concerto competition, Temple University Chamber music competition, University of Missouri-Kansas City Scholarship Competition and Kei-Myung National Competition. As a vivid soloist, she performed with Seoul philharmonic orchestra, Daegu Philharmonic Orchestra and Montclair State University Orchestra. Solo recital highlights include recital sponsored by the Kosciuszko Foundation, NYC and fifteen-city recital tour across Korea. She has performed at major venues including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Steinway Hall, Consulate at the Embassy of Bulgaria, Rock Hall Auditorium at Temple University, McEachern Recital Hall and Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University, Bergen Performing Arts Center, Seoul Olympic Stadium, Seoul Arts Center, Sejong Recital Hall in Korea.
Ms. Kim is also an active chamber musician, having studied extensively with Shanghai String Quartet. In 2006, her quartet (Montclair String Quartet) won the First Prize of The Music and Earth International Competition in Bulgaria, followed by concert engagements in four cities in Bulgaria. Ms. Kim is currently a member of Montclair String Quartet, Alacorde Piano Trio, Montclair Piano Trio and Monticelli Trio and appears chamber music series and festivals in NY, NJ, CT and PA. An orchestra leader, Ms. Kim regularly engaged with The Little Opera Company of NJ, North Jersey Concert Opera, The Baroque Orchestra of North Jersey, Plainfield Symphony, New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra, Westchester Chamber Symphony and Daegu City Orchestra in Korea.
Ms. Kim was born in Seoul, Korea, in to a family of musicians. Her first musical steps were guided by her parents, Won Kyung Kim and Eun Jae Hahn, both outstanding vocalists and Professors at Kei-Myung University.
Ms. Kim is a full scholarship recipient at Kei-Myung University, Temple University and Montclair State University. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from Kei-Myung University in Dae-Gu, Korea and her Master of Music in Cello Performance from Temple University. She also finished Master of Arts, Professional Study, and Artist Diploma Program with Shanghai String Quartet at Montclair State University. She studied with Robert Betty, Jeffrey Solow, Chaim Zemach and Nicholas Tzavaras, a member of the Shanghai String Quartet. She is currently an adjunct professor at College of Saint Elizabeth and the faculty at Judith G. Wharton Music School and Montclair Kimberly Academy.
Lucas Brown, organist for this concert, is a performing artist, composer and educator. He actively performs both Jazz and Classical music and has performed around the US at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kimmel Center, the Jazz Standard and the Blue Note, as well as in Europe and Asia. His compositions have been presented throughout the US and Europe. A member of the faculty at Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of music, Lucas holds a BM in Jazz Performance from Temple University and a MM in Organ Performance from Westminster Choir College. Known to many throughout the Jazz world as an organist, Lucas has been a member of saxophone legend Bootsie Barnes’ organ trio since he was 21. Since that time, he has performed with such Jazz artists as Pat Martino, Eric Alexander, Terell Stafford, and Gerald Veasley, and is a sideman on numerous recordings. He was awarded the Clef Club Jazz Award in 2014 in recognition of his contributions as an organist in Philadelphia. Now in his 30’s, Lucas maintains a busy performance schedule on the Jazz scene and serves as organist at Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church. He recently earned his Master’s degree in Organ Performance at Westminster Choir College as a student of Alan Morrison and is an active member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and, sitting on the program committee. He has twice been a featured artist at Organ Day at the Kimmel Center. Lucas has studied composition with Robert Convery, Mark Rimple and Bruce Barth and has had his works as a composer performed at such venues as Grimsby Minster in the UK, Torino Esposizioni in Italy, Movement Research at the Judson Church in NYC, and Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke. Lucas was commissioned in June 2014 to premiere a new composition as part of “If You Could Hear These Walls”, a collaborative project sponsored by Philadelphia Mural Arts and the American Composers Forum. He also collaborates frequently with choreographer and media artist, Jung-eun Kim. For more info and a performance schedule, visit www.lucasbrownjazz.com
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