Performing sonatas of Debussy, Janácek and Prokofiev
Claude Debussy: Sonata No. 3 in G minor, L. 140 (1916-17)
Leoš Janáček: Violin Sonata, JW 7/7 (1914 & 21)
Joan Tower: String Force (2010) for solo violin
Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80 (1938-46)
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Jinjoo Cho, violin, is First Prize winner of the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition (2013), 2nd laureate of the Isang Yun International Music Competition (2011), First Prize and Orchestra Award winner of the Buenos Aires International Violin Competition (2010), First Grand Prize and People’s Choice Award winner of the Montréal International Musical Competition (2006) and Gold Medalist of the Stulberg International String Competition (2005). She has appeared as soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, the Montréal, Québec, Winnipeg and Victoria Symphony Orchestras, Seoul Philharmonic, Kalamazoo Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, CityMusic Cleveland, l’Orchestre de Chambre I Musici de Montréal and Aspen Concert Orchestra, collaborating with such artists as Robert McDuffie, Michael Stern, Peter Oundjian, Kent Nagano, Steven Smith, Anton Nel, Muhai Tang, James Gaffigan and Tito Muñoz.
Jinjoo has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Kentucky Center for Performing Arts, regularly appears in recital (Cleveland, Montréal, Seoul, Munich and New York) and has given three Canadian recital tours. In 2011-12 she toured Argentina, appearing with La Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional and in recitals organized by Mozarteum Argentino. Her strong Cleveland ties make her a favorite with local organizations including the Ashland and Lakeside Symphonies, CIM Women’s Committee, Cleveland Women’s Orchestra, Cleveland Philharmonic, Cleveland Clinic, Akron’s Tuesday Musical Association, CityMusic Cleveland, Arts Renaissance Tremont, among many others.
An avid chamber musician, she has coached regularly with Peter Salaff and the Cavani String Quartet and participated in masterclasses with Midori, Donald Weilerstein, Arnold Steinhardt and the Pacifica and Takács String Quartets.
A native of Seoul, South Korea, Jinjoo is a graduate of Yewon Art School and the Korean National University of Arts (Pre-College). She came to the U.S. in 2002 to study with Paul Kantor and participate in the CIM Young Artist Program. Mr. Kantor has been her mentor and teacher since 2002. Jinjoo attended the Curtis Institute of Music, but returned to CIM earning Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in violin performance (AC 2010/BM 2011/MM 2013). Fall 2012 she began studying with celebrated artist/teacher, Jaime Laredo. Summer of 2013 Jinjoo and HyunSoo were invited to the chamber music residency program at the Banff Festival. She also attended the prestigious Kronberg Academy Masterclasses in Frankfurt, Germany, summer 2013, studying with renowned violinist Zakhar Bron.
HyunSoo Kim, piano, is a native of South Korea and began to play piano at the age of eight. He received a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from the University of Delaware, where he was a recipient of the John D. Martini Award. He has performed as soloist with the University of Delaware Symphony Orchestra, the Newark Symphony Orchestra and numerous community orchestras in the Delaware region. He was recognized as a Delaware Representative in the Young Artist Category by the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) in 2008. HyunSoo Kim completed his Master’s degree in Collaborative Piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2011, where he received the Rosa Lobe Collaborative Piano award. HyunSoo recently completed his Artist Diploma with Anita Pontremoli at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has served as a staff pianist at Kent State University since 2011. HyunSoo is also active with Classical Revolution – Cleveland, an organization of musicians dedicated to performing in venues not usually associated with classical music performance. Summer of 2013 he served as a collaborative pianist at Interlochen Arts Academy. Mr. Kim recently joined the CIM collaborative piano staff.