with Yu Jin, viola / Keith Robinson, cello
Music of Fauré, Mendelssohn & Schumann
Mendelssohn: Violin Sonata in F Major (1838)
Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105 (1851)
Fauré: Berceuse for Violin and Piano, Op. 16 (1879)
Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47 (1842)
with violist, Yu Jin and cellist, Keith Robinson
~ ABOUT THE ARTISTS ~
Jinjoo Cho, violin, is Gold medalist of the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, 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 a series of 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 others.
An avid chamber musician, she has regularly been coached by Peter Salaff and the Cavani String Quartet, and participated in masterclasses with Midori, Donald Weilerstein, Arnold Steinhardt, Gilbert Kalish 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 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. This summer Jinjoo attended The Perlman Music Program and Music@Menlo.
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 been a staff pianist at Kent State University since 2011. Summer 2013 he served as a collaborative pianist at Interlochen Arts Academy. Fall 2013 Mr. Kim joined the CIM collaborative piano staff. He spent this summer in Siena, Italy, working with students and performing.
Violist Yu Jin, is winner of many competitions – first prize of the Washington International Competition, Chicago Viola Society Solo Competition, Ohio Viola Society Competition, and a prize winner of the Primrose International Competition, Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition and Corpus Christi International Competition.
She has played in many venues and festivals, including Music from Angel Fire, Aspen Music Festival, Bravo! Vail Valley music festival, Marlboro Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the 92nd Street Y. Ms. Jin has toured with musicians from Marlboro. Her Washington, D.C. debut was presented by The Phillips Collection in 2006, and she regularly perform in China. Ms. Jin has collaborated with James Conlon, members of the Guarneri, Julliard, Mendelssohn and Orion Quartets, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio and The Cleveland Orchestra. She was the violist of the Miami String Quartet, guest principal viola of the Cincinnati Symphony, principal viola of the Canton (OH) Symphony Orchestra, CityMusic Cleveland and the New York String Orchestra Seminar.
As a teacher, she has presented master classes for the Ohio Viola Society, Oberlin Conservatory, Toronto University, Beijing Central Conservatory and festivals throughout the U.S. and Mexico. Ms. Jin has judged viola and chamber music competitions in Ohio and China and was a ‘visiting artist’ of the Hartt School of Music. She joined the Kent State University faculty in 2007. Ms. Jin studied viola with Wang Shaowu and Wing Ho at the Central Conservatory of Music and Jeffrey Irvine at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Keith Robinson, cello, a founding member of the Miami String Quartet, has been an active chamber musician, recitalist and soloist since his graduation from the Curtis Institute of Music. A member of the Thouvenal and Montani Quartets, he subsequently helped found the Miami Quartet in 1988, the same year they won the grand prize at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. The Miami went on to garner prizes at the Evian, London and, most recently, the Concert Artists Guild competition in New York, where they were the first quartet in ten years to win first prize. Orchestral solo appearances include the Palm Beach Symphony, Midland-Odessa Symphony, Miami Chamber Symphony and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. In 1989 Keith won the P.A.C.E. “Classical Artist of the Year” award, which promoted him throughout South Florida as a recitalist. As a member of the Miami Quartet, he has appeared as soloist with the American Sinfonietta, New World Symphony and Miami Chamber Symphony. He has recordings on the BMG, Pyramid, CRI, Klavier, Albany, Koch, Musical Heritage Society and Audiophon labels. With the other members of the Miami Quartet, he serves as an Artist-in-Residence at Kent State University. They are also Quartet-in-Residence at the Kent-Blossom Music Festival at Kent State University.
Recent festivals include Music@Menlo, Bravo! Vail Valley, Ravinia, Mostly Mozart, Music from Angel Fire, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, La Jolla Summerfest (San Diego), Taos School of Music, Eastern Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, Strings in the Mountains, Maui Chamber Music Festival, Brevard and the Pensacola Chamber Music Festival. The Miami Quartet was recently appointed to the Chamber Music Two Program of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York. Hailing from a musical family, his siblings include cellist Sharon Robinson of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, and Hal Robinson, principal bass of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Both of his parents were members of the Houston Symphony.
Mr. Robinson plays a Giovanni Grancino cello dated 1690 and made in Milan, Italy.