A program rich in virtuosity and variety!
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827):
Sonata for Violin and Piano in D Major, Op. 12, No. 1
Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949):
Sonata for Piano and Violin in E-flat Major, Op.18, TrV151
Clara Schumann (1819 – 1896):
Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22
Francis Poulenc (1865 – 1957):
Improvisation No. 15 in C minor
Songs of Édith Piaf
George Gershwin (1898 – 1937):
Selections from Porgy & Bess
Songs of Billie Holiday
Lili Boulanger (1893 – 1918):
from Deux Morceaux for Violin and Piano: 2. ‘Cortège’
Franz Waxman (1906 – 1967):
Jinjoo Cho, violin, is the First Grand Prize and People’s Choice Award winner of the 2006 Montreal International Musical Competition, First Prize and Orchestra Award winner of the 2010 Buenos Aires International Violin Competition, 2nd laureate of the 2011 Isang Yun International Music Competition and the gold medalist of the 2005 Stulberg International String Competition. She has appeared as soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, the Montréal, Québec, Winnipeg and Victoria Symphony Orchestras, the Seoul Philharmonic, Kalamazoo Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, CityMusic Cleveland, l’Orchestre de Chambre I Musici de Montréal and Aspen Concert Orchestra, collaborating with such renowned artists as Robert McDuffie, Michael Stern, Peter Oundjian, Kent Nagano, Steven Smith, Anton Nel, Muhai Tang and James Gaffigan.
She has served as an Artist-in-Residence at the Kentucky Center for Performing Arts, and regularly appears on recital series in Cleveland, Montréal, Seoul, Munich and New York. Recently Jinjoo gave three Canadian recital tours with pianist Louise-Andrée Baril, and performed recitals in Germany, Korea, Canada and the U.S. In 2011-12 she gave a concert tour of Argentina, including appearances with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional and a series of recitals organized by Mozarteum Argentino. Jinjoo regularly performs with pianists Anita Pontremoli, HyunSoo Kim, Thomas Hoppe and Ae-Ri Loh.
A dedicated orchestral and chamber musician, Jinjoo was a member of the Wo-Men String Quartet. The group was coached by Peter Salaff and the Cavani String Quartet and participated in masterclasses with Donald Weilerstein, Arnold Steinhardt and the Pacifica and Takács String Quartets. She served as concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra (2003-06) and the New York String Orchestra Seminar (2009 and 2010). A passionate advocate for community outreach and education concerts, in January 2011, she formed ‘Starlite,’ for artists in Korea dedicated to community outreach and interactive synergy. She has given numerous concerts in support of educational outreach throughout her career. With strong Cleveland connections, she has performed often for local organizations including the Cleveland Women’s Orchestra, Cleveland Philharmonic, Cleveland Clinic, Tuesday Musical Association of Akron, CityMusic Cleveland, Arts Renaissance Tremont, CIM Women’s Committee events and more.
A native of Seoul, South Korea, Jinjoo is a graduate of Yewon Art School and the Korean National University of Arts, Pre-College. After moving to the United States in 2002, she graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music preparatory division Young Artist Program and attended the Curtis Institute of Music. Jinjoo recently finished her Bachelor of Music Degree and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in violin performance at CIM. Paul Kantor has been her teacher and mentor since 2002. This fall she began studying with renowned artist/teacher, Jaime Laredo.
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 award in Collaborative Piano. HyunSoo Kim is currently pursuing 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, a group of local musicians dedicated to performing in venues not usually associated with classical music performance.