Randall Fusco, piano
J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750)
Gamba Sonata No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1027
Sir Lennox Berkeley (1903 – 1989)
Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano, Op. 44
York Bowen (1884 – 1961)
Sonata for Horn & Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 101
Paul Leary (b.1974)
Horn Sonata (2002/2003)
Richard King began serving as principal horn of The Cleveland Orchestra at the beginning of the 1997-98 Season, having joined the ensemble in 1988 as associate principal at the age of 20. He has frequently been featured as a soloist with the Orchestra, including May 2009 performances of Haydn’s Horn Concerto No. 1 and Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 1. Mr. King has also appeared as soloist with the Tokyo Symphony and New Zealand’s Auckland Philharmonia.
A native of Long Island, New York, Richard King briefly attended New York’s Juilliard School and subsequently earned a diploma from Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music. He was a student of former Cleveland Orchestra principal horn Myron Bloom. An active chamber musician and recitalist, he is a member of the Center City Brass Quintet. He serves on the faculties of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Kent/Blossom Music professional training program.
Chul-In Park joined the first violin section of The Cleveland Orchestra in September 1995. She has been a participant in the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival, where she has performed with members of the Guarneri Quartet and the Beaux-Arts Trio. She also has performed for the Mozart Bicentennial at Lincoln Center and the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar. As a winner of the Artists International Auditions, Ms. Park presented her New York debut recital in Carnegie Recital Hall.
Chul-In Park was born in Seoul, Korea, and came to the United States to study with Ivan Galamian at the Juilliard School at age 11. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School as a scholarship student of Dorothy DeLay. She received a doctorate in music with a minor in arts administration from the Indiana University School of Music, where she served as teaching assistant to Josef Gingold, a former concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra.
Randall Fusco is an active piano soloist and collaborative artist who has performed solo and chamber music concerts in numerous states and in Ireland. He has also appeared as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, Alliance Symphony Orchestra, Hiram College Concert Band, W. D. Packard Band of Warren, Ohio, Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Festival Band, the West Shore Chorale of Cleveland and Winds on the Lake in Erie, PA. Mr. Fusco has recorded vocal and chamber music with various artists in Northeast Ohio, including members of The Cleveland Orchestra and faculty members of Youngstown and Kent State Universities. He has also collaborated with artists at the National Flute Association and the International Double Reed Society.
In addition to being a pianist, Mr. Fusco studied conducting at the University of Illinois and was a Conducting Fellow at the Conductors Institute of South Carolina. He has guest conducted the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, Heights Chamber Orchestra (Shaker Heights, Ohio), Chagrin Valley Chamber Orchestra and the Youngstown Opera Guild’s production of Verdi’s La Traviata.
Mr. Fusco earned his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with Cecile Genhart, Frank Glazer and Barbara Lister-Sink. He also studied accompanying with John Wustman at the University of Illinois.
Randall Fusco is Professor of Music at Hiram College, where he has taught piano, music theory, music history, introductory courses and serves as co-staff accompanist. He was also conductor of the Hiram Chamber Orchestra from 1998-2005.