Euna KIM, Violin
Cindy HO, Piano
Schubert Violin Sonata in D major
Beethoven Violin Sonata in G major, Op. 30 No. 3
~ 15-min Intermission ~
Mozart Violin Sonata in B flat major, K. 454
Euna KIM, violin
Born in Seoul, Korea, Euna Kim has performed solo and chamber music recitals in cities in Germany including the Konzerthaus in Berlin and Schloss Albrechtsberg in Dresden, Cologne, Essen, Detmold, Ratingen, and Duesseldorf. She was also invited to the Suzett Summer Music Festival in France, Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland, Gaida Contemporary Music Festival in Lithuania, the Crescendo Music Festival in Berlin, the Niedersachsen International Chamber Music Festival in Germany and several other major occasions in Europe including Austria, Italy, Lichtenstein and Sweden. She also performed at the Bowdoin Music Festival in the USA, Japan and China. Between 2009 and 2010, she successfully completed performing the concert series Complete Beethoven Sonatas for Piano and Violin in Seoul, Korea. Also, since 2016 she has been performing all sonatas of Brahms and other works which had influenced him under the title Brahms and his friends. As a soloist, she has performed with Seoul Chamber Orchestra, Seoul Academy Symphony Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra, and Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra.
Euna is also actively playing contemporary music and has been participating in numerous chamber music performances in Iceland, Czech Republic, Korea, Hong Kong and Macau including the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Le French May, New Vision Arts Festival and Macau International Music Festival. She released CDs by Arts Council Korea as a member of Contemporary Music Ensemble Eclat in Korea and is currently playing for the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble.
Euna has won first prizes at numerous competitions in Korea and was a winner of the Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Competition in Germany.
In addition to actively performing, she taught at the Korean National University of Arts including at its Pre-school teaching young talents.
She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the School of Music at the Korean National University of Arts, a Diploma in Violin Performance and Chamber Music from the Kölner Musikhochschule in Germany, and a Konzertexamen from the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Mannheim. She studied under world renowned violinists Nam-Yun Kim and Zahkar Bron.
Cindy HO, Piano
An active soloist and chamber musician, Hong Kong born Steinway Artist Cindy Ho performs internationally. Recent highlights include concerts at Carnegie Hall as part of the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, collaboration with Thymos Quartet for Le French May, International Macau Music Festival, Shanghai Concert Hall and Kilbourn Hall of Eastman School of Music.
In 2016, she was awarded the Associate of Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) for her contribution in music. She also received the Paul Creston Award 2017 in New York.
In 2017 and 2015, Cindy completed recital series Inspirational Liaisons and Opus Medtner respectively in Hong Kong and overseas. Programmes spanned a wide range of chamber music works which included Medtner’s complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano with violinist Dr. Kitty Cheung. Further engagements include a two-year (2018-2020) chamber music series, Viennese legacy, where she will perform complete Beethoven’s cello sonatas and complete Schubert Trios in addition to violin sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and Schubert.
As a soloist, she has been invited to play Yellow River Concerto with New Tune Chinese Orchestra and Liszt Piano Concerto No.2 with Ho Chi Minh City Ballet and Symphony Orchestra at the City Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City. During her sixteen-year of residence in London, she had given numerous solo recitals and performances in London, France, Italy, Spain and Norway.
A graduate of Royal Academy of Music and King’s College London, Cindy is currently the Chairperson of the Royal Academy of Music HK Alumni Association. She founded Young Musicians Series, a concert series providing young and outstanding soloists and chamber ensembles more performing opportunities. She also founded Vantage Music to promote classical music in Hong Kong and the surrounding regions, especially for the new generation of Asia-based international artists.
Cindy’s teachers include Choi Sown Le, Ruth Nye, Aaron Shorr and Alfred Lee.
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