Mee Hyun Oh (violin) with Lydia Kwon (cello)


J.S. BACH Violin Partita No.3 in E major BWV 1006
– Prelude

L.V. BEETHOVEN Duo for Violin and Cello No.1
– Allegro comodo
– Larghetto sostenuto
– Rondo. Allegretto

J.S. BACH Cello Suite No.1 in G major BWV 1007
– Prelude
L.V. BEETHOVEN Duo for Violin and Cello No.2
– Allegro affettuoso
– Aria. Larghetto
– Rondo. Allegretto moderato

J.HALVOSEN Duo for Violin and Cello

Artist info:
Mee Hyun Oh was born in South Korea and began her musical studies by learning the piano at the age of four. It was not until she was thirteen that she started to study the violin. Just one year later, she won the prize at the Ulsan Educational Institution. In 2004, she graduated from Kewon High School of Arts. As a student there she played with the school orchestra at Seongnam Art Centre in South Korea.

Mee Hyun is currently based in Great Britain where she completed the Bachelor’s Degree and MA performance degree at the Royal Academy of Music with Professor Tomatada Soh and Nicholas Miller.

She has been participated in many master classes, including with Tasmin Little, Sibvia Rogenburg, Itzhak Rashkovsky, Thomas Brandis, Alexander Pavlovic, Max Zorin, Jasna Maksimovic and Zvi Zeitlin.

She won 1st prize at the North London Music Festival in 2011 and several competitions. She has given many solo recitals and chamber ensemble concerts in various London venues.

Her future concert engagements includes solo recitals and chamber ensemble concerts at Bristol Cathedral and St.George’s Bristol.

Lydia Kwon was born in Seoul, South Korea, and started learning the cello at the late age of fifteen after having been inspired by seeing Yo Yo Ma and Jacqueline du Pré. She advanced very quickly and within two years, she passed her grade 8 with distinction and entered Junior Academy. She played in the Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra where she was co-principle cello, performing solo with the orchestra during before she went to College. She had master classes with David Strange, Stephen Popov, Raphael Sommers and Rafael Wallfisch. She gained a place at the Royal College of Music, studying ‘cello under Leonid Korokhov and Alexander Boyarsky. During her study at the RCM, she had won prizes at Eastbourne competition, Duke of Deveonshire Prize and Anna Shuttleworth Prize. After leaving the RCM, she continued her studies in PGCE and MA studying music education at Institute of Education and currently works as string tutor at Kingston Music and Arts.

As a chamber musician she and her friends Meehyun Oh and Songyi Kim formed the Elpis Piano Trio, receiving 1st prizes both at the Kingston Music Festival and Sutton Music Festival in 2012. She also is a member of the All Souls Orchestra, Langham Arts for the last four years which she performs regularly, travelling around the UK and Europe.

Date: Wed Oct 23rd 2013, 1:10–2:00 pm
Venue: St. Sepulchre, the Musicians Church, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DG

Organiser: The Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex

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