Lunchtime Trio Recital: Mee Hyun Oh (violin), Lydia Kwon (cello) with Soojin Kim (piano)


W. A. Mozart Piano Trio Divertimento in Bb major, KV254
1. Allegro assai
2. Adagio
3. Rondo. Tempo di menuetto

F. Schubert Piano Trio in Bb major, Op. 99
1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante un poco mosso
3. Scherzo. Allegro
4. Rondo. Allegro vivace

Artist info:
Mee Hyun Oh (violin) 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 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 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 in several other competitions. She has given many solo recitals and also with chamber music ensembles in notable venues such as at Bristol Cathedral and St.George’s Interantional Concert Hall Bristol, St. Marts Church in Portchester, St. Margaret’s Church, St. Sepulchre’s Church and St Dunstan-in-the-West in London.

And she is a regular violinist with the AJSW’s own Chamber Music Ensemble.

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 for the Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra where she was co-principle cello, performing solo with the orchestra 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 well as a class music teacher in primary schools in Surrey.

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 had been playing for AJSW (Anglo Japanese Society of Wessex), such as a Duo recital and in the AJSW Chamber Music Emsemble, where she performs regularly in venues like St. Georges in Bristol and St. Sepulchre’s Chruch in London. She also has been a member of the All Souls Orchestra, Langham Arts for last five years with which she performs regularly, travelling around the UK and Europe.

Ms. Soojin Kim was born in Suwon, South Korea and now lives in London. She began her musical studies when she was five and gave her first public concert when she was eight. She moved to Europe when she was 20 and received her Bachelor of Music in piano performance from the Royal
Academy of Music, under Michael Young. She performed in Master Classes with Professor Andrew Ball, Diana Ketler, Professor Christopher Elton, Nicola Eimer, and Ian Brown. Also, she studied chamber music under Ian Brown and Andrew West. She has given several solo recitals in London during her
study at the Royal Academy of Music.

Kim has over 10 years of experience teaching piano to all ages and levels. She also has extensive experience as an accompanist. Her vibrant energy, eloquent presentations, motivational techniques, and professional approach have brought success to all of her students.

Recently, she performed in the KWK Concerts Lunchtime Choral recital at All Saint Church, London
1st August 2015 and had a number of chamber concerts in St. Sepulchre’s Musician’s Church and such
as Bristol Cathederal. She also gave a solo piano recital at St Heliet Church, in June 2009 and
June 2010. She also won number of minor piano competitions in Korea.

Winner of the Deahan Music Newspapers Piano Competition, Korea (2002)
Winner of the Central Music Newspapers National Competition, Korea (2002)
Winner of the Piano Competition hosted by Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education, Korea (2001)
Winner of the Piano Competition hosted by Suwon, Gyeonggi Department of Education, Korea (2001)
Awarded Distinction at the Godalming Music Festival (2008)

Date: Tue Apr 5th 2016, 1:05–2:00 pm
Venue: Cheltenham Town Hall and Pittville Pump Room, Imperial Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1QA
Tel: 020 72374445
Organiser: Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex

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