Soyeon Kate Lee, Hyeyung Yoon, Gregory Beaver;WED;3/26/2014;7:30 PM EDT
45 Bleecker St.
New York, NY, 10012
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
Soyeon Kate Lee, Hyeyung Yoon, Gregory Beaver
Three friends -- violinist Hyeyung Julie Yoon, cellist Gregory Beaver, and pianist Soyeon Kate Lee -- join together for an unforgettable evening of chamber music. Their concert at SubCulture features the New York premiere of composer Robert Sirota's Pange Lingua Sonata, written for and premiered by Hyeyung Yoon and Soyeon Kate Lee last year, plus music by Bach (Violin and Piano Sonata in C Minor) and Brahms (Piano Trio in C Major).
First prize winner of the prestigious 2010 Naumburg International Piano Competition, Korean-American pianist Soyeon Kate Lee has been hailed by The New York Times as a pianist with "a huge, richly varied sound, a lively imagination and a firm sense of style," while The Washington Post has lauded her for her "stunning command of the keyboard." Her recent highlights include performances at New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Rose Studio, and the Kaplan Penthouse, as well as Boston’s Gardner Museum as a member of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society Two. She has been rapturously received as guest soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra, as well as many other orchestras across the country. Violinist Hyeyung Julie Yoon is a member of the acclaimed Chiara String Quartet, and has performed in the U.S. and abroad along with her quartet. She has also been a featured soloist with the Charlotte Symphony, the Mannes Orchestra, and has performed at the prime minister’s residence in Seoul, South Korea for the first-woman prime minister and other government officials. Gregory Beaver, cellist of the Chiara String Quartet, won the Corpus Christi Young Artist's Competition and was selected as one of the two quarterfinalists from the United States for the Australasian International Cello Competition in Christchurch, New Zealand. His recent solo performances include a recital program with Soyeon Kate Lee and a New York recital event where he presented the complete cycle of Beethoven’s cello and piano music. He has worked with great artists such as Pierre Boulez in a special Carnegie Hall performance of Messagesquisse, and as principal cellist of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra he has worked with conductors including Claudio Abbado and Robert Spano.