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Cho Jung-yoon at St Dunstan-in-the-West

News of an upcoming lunchtime recital:

Jung-Yoon Cho (violin) with Tadashi Imai (piano)
Wed Dec 9th 2009, 1:15 pm
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


* J.S. Bach: Solo Sonata No. 2 – Grave and Allegro
* Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata Op. 12 No. 2 A major
* Franz Schubert: Sonata (Sonatina), D408 in G minor
* Jenö Hubay: Carmen Fantasie Brillante

Artist info
Cho Jung-yoonJung-Yoon Cho was born in 1987 in South Korea. She began playing the violin at the age of three and later was educated at Yewon School and Seoul Arts High School. When she was 11, she made her first concerto debut with the Prime Philharmonic Orchestra, performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4. Since then she has regularly performed as a soloist in various concerts mainly in Korea and London. She was a winner of many competitions in Korea and was awarded the Robert Rendell Scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music. At the age of 16, she came to London to continue her studies at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was offered a place with an entrance scholarship for her BMus degree.

She is currently in the first year of a Master of Music at Royal Academy of Music where she has been awarded the Stanley Picker Trust Scholarship for 2009/2010, and is studying with Prof. Tomotada Soh. She has participated in many music festivals and has received masterclasses from Tasmin Little, Sibvia Rogenburg, Thomas Brandis, Alexander Pavlovic, Max Zorin, Charles Castleman, Jasna Maksimovic and Zvi Zeitlin. She also enjoys performing as a chamber musician.

Imai TadashiTadashi Imai began his piano study at the age of 11 under the tutorage of Kazuyo Ueda and Mieko Nakagawa in Japan. He continued his studies at the Toho Gakuen College of Music, and was then granted a scholarship to study at Texas Christian University with Tamas Ungar. Later, he was granted a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he studied with Christopher Elton and chamber music with Clifford Benson and Michael Dussek. During his stay in the UK, he performed twice at the Tunnel Trust Music Course, and at the Halifax Chamber Music Festival for Young Musicians and the Messiaen Festival (broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s “In Tune” programme).

He has performed many concerti including Stravinsky’s Piano Concerto (with the Royal Academy Orchestra), Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No. 1 (with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra), Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 (with the Osaka Symphoniker), and Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 3 (with the Feuerwerk Symphoniker, Tokyo).

Since he graduated from the Royal Academy of Music (where he was awarded the Academy’s Postgraduate Diploma, DipRAM and the Vice-Principal’s special award), he has spent four years as a Junior Fellow of the Academy (Associate Fellowship 2005–06, Hodgeson Fellowship 2006–2007, Shinn Fellowship 2007–2008, Foundation Fellowship 2008–2009.) In 2008, he was appointed Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM).

Since 2005, he has been working with the class of violinist and Academy professor Gyorgy Pauk. He was the official accompanist of the Menuhin International Violin Competition in 2008, an official accompanist of the London Masterclasses, the Lake District Summer Music (England) and the Bartok Festival (Szombathely, Hungary). He has also performed with great musicians including the Academy professors Maurice Hasson and Lydia Mordkovich. He will be an official accompanist at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition in 2010. His forthcoming concert engagements in 2009–2010 include solo recital and chamber music concerts in Japan, England, France, Ireland, Spain, Holland, Poland and Germany.

Venue: St Dunstan-in-the-West
The church of St. Dunstan in the West dates back to circa 1070 AD, and the present building was completed in the early 19th century.

The nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane (Central line) and Temple (Circle and District line).
For more information, visit the church’s website

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