Jung-Yoon Cho (violin) and Daniel King-Smith (piano)
Tue Aug 10th 2010, 6:15–7:00 pm
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR
Programme: César Franck: Sonata for piano and violin
Jung-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.
Daniel King-Smith studied at the Royal Academy of Music where he won various prizes for Chamber Music and all-round musical ability. Since then he has enjoyed a busy and varied career as both soloist and accompanist.
His extensive concerto repertoire, featuring works by Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Gershwin, Ravel and Mozart, has led to many concerto performances in the UK and around Europe, including the Royal Festival Hall, London, various theatres in Cataluña, Spain, and San Stefano al Ponte, Florence. Since 1999 Daniel has frequently been a featured Solo Classical Artist on many Cruise lines on both sides of the Atlantic (Crystal, Cunard, Seabourn, Holland America, Fred. Olsen).
Accompaniment and chamber music are a major part of Daniel’s life and he works regularly for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and Royal Academy of Music Junior Department accompanying auditions, master classes, assessments and competitions, as well as being much in demand at the Royal College of Music and elsewhere as a duo partner for players of all instruments. Daniel has just joined the staff at the Purcell School as Staff Accompanist.
Daniel has performed on Radio 3 and BBC Radio Ulster as part of the Belfast Festival, Northern Ireland, and appeared in the televised finals of BBC Young Musician of the Year 1996. In September 2003 he played as orchestral pianist with the Philharmonia Orchestra. He has also recorded a number of CDs.