News of a lunchtime violin recital in the City on Wednesday 21 March. St Dunstans-in-the-West survived the Great Fire of London in 1666 but needed to be rebuilt in 1831. The Anglo Japanese Society of Wessex hosts a series of weekly concerts there, of which this is one.
Mee Hyun Oh (violin) with Soojin Kim (piano)
Wed Mar 21st 2012, 1:15–2:00 pm
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR
T.A. Vitali: Chaconne
L. van Beethoven: Violin and Piano Sonata op.30 No.8 in G major
D. Kabalevsky: op.21 No.1 Improvisation
S. Rachmaninoff: op.34 Vocalise
H. Wieniawski: Obertass op.19
Mee Hyun Oh
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 received third prize at the Ulsan Educational Institution. In 2004, she graduated from the Kewon High School of Arts. As a student she studied there and 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.
She won 1st prize at the North London Music Festival in 2011 and several competitions. 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.
Mee hyun also enjoys performing as a chamber musician and is currently a member of the Elpis Piano Trio, which was formed in 2011. They won 1st prize with distinction at both Sutton and Kingston Music Festivals in 2011.
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 studies at the Royal Academy of Music.
Kim has over 4 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.
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)