The exciting young duo from South Korea, Marisol Lee (violin) and MinJung Baek (piano) will be performing two recitals on 20 and 21 April: a lunchtime recital at the 1901 Arts Club in Waterloo, which bills itself as “the most intimate and unique event space in central London”, with the programme repeated the next day (with a bonus item) at the Royal Academy of Music for Marisol Lee’s Advanced Diploma Recital.
The Grand Duo
MINJUNG BAEK piano | MARISOL LEE violin
Monday 20 April 2015
Doors: 12.30pm | Concert: 1.00pm | Tickets £5
1901 Arts Club | 7 Exton Street | Waterloo | London SE1 8UE
Tuesday 21 April 2015
Concert: 7:30pm | Tickets £7.50 (concessions £5.50)
David Josefowitz Recital Hall | Royal Academy of Music | Marylebone Road | London NW1 5HT
Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Violin in A major, Op.12 No.2 (both recitals)
Schubert: Violin Sonata in A major, D.574 “Grand Duo” (both recitals)
Ysaÿe: Sonata for solo violin, op.27 no.4 (21 April only)
Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No.2 in D major, Op.94bis (both recitals)
Pianist MinJung Baek studied at the prestigious Accademia pianistica di Imola in Italy with Leonid Margarius and Mannes college of Music in NYC with Jerome Rose before moving to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama on a full scholarship under the guidance of Ronan O’Hora. Since winning her first competition at the age of five in her native country, South Korea, she has won more than fifty Korean national competitions such as Wol-Eum, Cho-Sun Ilbo, Music Education News (Grand Prize), Eum-ak Chun-chu, Eum-Youn, Han-Kook Ilbo and, later, she also collected an impressive array of top prizes in international competitions, including Skokie Valley in USA, Giuliano Pecar, Ernesto Falla, Concorso Nuovi Orizzonti, Jacque Samuel, Pietro Argento, Rachmaninov and the European Beethoven Gold Medal in London (2012).
MinJung made her first public recital at the age of eight in Seoul, and her orchestra début aged 10 with Busan Philharmonic Orchestra playing the Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1 as the winner of the young artist audition. Since then, sensitive touch, expressive playing and strong charismatic charm have led her to perform extensively throughout in USA (Steinway Hall in NYC, Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Mixon Hall in Cleveland, Notre Shore Center for performing Arts), all major theatres in Italy, Ukraine, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Japan, Romania, Spain, Korea and UK and also has been broadcast on KBS, Rai, ITV, PBS, WQXR and the Ukraine national radio.
MinJung has also collaborated with prestigious orchestras around the world and within the UK, has performed recitals in major venues such as Wigmore Hall, Purcell room, Warwick Arts Centre, Benjamin Britten Theatre, Milton Court, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Barbican Hall and at City of London, Dartington Music and Brighton festivals.
In March 2015 she moved back to Seoul to take up a teaching position, which she holds alongside her performing career and is looking forward to giving her début concerts and masterclass in Edinburgh, Bangkok, Malaysia and Moscow in September.