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KCC May House Concert: Piano Quintet with Joon Yoon

May’s House Concert features music by Brahms and Schubert:

KCCUK May House Concert

Tuesday 22 May 2018, 7pm
Korean Cultural Centre | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW (Entrance in Northumberland Avenue)
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Schubert: Fantasie for Violin and Piano in C major, D. 934
Schubert: Piano Sonata in C minor, D. 958
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34


Amarins Wierdsma violin
Lyrit Milgram violin
Joon Yoon piano
Alex McFarlane viola
Ben Tarlton cello

Amarins Wierdsma, born in Utrecht in 1991 to a musical family, began playing the violin at aged two. Amarins has won several prizes at important violin events, such as the “Iordens Viooldagen”, “Davina van Wely Violin Competition”, “Princess Christina Competition” Young Musician of the Year 2007 and, in 2013, the national “Oskar Back Violin Competition” in Amsterdam. Amarins is the first violinist of the award-winning Barbican String Quartet.

Canadian violinist Lyrit Milgram is a Brian George Coker scholar currently enrolled in her second year of Masters at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. As an orchestral player, Lyrit has played with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra on the String Experience Scheme, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Northern Sinfonia and the Scottish Ensemble and has toured as principal second violin with the Youth Orchestra of the Americas in South America and the Caribbean.

Korean pianist Joon Yoon made his solo debut at age 12 in Korea and concerto debut at age 13 in the USA. His most recent success at competitions include a 2nd and an audience prize at the Concurso Internacional Piano Campillos in Spain (2016), and a 5th prize at the Iowa Piano Competition in the USA (2015). He is a graduate of Yale School of Music and The Juilliard School under full scholarship, and is continuing his studies at the Guildhall School in London as an Artist Diploma candidate with Ronan O’Hora.

New Zealand violist Alexander McFarlane is currently studying with David Takeno towards an Artist Diploma at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. As a soloist, Alex has performed much of the viola concerto repertoire with orchestras including the University of London Symphony Orchestra, King’s College London Symphony Orchestra, Nelson Symphony Orchestra and St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra. In 2017 he won the Gisborne International Music Competition, and in 2015 he reached the final of the International Brahms Competition in Austria.

Born in 1995 in Wales, Ben Tarlton studied with Sharon McKinley and Alexander Baillie before attending the Yehudi Menuhin School in 2011. In 2014, he received a scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study with Louise Hopkins. Whilst at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Ben has participated in numerous chamber projects in Milton Court and The Barbican Hall. He has also performed as part of The New Music Ensemble in a BBC ‘total immersion’ broadcast. Recently, he has been chosen to participate in a workshop playing with Janine Jansen the Mendelssohn octet.

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