April’s programme features Beethoven’s 25-minute serenade Op 25:
April House Concert
Jisu Song (Viola) | Sungwon Cho (Flute) | Ha Young Woo (Violin)
Thursday 29 April 2021 7pm | @ KCC YouTube channel
Beethoven: Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola op. 25
Tempo ordinario d’un Menuetto
Andante con Variazioni
Allegro scherzando e vivace
Adagio – Allegro vivace e disinvolto
Jisu Song, Viola
Currently in her final year of postgraduate performance degree in the Royal Academy of Music in London, Jisu Song is a violist from Korea. Born into a musical family, Jisu started with the violin at the age of 6 and continued playing through undergraduate studies studying under Professor Neri Kim. However, she was drawn by the warm and sonorous sound of the viola and started learning the instrument with violist Steven Lee. After a year on the viola she was accepted into the prestigious Asian Youth Orchestra in 2017, where she embarked on a world tour and performed over 20 concerts in Asia, America and Europe. In 2019, she accepted her offer from the Royal Academy of Music in London to pursue a Master of Arts in Performance degree, studying under Professor Paul Silverthorne and Yuko Inoue. Being a keen orchestral musician, Jisu has performed with numerous ensembles all over the world, including the RAM Academy Symphony Orchestra and USP Chamber Orchestra in Korea which she is a regular member.
Sungwon Cho, Flute
Sungwon started playing the flute at the age of fourteen under Gloria Jee Eun Park, principal flute of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. While studying at secondary school, Sungwon was a part of the Cheonan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra for six years. In her final year with the orchestra, Sungwon appeared as a concerto soloist. She also participated in the Kirishima International Music Festival held in Japan and the MusicAlp Festival in France where she has had masterclasses with Paul Edmund-Davies, Emily Beynon, William Bennett, and Mathieu Dufour. Sungwon moved to London in 2016 and currently studies at the Royal Academy of Music, pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree under Sam Coles and Sophie Johnson.
Ha Young Woo, Violin
Born in Korea in 1999, Rachel took up the violin at the age of 5 and joined the Purcell School of Music in 2009 with a full scholarship, where she studied with Berent Korfker for eight years. With her particular interest in German composers, Rachel has participated in masterclasses all across Europe where coaches have included Tanja Bender-Becker, Ulf Schneider and many more. She has also performed extensively as an orchestral musician in concert venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Royal Festival Hall under conductors such as Marin Alsop, Karina Canellakis and John Rutter. With a large commitment to chamber music, she aims to continue broadening her repertoire experienced from a various combination of instruments. She is currently a scholarship student at the Royal Academy of Music studying under Joshua Fisher.