September’s online House Concert features an all-Korean string trio:
Rachel Hayoung Woo (violin), Jisu Song (viola), Heeyeon Chloe Cho (cello)
Thursday 30 September 2021, 7 pm
KCC YouTube Channel
Serenade I. Allegro – Ernő Dohnányi
String Trio D 471 – Franz Schubert
Arirang 아리랑 (Korean folk music)
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.
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.
Heeyeon Chloe Cho, Cello
Hee Yeon Cho is a Korean British cellist; she started learning cello and piano at the age of five and entered the Purcell School in 2003 where she studied for nine years with cello Professor Natalia Pavlutskaya, and then continued her musical studies at the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of Professor David Strange, completing her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree with a distinction and a DipRAM. During her musical life she took part in several competitions and was a recipient of many awards, some of which include the Liezen Internation Cello Competition in Austria where she won First Prize, the Musicians Benevolent Funds Young Talent Awards, the Geoffrey Shaw Scholarship awarded by Guilhermina Suggia Gifts, and the Arthur Hervey Scholarship, Amadeus Scholarship, Robert Rendell Memorial Prize, and the Mrs M A Garrett Award, awarded by the Royal Academy of Music. Some of Hee Yeon’s major performances include solo recitals in London, Germany, Belgium, Korea and New Zealand, masterclasses with Mischa Maisky and Natalia Gutman, concerts across all major venues in the UK including Buckingham Palace where she performed for HRH The Prince of Wales. Orchestrally, she freelances with the UK’s major orchestras; she has been on trial with the BBC Philharmonic, has worked with Southbank Sinfonia and has performed at the BBC Proms several times. Hee Yeon is a passionate chamber musician, and performs regularly with the Halcyon Quartet; a prize-winning ensemble who have made their debut on BBC Radio 3 and Wigmore Hall. Hee Yeon’s cello is the workshop of Thomas Kennedy, London, 1830.
(automatically generated) You can find a video of this event on the KCCUK YouTube Channel, here.