Music Concert: Performing Artists in Residence at the Clark
Chamber Music Concert: Performing Artists in Residence at the Clark
Sunday, November 18, 2012
at The Clark
225 South Street
The Clark welcomes Performing Artists in Residence Jeewon Park, piano; Kyung Sun Lee, violin; and Edward Arron, cello, for a chamber music concert featuring works by Handel-Halvorsen, Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Schnittke, Schumann, Ravel, Arvo Part, and Piazzolla.
Praised for her “deeply reflective playing” (Indianapolis Star) and “infectious exuberance” (New York Times), Korean-born pianist Jeewon Park is renowned for her dazzling technique and poetic lyricism. Since making her debut at the age of twelve performing Chopin’s First Concerto with the Korean Symphony Orchestra, she has performed in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, 92nd Street Y, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Kravis Center, and Seoul Arts Center in Korea. As a soloist, she has appeared with the Charleston Symphony, the Mexico City Philharmonic, the Monterrey Symphony, the Mexico State Symphony, and the KBS Symphony Orchestra. Following her performance of the Mozart Concerto K. 453 with the Charleston Symphony, the Post and Courier acclaimed that “Park demonstrated rare skill and sensitivity, playing with a feline grace and glittering dexterity … lyrical phrasing and pearly tone quality.” Park is a graduate of The Juilliard School and Yale University, where she was awarded the Dean Horatio Parker Prize. She holds a DMA degree from SUNY–Stony Brook.
Violinist Kyung Sun Lee captured sixth prize in the 1994 Tchaikovsky Competition, a bronze medal in the 1993 Queen Elizabeth Competition, first prizes of the Washington and D’Angelo International Competitions, and third prize in the Montreal International Competition, where she also won the Audience Favorite and the Best Performance of the Commissioned Work prizes. As a result, she has enjoyed ever-increasing popularity as a performer, both domestically and abroad. A former member of the acclaimed KumHo/Asiana String Quartet of Korea, with whom she performed worldwide, Lee also is an accomplished teacher and has served on the violin faculty at both the Oberlin Conservatory and the University of Houston. She is currently associate professor of violin at Seoul National University. Lee was educated at Seoul National University, Peabody Conservatory, and The Juilliard School. She plays a Joseph Guarnerius violin dating from 1723.
Cellist Edward Arron is recognized worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances, and creative programming. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, where he began his studies on the cello at age seven, he made his New York recital debut in 2000 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Earlier that year, he performed Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cellos with Yo-Yo Ma and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at the Opening Night Gala of the Caramoor International Festival. He has since appeared in recital, as a soloist with orchestra, and as a chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. The 2012–13 season will mark Arron’s tenth anniversary season as the artistic director of the Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert. He is artistic director, host, and resident performer of the Musical Masterworks concert series in Old Lyme, Connecticut, as well as the concert series in Beaufort and Columbia, South Carolina, and also is the artistic director of the Caramoor Virtuosi, the resident chamber ensemble of the Caramoor International Music Festival. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Arron currently serves on the faculty of New York University.