Yun-Ting Lee, violin (Cleveland Orchestra) and Younjung Cha, piano
Violin Sonatina in D major, D.384, Op.137-1
by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
I. Allegro molto
III. Allegro vivace
Recitativo und Scherzo-Caprice, for solo violin, Op.6
by Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78
by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
I. Vivace ma non troppo
III. Allegro molto moderato
(YunTing Lee, violin)
Taiwanese-American violinist Yun-Ting Lee is a violinist of The Cleveland Orchestra. Mr. Lee holds Bachelor and Master degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), where his principal teacher was William Preucil, David Cerone, and David Updegraff. He has also worked extensively with Phyllis Skoldberg and Ming-De Zhang.
A Grand Prize winner of the Phoenix Symphony Guild Young Artist Competition, Mr. Lee has also been a winner of the Music Academy of the West concerto competition, the CIM concerto competition, and the Music Teacher’s National Association competitions. In addition, he has appeared as soloist with the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the Phoenix Symphony. Mr. Lee’s performances have been heard on WCLV 104.9 and NPR’s “Performance Today”.
A dedicated chamber musician, Mr. Lee received the Dr. Bennett Levine Memorial Award in Chamber Music from CIM. His chamber groups have performed in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and throughout the United States. He has collaborated with members of the Juilliard, Cavani, and Tokyo String Quartets, as well as members of the Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Cincinnati symphony orchestra, and Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Mr. Lee’s experience as concertmaster includes performances of Die Zauberflöteand La Cenerentola with the Spoleto Festival USA and concerts with the Canton Symphony and CIM Orchestra. He was also invited to perform as guest concertmaster for Symphony Orchestra Augusta in Georgia fall of 2011. He has also played in concerts with the San Diego Symphony, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Yun-Ting won a position with the Minnesota Orchestra in 2012, and has been a member of Canton Symphony Orchestra and CityMusic Cleveland. He as performed in the Arizona Musicfest, Lakes Area Music Festival, and is an alumnus of the New York String Orchestra Seminar, the Holland International Music Sessions and the Pacific Music Festival.
(Younjung Cha, piano)
Younjung Cha is a native of Seoul, South Korea, and has performed numerous concerts in the United States and South Korea to critical acclaim. Ms. Cha maintains an active performing schedule, appearing in Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, California, Missouri, Minnesota, New York, Virginia, and Washington D.C in the United States, as well as Busan and Seoul in South Korea. An avid chamber musician, she was a founding member of both the Mozart Trio in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as the Felliche Ensemble in Seoul, South Korea. Ms. Cha's passion has propelled her to work with many renowned composers and musicians all over the world. Ms. Cha performed for the New Music tours, visiting schools including the University of Cincinnati, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri–Kansas City, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also premiered the piece Cervantes by Entracto Capricho at the 2011 National Music Festival.
Ms. Cha completed her Masters Degree in Piano Performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music and currently studies with Uriel Tsachor at the University of Iowa, nearing her completion(ABD) of Doctorate of Musical Arts. She has worked at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois, and is currently working at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.
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