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Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 12:15 pm
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert
Emmanuel Vukovich, Violin
Ji Yung Lee, Piano
Violin Sonata (28’)
I. Allegretto ben moderato
III. Recitativo-Fantasia: Ben moderato
IV. Allegretto poco mosso
César Franck (1822 – 1890)
Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25 (9’)
Pablo de Sarasate (1844 – 1908)
Canadian violinist Emmanuel Vukovich is emerging internationally as an artist of musical integrity and artistic maturity. Noted for his “untiring attention to every detail of phrasing” (Calgary Herald) he has performed as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral leader for audiences across North and South America, Europe, and Australia.
He is the current recipient of the 1700 ‘Bell’ Giovanni Tononi violin on generous loan from The Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank and is the founder and artistic director of The Parcival Project, an international chamber music ensemble that has toured across Canada and South America. Recent highlights include debut performances at Carnegie’s Weill Hall and Lincoln Center’s Merkin Hall in New York, performances of the Brahms Violin Concerto as soloist with the Oakville Symphony in Toronto, and the Andreas Bello Orchestra in Santiago, Chile, and a recital for CBC Radio celebrating the 10th anniversary of McGill University’s Schulich School of Music.
Mr. Vukovich has performed with artists such as Ida Handel, Matt Haimowitz, Anton Kuerti, and Alex Klein and was the founding first violinist of the Lloyd Carr-Harris String Quartet - grand-prize winner of The Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, which recorded for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and McGill University record labels under Martha de Francisco. Having recently completed his Masters of Music at New England Conservatory of Music with Lucy Chapman, Soovin Kim, and Donald Weilerstein, he is currently a candidate for the Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree at Stony Brook University in New York.
A native of South Korea, pianist Ji Yung Lee is also a singer and conductor. She is a graduate student at The Juilliard School, where she studies collaborative piano with Margo Garrett, Jonathan Feldman, and Diane Richardson; and voice with Cynthia Hoffmann. As an active collaborative pianist, she has made appearances with various instrumentalists and singers at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, and MFA in Boston, Jordan hall. Recent highlights include: OperaComp Project premiering excerpts from new operas at The Juilliard School; Boulder International Chamber Music Competition as finalist; rehearsal pianist and chorus member in Smetana’s opera “The Bartered Bride” under the baton of Matthew Aucoin.
She attended the Aspen Music Festival and School in 2014 and the Music Academy of the West in 2016. She was invited to participate in the International Student Lied Duo Competition in Netherlands this past April.
Ms. Lee pursued her Master’s Degree and Graduate Diploma in Collaborative Piano at New England Conservatory, studying with Cameron Stowe and Jonathan Feldman, and her Bachelor's degree in Korea majoring in choral conducting. She loves sharing music and teaching children how music delivers love and hope, reaching out to people all over the world such as New York, Bangkok, Mozambique and Palestine.