Taeguk Mun, cello

Lillia Woolschlager, piano

November 3, 2021

Dame Myra Hess Concerts

Dave Schwan, host


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) – Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 5 No. 2 (1796) (23’)

I. Adagio sostenuto e espressivo – Allegro molto più tosto presto

II. Rondo. Allegro

Jean Françaix (1912–1997) – Mouvement perpétuel (1944) (2’)

Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983) – Pampeana No. 2, Rhapsody, Op. 21 (1950) (10’)

Born in 1994, Taeguk Mun began playing the cello at the age of four with Young Rim Yang in Korea. Mun attended the Juilliard School Pre-College Division as a full scholarship student of Minhye Clara Kim and received the Bachelor of Music degree at the New England Conservatory as a full scholarship student of Laurence Lesser.

He has been the first prize winner of various competitions, such as the 2014 Pablo Casals International Cello Competition, the Andre Navarra International Cello Competition, and the Grand Prize winner of the National SungJung Music Competition in Korea. He was also a laureate of the 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition.

Taeguk Mun is sponsored by the SungJung Cultural Foundation, Hwangjin Scholarship Committee and was selected as a “G.rium Artist” by SK Chemicals of Korea. He was the artist in residence at the Kumho Art Hall in 2017. Mun also has been awarded the Nanpa Musician’s Award in Korea in 2019 and the first Janos Starker Award in 2016. In 2019, his debut album was released from Warner International Classics label.

Mun is currently studying with Ralph Kirshbaum at the University of Southern California as a full scholarship student where he also finished the Master of Music degree.

Taeguk Mun plays a Giovanni Grancino, 1697, Milan, generously on loan from the Samsung Cultural Foundation of Korea.


Lillia Woolschlager is a pianist and oboist in the Chicago Metropolitan area. As a freelance musician and teaching artist, she has played with various groups including the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Northbrook Symphony, Oistrakh Symphony, 5th Wave Collective, and Wisconsin Philharmonic. Woolschlager debuted with the International Music Foundation in the summer of 2021 on Rush Hour Concerts, collaborating with world-renowned oboist Alex Klein. Woolschlager is an accomplished collaborative pianist, accompanying esteemed musicians and students throughout the city. In addition to her performance career, she is also a dedicated educator of piano, voice, and oboe in Chicago and online.

Lillia Woolschlager attended the Crane School of Music to study with oboist Dr. Anna Hendrickson and pianist Dr. François Germaine where she obtained a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Oboe Performance and Musical Studies with a piano pedagogy concentration. During the summer of 2016, Lillia was accepted to the Banff Centre for Winds and Strings in Alberta, Canada where she studied for three weeks with oboist Alex Klein. After graduating from the Crane School, she moved to Chicago to continue studying with Alex Klein at DePaul University where she obtained her Master of Music Degree in Oboe Performance, while continuing her piano career by accompanying her peers in recitals and collaborating in chamber music performances.


Read program notes here

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are presented in partnership with 98.7 WFMT.
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are made possible through the generosity of the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council.
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are presented in association with the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago.

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Wednesday November 10, 12:15pm

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