23rd at 4:00, the Joy of Music Concert Series presents the talented
South Korean violist Kum Joung You. Kum Joung will be performing
beautiful classical music on solo viola, as well as chamber works
with cellist Han-Wei Lu and violinist Yang Sun Kim.
The Joy of Music Concert Series is held at Christ the King Lutheran
Church, located at 758 Main Street, Wilbraham, MA 01095. There is a
suggested donation of $10 and refreshments will be served following
Joung You was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. After high
school, he decided to further his musical studies in the United
States, by attending the State University of New York at Fredonia.
Among the numerous scholarships and awards he has received, are the
Harry King Award, the Julet Rosch Award, 1st Prize in the Concerto
Competition at EKU, and 2nd Prize in National Violin Competition at
Kimpo College in South Korea. He is also a two-time winner of the
Hot Spring Music Festival Violin Competition (06, 08). Mr. You
continued his education at The Hartt School, where he received a
Master of Music degree in violin performance in 2009, and a Graduate
Performance Diploma on Viola in 2011.Now he is continuing his viola
studies and pursue an Artist Diploma. He has studied extensively
with Katie Lansdale, Janet Sung, Steve Larson, and Rita Porfiris.
Kum Joung You is received full scholarship attending Hartt School as
a member of the prestigious 20/20 ensemble. Mr. You has participated
in many master classes with renowned musicians, such as Wilfried
Strehle, Samuel Rhodes, Peter Winograd, Wolfram Koessel, Mark
Steinberg, and Lynn Harrell.
cellist Han-Wei Lu has concertized in recitals and music festivals
in North, South America, Austria and Taiwan. Ms. Lu has collaborated
with such renowned musicians as Katie Lansdale, Marcy Rosen and
Bright Sheng. A founding member of the Sylvanus Ensemble and the 016
New Music Ensemble, she recently completed a concert tour in Taiwan
and several performances in Connecticut. Ms. Lu has also
participated in master classes with Emerson String Quartet, Timothy
Eddy, Slovatcri Serghvsky and the Miami String Quartet. Ms. Lu
received her Master’s Degree and Artist Diploma at The Hartt School,
University of Hartford, where she was awarded a full-tuition
scholarship to be a member of the chamber music program, Performance
an active chamber musician and soloist, violinist Yang Sun Kim has
performed throughout the United States as well as in Canada, South
Korea, Austria and Germany. Ms. Kim has performed in numerous master
classes for world renowned violinists, including Aaron Rosand,
Pamela Frank, Donald Weilerstein, Almita Vamos, and Igor Ozim and
for string quartets, Julliard, Tokyo, and Colorado String Quartets.
In May 2007, she made her New York debut recital at Carnegie Hall's
Weill Recital Hall as the recipient of the Special Presentation
Award by Artist International Presentations, which was accompanied
by her sister, pianist Mina Kim. During her graduate studies at The
Hartt School, she was nominated for The Hartt School's full
scholarship honors chamber music program and the following year, she
won the Miami String Quartet Competition and performed with members
of the Miami String Quartet at the winner's concert. From 2009 to
2011, Yang Sun was a regular member of Civic Orchestra of Chicago
and her chamber group from the orchestra has appeared in Civic
Orchestra's Chamber Music Concert Series several times at the
Symphony Center's Buntrock Hall. During her residency in Chicago,
she was also a chamber music coach of Hyde Park Youth Symphony and a
1st violinist of its Resident Artist String Quartet. Currently, Mr.
Kim resides and teaches in New York.