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Tsze Yenn Yong and Mee Hyun Oh - violin duo (with piano accomp)

Wed Jul 27th 2011, 12:15–1:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


Violinists Tsze Yenn Yong and Mee Hyun Oh are accompanied by Philip Howard on piano.

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Tsze Yenn Yong

Tsze Yenn Yong started playing the violin at the age of 6. At the age of the 13 she was awarded a part scholarship to study at Chetham’s School of Music. She studied there for six years under Professor Wen Zhou Li and took part in orchestral, chamber music and solo performances. She was part of the Chen Quartet which was invited to play at the Haydn and Mendelssohn Festivals at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Rye Music Festival. They also won the Dewhurst Torevell Award in 2003. In 2004 she was also the section leader of Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra under Mark Elder at the Bridgewater Hall and leader of Chetham’s Chamber Orchestra in 2004.

Tsze Yenn graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with a Bachelor’s Degree, and is now continuing at the Royal Academy with a Masters in Music under Professor Tomotada Soh. She has had the privilege of taking part in masterclasses by Thomas Brandis, Aleksandar Pavlovic, Christopher Rowland and Lewis Kaplan. Aside from her work in Classical music, she also performs contemporary and popular music. In 2010, as part of a newly formed group Altissimo, they gave world premieres of works specially commissioned for the group by composers Stephen Gibson, Julian Dawes, Jeffrey Joseph and Tim Murray. She is part of another group Floating Points Ensemble as well, which recorded Live Sessions at BBC Maida Vale in 2009, an EP in 2010 and won BBC Maida Vale Session of the year in 2010 at the BBC World Wide Awards.

Mee Hyun Oh

Mee Hyun Oh was born in 1986 in South Korea. She began her musical studies by learning the piano at the age of four. It was not until she was thirteen that she started to study the violin. Just one year later, she received third prize at the Ulsan Educational Institution. In 2004, she graduated Kewon High School of Arts. As a student there she studied there she played with the school orchestra at Seongnam Art Centre in South Korea. She won the 1st prize at North London Festival and several competitions. Mee Hyun is currently based in Great Britain where she graduated at the Royal Academy of Music on an MA performance degree, having completed her undergraduate studies there. She has participated in master classes with Tasmin Little, Sylvia Rosenberg, Itzhak Rashkovsky, Thomas Brandis, Aleksande Pavlovic, Max Zoin, Jasna Maksimovic and Jae-Jin Back both in London and South Korea. She has appeared as an ensemble player at the Royal Academy of Music and external venues. Aside from her interest in chamber and orchestra music she is also passionate about teaching. She also has much teaching experience with children and adults.

Philip Howard

Philip Howard was born in 1976. Initially self-taught, he was a student of Alexander Abercrombie between the ages of 10 and 18, later going on to study composition and piano at the Royal Academy of Music, where his teachers were Michael Finnissy and Graeme Humphrey.

Philip won first prize at the International Gaudeamus Interpreters' Competition 2003 held in Rotterdam, becoming the first British winner since 1968. At the age of 15 he won joint first prize in the first BBC Young Musician of the Year Composer Award.

Among other performances, Philip has given solo recitals in London at the Purcell Room and in the BMIC Cutting Edge series at The Warehouse, as well as in the Ultima festival in Oslo, Gaudeamus Music Week in Amsterdam, and the "Berlin Piano Days" (Berliner Klaviertage).

He has appeared on a number of CDs including his own solo piano album "Decoding Skin", which was released in 2004 and which features works by Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman and Michael Finnissy alongside pieces by young British composers Paul Newland, Max Wilson and Paul Whitty.

Venue: St Dunstan-in-the-West

Pictures of St Dunstan-in-the-West at the Flickr website

The church of St. Dunstan in the West dates back to circa 1070 AD, and the present building was completed in the early 19th century.

The nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane (Central line) and Temple (Circle and District line).

For more information, visit the church's website.


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