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Rachel M Wieser (violin) with Dha Young Yoon (piano)

Fri Mar 9th 2012, 1:15–2:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


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Rachel Wieser

Rachel M. Wieser grew up in Liechtenstein. She got her first violin lesson at the age of 5 with Helga Frommelt-Torkos. Later on she studied with Alexander van Wijnkoop. After her matriculation exams in economics she did a degree in Performance and Pedagogic at the Hochschule der Künste in Bern with Professor Detlef Hahn and Anita Fatton. Rachel is currently doing a masters degree in performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her teachers are Stephanie Gonley and Ofer Falk. Rachel’s studies are founded through a scholarship from the Liechtenstein government.

Rachel attended many masterclasses amongst others with Monika Urbaniak, Barbara Doll, Patrick Jüdt, David Dolan, Corina Balcea-Fisher and James Boyd, Alexander Baillie, Jacqueline Ross and Krzysztof Chorzelski.

She had numerous opportunities to perform as a soloist with orchestras from Liechtenstein in Liechtenstein as well as abroad. She regularly performs as a Duo with Piano in London, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. In November 2012 she played for Elizabeth II during Her Majesty’s visit at the Goodenough College. Rachel is also a dedicated chamber music player. At the moment she is member of a Piano Trio and a string quartet.

Dhayoung Yoon

Dhayoung Yoon first started playing the piano at the age of 6 with Myungsook Ko at the Yein Institute of Music. Two years later she gave her first public performance at the Kumho Art Centre, Seoul. She was later invited to play for the Seoul Piano Institute Association for Young Artists.

At the age of 11, she began to learn privately with Moonkyung Lee of Kyungwon University. In 2000 she was one of the finalists at the Nowoen piano competition and in the following year, she won the third prize at the same competition.

In 2002, she came to London to study at the Purcell School of Music where she received scholarships throughout the entire course of her study. She studied with Ilana Davids for five years. During the course of studying at Purcell school, she gave more than 30 performances both internal and external. She was invited to play at master classes with some of the leading pianists including Professors Hamish Milne, Mark Ray, Niel Immelman and Ronald Smith. Her composition was played by the London Symphonietta at the Royal Academy of Music and she also worked with John Rutter in the later part of her school years.

In 2005, she was one of the six finalists at the Purcell school Concerto competition where she played Saint Saëns’ piano concerto in G minor.

After studying at the Purcell School she came to Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she is currently supported by the Worshipful Company of Tinplate Workers. She now learns with Professor Peter Bithell. In May 2009 she won the third prize in the Concerto and first prize in the Recital categories at the North London Music Festival. Throughout the undergraduate course she has organised as well as been invited to give solo recitals in many London venues including St. Paul’s, Covent Garden, St. Alfege, Greenwich, St. Dunstan-in-the-West, Holborn and St.James’s, Piccadilly.

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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