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Jung Yoon Cho - violin with Sanaz Sotoudeh - piano

Fri Jul 13th 2012, 1:10–2:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St James's Church Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly London W1J 9LL


L.V. Beethoven: Romance for Violin and Piano op.40

C.Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano             
        I. Allegretto moderato
        II. Allegro
        III. Moderato
        IV. Allegretto poco mosso

M.Ravel: Tzigane for Violin and Piano

Artist info 

Jung-Yoon Cho

Jung-Yoon Cho was born in 1987 in South Korea. She began playing the violin at the age of three and later was educated at Yewon Arts School and Seoul Arts High School. When she was 11, she made her concerto début with the Prime Philharmonic Orchestra, performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4, in Sejong Art centre in Korea. Since then she has regularly performed as a soloist in various concerts throughout the UK and Korea. She was also a winner of many national competitions in Korea. In 2004, she came to London to continue her studies at the Royal Academy of Music, where she received a scholarship to continue studying for her BMus degree. She has been awarded the Robert Rendell Scholarship and Sir Cooper Prize commend from the Royal Academy of Music. She graduated in 2009, gaining a first class honours for her principal study.

She succeeded in gaining a scholarship to continue her Masters studying at the Royal Academy of Music, and she completed her Master of Music degree in 2011. During her Masters studies, she has been supported by Picker Trust Award for 2009/2010 and Southdown Trust Award for 2010/2011. She was also awarded the Foundation Award as a discretionary prize from the Royal Academy of Music in June, 2010 and has been studying with Professor Tomotada Soh. She has participated in masterclasses by Tasmin Little, Silvia Rogenburg, Thomas Brandis, Alexander Pavlovic, Max Zorin, Charles Castleman, Jasna Maksimovic, Koichiro Harada, Sergey Kravchenko and Zvi Zeitlin, and has also performed in various music festivals in France, Hungary and Korea.

    Pianist Sanaz Sotoudeh completed both her B.Mus and M.Mus in solo piano performance at the McGill University in Canada with Marina Mdivani, pupil of Emil Gilels. As a versatile pianist in both solo and collaborative repertoire, Sanaz worked with Canada’s finest pianist/vocal coach, Michael McMahon, before participating at The Franz-Schubert Institute, in Austria, in the summer of 2008 on full scholarship. In Summer 2011, she completed her post-graduate studies in Piano Accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music, studying piano with Julius Drake and Christopher Elton.

Sanaz has performed and participated in master classes and music festivals throughout North America and Europe; including Centre d’art Orford, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival, Machynlleth Music Festival, and Holland International Music Sessions. She is a member of Academy’s prestigious ‘Song Circle’ and has worked with artists such as Graham Johnson, Malcolm Martineau, Helmut Deutsch, Roger Vignoles, Kathy Stott, Wolfram Rieger, Thomas Allen, and Felicity Lott.

Upcoming performances for 2011-2012 will be recitals at Oxford Lieder Festival, Music at 22 Mansfield Street, Austrian Cultural Society Forum, Jewish Cultural Centre London, German Embassy London,  BlackHeath halls. Sanaz has been invited to participate in Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra on August 2011, in Spain. She is thankful for the great support of a Cork Entrance Scholarship and the Kathleen Trust towards her studies at the Academy.

Venue: St James's Church Piccadilly

St James Piccadilly (photo: Steve Cadman)

The church interior (photo: Steve Cadman)

St James's is an Anglican church which was designed and built by Sir Christopher Wren in the 17th century. William Blake was baptised here in 1757. The church holds regular concerts of both classical and contemporary music.

The church is situated between Piccadilly and Jermyn Street about 200 yards from Piccadilly Circus. The closest tube stations are Piccadilly Circus and Green Park.

For more information, visit the St James's Church website.


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