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Jung Yoon Cho - violin with Sanaz Sotoudeh - piano

Tue Oct 16th 2012, 1:15–2:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
Bristol Cathedral, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TJ


W.A Mozart Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor, K304
I. Allegro
II.Tempo di Minuetto
C.Franck Sonata for Violin and Piano                             
I. Allegretto moderato
II. Allegro
III. Moderato
IV. Allegretto poco mosso

F.Kreisler Liebesleid 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 studied at Yewon School and Seoul Arts High School. She was a winner of many national violin competitions in South Korea and she made her first concerto début at the age of 11 with the Prime Philharmonic Orchestra, performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4, in the concert hall of Sejong Arts centre in South Korea. In 2004, she came to London to continue her studies at the Royal Academy of Music with a scholarship.

She has been awarded the Robert Rendell Scholarship and Sir Cooper Prize Commend at the Royal Academy of Music, where she graduated with her Bachelor of Music 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 under Professor Tomotada Soh.

She is currently performing throughout the UK as a regular solo recitalist in various venues, including St James Piccadilly, Bristol Cathedral, St Dunstan in-the-west, and has also performed in France, Hungary, and South Korea. She  has also 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. She is currently pursuing her PhD studies (Tracing the Tradition: the performance practices of Joseph Szigeti and their relevance to present performance) under Professor Clive Brown at the University of Leeds. 

Sanaz Sotoudeh

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: Bristol Cathedral

Bristol Cathedral (photo: Adrian Pingstone)

Bristol Cathedral is situated in the middle of the city at the bottom of Park Street. It was founded in 1140, but was built gradually over a period of 700 years. The Cathedral hosts numerous events and concerts throughout the year. Many of these are open to the public, and some are free, including the regular lunchtime concerts on Tuesdays.

Visit the Bristol Cathedral website.


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