Witness young performers delve into the most inspiring aspects of music-making as conductor and master-educator Benjamin Zander brings his musical interpretation expertise to an intimate and dynamic workshop setting.
This event is free and open to the public.
Brahms Sonata in F Minor, Mvt. 1
Tabby Rhee, viola
Tabby Rhee is currently a student of the Music Institute of Chicago. Her recent accomplishments include: Winner of the 2017 Society of American Musicians Young Artist Competition, Winner of the 2016 Madison Symphony Orchestra Bolz Young Artist Competition, Winner of the 2016 Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition, and Winner of the 2016 Milwaukee Youth Senior Symphony Concerto Competition. She has won numerous awards including: Winner of the 2015 Music Teachers National Association State Senior Division; Winner of the Satori International Music Competition; Quarter-Finalist of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition; Merit Scholarship for Montecito International Music Festival; Civic Music Association Scholarship.
Tabby is an active member of the Wisconsin Intergenerational Orchestra as the Artistic Mentor. She devotes her time helping other musicians improve as instrumentalists and share their love for music.
Additionally, she was chosen to tour with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States to Latin America this summer of 2017. She currently studies with MIC artist faculty members Roland and Almita Vamos and Hye-Sun Lee.
Brahms Violin Concerto, Mvt. 1
Hikaru Yonezaki, violin
Hikaru Yonezaki, a student of Masao Kawasaki at the Juilliard School, has been a prizewinner at various competitions, including New England Conservatory's Preparatory School concerto competitions and the Harvard Musical Association's High School Achievement Awards. Having served as the youngest concertmistress in history of the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra at NEC, she has continued working with Benjamin Zander ever since. As a soloist, she has given recitals, charity concerts, and performances with orchestras such as the Metrowest Symphony and the Newton Symphony. She has also been invited as guest artist with the New Philharmonia Orchestra at the Hatch Shell and at the 2015 Women’s Networking Event held by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York. Previously a student of Fudeko Takahashi and Joanna Kurkowicz, she has performed in master classes for Donald Weilerstein and Andrew Wan among others, and has appeared on NPR's "From the Top" and Governor Patrick's Inauguration Ceremony with Yo-Yo Ma. As a chamber musician, her groups have participated in the Fischoff Competition and the NEC gala. Throughout her musical career, Hikaru has performed in many prestigious venues such as Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall (USA), Centre D’Arts (Canada), Suntory Hall (Japan), Dvorak Hall (Czech Republic), Musikverein (Austria), and Concertgebouw (Netherlands). In the past, she has attended the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Meadowmount School of Music, Orford Academy, and the Moritzburg Festival.
Beethoven Violin Concerto
Kyumin Park, violin
Kyumin Park is currently studying at the New England Conservatory of Music with Donald Weilerstein. In 2013 he won the Thomas and Evon Cooper International Youth Violin Competition in Oberlin (USA) where he played with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra. In 2014 he won fourth prize at the Irving Klein International Youth Competition in San Francisco (USA). In 2012 he had his solo concert début under the auspices of the Kumho Prodigy Concert series for gifted youth. He performs with the leading Korean orchestras.