Concerts

January 6, 2019
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    January 6, 2019 | 3:30 pm

    Orchard Hall, Japan, 〒150-0043 Tōkyō-to, Shibuya-ku, Dōgenzaka, 2 Chome−24, Unnamed Road

    NHK Symphony Orchestra // Stéphane Denève // Mendelssohn Violin Concerto No 1 Op 64

    NHK Symphony Orchestra
    Conductor: Stéphane Denève
    Violin: Ye-Eun Choi

    Programme:

    Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Violin Concerto op.64

    http://www.nhkso.or.jp/en/concert/concert_detail.php?id=860

January 11, 2019
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    January 11, 2019 | 8:00 pm

    Congresshalle Saarbrücken, Hafenstraße 12, 66111 Saarbrücken, Deutschland

    Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern // Krzysztof Penderecki // Metamorphosen

    Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
    Conductor: Krzysztof Penderecki
    Violin: Ye-Eun Choi

    Programme:

    Krzysztof Penderecki: Concert for violin and orchestra No 2 („Metamorphosen“)

    https://www.drp-orchester.de/drp/drp-kalender_2018-19_100~detail_i-20190111__3__soiree__saarbruecken100.html

January 12, 2019
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    January 12, 2019 | 7:30 pm

    Congress Center Rosengarten, Rosengartenpl. 2, 68161 Mannheim, Deutschland

    Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern // Krzysztof Penderecki// Metamorphosen

    Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
    Conductor: Krzysztof Penderecki
    Violin: Ye-Eun Choi

    Programme:

    Concerto for violin and orchestra No 2 („Metamorphosen“)

    https://www.drp-orchester.de/drp/drp-kalender_2018-19_100~detail_i-20190112__mannheim100.html

March 22, 2019
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    March 22, 2019 | 12:00 am

    Castelmaine State Festival // Recital

March 23, 2019
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    March 23, 2019 | 12:00 am

    Castelmaine State Festival // Recital

May 25, 2019
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    May 25, 2019 | 9:00 pm

    Avenida de Mariña, s/n, 36600 Villagarcía de Arosa, Pontevedra, Spanien

    Sociedad Filarmonica de Vilagarcia // Recital // Brahms, Respighi

    Programme:

    Brahms: Sonata Nr. 1
    Respighi: Sonata

June 7, 2019
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    June 7, 2019 | 12:00 am

    King George's Hall, Northgate, Blackburn BB2 1AA, Vereinigtes Königreich

    BBC Philharmonic // Rory Mcdonald // Sergey Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No 1 in D Major Op 19

    BBC Philharmonic
    Conductor: Rory Mcdonald
    Violin: Ye-Eun Choi

    Programme:

    Sergey Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No 1 in D Major Op 19

a lush, beautiful sound and impressive technical facility.

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Ye-Eun is an extraordinarily gifted individual, with a truly impressive combination of musical sensibility and courageous virtuosity.

Anne-Sophie Mutter

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BIOGRAPHY – SEASON 2018/19

Violinist Ye-Eun Choi is defined by her dynamic sound, rich with vibrant timbre, sensitivity and nuance. Her colourful, expressive lyricism and virtuosity has earned her acclaim for her engagements as both a soloist and a chamber musician.

She was discovered and mentored by Anne-Sophie Mutter at age 16 in 2005. Ms Mutter has since said:

“She is a musician who looks to express herself in her own individual way; who has a distinguished, recognizable sound and commands an excellent, instinctive feel for the music. This is precisely what is naturally required from a soloist: someone who does not just perform a piece, but makes it her own. She ranks among the most talented of violinists.”

In 2018/2019, Ye-Eun Choi will perform with the NHK Symphony Orchestra under Stéphane Denève, the Daegu Symphony Orchestra conducted by Massimo Zanetti, the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra under Krzysztof Penderecki, with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra under Rory McDonald, with the Girona Orchestra and the Orchestre de Chambre de Luxembourg. She will perform at Marcel Proust’s Musical Days in Cabourg and play recitals in Bilbao, Galicia and Castlemaine (Australia), Germany, Poland and Russia. In March 2019, together with Anne-Sophie Mutter, she will play the world premiere of a commissioned work by the South Korean composer Unsuk Chin at the Carnegie Hall.

Highlights of the last season included concerts with the Orchestre National de France under Riccardo Muti in Paris, with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in cooperation with the orchestra of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich under the baton of Mariss Jansons, with the Gyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jaap van Zweden and with the Osaka Philharmonic and Eiji Oue. She was re-invited by the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra to participate in a concert during the National Liberation Day of Korea. In autumn she was a guest at the Concordia Festival in Kazan to perform the “Metamorphosis” violin concerto by K. Penderecki. YeEun Choi toured throughout the season with Mutter’s Virtuosi.

Highlights of the last seasons include tours with the NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hannover, and Andrew Manze, to South Korea, with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin in the Netherlands and Italy, and a tour with the Czech Philharmonic, and Jiří Bělohlávek with concerts in Luxemburg and Warsaw. Furthermore, she made her debut with the Bamberg Symphony under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach, and performed with l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, and Manfred Honeck, Munich Symphony Orchestra, and Kevin John Edusei, and with Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and Christoph Eschenbach. Ye-Eun Choi was also invited to perform at the anniversary concert of the Verbier Festival at Schloss Elmau and gave recitals in Germany and North America.

Together with Anne-Sophie Mutter and other scholarship recipients of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation she was touring throughout North America, UK and Europe, where she has been performing in cities such as Luxembourg, Copenhagen, Bucharest, Madrid, Paris, Munich and Wiesbaden.

Since making her New York Philharmonic debut under Alan Gilbert in 2009, Ms Choi has performed with the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra under Vladimir Fedoseyev, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin (RSB), Hamburg Philharmonic, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Munich Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.

She regularly works with celebrated conductors including André Previn, Alan Gilbert, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Manfred Honeck, Kent Nagano, Charles Dutoit, Michael Francis, Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Yuri Bashmet and Christian Vasquez. A frequent performer on the festival stage, Ms Choi has appeared at premier events including the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Dresdner Musikfestspiele, Moritzburg Festival, Verbier Festival, Recontres Musicales d’Évian and La Folle Journée.

Amongst her many honours and awards, Ms Choi was named the 2007 “Rising Star” by the League of American Orchestras and “Young Artist” at the European Cultural Awards in 2013. She made her Deutsche Grammophon recording debut in 2013 with an album featuring works by Mendelssohn, Schubert and Prokofiev. She has also been featured on German television’s Stars von Morgen (Stars of Tomorrow), which is presented by host Rolando Villazón.

Munich-based Ye-Eun Choi was born in Seoul. She made her orchestral debut at age 10 with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2004, she moved to Munich to study with Ana Chumachenco at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater. She graduated in 2014 with a Konzertexamen.

Ms Choi plays a violin from J.B. Guadagnini, Parma c. 1765.

Ye-Eun Choi is represented worldwide by Natalja Slobodyreva at IMG Artists. For further information please see the website www.imgartists.com. [/ut_toggle] [/ut_togglegroup]

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Repertoire

Violin Sonata in G major, KV 378
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) (ca. 17’00’’)

Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major, op. 13
Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924) (ca. 25’00’’)

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Cadenza for Solo Violin
Krzysztof Eugeniusz Penderecki (1933) (ca. 7’00’’)

Hungarian Dancer No. 17
Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) (ca. 4’00’)

Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, op. 94a
Sergei Prokofiev (1891 – 1953) (ca. 23’00’’)

Total Duration: 76’00’’

B.Bartok
Violin concerto No.2, Sz.112
Rhapsody No.1 Sz.87

J.S.Bach
Violin concerto in A minor
Violin concerto in E major
Double concerto for oboe and violin in D minor
Triple concerto for flute, violin an cembalo in A Minor
Goldbergvariation (BWV 988/in the version for string trio of Dmitri Sitkovetsky)

L.v.Beethoven
Violin concerto in D major, Op.61
Romance No.1 in G major, Op.40
Romance No.2 in F major, Op.50
Triple Concerto for piano, violin and cello in C major, Op.56

A.Berg
Violin concerto ‘Dem Andenken eines Engels’

B.Britten
Violin concerto for violin and orchestra in D minor, Op.15

J.Brahms
Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra A minor, Op.102
Violin concerto in D major, Op.77

M.Bruch
Violin concerto in G minor

Chausson
Violin concerto ‘Poeme’, Op.25

A.Dvořák
Violin concerto in A minor, Op.53

E.Elgar
Violin concerto in B minor, Op.61

G.Fauré
Violin concerto ‘Berceuse’ in D major, Op.16

A.Glazunov
Violin concerto in A minor, Op.82

J.Haydn
Violin concerto in C major
Violin concerto in G major

E.Lalo
Violin concerto No.2 ‘Symphonic Sepagnole’ in D minor, Op.21

E.W.Korngold
Violin Concerto in D major

F.Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Violin concerto in E minor, Op.64
Concerto for violin, piano and orchestra D minor, Sz. 4

W.A.Mozart
Violin concerto No.1 in B flat major
Violin concerto No.2 in D major
Violin concerto No.3 in G major
Violin concerto No.4 in D minor
Violin concerto No.5 in A major
Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola an cello in A major

N.Paganini
Violin concerto No.1 in D major, Op.6
Violin concerto No.2 ‘La Campanella’ in B minor, Op.7

S.Prokofiev
Violin concerto No.1 in D major, Op.19
Violin concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.63

M.Ravel
Violin concerto ‘Tzigane’

C.Saint-Saëns
Violin concerto No.3 in B minor, Op.61
Violin concerto ‘Havanaise’ in E major, Op.83
Violin concerto ‘Introduction’ in A minor, Op.28
Violin concerto ‘Tarantella’ in A minor, Op.6

P.Sarasate
Violin concerto ‘Introduction and Tarantella’, Op.43
Violin concerto ‘Carmen Fantasy’, Op.25
Violin concerto ‘Zigeunerweisen’, Op.99

D.Schostakowitch
Violin concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.99

J.Sibelius
Violin concerto in D minor, Op.47
Suite, Op.117
Romance, Op.78

L.Spor
Violin concerto

I.Strawinsky
Violin concerto in D major
Tabula Rasa

I.Tchaikovski
Violin concerto in D major, Op.35

H.Vieuxtemps
Violin concerto No.4 in D minor, Op.31
Violin concerto No.5 in A minor, Op.37

A.Vivaldi
La Primavera, Op.8

H.Wieniawsky
Violin concerto No.1 F# minor, Op.14
Violin concerto No.2 in D minor, Op.22
Polonaise Brillante, Op.4
Polonaise Brillante, Op.21

F.Waxman
Carmen Fantas

B.Bartok
Sonata No.1 in C# minor, Sz75
Sonata No.2 in C major, Sz76

V. Beethoven
Sonata No.1 in D major, Op.12
Sonata No.2 in A major, Op.12
Sonata No.3 in E# major, Op.12
Sonata No.5 ‘spring’ in F major, Op.24
Sonata No.8 in G major, Op.30
Sonata No.9 ‘Kreutzer’ in A major, Op.47
Sonata No.2 in C minor, Op.30

J.Brahms
Sonata No.1 in G major, Op.78
Sonata No.2 in A major, Op.100
Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108

B.Britten
Reveille, Lullaby, Waltz

F.Chopin
Nocturnein C# minor

C.Debussy
Sonata in G minor

E.Elgar
Sonata ‘Salut d’amour’, Op.12

G.Fauré
Sonata in A major, Op.13

C.Frank
Sonata in A major, Op.13

E.Grieg
Sonata in C minor No.3, Op.45

Moszkowski
Violin concerto No.2 ‘Guitarre’ (Moszkowski-Sarasate), Op.45

A. Mozart
Sonata in G major KV301
Sonata in A major KV305
Sonata in D major KV306
Sonata in B# major KV378
Sonata in E minor KV304
Sonata in B# major KV454

K.Penderecki
String Trio for violin, viola and cello

S.Prokofiev
Sonata No.2 in F minor, Op.80
Sonata in D major, Op.94

M.Ravel
Sonata in G major

R.Strauss
Sonata in E-flat major, Op.18

C.Saint-Saëns
Caprice No.6, Op.52

J.Sibelius
Caprice in G minor

D.Schostakowitch
Preludes No.10,15,16,24, Op.34

F.Schubert
Grand Duo Sonata in A major, Op.162
Fantasy C major, Op.159
Rondo in H minor

T.Vitali
Chaconne G minor

R.Schumann
Sonata No.1 in A minor, Op.105

H.Wieniawski
Original Theme with variations
Scherzo Tarantelle in G minor
Fantasie Brillante (Sur des Motifs de L’opers ‘Faust’ De Gounod)

J.S.Bach
Sonata in G minor BWV1001
Sonata in A minor BWV1003
Sonata in C major BWV1005
Partita in B minor BWV1002
Partita in D minor BWV1004
Partita in E major BWV1006

H.W.Ernst
Sechs Mehrstimmige Etüden ‚Die Letzte Rose’
Isang Yun
Garten für Nina

F.Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Sonata F-Major

N.Paganini
Capricen ‘Nel cor piu non mi sento’, Op.1

A.Schnittke
‘A Paganini’ for solo violin

E.Ysaÿe
Sonata No1 in G major, Op.27
Sonata No2 in A major, Op.27
Sonata No3 in D major, Op.27
Sonata No4 in E major, Op.27
Sonata No5 in G major, Op.27
Sonata No6 in E major, Op.27

She won over her audience with her outstanding technical mastery presented with composure and astonishing maturity.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Discography

Violin Sonatas – Mendelssohn, Schubert & Prokofiev

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