IVCI Laureate Series at History Center, Mar. 10, 2015
By Mindy Miller
International Violin Competition of Indianapolis
2010 IVCI Silver Medalist Soyoung Yoon of South Korea returns to Indianapolis to perform in recital with pianist Chih-Yi Chen on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.
The recital will include Tartini’s Devil’s Trill Sonata, Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Schumann’s Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C major, Op. 131, and Ravel’s Tzigane.
Soyoung Yoon is a dynamic young woman recognized as one of the most outstanding young violinists of her generation.
Currently First Concertmaster of the Basel Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland, Soyoung has performed as soloist with the Russian National Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, NDR North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Quebec Sympony Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, National Radio Orchestra of Kiev, Euskadiko Basque National Orchestra, Bern Symphony Orchestra, Zurich Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonie der Nationen, Trondheim Soloists, Moscow Virtuosi, London Mozart Players, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, and Zurich Chamber Orchestra.
In addition to her victory at Indianapolis, she started the competition circuit by winning First Prize at the 2002 Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition at the age of seventeen and later won prizes at the 2007 International Tchaikovsky Competition, the 2009 Queen Elisabeth Competition, and the 2011 International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition where she was awarded First Prize.
Chih-Yi Chen’s versatile qualities as a collaborative pianist, chamber musician, and soloist have distinguished her as a rarity amongst pianists.
Her work with the talented young violinists of the Indiana University Violin Virtuosi, directed by Mimi Zweig, garnered her recognition as a specialist in violin repertoire and she has since become a sought-after collaborative pianist.
Since 2003, she has been performing with the IVCI Laureates on the annual Laureate Series and on tour. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Ms. Chen is on the faculty of the Jacobs School of Music where she teaches piano accompanying.
During the summers, she is also a faculty Member at the Indiana University Summer String Academy. (Photo credit: Denis R. Kelly Jr.)
Tickets for the concert are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors (60+), and $10 for students. All seating is General Admission. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here, or by calling the IVCI office at 317-637-4574.
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