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Chamber Music Concert Series - Concert VII by Euna KIM and Evelyn CHANG

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ARTISTS

Euna KIM, Violin
Evelyn CHANG, Piano

Program

Mozart         Two Violin Sonatas in B flat major, K. 378 & G major, K. 379
Beethoven    Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 30 No. 1

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Euna KIM, violin

Born in Seoul, Korea, Euna Kim has performed solo and chamber music recitals in cities in Germany including the Konzerthaus in Berlin and Schloss Albrechtsberg in Dresden, Cologne, Essen, Detmold, Ratingen, and Duesseldorf. She was also invited to the Suzett Summer Music Festival in France, Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland, Gaida Contemporary Music Festival in Lithuania, the Crescendo Music Festival in Berlin, the Niedersachsen International Chamber Music Festival in Germany and several other major occasions in Europe including Austria, Italy, Lichtenstein and Sweden. She also performed at the Bowdoin Music Festival in the USA, Japan and China. Between 2009 and 2010, she successfully completed performing the concert series Complete Beethoven Sonatas for Piano and Violin in Seoul, Korea. Also, since 2016 she has been performing all sonatas of Brahms and other works which had influenced him under the title Brahms and his friends. As a soloist, she has performed with Seoul Chamber Orchestra, Seoul Academy Symphony Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra, and Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra.

Euna is also actively playing contemporary music and has been participating in numerous chamber music performances in Iceland, Czech Republic, Korea, Hong Kong and Macau including the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Le French May, New Vision Arts Festival and Macau International Music Festival.  She released CDs by Arts Council Korea as a member of Contemporary Music Ensemble Eclat in Korea and is currently playing for the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble. 

Euna has won first prizes at numerous competitions in Korea and was a winner of the Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Competition in Germany.

In addition to actively performing, she taught at the Korean National University of Arts including at its Pre-school teaching young talents.  

She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the School of Music at the Korean National University of Arts, a Diploma in Violin Performance and Chamber Music from the Kölner Musikhochschule in Germany, and a Konzertexamen from the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Mannheim. She studied under world renowned violinists Nam-Yun Kim and Zahkar Bron.

Evelyn CHANG, piano

Taiwan-born pianist Evelyn Chang has been an active performer in Asia since moving to Hong Kong in 2009. She enjoys collaborations with composers and artists across the world. She has been invited several times to perform at the International Hong Kong Chamber Music Festival. Recent performances include ‘Beyond Impressionism’ solo piano concert and collaborations with Vadim Repin at the Hong Kong Arts Festival, and with Cho-Liang Lin and Ning Feng at Premiere Performances 10th Anniversary Gala Concert. She is a Steinway Artist.

Evelyn spent many years in London where she studied and performed regularly as a soloist and chamber musician, appearing at the Buckingham Palace, South Bank Centre, Wigmore Hall and many other venues in the UK and Europe. She premiered new works and also made numerous recordings including ‘Mahakali’- an improvisatory album with saxophonist Paul Dunmall,  a recital album with violist Maxim Rysanov and a debut solo album ‘Poets from the East’ for Avie Records featuring miniatures by Desyatnikov, Ma Shui-Long and Tabakova.


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