Every Monday at 12:30pm, WMP Concert Hall will offer a 45 minute long chamber music concert to the public, and it is free admission with a suggested donation of $10.00. The idea of the concert series is to offer high quality music to their neighbors while they take their lunch break.
Monday, October 26th, 2009 @ 12:30PM:
Violinist Seung Jung Oh and Pianist John Root
On Monday, October 26th at 12:30pm, young and talented violinist Seung Jung Oh will perform with pianist John Root works by Bach, Faure, de Falla and Gluck-Kreisler.
Seung Jung Oh was born in 1992 in Seoul, Korea and she began her violin studies at age five. She immigrated to the United States in 2003 and entered the Pre-College Division of The Juilliard School where she currently studies with Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho. Ms. Oh has given five recitals at Juilliard and participated in the Perlman Music Program from 2005 to 2009. Competitions in which she has received awards include the LISMA Foundation competition in 2004 (first prize), New Jersey Philharmonic competition in 2005 (second prize, first prize in string section), and Juilliard Pre-College competition in 2006(first prize) where she performed with PCS (Pre-college symphony) orchestra in Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Lincoln Center. While in Korea, she received awards in Music World competition in 2001(first prize), Korea and Germany Association competition in 2002(first prize), Sook-myung University Competition in 2002 (third prize) and other several Korea National competitions. Also, she had a recital in the University Club of Manhattan this year for the Perlman Music Program. Currently, she’s receiving full-year scholarship in Juilliard pre-college.
Ms. Oh resides in Paramus, New Jersey and is a senior at the Paramus High School.
John Root is currently the collaborative pianist for the studio of Itzhak Perlman at The Juilliard School. Mr. Root also works as a freelance artist in the New York area. He began his studies at age 9, entered the North Carolina School of the Arts at 15, and four years later moved to Philadelphia to study with Yoheved Kaplinsky, first at the Peabody Institute and then at Juilliard where he received his master’s degree in 1995. He won the Juilliard Concerto Competition in 1993 and went on to perform the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Juilliard Symphony at Alice Tully Hall in April 1994. He has also been awarded fellowships to the Tanglewood Music Center for the summers of 1992 and 1993.
In addition to performing the standard classical and romantic repertoire, John Root has a special affinity for contemporary music and has featured works of Schoenberg, Messiaen and Berio, among others, on his programs. In the summer of 1996 he gave two recitals of modern French works on the Museum of Modern Art’s Summergarden series. During the 1996-97 season he joined the Carnegie-Mellon Philharmonic for performances of Messiaen’s Turangalila Symphony in Pittsburgh and Boston, and appeared with New York’s Riverside Symphony at Alice Tully Hall for the Schoenberg Piano Concerto. Mr. Root was also the piano soloist for the Juilliard Orchestra’s November 1998 performance of the Turangalila Symphony conducted by David Robertson at Avery Fisher Hall. In 1999 his season included a debut recital tour of Japan, performances with the Stamford Symphony, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and performed at Ravinia’s Rising Star series.
From 1997 through 2005 Mr. Root was on the faculty of the Bowdoin International Music festival. He was a member of the adjunct faculty at Princeton University from 1997 through 2001 and is currently on the faculty of the Perlman Music Program.
WMP Concert Hall is located at 31-33 East 28th Street, between Park and Madison. No food or beverages are permitted in the concert hall.
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 @ 12:30pm:
The Ansonia Trio
Monday, November 9th 2009 @ 12:30pm:
Violinist Ju Yeong Moon and pianist Xiaojing Chang
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