Strad for Lunch Series – Monday, November 9

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Every Monday at 12:30pm, WMP Concert Hall offers 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, November 9 at 12:30pm
Violinist Ju Yeong Moon and Pianist Jeeyoung Hong

On Monday, November 9th at 12:30pm these two talented musicians come back at WMP for a Strad for Lunch! On the Menu: Mozart, Schubert and Saint-Saëns.

23-year old Korean violinist Ju Yeong Moon recently made her debut as a soloist with the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra under maestro Vladimir Altschuler at Russia’s Shostakovich Philharmonic Great Hall. She also has appeared as soloist with the Saint Petersburg Chamber Orchestra with Alexander Kantrov at Glinka Maly Zal, with the New York Sinfonietta at Merkin Concert Hall, and with the New Seoul Philharmonic at Seoul Arts Center, Korea.

She made her New York debut at Weill Recital Hall, and has also performed in Steinway Hall, Great Neck Library and Montauk Library Concert Series. She was featured on WQXR “Robert Sherman’s Young Artist Showcase” as a result of winning the Friday Woodmere Young Artist Competition. She also holds first prizes in the New York, Korean Times, and Music Journal Competitions and a top prize in E-wha kyunghyang competition. She has received the fellowship for the Aspen Music Festival.

As a scholarship student she earned her Bachelor of Music Degree at The Juilliard School studying with Cho-Liang Lin, and the Master Degree under the tutelage of Kyung Wha Chung. She was the recipient of the Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship.

A native of Seoul, Korea, collaborative pianist Jeeyoung Hong started to play the piano at the age of five. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Arthur Balsam Duo Competition in New York, the Teenager Competition, Korean Times Competition, and Korea-Japan Professor Association Competition. After graduating Yewon, Seoul Arts High School, and Yonsei University, she earned her master’s degree and professional studies certificate in accompanying at Manhattan School of Music, where she established herself as a collaborative pianist and chamber musician in the New York metropolitan area. She has performed in master classes of various distinguishable artists such as Dalton Baldwin, Anne Eperson, Jonathan Feldman, Pamela Frank, Margo Garrett, Thomas Hampson, Bang Won Han, Ralph Kirshbaum, Robert McDonald, Jaime Laredo, Robert Mann, and Lambert Orkis, and Alan Stepansky.

Frequent collaboration with renowned instrumentalists and singers have led Ms. Hong to such venues as the Icicle Creek Music festival in Washington, the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, the MusicAlp in France, the Songfest in Malibu, and the New Triad in New York City. She has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia appearing with various ensembles and programs at such venues as Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, the Hahn Hall, the Advent Lutheran Church, and Young-San Art Hall. The instrumentalists she performed together include cellists Edward Arron, Michael Nicholas, violinists Amaury Coeytaux, Daniel Khalikov, and Krzysztof Kuznik to name a few.

She has wide range of string and vocal repertoire and worked as a staff pianist at Charlie Castleman’s Quartet Program, and at Great Mountains Music Festival and School. Since 2001, Ms. Hong has been a staff accompanist of both of the preparatory and the college division at MSM, working for studios of Joan Caplan, Mignon Dunn, Marrion Feldman, David Geber, Hilda Harris, Patinka Kopec, Mark Nuccio, Maitland Peters, Ashley Putman, Lucie Robert, Sylvia Rosenberg, Neil Rosenshein, and Pinchas Zukerman. Currently, she is pursuing her Doctorate degree in Accompanying at Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Dr. Heasook Rhee as a scholarship recipient.

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.

Future Shows:

Monday, November 16th @ 12:30pm
Violinist Sami Merdinian and Pianist Kariné Poghosyan

Monday, November 23rd @ 12:30pm:
Violinist Angelia Cho and Pianist Dina Vainstein

Monday, November 30th @ 12:30pm:
Violinist Pei-Wen Liao and Pianist Evan Solomon

Monday, December 7th @ 12:30pm:
Violinist Christine Kwak

Monday, December 21st @ 12:30pm:
Violinist Paolo Alberghini, Violist Kristin Sawyer and Cellist Sokol Nikaj

More Details and Source: WMP Concert Hall

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Celebrate Flatiron Partnerships 2009 at SPiN New York

Celebrate Flatiron Partnerships

Celebrate Flatiron Partnerships 2009 on Tuesday, December 1 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at SPiN New York at 48 E 23rd Street.

Meet your neighbors … play some ping pong and enjoy some gourmet treats … hear the latest from the Flatiron Partnership and celebrate a great year in the Flatiron District in one of the coolest new businesses in the neighborhood – SPiN New York!

Please bring an unwrapped toy for the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies Toy Drive.

RSVP by November 25, 2009 to events@flatironbid.org or call 212.741.2323.

Source: Flatiron Partnership BID email

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