West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2012
Late Night Concert
4 July 2012
St Brendan's Church
Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Irish flautist, Fiona Kelly, hailed by the New York Times as a player with “impressive technique and elegant musicianship”, recently completed her Master’s degree at The Juilliard School, New York, studying with Robert Langevin. Fiona won first prize in The Juilliard School Flute Competition and performed Bernstein’s ‘Halil’ with The Juilliard Orchestra conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky at The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre.
While she was accepted to The Juilliard School on full scholarship Fiona was also offered the post of principal flute with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in Ireland. She opted for further study, completed her Master’s and is now enjoying a freelance career in New York City.
In 2009 she completed her Bachelor of Music studies at Trinity College of Music, London with Ms. Anna Noakes. While in London she won numerous awards including 1st Prize in the British Flute Society Silver Jubilee International Competition, the Royal Overseas League Sussex Prize and 1st Prize in the Trinity College of Music Soloist Competition. Having won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Julius Isserlis Scholarship, Fiona is now an RPS Young Artist. She has played concertos with The Locrian Ensemble at St Martin in the Fields, with TCM Symphony Orchestra at St. John’s Smith Square and Blackheath Halls and most recently with the Irish Chamber Orchestra at UCH, Limerick and the RDS, Dublin. In 2011, she was awarded 2nd prize in the 13th “Gheorghe Dima” International Music Competition in Romania and has also enjoyed playing 2nd flute with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
Fiona began her flute studies at the Cork School of Music with her mother, Evelyn Grant, and later with Sabine Ducrot.
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Ji Hye Jung performs a work for solo marimba, Night Rhapsody, by John Serry at the 2012 West Cork Chamber Music Festival.
Ji Hye Jung is Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of Kansas and Lecturer in Percussion at Cleveland State University. Born in South Korea, Ms. Jung began concertizing at the age of nine. She has performed over 100 concerts as a soloist with every major orchestra in Korea. Soon after relocating to the United States in 2004, Ms. Jung garnered consecutive first prizes at the 2006 Linz International Marimba Competition and the 2007 Yale Gordon Concerto Competition in Baltimore.
Ms. Jung frequently performs with many of today's most important conductors and instrumentalists. She has performed as soloist with David Robertson conducting an all Messiaen program in Carnegie Hall. Shortly after, Ms. Jung made her concerto debut with the Houston Symphony under the direction of its Music Director Hans Graf. Recently she has presented solo recitals and masterclasses at the Curtis Institute, Peabody Conservatory, Rice University, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany, the Grachtenfestival in Holland, Beijing's Central Conservatory and at universities throughout the United States.
She has commissioned and premiered new works by several important composers, such as Michael Torke, Kevin Puts, Alejandro Viñao, Paul Lansky, John Serry, Lucas Ligeti, and Jason Treuting. Jung is also Principal Percussionist with the west coast-based Camerata Pacifica, with whom she will premier Bright Sheng’s “Marimba Quartet” in 2012 and a newly revised version of his marimba concerto in 2014.
Ji Hye Jung completed a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, both under the tutelage of Robert van Sice. As an artist endorser, she represents Pearl/Adams instruments, Vic Firth sticks, and Zildjian cymbals.