Performing Artists in Residence Concert

Performing Artists in Residence Concert


March 18, 2018

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Michael Conforti Pavilion

Co-artistic directors Edward Arron (cello) and Jeewon Park (piano) join soprano Hyunah Yu and violinist Jeffrey Multer for an afternoon of intimate chamber music, featuring Johannes Brahms’s Piano Trio in B major, Op. 8 and selected songs by Hugo Wolf, Robert Kahn, and Jules Massenet.

About the Artists

Cellist Edward Arron has garnered recognition worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances, and creative programming. He has appeared in recital, as a soloist with major orchestras, and as a chamber musician throughout North America, Europe and Asia. In 2013, Mr. Arron completed a ten-year residency as the artistic director of the critically acclaimed Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert, a chamber music series created in 2003 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Museum’s prestigious Concerts and Lectures series. Currently, he is the artistic director, host, and resident performer of the MusicalMasterworks concert series in Old Lyme, Connecticut, as well as the Festival Series in Beaufort, South Carolina and Chamber Music on Main at the Columbia Museum in Columbia, South Carolina. He also curates a series, “Edward Arron and Friends,” at the Caramoor International Music Festival. 

Pianist Jeewon Park has garnered the attention of audiences for her dazzling technique and poetic lyricism. She has performed in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, 92nd Street Y, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Kravis Center, and Seoul Arts Center in Korea. Park has appeared at major concert halls across North America, Europe and Asia. Recently, she performed as a soloist in the inaugural festival of the IBK Chamber Hall at the Seoul Arts Center, in addition to engagements at such venues as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Vilar Performing Arts Center, and Kumho Art Hall, among others. She regularly returns to the Caramoor International Music Festival where she first appeared as a Rising Star in 2007, and is a frequent performer at Bargemusic in New York. 

Soprano Hyunah Yu has received acclaim for her versatility in concert and opera roles of several centuries, for her work in chamber music, for her support of new music written by contemporary composers, and for her recorded and broadcast performances. She is known particularly for her performances of the music of J. S. Bach. Yu appears regularly with esteemed conductors, opera houses, well-known music festivals, and major orchestras throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. In addition to performing the Beethoven Ninth Symphony with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in the past season, she has sung it with the Seoul Philharmonic conducted by Myung Whun Chung, with the Aspen Festival Orchestra under David Zinman, and the Vermont Symphony under Jaime Laredo. Yu’s recent seasons have also included Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the Rotterdam Philharmonic under the baton of Valery Gergiev, and the Bach Mass in B Minor with the Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln under Semyon Bychkov and the world premiere of Aaron Jay Kernis’s Symphony of Meditations with the Seattle Symphony.

An avid chamber musician and a recitalist, Yu has enjoyed re-engagements with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Musicians from Marlboro, Baltimore’s Shriver Hall Concert Series, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Vancouver Recital Society, the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, and many others. In 2004 she made her Carnegie Hall debut as a part of their “Evenings of Song” series.

A highlight of Yu’s opera career thus far has been singing the title role in Mozart’s Zaide in New York, London, and Vienna under the direction of Peter Sellars and conducted by Mostly Mozart’s Louis Langrée. Yu has recorded Mozart and Bach Arias on EMI and solo recitals broadcast for the BBC Voices program. Yu was a prizewinner at the Walter Naumburg International Competition and a finalist in both the Dutch International Vocal and Concert Artist Guild International competitions. Upon the nomination of the renowned pianist Mitsuko Uchida, she received the coveted Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. She also holds a degree in molecular biology from the University of Texas at Austin.

Violinist Jeffrey Multer was appointed concertmaster to The Florida Orchestra in 2006 where he currently holds the Suzette and Monroe Berkman chair. His many musical posts include serving as first violinist of the critically acclaimed Elements Quartet, whose New York series was named Best Classical Music Event of 2003 by The Washington Post. Multer has appeared as soloist and recitalist at Lincoln Center in New York, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Rudolphinium in Prague, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

Multer’s diverse chamber music activities include serving as artistic director of chamber music at the Eastern Music Festival at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In addition, he has performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Great Lakes Festival in Detroit, and has served as first violinist of the Oxford String Quartet and as a member of Leon Fleisher’s Kennedy Center Theater Chamber Players. Past concertmaster appointments include the Colorado Symphony, Breckenridge Music Institute in Colorado, Washington Concert Opera, and Echternacht Festival in Luxembourg.

Multer began violin studies at age 5. At 16, he moved to New York City to continue studies at The Juilliard School, where he was the recipient of a Lincoln Center Fellowship. He studied under Arnold Steinhardt and Michael Tree of the Guarneri Quartet and Shmuel Ashkenasi of the Vermeer Quartet. Multer has recorded for Albany and Naxos records. In addition to his post with The Florida Orchestra, Multer serves as concertmaster and head of violin faculty at the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina. He taught at Juilliard from 2000 to 2006.

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