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Presented in the intimate SunTrust Pavilion, Solo Spotlights feature one or two Fellows in recital programs they design.
Claude Debussy “Beau soir,” L. 6 (c. 1877)
Arranged by Jascha Heifetz
Claude Debussy Sonata in G minor for Violin and Piano, L. 140 (1916-17)
Intermède: Fantastic and Light
Finale: Very Lively
Gabriel Fauré “After a Dream” from Three Songs, Op. 7, No. 1 (1877)
Gabriel Fauré Sonata No. 1 in A major for Violin and Piano, Op. 13 (1975-76)
Allegro quasi presto
Ju Hyung Shin, a second-year Violin Fellow at the New World Symphony, is among the most compelling young concert violinists, chamber and orchestral musicians.
Mr. Shin has won several major competitions including top prize at the California International Young Artist Competition, second prize and audience prize at the Andrews International String Competition, second prize at the prestigious Joong Ang Music Competition and first prizes at Hankook Ilbo, Sungjung and Korea Herald competitions. Mr. Shin had his debut recital at Kumho Art Hall in Seoul after winning the Kumho Prodigy and Young Artist Concert Audition.
Recently Mr. Shin attended the Verbier Festival in Switzerland and led the Verbier Festival Orchestra in various principal positions under the direction of Charles Dutoit, Manfred Honeck and Zubin Mehta. He has also spent several summers at Spoleto Festival U.S.A., Aspen Music Festival, Great Mountains Music Festival and Vermont Music Festival. He has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra, and was previously a member of the CitiMusic Cleveland and the New York Symphonic Ensemble. An active chamber musician, Mr. Shin most recently performed Brahms’s Sextet No. 1 with the principal chairs of the New York Philharmonic and Mendelssohn’s Octet with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company at the Spoleto Festival.
Born and raised in South Korea, Mr. Shin started playing violin at the age of eight and continued his early musical training at Yewon School. After moving to the United States, he received a bachelor of music degree from Oberlin Conservatory, a master of music degree from Yale School of Music, studying with Hyo Kang, and pursued his artist diploma at Korea National University of Arts under the tutelage of Nam Yun Kim.
He is sponsored by the Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation.
A third-year Piano Fellow at the New World Symphony, John Wilson regularly performs solo, chamber, concerto and orchestral repertoire, and is equally at home on the piano, organ, harpsichord, celeste and synthesizer. In addition to the New World Symphony, he has recently won keyboard auditions for guest orchestral positions with the Milwaukee and San Diego symphonies. Previously he served as Principal Keyboardist for the Reading Symphony, and as répétiteur for Baltimore Lyric Opera.
Mr. Wilson has recently performed as a soloist with the New World Symphony, Napa Valley Festival Academy Orchestra, New Amsterdam Symphony and Camerata Notturna in New York City. Taking a particular interest in contemporary music, he has performed on the U.S and World Premiere performances of works by Reinbert de Leeuw, Michael Tilson Thomas, HK Gruber, Timo Andres and Bernd Deutsch. Mr. Wilson has performed in recital with violinist Joshua Bell and cellist Johannes Moser, and in ensembles with Daniel Hope and Robert McDuffie. He has also collaborated with David Foster, on synthesizer, and Audra McDonald, on piano.
While at the New World Symphony, Mr. Wilson has studied with Emanuel Ax, Garrick Ohlsson and Jean-Yves Thibaudet. He is also a graduate of Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Benjamin Pasternack and Marian Hahn, performed in master classes with Leon Fleisher and Murray Perahia, and was a recipient of the Presser Award and Clara Ascherfield Prize.