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Solo Spotlight: Fauré and Debussy
Ju Hyung Shin, violin, presents a solo recital with John Wilson, piano, featuring works by Gabriel Fauré and Claude Debussy.
Ju Hyung Shin
Currently a second-year Fellow at the New World Symphony, violinist Ju Hyung Shin, a native of South Korea, has earned high praise from numerous critical reviews for his delicate playing based on solid technique when performing his variety of repertoire.
Mr. Shin has won several major competitions including the prestigious Joong Ang Music Competition, Hankook Ilbo, Sungjung and Korea Herald competitions. He was awarded top prizes at Andrews International Music Competition for strings, California International Young Artists Competition and the New World Symphony’s Concerto Competition. He has won the Kumho Young Artist and Prodigy national audition to give several solo recitals and he is sponsored by Kumho-Asiana Cutural Foundation.
Mr. Shin has spent recent summers performing at the Verbier Festival, Spoleto Festival U.S.A., Aspen Music Festival, Vermont Music Festival and Great Mountain Music Festival. He has been a substitute violinist with the Minnesota Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra, and member of CitiMusic Cleveland and the New York Symphonic Ensemble.
Mr. Shin received his bachelor of music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory under Kyung Sun Lee and David Bowlin, master’s degree from Yale School of Music under Hyo Kang, and artist diploma from Korean National University of Arts studying with Nam Yun Kim.
A second-year Piano Fellow at the New World Symphony, John Wilson was lauded by the Baltimore Sun for his “admirable technical confidence and expressive sensitivity.” Mr. Wilson has performed extensively on the piano, as well as the organ, harpsichord and celesta, in a variety of roles from soloist to ensemble musician to répétiteur. Recent highlights include concerto performances with the New World Symphony, New Amsterdam Symphony and the Concert Artists of Baltimore. He also serves as Principal Keyboardist of the Reading Symphony. He has been staff pianist at the Baltimore Lyric Opera since 2012.
As an orchestral pianist, Mr. Wilson has worked with conductors Michael Tilson Thomas, Leonard Slatkin, Robert Spano, Jacques Lacombe, David Robertson, Stéphane Denève, Nicholas McGegan and many others, and has played with the Baltimore and New Jersey symphonies. He has also performed with the Aspen Festival Orchestra, Aspen Philharmonic and Aspen Chamber Orchestra as a Fellow for three summer seasons. As a chamber musician, he has performed in recital with Joshua Bell, and in ensembles with Daniel Hope and Robert McDuffie.
Mr. Wilson earned his bachelor of music, master of music and graduate performance diploma degrees at the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Benjamin Pasternack and Marian Hahn, and was a recipient of the Presser and Clara Ascherfield awards. He additionally took part in master classes with Murray Perahia and Leon Fleisher. In 2012 Mr. Wilson made his solo performance debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall.
Composers Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré
Works BEAU SOIR: "LORSQUE AU SOLEIL COUCHANT LES RIVIERES SONT ROSES", VIOLIN SONATA, "AFTER A DREAM" FROM THREE SONGS, VIOLIN SONATA NO. 1 IN A MAJOR, OP. 13
Instruments Violin and Piano