Concerts

March 1, 2015 | 2:00 pm

Davies Symphony Hall

San Francisco Symphony

Program:
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

With:
Michael Tilson-Thomas, Conductor

March 12, 2015 | 8:00 pm

Theater Ansbach, Ansbach, Germany

Trio Concert, Ansbach, Germany

Program:
Ravel: Piano Trio A minor
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio Nr. 2 C minor, Op. 6

With:
Daniel Mueller Schott, cello
Jonathan Gilad, piano

April 16, 2015 | 7:00 pm

Louis de Geer konsert & kongress

Norrköping Symphony Orchestra

Program:
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

With:
Michael Francis, conductor

May 3, 2015 | 12:00 am

Offenbach, Germany

Private Concert, Offenbach, Germany

May 7, 2015 | 12:00 am

Berlin, Germany

Yellow Lounge Recording Project by Deutsche Grammophon, Berlin

With:
Mutter Virtuosi

June 9, 2015 | 8:00 pm

Schloss Solitude, Germany

Trio Concert, Schloss Solitude, Germany

Program:
Schubert: String Trio D471
Beethoven: String Trio C Moll No.5
Penderecki: String Trio
Dohnanyi: Serenade for String Trio

With:
Vladimir Babeshko, viola
Kian Soltani, cello

June 13, 2015 | 12:00 am

Basel, Schweiz

Private Concert, Basel, Switzerland

Program:
Bach: Double Concerto

With:
Mutter Virtuosi

June 21, 2015 | 3:00 pm

Brevard Music Center

Brevard Center Orchestra, Brevard, North Carolina, USA

Program:
Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole

With:
JoAnn Falletta, Conductor

August 5, 2015 | 7:30 pm

Boldevitz, Kapelle des Gutshauses

Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Boldevitz, Germany

Program:
Mozart: Violin Sonata G major, K. 379
Faure: Sonata No. 1 A major
Penderecki: Cadenza for solo violin
Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 2
Tchaikovsky: Waltz Scherzo

With:
Konrad Maria Engel (piano)

August 8, 2015 | 12:00 am

Samos, Griechenland

Samos Young Artists Festival, Samos, Greece

Repertoire:
Mozart: Violin Sonata in G major, K. 379
Fauré:Sonata in A major, Op. 13
Yun: Little Bird
Brahms: Hungarian Dance
Wieniawski: Polonaise in D major

With:
Silke Avenhaus (piano)

a lush, beautiful sound and impressive technical facility.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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On March 1st, 2015, Ye-Eun Choi will have her debut with San Francisco Symphony. Under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas she will perform Brahms' Violin Concerto in d Major, Op. 77.

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IMG Artists Signs Violinist Ye-Eun Choi for General Management

IMG Artists is pleased to announce that it has signed South Korean violinist Ye-Eun Choi for General Management. She will be represented by Tanja Dorn, Director of IMG Artists GmbH – Senior Vice President, Director Artist Management, from the Hannover office, and Sophia Budianto, Artist Manager, from the IMG Artists New York office. The talent of 26-year-old South Korean violinist Ye-Eun Choi is one of the most promising of her generation.

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Choi’s debut CD

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In Spring 2013, Choi’s debut CD will appear under Deutsche Grammophon, with sonatas by Mendelssohn, Schubert and Prokofiev.

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Ye-Eun is an extraordinarily gifted individual, with a truly impressive combination of musical sensibility and courageous virtuosity.

Anne-Sophie Mutter

Vita

BIOGRAPHY – SEASON 2014/2015

The talent of 26-year-old South Korean violinist Ye-Eun Choi is one of the most promising of her generation.

In 2013, Choi’s debut CD appeared under Deutsche Grammophon, with sonatas by Mendelssohn, Schubert and Prokofiev.

Choi regularly works together with renowned conductors such as Sir André Previn, Alan Gilbert, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Manfred Honeck, Kent Nagano, Charles Dutoit, Michael Francis, Christoph Eschenbach, Vladmimir Fedoseyev, Yuri Bashmet, Christian Vasquez and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.

Her debut with the New York Philharmonic took place already in 2009 under Alan Gilbert. Concerts with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Munich Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra and the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra quickly followed.

Choi recently gave her debut with the RSB Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra in the Berliner Philharmonie, and with the Hamburg Philharmonic. Another recent highlight was her successful orchestral debut in the USA with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, as well as her 2013 recital debut at the Kennedy Center with Christoph Eschenbach. In the same year, the artist also performed with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio under Vladimir Fedoseyev in the Tonhalle Zurich.

In 2015, Ye-Eun Choi will give her debut with the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas.

She frequently appears at a myriad of important festivals, such as at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Dresdner Musikfestspiele, Verbier Festival, Recontres Musicales d’Évian, at La Folle Journée, Bulgos Festival and the Walled City Music Festival.

Choi studied with Ana Chumachenco at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich.Her exceptional talent and musical maturity were quickly recognized. In 2005, she was brought to the attention of Anne-Sophie Mutter, soon becoming a recipient of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation scholarship and continues to work closely with Ms. Mutter.

In November 2014, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Ye-Eun Choi and other scholarship recipients of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation will tour North America, performing at venues such as the Carnegie Hall in New York. In 2007 she was selected as ‘Rising Star’ by the American Symphony Orchestra League.

In 2013, she was recipient of the ‘Young Artist’ European Cultural Award. Choi currently lives in Munich/Germany. She plays a violin by Pietro Giacomo Rogeri (1710), generously lent to her by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. Ye-Eun Choi is represented by Tanja Dorn at IMG Artists. For further information please see the website www.imgartists.com.

This approved biography is not to be altered or changed without consulting with the management of the artist. (October 2014)

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Repertoire

Violin Sonata in G major, KV 378
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) (ca. 17’00’’)

Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major, op. 13
Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924) (ca. 25’00’’)

*INTERMISSION*

Cadenza for Solo Violin
Krzysztof Eugeniusz Penderecki (1933) (ca. 7’00’’)

Hungarian Dancer No. 17
Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) (ca. 4’00’)

Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, op. 94a
Sergei Prokofiev (1891 – 1953) (ca. 23’00’’)

Total Duration: 76’00’’

B.Bartok
Violin concerto No.2, Sz.112
Rhapsody No.1 Sz.87

J.S.Bach
Violin concerto in A minor
Violin concerto in E major
Double concerto for oboe and violin in D minor
Triple concerto for flute, violin an cembalo in A Minor

L.v.Beethoven
Violin concerto in D major, Op.61
Romance No.1 in G major, Op.40
Romance No.2 in F major, Op.50
Triple Concerto for piano, violin and cello in C major, Op.56

A.Berg
Violin concerto ‘Dem Andenken eines Engels’

B.Britten
Violin concerto for violin and orchestra in D minor, Op.15

J.Brahms
Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra A minor, Op.102
Violin concerto in D major, Op.77

M.Bruch
Violin concerto in G minor

Chausson
Violin concerto ‘Poeme’, Op.25

A.Dvořák
Violin concerto in A minor, Op.53

E.Elgar
Violin concerto in B minor, Op.61

G.Fauré
Violin concerto ‘Berceuse’ in D major, Op.16

A.Glazunov
Violin concerto in A minor, Op.82

J.Haydn
Violin concerto in C major
Violin concerto in G major

E.Lalo
Violin concerto No.2 ‘Symphonic Sepagnole’ in D minor, Op.21

F.Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Violin concerto in E minor, Op.64
Concerto for violin, piano and orchestra D minor, Sz. 4

W.A.Mozart
Violin concerto No.1 in B flat major
Violin concerto No.2 in D major
Violin concerto No.3 in G major
Violin concerto No.4 in D minor
Violin concerto No.5 in A major
Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola an cello in A major

N.Paganini
Violin concerto No.1 in D major, Op.6
Violin concerto No.2 ‘La Campanella’ in B minor, Op.7

S.Prokofiev
Violin concerto No.1 in D major, Op.19
Violin concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.63

M.Ravel
Violin concerto ‘Tzigane’

C.Saint-Saëns
Violin concerto No.3 in B minor, Op.61
Violin concerto ‘Havanaise’ in E major, Op.83
Violin concerto ‘Introduction’ in A minor, Op.28
Violin concerto ‘Tarantella’ in A minor, Op.6

P.Sarasate
Violin concerto ‘Introduction and Tarantella’, Op.43
Violin concerto ‘Carmen Fantasy’, Op.25
Violin concerto ‘Zigeunerweisen’, Op.99

D.Schostakowitch
Violin concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.99

J.Sibelius
Violin concerto in D minor, Op.47
Suite, Op.117
Romance, Op.78

L.Spor
Violin concerto

I.Strawinsky
Violin concerto in D major
Tabula Rasa

I.Tchaikovski
Violin concerto in D major, Op.35

H.Vieuxtemps
Violin concerto No.4 in D minor, Op.31
Violin concerto No.5 in A minor, Op.37

A.Vivaldi
La Primavera, Op.8

H.Wieniawsky
Violin concerto No.1 F# minor, Op.14
Violin concerto No.2 in D minor, Op.22
Polonaise Brillante, Op.4
Polonaise Brillante, Op.21

F.Waxman
Carmen Fantas

B.Bartok
Sonata No.1 in C# minor, Sz75
Sonata No.2 in C major, Sz76

V. Beethoven
Sonata No.1 in D major, Op.12
Sonata No.2 in A major, Op.12
Sonata No.3 in E# major, Op.12
Sonata No.5 ‘spring’ in F major, Op.24
Sonata No.8 in G major, Op.30
Sonata No.9 ‘Kreutzer’ in A major, Op.47
Sonata No.2 in C minor, Op.30

J.Brahms
Sonata No.1 in G major, Op.78
Sonata No.2 in A major, Op.100
Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108

B.Britten
Reveille, Lullaby, Waltz

F.Chopin
Nocturnein C# minor

C.Debussy
Sonata in G minor

E.Elgar
Sonata ‘Salut d’amour’, Op.12

G.Fauré
Sonata in A major, Op.13

C.Frank
Sonata in A major, Op.13

E.Grieg
Sonata in C minor No.3, Op.45

Moszkowski
Violin concerto No.2 ‘Guitarre’ (Moszkowski-Sarasate), Op.45

A. Mozart
Sonata in G major KV301
Sonata in A major KV305
Sonata in D major KV306
Sonata in B# major KV378
Sonata in E minor KV304
Sonata in B# major KV454

K.Penderecki
String Trio for violin, viola and cello

S.Prokofiev
Sonata No.2 in F minor, Op.80
Sonata in D major, Op.94

M.Ravel
Sonata in G major

R.Strauss
Sonata in E-flat major, Op.18

C.Saint-Saëns
Caprice No.6, Op.52

J.Sibelius
Caprice in G minor

D.Schostakowitch
Preludes No.10,15,16,24, Op.34

F.Schubert
Grand Duo Sonata in A major, Op.162
Fantasy C major, Op.159
Rondo in H minor

T.Vitali
Chaconne G minor

R.Schumann
Sonata No.1 in A minor, Op.105

H.Wieniawski
Original Theme with variations
Scherzo Tarantelle in G minor
Fantasie Brillante (Sur des Motifs de L’opers ‘Faust’ De Gounod)

J.S.Bach
Sonata in G minor BWV1001
Sonata in A minor BWV1003
Sonata in C major BWV1005
Partita in B minor BWV1002
Partita in D minor BWV1004
Partita in E major BWV1006

H.W.Ernst
Sechs Mehrstimmige Etüden ‚Die Letzte Rose’
Isang Yun
Garten für Nina

F.Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Sonata F-Major

N.Paganini
Capricen ‘Nel cor piu non mi sento’, Op.1

A.Schnittke
‘A Paganini’ for solo violin

E.Ysaÿe
Sonata No1 in G major, Op.27
Sonata No2 in A major, Op.27
Sonata No3 in D major, Op.27
Sonata No4 in E major, Op.27
Sonata No5 in G major, Op.27
Sonata No6 in E major, Op.27

She won over her audience with her outstanding technical mastery presented with composure and astonishing maturity.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Discography

Violin Sonatas – Mendelssohn, Schubert & Prokofiev

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