Mia Sohn

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20th Anniversary Concert and Gala featuring Chee-Yun, Sung-Won Yang, Lucille Chung, and Byung-Soon Lee

In 2000, three former recitalists, Chee-Yun (1988, violin), Sung-Won Yang (1993, cello), Lucille Chung (1994, piano), and Byung-Soon Lee (1999, soprano) returned to the stage at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater for a special concert to celebrate the Korean Concert Society’s 20th anniversary.

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Jung Ae Lee

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Youngho Kim

Youngho Kim is one of most active pianists in Korea as a soloist and as a chamber musician. In 2009 he appeared as a soloist with Sejong Soloists, the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra in New York, Busan Philaharmonic, Gwangju Symphony and other orchestras in Korea. In July of 2009 Youngho Kim performed with Dae Jeon Philharmonic Orchestra celebrating its 25th anniversary and played a solo recital in Cairo, Egypt. In 2010-11 seeason highlight performances will include Seoul Spring Festival, recitals in Beijing, Tianjin, Wuhan in China, Tel Aviv, Israel and Berlin, Germany.

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Hyekyung Lee

Today, Hyekyung Lee is recognized as one of Korea’s outstanding musicians with her wide concert repertoire from baroque to contemporary. In 1984 she received the ‘Critic’s Prize’ from the Korea Music Pen Club. In 1988 she was named “Musician of the Year” by Dong—a music magazine. In 1998 she received the “Korea Music Award” from the Korea Music Society. In 2004 she received the “Seoul Music Prize” from the Korea Music Critic Association. In 2005 she was in the jury of the Louisiana International Piano Competition, in 2006 she was a guest professor at the Music College in Saarbrücken, Germany. In 2009-11 she was the vice president of the Korea Piano Society.

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Helen Kim

Helen Kim earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the Juilliard School of Music and performed in venues included Carnegie Hall. Today she is a Certified Financial Counselor with over 20 years experience as a consultant in business development, career counseling and management for entrepreneurs, artists and professionals.

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Sung-Won Yun, Wha-Jin Hong, and Yun-Jung Chang,

In 1987, Korean Concert Society presented a concert featuring three young performers from Seoul.

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Chee-Yun

Winner of the 1989 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the 1990 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Chee-Yun performs regularly with the world’s foremost orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, and the Toronto, Houston, Seattle, Pittsburgh and National symphony orchestras. In August 2007, she was appointed Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Violin at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

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Wonmi Kim

Wonmi Kim has been an active chamber musician performing with musicians of the ‘Moscow Virtuosi’, Curtis String string players and many other world renowned ensembles. She has also performed on the following major concert stages outside Korea: Academy House (Philadelphia), Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), The RAI Auditoriums in Torino and Napoli in Italy, and Musis Sacrum (Holland). Her performances have been broadcast on CBS, NHK, DDR, Dutch Radio, KBS, and Chinese Radio among others.

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Sangmin Park

Sangmin Park

In May 1986, Sang min Park, at the age of 18, was selected as the youngest member of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s cello section. He is currently an associate Professor at the Korean National University of the Arts.

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