Concert 44

 

44 캐나다 한인교향악단정기연주회

 

Venue:

St. Andrew Kim Catholic Church

(천주교 토론토 성김안드레아 성당),

849 Don Mills Road, North York, M3C 1W1

Date : April 14, 2012

Time: 7:30 PM

 

Ticket: $25, $15 (Student)

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1)      Program:

 

Beethoven Sym 1

Mozart Sym 36 Linz K. 425

 

Saint-Saens Cello concerto no 1 in A minor

 

Batti, batti o bel Masetto (Don Giovanni – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Giunse alfin il momento…Deh vieni, non tardar (Le Nozze di Figaro – Mozart)

O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi – Giacomo Puccini)

 

2)      Bio’s

 

San Rim (임 산), Cellist

 

San Rim is an eleven year old cellist. He studies with Susan Gagnon at the Young Artists’ Performance Academy in the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. San has been playing cello ever since he was four years old. He has won several competitions such as the senior cello division in the All-TV music competition, the grade ten strings division in the Kiwanis Music Festival, the senior string division of the Canadian Contemporary Music Festival and the RCM orchestras concerto competition (Junior Division). He has also played for several events such as a CARP convention and a Mozart Unlaced event. He is currently in grade seven at Collège Français. His interests include playing sports, reading and watching Korean dramas.

 

Grace Lee, Soprano

 

Soprano Grace Lee is a multi-talented musician who began learning the violin and piano at the age of 5 but soon discovered that singing was her true passion. Since then, Lee has been dedicated to her pursuit of classical singing. Most recently in 2011, Grace Lee played the role of Second Spirit in Mozart’s The Magic Flute in the Glenn Gould School fall opera production. Grace has been involved in other opera productions at the Glenn Gould School of Music. In the inaugural season of Koerner Hall at the Telus Centre, she performed the role of a sylph in Massenet’s Cendrillon under the baton of Uri Mayer. In December 2008, at the age of 16, she played the leading role Pandora in the world-premiere of Pandora’s Locker; a contemporary opera composed by Dean Burry. She participated in another world-premiere opera the following year in June 2009, R. Murray Schafer’s The Children’s Crusade co-commissioned by Toronto Arts Festival Luminato and directed by Tim Albery and David Fallis.

As part of Opera Atelier’s School of Atelier Ballet summer program 2011, she performed a staged excerpt from Handel’s Semele. In July of 2011, Lee was a featured young artist in a concert program at the Music Niagara summer festival. Earlier in the year, at the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto, she was the featured vocalist at the May 2011 Amethyst Awards, an awards ceremony recognizing the outstanding contributions of individuals and groups of the Ontario Public Service. In March of 2011, she was awarded Honourable Mention in the High School Voices category in the 2011 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition, which involved over two hundred contestants in the United States and Canada. In November of 2010, she was awarded Most Promising Singer in High School Categories at the NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Ontario Chapter Auditions.

In December 2011, Lee sang the national anthem at the Legislative Building in Toronto for the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship Investiture Ceremony hosted by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, David Onley. Lee is actively involved in supporting causes for missionaries, AIDS and other awareness issues. Through organizations like the Canadian Multicultural Centre, Lee has the opportunity to perform and unite ambassadors of many cultural communities through her music. In February 2010, she organized and performed a benefit concert to raise funds for Zero TB, an organization dedicated to aiding North Korean children with tuberculosis.

Lee continues to work on ARCT repertoire in piano. She is in her first year in the Performance Diploma Program at the Glenn Gould School of Music at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, studying with Donna Sherman and coached by Jennifer Tung.

Lee continues to refine her artistry as a soprano and pianist, striving to inspire those around her by sharing her passion for music.

Richard Lee, conductor

 

From the time his mother sat him down at a toy piano when he was three years old, Richard Lee has spent his life immersed in music. He graduated to a real piano at the age of five and took up the violin at age seven.  After several long years of coerced practicing, he eventually began to enjoy playing, and at age seventeen, passed with honours the grade X piano and violin exams at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

After a brief and ill-advised stint as a physics major, Richard came to his senses and pursued a degree in Music Performance at the University of Toronto instead, where as both a violinist and a violist, he studied with Lorand Fenyves, Rennie Regehr and Ken Perkins while studying conducting with Pierre Hétu and Dwight Bennett. Further studies and mentoring in conducting ensued, most notably with Yoav Talmi, Jorma Panula, Gustav Meier, Geoffrey Moull and Kirk Trevor. He has participated in masterclasses for such eminent musicians as Pinchas Zukerman, Rivka Golani, Charles Castleman, Gunther Herbig, Andrew Davis, Helmuth Rilling and the Julliard, Emerson, Muir and Budapest String Quartets.  After teaching middle school music for five years, Richard returned to the U of T where, as the Victor Feldbrill Fellow in orchestral conducting, he obtained a Master’s degree under the tutelage of Raffi Armenian.

Formerly Conductor-in-Residence of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra and Assistant conductor of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, Richard is currently Resident conductor of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, conductor of the University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra, as well as Music Director of the Korean Canadian Symphony Orchestra, based in Toronto.  Guest engagements this season include the orchestras of the National Arts Centre (Ottawa), East Texas, Hamilton and Quebec.  His work has been broadcast and recorded by the CBC/Radio-Canada.  Musician, news junkie and connoisseur of fine ales, whiskies and cigars, Richard maintains residences in both Winnipeg and Toronto.