Featured Artists

Kim Chee-Yun: Violin

Kim Chee Yun (born 1970) is a South Korean female violinist from Seoul. Her professional name is “Chee-Yun”. She performed in Korea at the age of 13; studied at the Juilliard School with Dorothy DeLay, Hyo Kang, and Felix Galimir; won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 1989 which led to her New York City recital debut at Carnegie Hall. She records for the Denon label.

Chee-yun was appointed Artist-in-Residence at the Southern Methodist University, Dallas Texas in 2008. Besides teaching, she still actively tours and gives recitals and concert performances. Chee-yun Kim owns a Francesco Ruggieri violin made in the year 1669 which she purchased during the early years of her career. Chee-Yun plays the Stradivarius “Ex-Strauss” (Cremona, 1708), loaned by Samsung Corporation.

Clancy Newman: Cello

CN.ThumbCritical acclaim of the highest order continues to carry the name of Clancy Newman as this remarkable young Naumburg Competition winning cellist brings his musical acumen and superb technique to the stage. Upcoming engagements include the Elgar Concerto with the Hartford Symphony and the Shostakovich Concerto with the Southwest Florida Symphony.

Christopher Taylor: Piano

CT.2Thumb“Those who know the pianist Christopher Taylor tend to speak of him in the hushed, reverent tones typically reserved for natural wonders if not the otherworldly. Colleagues trip over words like “innocence,” “fervor,” “beauty” and “vision” in an attempt to capture his elusive personality. Critics praise his virtuosity, his cerebral interpretations tempered by an aching tenderness, his unconventional programming and his advocacy of late-20th-century music.” So goes the opening of the recent New York Times preview article about this remarkable young American pianist, an artist pursuing a varied and truly acclaimed career.

Jeffrey Biegel: Piano

JB.ThumbConsidered one of the great pianists of our time, Jeffrey Biegel has created a multi-faceted career as a pianist, recording artist, composer and arranger. His electrifying technique and mesmerizing touch have received critical acclaim and garner praise worldwide. Known for his standard-setting performances of the standard repertoire, Mr. Biegel’s recent performances includes a global webcast with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin conducting, in Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy” and William Bolcom’s “Prometheus” along with his Eastern Germany debut with Brahms’ ‘Concerto no. 2 in B-flat Major’ with Kimbo Ishii-Eto leading the Magdeburg Symphony Orchestra. He premiered his adaptation of pop legend Neil Sedaka’s ‘Manhattan Intermezzo’ for piano and orchestra with Orchestra Kentucky, and performed the World Premiere of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s ‘Shadows’ for piano and orchestra, with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra leading a commissioning project of eight orchestras.

Zuill Bailey: Cello

ZUILL BAILEY is considered one of the pre-eminent cellists of his generation. His rare combination of compelling artistry, technical finesse, and engaging personality has secured his place as one of the most sought-after cellists today.A consummate concerto soloist, Bailey has appeared with the symphony orchestras of Chicago, San Francisco, Minnesota, Dallas, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, Toronto and Utah, among other leading orchestras around the world.

Natasha Paremski: Piano

NP.ThumbWith her consistently striking and dynamic performances, 24-year-old pianist Natasha Paremski reveals astounding virtuosity and voracious interpretive abilities. She continues to generate excitement from all corners as she wins over audiences with her musical sensibility and flawless technique.

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