Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Cellist and Pianist from Indiana Weslyan Perform Tonight
The summer's final concert, featuring clarinetist Gareth Guest, will be next Wednesday, August 18.
Yeon-Ji Yun is active as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and clinician. Her most recent concert tour took place in Asia including China, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea, where she gave series of successful master classes and concerts. Her Walton Concerto Performance in 2007 was described by the music critic as “Impressive care of its array of mechanical demands” and “Great success infusing her performance with generous portions of the music’s exotic nature”.
She is the prizewinner in numerous competitions around the world including Seoul National Competition, Nanpa Music Competition, Korean-American Competition, Ibla World
Competition in 2008. Born in Seoul, she began studying cello at age nine. From 2000, she began working for Korean Symphony Orchestra while attending Seoul National University pursuing
Master of Music in Cello Performance. In 2005, she came to study at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with Janos Starker and Helga Winold. She is currently teaching at Indiana
Wesleyan University. Her new CD “Love Songs” was released in 2010. She performs on a French Cello, Guersan of 1766.
Phoenix Park-Kim, an Associate Professor of Piano at Indiana Wesleyan University graduated
summa cum laude from Yonsei University in Seoul, where she received in 1999 Bachelors
degrees in both Piano Performance and English Literature. She completed her graduate works at
Miami University (M.M.) and at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Conservatory of
Music (D.M.A.). She won numerous competitions and appeared as a soloist with the Korean
Philharmonic Orchestra and Marion Philharmonic Orchestra among others. She gave
performances throughout the United States, Korea, Italy, Switzerland, and Russia. In addition to
traditional performances in concert halls, she is dedicated to bringing music to the underserved
public as well as providing more exposure to musical compositions that are less known. She was
awarded the Lilly research grant which enabled her to conduct research on classical piano music
written by African Americans. Recently, in this endeavor, she was a featured performer on the
show Live from FM 91 on WGTE. Her recordings are available on iTunes and cdbaby.com.