donated by the Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft mbH
together with the Kunstuniversität Graz
Hyo Joo LEE– Piano (Republic of Korea), 29
Jiyoon PARK– Violin (Republic of Korea), 29
Jung Ran LEE – Violoncello (Republic of Korea), 31
The pianist Hyo Joo Lee, the violinist Ji Yoon Park and the cellist Jung Ran Lee are prize winners of Geneva, Long-Thibaud and Isang Yung international competitions. In 2005 they formed the Trio Jade. At that time they were all studying at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMDP), in order to enrich their musical experience and to fulfil their desire of developing their knowledge in the field of chamber music. They were trained by the well known chamber musician Itamar Golan. They took regular master courses and received valuable musical impulses from Bernard Greenhouse, Dongsuk Kang, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Philippe Muller, Jacques Rouvier and Gunther Pichler.
The Trio Jade won the first prize at the “Art Sylvia Chamber Music Audition” in 2013 and, after their successful return to their home country, South Korea, they became the most popular chamber ensemble. They have been invited to numerous music festivals and played at prestigious halls in Singapore, Finland and France. The Trio has also released a CD recorded by the Korean Broadcasting System. In 2014 they were selected Korea‘s Leading Classical Musicians.
Hyo Joo LEE, Piano
Born in South Korea in 1985, the pianist Hyo joo Lee began her training at the age of six in the classes of Mi-Kyung Kim and Jin-Woo Chung at the Ye Won School of Art in Seoul, before going on to study in Paris with Jacques Rouvier, Theodor Paraskivesko and Itamar Golan at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique. She was awarded a concert diploma in the class of Françoise Thinat at the École Normale de Musique. She is currently studying with Mi kyung Kim at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media. Before winning the Second Prize, Audience Prize and “Prix Coup de Coeur Breguet” at the 65th Geneva International Music Competition, Hyo Joo Lee‘s career started to emerge in 1999 at the age of thirteen, when she won the Cincinnati Competition.
She received international prizes at the “Moscow and Japanese Chopin Competitions”, the “Piano Campus competition”, and the “Épinal international competition”. Hyo Joo Lee performs with various European and Korean orchestras and gives recitals all over the world.
Ji Yoon PARK, Violin
Ji Yoon Park began learning the violin at the age of four and made her debut recital with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of ten. Ms. Park proceeded with an outstanding career by winning the Tibor Varga International Competition, the Long-Thibaud International Competition in France and the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Belgium. She appeared with eminent orchestras such as the Orchestre National de France, Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, and the National Orchestra of Belgium.
As a soloist, she had violin concerts in world-renowned places such as the Salle Gaveau, Theatre du Chatelet, Cité de la Musique, Musée du Louvre, Musée d‘Orsay (Paris) and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington D.C.). Since 2011, she has occupied the position of concertmaster at the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire in France. She has been sponsored by the Fondation d‘entreprise Banque Populaire in France since 2009.
Jung Ran LEE, Violoncello
Jung Ran Lee was born in 1983 in Seoul, South Korea, where she started to play the cello at the age of six. She studied with Philippe Muller and Itamar Golan at the Paris Conservatory and worked with many great artists such as Daniil Shafran, Boris Pergamentichikov, Bernard Greenhouse, Leon Fleisher, Frans Helmerson, Lluis Claret, Kim Kashkashian, Miriam Fried and Steven Isserlis.
The prize winner of the 2006 Isang Yun International Music Competition rapidly established a reputation as one of the most promising cello talents to emerge from Korea. She was also awarded second prize at the “Lluis Claret” International Cello Competition (Moguer, Spain) and the “Maurice Gendron” Cello Competition (Fontainebleau, France). As a chamber musician, she has appeared at numerous festivals in Europe, the USA, Asia as well as in Schleswig-Holstein, Kronberg, Deauville, Maurice Ravel in St. Jean de Luz, The Holland Music Sessions, Leipzig Summer Festival, Steans Institute of Ravinia Festival and the Seoul Spring Festival. Jung Ran Lee has collaborated with, among others, Pinchas Zukerman, Amanda Forsyth, Dong suk Kang, Rainer Moog, Paul Katz, Gary Hoffman, Miguel da Silva, Alan R. Kay, Paul Meyer, Daria Hovora and Stephane Picard.
From 2007 to 2014 she was the second concert mistress at the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and currently appears as a soloist with Kumho Asiana Soloists and as an active chamber musician of Trio Jade. She also teaches at the Seoul National University and Yonsei University.
Live recording during the FS&MM 2015
Ayaz Gambarli: Resistance of Elements (2014)