TRIO JADE | Foto: Johannes Gellner

3rd Prize donated by the Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft mbH together with the Kunstuniversität Graz

Pianist Hyo Joo Lee, violinist Ji Yoon Park and cellist Jung Ran Lee are the winners of the international competitions in Geneva, Long-Thibaud and the "Isang Yung" competition. In 2005, they joined together to form the trio Jade. At this time, they studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMDP) with the aim of broadening their musical experience and the desire to develop their knowledge of chamber music. They received lessons from the well-known chamber musician Itamar Golan. They attended numerous master classes and received valuable musical impulses from Bernard Greenhouse, Dongsuk Kang, Jean Jacques Kantorow, Phillipe Muller, Jacques Rouvier and Günter Pichler.
The Trio Jade won the 1st Art Sylvia Chamber Music Audition in 2013 and after their successful return to their native South Korea they became one of the most popular chamber music ensembles. The Trio Jade has been invited to numerous music festivals and has performed in renowned concert halls in Singapore, Finland and France. The trio has u. a. also released a CD which was recorded by the Korean Broadcasting System. In 2014, they have been voted Korea's Leading Classical Musicians.

Hyo Joo LEE, piano
Born in 1985 in South Korea, the pianist began her education at the age of six with Mi Kyung Kim and Jin-Woo Chung at the Ye Won School of Art in Seoul before studying with Jacques Rouvier at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, Theodor Paraskivesko and Itamar Goland started. She obtained a diploma in concert with Françoise Thinat at the École Normale de Musique de Paris. She is currently studying with Mi Kyung Kim at the University of Music, Drama and Media Hanover.
Before winning the 2nd Prize, the Audience Award and the "Prix Coup de Coeur Breguet" at the 65th Geneva International Music Competition, Lee began her career in 1999 at the age of 13 as the first winner of the Cincinnati Competition. She won international awards. a. at the "Moscow and Japanese Chopin Competition", at the "Piano Campus Competition" and at the "Concours International de Piano d'Epinal". Hyo Joo Lee plays with various European and Korean orchestras and gives piano concerts around the world.

Ji Yoon PARK, violin
Ji Yoon Park began playing the violin at the age of four and made her concert debut with the Seoul Philharmonic at the age of ten. She continued her career as the first winner of the International Tibor Varga Competition and as winner of the Long-Thibaud International Competition in France and the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Belgium. She has performed with renowned orchestras such as the National Orchestra of France, the Janaček Philharmonic Orchestra, the Monetreal Symphony Orchestra, the Orchester Philharmonique de Nice and the National Orchestra of Beglium.
As a soloist, she has given violin concerts in prestigious concert halls such as the Salle Gaveau, the Theater du Chatelet, the Cité de la Musique, the Musée du Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay in Paris and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC the position of concertmaster at the Orchester National de la Loire in France. It has been supported since 2009 by the Fondation d 'entreprise Banque Populaire in France.

Jung Ran LEE, cello
Jung Ran Lee was born in 1983 in Seoul, South Korea, and started playing the cello at the age of six. At the Paris Conservatory she studied with Philippe Muller and Itamar Golan. She has worked with numerous artists including Daniil Shafran, Boris Pergamentichikov, Bernard Greenhouse, Leon Fleisher, Frans Helmerson, Lluis Claret, Kim Kashkashian, Miriam Fried and Steven Isserlis.
The laureate of the "Isang Yun" International Music Competition 2006 quickly received the reputation of being one of Korea's most promising cello talents. She also won the 2nd prize of 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 US and Asia. a. in Schleswig-Holstein, Kronberg, Deauville, Maurice Ravel in St Jean de Luz, the Holland Music Sessions, Leipzig Summer Festival, Stean's Institute of Ravinia Festival and Seoul Spring Festival. Jung Ran Lee worked u. a. with 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 together.
From 2007 to 2014, she was the second concertmaster with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and currently performs as a soloist a. a. the Kumho Asiana Soloists and as an active chamber musician of the trio Jade. She is currently teaching at Seoul National University and Yonsei University.