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Lunchtime Recital - Ada Witczyk (violin) Yoojin Kim (piano)

Friday April 27, 2018 at 13:00
Regent Hall (The Salvation Army), London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Sonata for Violin and Piano No 10 in G Op 96 - Ludwig van Beethoven
  2. Suite Italienne - Igor Stravinsky

Presented by the Royal Academy of Muisc

Since her solo debut at the age of eleven, Ada Witczyk's career has seen her perform widely in her homes of London and Poland in a broad range of styles. She performs all music from baroque to contemporary and is no stranger to the modern or period violin having performed with the Gabrieli Consort, The English Concert, Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra and Florilegium to name a few. Since then she has performed in such venues as Buckingham Palace, the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Centre, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Cadogan Hall, St John’s Smith Square, National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Albert Hall, Palazzo Pallavicini-Rospigliosi, Gothenburg Concert Hall and National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, amongst others.

She has won several prizes at international violin competitions, including an Honourable Mention at the Greater Poland Music Competition and at the Polish Forum of Young Instrumentalists. Together with pianist Inna Montesclaros (appearing as 'Nox Duo') they won 3rd prize at the Rising Stars Grand Prix - International Music Competition in Berlin. She has also recently been appointed leader of Belsize Baroque Orchestra in London.

Ada was awarded the Star Award by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Margot MacGibbon Award and Anthony Edward Brookes Award (fully supporting her studies at RAM) and the Belsize Leader Scholarship. She is also generously supported by the Henry Wood Trust, Stephen Bell Charitable Trust and Grabowski Foundation. Big pleasure for her was to belong to the Youth Jury in the 14th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition.

YooJin Kim, a native of South Korea, studied in Seoul Arts High School and obtained her Bachelor’s degree at Seoul National University.

She then went on to study in the United States where she completed her Master’s degree in Piano Performance and Literature at Eastman School of Music and the guidance of Solomon Mikowsky. She continued her postgraduate studies at the Professional Studies Certificate in Piano at Manhattan School of Music under Academy of Chopin in Warsaw, Poland.

She has won numerous prizes from national competitions including Korea Times Piano Competition, Music Chunchu Piano Competition and Korea Chopin Competition. YooJin made her orchestral debut at the age of thirteen with Seoul Symphony Orchestra at Seoul Arts Cen She has participated and performed in International Piano Festivals in Spain and France as well as masterclasses with Steven Isserlis, Martin Canin, John Perry, and Klaus Hellwig.

Chamber music plays a huge part in YooJin’s musical study. Whilst studying at Eastman School of Music, YooJin was awarded the Graduate Award Scholarship in Piano Accompaniment.YooJin is currently in her first year of Master of Arts in Piano Accompaniment under the guidance of Michael Dussek at the Royal Academy of Music.

Regent Hall (The Salvation Army)
275 Oxford Street
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