The Comox Valley Youth Music Centre and the Valley’s own much respected cellist, Helena Jung, will present a stunning cello concert that will feature four more remarkable cellists from Vancouver.
This singularly unique ensemble, the Vancouver Island Cello Ensemble (VICE), will perform a number of well-known classical pieces such as Rossini’s William Tell, Bizet’s Carmen, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.6 and Albinoni’s Adagio on June 27 at the Sid Williams theatre.
These days, the cello ensemble is among the most popular of chamber ensembles in the world.
VICE, composed of energetic and keen B.C. cellists, will present an innovative and fresh sound at the performances in Courtenay.
Helena Jung has had a diverse career as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician and teacher. Jung received her BMus and MMus from Ewha University in Seoul, Korea, and has performed with the Jeunesses Musical World Orchestra, the Seoul Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and the Gyeonggi Provincial Philharmonic Orchestra as principal cellist.
She has played with the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra and the Victoria Symphony Orchestra and had her own recital series, Cellobration, since 2007 with various artists and her own students’ ensemble, Hello! Cello!
Song Han’s early achievements include The Prime Minister Award in Cultural Festival in Korea. He was the youngest to win the audition for Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra and he also was winner of Jovens Solistas. His specialty is cello ensemble and he is founder and was a member of the “Cellissimo” and leader of Seoul Cello Quartet.
Seung Youn Lee earned BMus and MMus in cello at the National Music Hochschule, in Detmold, Germany and studied with Irene Guedel and Andre Navarra at the Vienna Music Hochschule and in Master Courses in Vienna, at the Klagenfurt Music Festival, and in Luzern. She currently teaches at the Richmond Music School and the Arbutus Music Academy.
Sungyong Lim studied at Detmold Musik Hochschule in Germany where he obtained a bachelor’s, master’s degree, and doctorate in performance in cello.
He currently teaches in the Vancouver area, and he is a faculty member of the BC Conservatory of Music and a member of the Borealis String Quartet.
Min Jee D’Angelo holds an artist diploma from the Vancouver Academy of Music. She is assistant principal cello with the Vancouver Island Symphony and a member of Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra.
She also frequently performs with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets (adult $30/ student/child $15) are available at the Sid Williams box office (250-338-2430), or online at sidwilliamstheatre.com
For more information, call 250-898-1132.