Virtual Concert Series | Volume Five
In 2018, Yoonshin Song was named Artist of the Year by the Tuesday Musicale of Detroit. In her recital entitled "All the Things You Love", she performed works composed by Bartók, Beethoven, Brahms, de Falla, Kreisler and Shostakovich. During this time, Yoonshin was the Concertmaster of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Yoonshin currently holds the same position with the Houston Symphony. In collaboration with pianist Zhihua Tang, this recital exudes artistic excellence and mastery.
Virtual Concert Series | Volume Four
Volume Four of our Virtual Concert Series is presented by 15 year old violinist, Miray Ito - accompanied by Mi-Eun Kim (piano) and The Tuesday Musicale Chamber Orchestra conducted by Scott Hanoian. During this performance at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, Miray performs works composed by Grieg, Dvorak, Kreisler and Mozart.
Miray won first Prize at the Kocian International Violin Competition in the Czech Republic, hailed as "sovereign on stage." She made her Weill Recital Hall debut at Carnegie Hall in 2014 and appeared as a soloist with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra after winning their Young Artist competition - the youngest to receive the award.
Among others, Miray won the Joan Graham Award and the Irene Kinsey Stare Violin Award, both from the Tuesday Musicale of Detroit in 2014 and 2015. Miray attended the Aspen Music Festival and School as a New
Horizons fellow in both 2016 and 2017. She is also a featured musician in NPR's From the Top "Can't Stop the Feeling"
Miray currently studies under Robert Lipsett, Jascha Heifetz Distinguished Violin Chair, at the Colburn Music Academy in Los Angeles. She plays on a 1742 Camillus Camilli violin on a generous loan from the Mandell Collection of Southern California.
Virtual Concert Series | Volume Three
Volume Three of our Virtual Concert Series is presented by Yoonshin Song and Maria Meirelles in their performance of Movement 1 from Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 9.
During this performance of Movement One from Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 9, affectionately known as the Kreutzer Sonata, Yoonshin and Maria define true artistry through their masterful interpretation. Captured at the Tuesday Musicale's 2019 Artist of the Year Concert, this musical moment remains influential.
Yoonshin Song currently serves as concertmaster of the Houston Symphony Orchestra following a seven year term as concertmaster of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Throughout her career, Yoonshin has earned top prizes in international violin competitions such as the Wieniawski, Lipzier and first prize at the Stradivarius International Competition in the United States.
Maria Meirelles is widely acclaimed for her performances of Beethoven's thirty-two piano sonatas, notably the entire cycle in her New York City debut and a recording of them at Detroit's Orchestra Hall. A frequent recitalist at the Detroit Institute of Arts, she has also performed in Chicago, New York's Lincoln Center, the National Gallery in Washington and the New England Conservatory in Boston. Meirelles graduated from the Brazilian Conservatory at the age of 13. She continued her studies at the University of Michigan, earning Bachelor, Master and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees.
Virtual Concert Series | Volume Two
Virtual Concert Series | Volume One
Japanese-born pianists Yuki and Tomoko Mack, have dazzled audiences on three continents. From Bach to Piazzolla, their diverse repertoire includes a broad range of four-hands piano music and orchestral works. After winning strong recognition as soloists, Yuki and Tomoko partnered to form the award-winning duo, The Mack Sisters.
Together, they've won top prizes in several international competitions, including the "Dranoff International Two-Piano Competition" in Florida, and the "Ellis Two-Piano National Competition" in South Carolina. They've also received both the first and "Kodama" prizes at the "International Piano Duo competition' in Tokyo. Most notably, in 2006 they were selected as Steinway Artists - joining an impressive roster of world-renowned pianists.
Volume Two of our Virtual Concert Series is a complete recap of our 2018 Opera Concert. Selections from The Magic Flute, Rigoletto, La Forza Destino and Madama Butterfly are sure to keep your ears smiling!
In addition to our local performing members, this program features performances from vocalists and instrumentalists who are affiliated with the University of Louisville.