Top Korean Violinist Yura Lee to Perform at Hugo Concert Series
Three years after winning the First Prize at the prestigious 5th Unisa International String Competition in 2010, the sensational Korean violinist, Yura Lee, will perform a highly anticipated recital at the magnificent Hugo Lambrechts Auditorium, Parow on Sunday 10 November. Her whirlwind tour of South Africa celebrates her victory in 2010 and includes performances in all major cities - Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth, as well as Grahamstown and Hermanus.
For her solo recitals, Lee will be accompanied by South African pianist Tertia Visser Downie, who also accompanied her when she won the Unisa competition. Audiences can look forward to hearing virtuoso works composed for violin and piano by Beethoven, Brahms, Kreisler and Tchaikovsky.
Since winning the Unisa competition, Yura Lee recently added another two major victories to her impressive string of prizes - First Prize at the Yuri Bashmet International Competition 2013 (Russia) and First Prize at the ARD Competition 2013 (Germany).
She is now enjoying a career that spans almost two decades and which takes her all over the world. Her musical integrity and compelling artistry are constantly praised by both critics and some of the most respected artists of today.
Ms. Lee studied at the Juilliard School (New York City), New England Conservatory (Boston), Salzburg Mozarteum (Austria), and at the Kronberg Academy (Germany). Her main teachers included Namyun Kim, Dorothy DeLay, Hyo Kang, Miriam Fried, Paul Biss, Thomas Riebl, Ana Chumachenko, and Nobuko Imai.
As a soloist, she has appeared with many major orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, NDR Symphonieorchester, Monte Carlo Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, and many others. Ms. Lee has performed with conductors Christophe Eschenbach, Lorin Maazel, Myung-Whun Chung, among many others.
Presented by the Hugo Concert Series, violinist Yura Lee will perform at the Hugo Lambrechts Auditorium, Picton Street (Parow) on Sunday 10 November 2013 at 15h30. Tickets at R130, R90 (seniors), R60 (students/learners) are available on www.webtickets.co.za or by calling 021 461 3816 during office hours.
Yura Lee 2013 South African tour schedule:
7 Nov - Cape Town - Concerto with CPO, Cape Town City Hall
8 Nov - Bloemfontein - Recital - Odeion
9 Nov - Hermanus - Recital - Overstrand Civic Auditorium
10 Nov - Parow (CT) - Recital - Hugo Lambrechts Auditorium
12 Nov - Durban - Recital - Durban Jewish Club
13 Nov - Johannesburg - Concerto with JPO - Linder Auditorium
14 Nov - Johannesburg - Concerto with JPO - Linder Auditorium
16 Nov - Bloemfontein - Concerto with FSSO - Sand du Plessis Theatre
17 Nov - Johannesburg - Recital - Northwards House
18 Nov - Pretoria - Recital - Enoch Sontonga Hall
19 Nov - Grahamstown - Recital - Beethoven Room
21 Nov - Port Elizabeth - Recital - NMMU Auditorium