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Trio Vocé


May 18, 2014

3:00 PM at
Robinson Terrace Living Center
28652 Hwy 23, Stamford NY Calendar General Info Contact FoM Donate Founders & VIPs Concert Archive
Trio Vocé

Fabiola Kim, violin

Jiyoung Lee, cello

Alan Woo, piano


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Photo of Fabiola KimFabiola Kim, violin

Hailed by the New York Times as “a brilliant soloist,” violinist Fabiola Kim is one of the most dynamic players of her generation with a wide variety of repertoire from classical to contemporary music. Most recently, she won the prestigious Juilliard Concerto Competition and made a successful appearance in Avery Fischer Hall with the Juilliard Orchestra under the baton of Alan Gilbert. After beginning her studies at the age of four, she made her concerto debut with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra just three years later. Ms. Kim is the winner of various awards and competitions, including the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra’s Concerto Competition as the youngest competitor in the history of the competition to win.

Since then she has won the Aspen Music Festival Concerto Competition, Livingston Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Concerto Competition, the Kumho Prodigy Music Award (given to the most promising young musicians in Korea), and was a prize winner at the Corpus Christi International Competition and the Irving M. Klein International Competition for Strings. Her past solo performances include engagements with the Seoul and Suwon Philharmonics; the Kangnam, Korean, Broward, and Prime Symphony Orchestras; the Livingston Symphony; Koln Chamber Orchestra; North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, Orquesta Sinfonica OSUANL, and the Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV.


In addition to her solo engagements, Ms. Kim has a passion for orchestral repertoire, has been featured on the radio, and plays outreach concerts. She regularly performs as concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra and was concertmaster for the New York String Orchestra Seminar in 2012. Her outreach concerts have taken her all over New York and she has recently participated in a week long residency at Juilliard in Aiken in South Carolina. Her radio appearances have been featured on NPR’s From the Top and The Young Artists Showcase on WQXR New York.

As a fellowship student, Ms. Kim has been accepted to the Ishikawa Music Festival in Japan, the Courchevel Music Festival in France, and the Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado; she has also taken part in the London Masterclasses and the Mozarteum Summer Academy where she took master classes with Gyorgy Pauk, Zakhar Bron and Vadim Gluzman.

Ms. Kim’s concerts have taken her all across the globe, as she has performed throughout North America, Mexico, Europe, Japan, and South Korea, performing at well known venues such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fischer and Alice Tully at Lincoln Center, the Seoul and Kumho Arts Centers, the Kimmel Center, the Church of St. Martins in the Fields, and the Auditorium Conciliazione.

Born into a musical family, Ms. Kim has a special relationship with The Juilliard School, where her parents first met as students. Fabiola Kim recently earned her Bachelor of Music degree at the Juilliard School, and she is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree there under the tutelage of Sylvia Rosenberg and Ronald Copes. Her former teachers and mentors include Kyung Wha Chung, Namyun Kim and Choongjin Chang.


Photo of Jiyoung LeeJiyoung Lee, cello

Cellist Jiyoung Lee “plays with passion and sensitivity. Her interpretation is impeccable for its depth of feeling and intelligence,” comments The Times Herald-Record.

Ms. Lee, 25, is from Seoul, Korea. She began studying the cello at the age of eleven and within five years, she appeared as soloist with the Seoul Symphony Orchestra. In 2004, she won First Prize at the prestigious Korea Times Cello Competition, and first prize at the Ehwa Press Competition. Two years later, she began studying with Young-Sook Yoon at Seoul National University and was invited to play as a soloist with the Seoul National University Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007. Jiyoung Lee decided to pursue her musical education in the United States and entered The Curtis Institute of Music in the fall of 2007, studying with Peter Wiley, cellist of the Guarneri String Quartet. While at Curtis, Ms. Lee held the Joseph Druian Fellowship, and was principal cellist of Curtis Symphony Orchestra in her final year.

In 2008 Ms. Lee performed a recital for the Kumho Young Artist Recital series in Seoul. During the summer of 2010 she toured Maine and Massachusetts with Mr. Roberto Diaz, President of Curtis Institute of Music, as part of the “Curtis on Tour” chamber music series.


Recently Jiyoung Lee won the Juilliard Schumann Concerto Competition and performed as soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra in Alice Tully Hall in March. Other recent accomplishments include winning the 2012 Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition and placing 2nd in the Hellam Young Artist Competition. She performed the Elgar Concerto with The Hudson Valley Philharmonic in November 2012.

Ms. Lee has attended the Great Mountains International Music Festival and School, The Sarasota Music Festival, The International Music Academy of Switzerland, where she performed chamber music at Victoria Hall in Geneva, and The Verbier Festival Academy, where she worked with Bernard Greenhouse and Torleif Thedeen. She also attended The London Master Classes, where she studied with Ralph Kirshbaum at The Royal Academy of Music in 2010. In March 2013, she worked with David Geringas in Interlaken, Switzerland. As a chamber musician, she was invited to Music from Angel Fire, as a member of the Vespera Quartet in 2010. She has also been invited to perform at La Jolla Music Festival with her trio in 2013.

Jiyoung Lee recently received a Master of Music Degree at The Juilliard School as a student of Timothy Eddy, and entered the Artist Diploma Program at The Juilliard School with Joel Krosnick in September of 2013.


Photo of Alan WooAlan Woo, piano

Praised by the New York Times as a pianist with “assurance and vitality,” 22-year-old Alan Woo has already acquired considerable performance experience throughout his career since starting the piano at age four.

Most recently, Mr. Woo was named the winner of the 2012 PianoTexas Concerto Competition and the 2010 Juilliard Concerto Competition. His other accomplishments include second and audience prize at the IIYM International Piano Competition in 2009, first prize at the Idyllwild Arts Academy Concerto Competition in 2008, and top prizes at the Lee University National Piano Competition and the International Young Artists Piano Competition in Washington, D.C. in 2006.

In December of 2010, Mr. Woo made his Lincoln Center debut at Alice Tully Hall, performing Sergei Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The New York Times described his performance as “...unerring: he produced the speed and fury required in the outer movements but maintained the control necessary to keep the rapid piano figuration fully in sync ... The other side of his pianism — the gentle, pianissimo playing ... was equally impressive.”


Other recent performances include a solo appearance with the Fort Worth Symphony under the baton of Maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya, and engagements throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Mr. Woo has performed in venues including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Lied Center at Kansas University, Lawrence Arts Center, and at the U.S. Department of State. As an avid chamber musician, Mr. Woo has made appearances at The Juilliard School’s ChamberFest, Aspen Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and Morningside Music Bridge in Shanghai, China.

Born in Arlington, Virginia, Alan Woo completed his undergraduate studies at the Juilliard School and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree there as a student of Robert McDonald. Prior to his acceptance at Juilliard, Mr. Woo graduated from the Idyllwild Arts Academy in Southern California, where he studied piano with Scott McBride Smith and Douglas Ashcraft. His past teachers also include Rosita Kerr Mang.

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