Dec. 5th 2010
JUNG EUN KIM
Praised for her artistic sensitivity and depth of performance, Jung-Eun Kim has appeared as soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Baden-Baden, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogota, the symphonic Orchestra of Chilly, the Porto Radio Orchestra, the Haydn Orchestra, the Valencia Orchestra, the Nuernberger Symphoniker. In her home country she performed with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Suwon, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Kwangju, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Busan, the KBS Symphony Orchestra, the Korean Symphony Orchestra, and the Daegu Symphony Orchestra.
As soloist she has given recitals at Ho-Am Art Hall, LG Art Center, Ceramic Palace Hall and Kuhn Art Hall, in South Korea. In 1999 she began a successful career appearing in concertos with orchestras in Europe and in solo recitals around the world. She performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall, and has appeared at the Cathedral of Sainte-Croix-des-Armeniens, the Festival of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the candlelight festival of Saint-Pierre-sur-l’Hate, the Eurofestival Musica al Castello, the Festival Santo Stefano, the Frutillar Music Festival, the Dortmund Mozart association concert, and the Shigeru Kawai Festival.
Jung-Eun has also performed for the F. Chopin Association in Paris, at the concert celebrating the 150th anniversary of Mozart’s birth and has appeared at the Sal d’actes Casa de la Musica, the Casa de Cultura I Joventut, Saint-Leger-en-Yvelines and the Salle Cortot.
Winner of the first prize and audiences’ prize at the Luis Sigall international competition, in Chile, as well as the Grand prize at the Dong-A competition, in South Korea, Jung-Eun also obtained several first prizes in other Korean national competitions such as the Eum-Youn and Eum-Hyeop competitions. Internationally, she won second prize at the Porto international competition, in Portugal, fourth prize at the Busoni international competition, in Italy and third prize at the Jose Iturbi international competition in Spain.
As a graduate of Seoul high school of music and art, Jung-Eun was awarded the Bachelor and Master Degree at Seoul National University in Korea. After establishing herself in the European musical scene, she obtained the diploma of Kuenstlerische Ausbildung, Konzert Examen at the Hochschule fuer Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany, as well the diploma of concertiste at Ecole normale de musique of Paris, in France.
Jung-Eun is presently on the piano faculty at Ehwa Woman’s University in Seoul, South Korea. Her latest CD with works by Chopin has just been released.
Feb. 13th 2011
Born in 1983, Marie VERMEULIN benefitted from the teaching of the pianist Jacqueline Dussol in Paris for six years. In 1999 she was admitted in Marie-Paule Siruguet’s class at the Conservatoire National de Région in Boulogne-Billancourt. There, in 2001 she obtained her music degree (Diplôme d’Etudes Musicales) with a first prize for piano by the unanimous vote of the jury.
In 2001 she gained entrance to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Lyon where she studied in the piano classes of Hortense Cartier-Bresson, Edson Elias and Thierry Rosbach. There she obtained her national higher music degree (Diplôme National d’Etudes Supérieures Musicales) in June 2004.
For four years she studied with Lazar Berman who welcomed her warmly first in Florence then in Imola, and since 2004 with Roger Muraro in the cycle « young soloists » in Reims.
While attending various masterclasses, she met some well-known musical artists such as Zoltan Kocsis, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Akiko Ebi, Florent Boffard, Gérard Fremy, Jean-François Heisser, Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Klaus Hellwig…
In December 2004, Marie Vermeulin won the First prize for piano at the International Music Tournament as well as the 2004 Grand Prix voted both by the jury and the public. In May 2006, she won the Second Prize at the International Maria Canals Competition in Barcelone as well as several prizes, among which the prize of the youngest finalist. Finally, in December 2007, she won the Second Prize at the Olivier Messiaen International Competition in Paris.
Her talent has been sponsored by the Société Générale and by the association Accademia Pianistica Internazionale of Imola. In July 2007, she is chosen by Culturefrance to take part to the program “Déclic” which promotes young French winners of international competitions.
Since 2006, she is often invited to take part to radio programs on France Musique: “Dans la cour des grands” presented by Gaëlle Le Gallic, “Sur tous les tons” presented by Arièle Butaux…
She performs regularly in France and abroad (Italy, Spain, Lithuania, Germany,…). She recently gave recitals at the Annecy summer festival for the « Piano Night » (« la Nuit du Piano »), the « Beethoven Marathon » at the Molière hall and at the Embarcadère in Lyon, at the “Young Talents” festival, at the Cortot concert hall, at the “Serres d’Auteuil” festival, and at the Little Palace (Petit Palais) in Paris, at the theaters of Corbeil-essonnes, Evry, and Etampes, at the Valloires Abbey, at the festivals of Rochebonne, Privas and La-Charité-sur-loire, in Monopli and in Bari in Italy, at the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, in Sitges and in Blanes in Spain, in München in Germany…
She has performed Chopin’s first piano concerto, Schumann’s concerto, Tchaikovsky’s first concerto, in Lithuania, with the Kaunas Philarmonic Orchestra conducted by Pavel Berman, Mozart’s concerto K 453 and K 488 with the “Ose Musicians” conducted by Charles Limouse, Ravel’s concerto in G with the Orchestra Del Valles conducted by Salvador Brotons, then in Liban, with the National Orchestra, conducted by Claire Levacher, as well as the “Exotics Birds” of Messiaen, with the “Intercontemporain Ensemble”, conducted by Pierre Boulez.
April 10th 2011
Yusuke Ishii (born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1980) studied composition at Kunitachi College of Music where he obtained the scholarship to participate in abroad academies.
After having graduated, he entered to Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris where he studied ecriture (music theory and writing) with Yves Henry and Thierry Escaich, and obtained the diploma DFS of Music Theory and Writing in 2006. He then entered the class of vocal accompaniment with Anne Le Bozec and Emmanuel Olivier and obtained the diploma DFS of accompaniment in 2010.
He also studied the piano with Hortense Cartier-Bresson and Marie-Paule Siruguet at the Conservatory of Boulogne-Billancourt where he obtained the 1st prize of piano, and attended the lessons of Olivier Gardon, Cécile Hugonnard-Roche, Michèle Renoul, Carlos Roqué Alsina Silva Costanzo and Marie-Françoise Bucquet. He participated also in Centre Acanthes (Metz) and International Ensemble Modern Academy (Innsbruck) in 2009.
Contemporary classical music is his special interest. In this field, he collaborated with many composers like Yumiko Yokoi, Ai Watanabe, Martin Matalon, Philippe Hesant, Gérard Pesson, Alain Louvier and Dominique Lemaitre.
He won the 2nd Prize at the 14th Xavier Montsalvatge International Competition of contemporary music for piano in Girona (Spain), and at the 8th Orléans International Piano Concours. (France), he won the Special Prize Nadia Boulanger in 2008 and the Specail Prize André Jolivet in 2010.
Yusuke Ishii already gave his recitals and chamber music concerts in Japan, France, Italy, Austria and Spain and since 2009, he focuses to perform new pieces for piano with electro-acoustic instruments.
June 5th 2011
Ilya Rashkovskiy was born in Irkutsk, Russia, in 1984. He debuted with Irkutsk Chamber Orchestra at the age of eight. From 1993 to 2000 he received his musical education in Novosibirsk with Prof.M.Lebenzon from 2000 to 2009 at Musikhochschule Hannover with Prof.V.Krainev and finally at Ecole Normale Supérieure A.Cortot in Paris with Prof.M.Rybicki. Before awarded the 1st Prize at the 8th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in 2012, he was among top prizewinners at International Piano Competitions such as M.Long-J.Thibaud in Paris, Queen Elisabeth in Brussels, A.Rubinstein in Tel Aviv and 1st Hong Kong International Piano Competition. Ilya Rashkovskiy has performed in several important concert venues throughout the world as well as in festivals such as La Roque d’Anthéron in France,the Duszniki Zdroj Chopin Festival in Poland and the “Joy of Music” Festival in Hong Kong. He has collaborated with the Russian State Symphony, the Kiev National Philarmonic, the Gulbenkian Orchestra, the Czech National Symphony and the New Japan Symphony. He is also active as a chamber musician. His new CD of Chopin Complete Etudes was released in October 2013 by Victor Japan. He also recorded the Seasons and Sonata in c-sharp minor by Tchaikovsky on Naxos Label (2008) as well as Fantasies (Mozart, Chopin, Liszt and Scriabin) on Alpha Omega Hong Kong (2009).