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Piano Concerto No. 4, Double Concerto

Min-Jung Kym

Piano Concerto No. 4, Double Concerto

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Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212052327
Catnr: SIGCD 523
Release date: 01 June 2018
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Signum Classics
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0635212052327
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SIGCD 523
Release date
01 June 2018
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About the album

Pianist Min-Jung Kym makes her recording debut on Signum Records, leading the Philharmonia Orchestra under conductor Clemens Schuldt in performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, and alongside Zsolt-Tihamer Visontay for Mendelssohn’s Double Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra in D Minor.

Steinway Artist Min-Jung Kym has acquired an internationally recognised reputation performing with some of the world’s leading orchestras and musicians, including collaborations with (amongst others) Barry Wordsworth, Alison Balsom, the Haffner Ensemble, Pierre Amoyal, Leon Bosch, Joy Farrall, Andrew Haveron, Sergey Levitin, Adrian Brendel, Thomas Carroll, Mats Lidstrom and the soprano Susan Bickley. Min-Jung was the ‘pianist of choice’ for the masterclasses of the legendary violinist Ruggiero Ricci.

“Min-Jung is an exceptionally talented pianist, with a wonderfully controlled and even technique, combined with a highly sensitive approach to the music.” Ruggiero Ricci
Op dit album debuteert de gevierde jonge pianiste Min-Jung Kym in een concertopname van een uitvoering van Beethovens Vierde Pianoconcert met het Philharmonia Orchestra onder leiding van Clemens Schuldt en een uitvoering van Mendelssohns Dubbelconcert voor Viool, Piano en Strijkorkest in d klein, samen met violist Zsolt-Tihamer Visontay. Min-Jung speelt op een Steinway.

Internationale erkenning

Min-Jung Kym verkreeg internationale erkenning door optredens met enkele van 's werelds meest vooraanstaande orkesten en musici. Ze werkte samen met onder anderen Barry Wordsworth, Alison Balsom, het Haffner Ensemble, Pierre Amoyal, Leon Bosch, Joy Farrall, Andrew Haveron, Sergey Levitin, Adrian Brendel, Thomas Carroll, Mats Lidstrom en de sopraan Susan Bickley.

Verkozen door legendarische violist

Min-Jung werd als pianist uitgekozen voor de masterclasses van de legendarische violist Ruggiero Ricci, die over haar zegt: “Min-Jung is een uitzonderlijk getalenteerde pianiste, met een wonderbaarlijke beheerste en gelijkmatige techniek, gecombineerd met een hoog sensitieve benadering van de muziek.”

Artist(s)

Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay (violin)

German-Hungarian violinist Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay is a laureate of several international solo prizes. His solo engagements include performing with a number of German orchestras. In 2005 he became Leader of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), performing under conductors including h and a year later he also became Concert Master of the Philharmonic Orchestra in Altenburg-Gera. He has led orchestras such as the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Hamburg Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestra Nacional de Porto, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, touring throughout Europe, Russia, Asia and the US.   In 2007, at the age of 24, he became Joint Concert Master of the Philharmonia Orchestra. Since then his...
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German-Hungarian violinist Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay is a laureate of several international solo prizes. His solo engagements include performing with a number of German orchestras. In 2005 he became Leader of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), performing under conductors including h and a year later he also became Concert Master of the Philharmonic Orchestra in Altenburg-Gera. He has led orchestras such as the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Hamburg Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestra Nacional de Porto, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, touring throughout Europe, Russia, Asia and the US.
In 2007, at the age of 24, he became Joint Concert Master of the Philharmonia Orchestra. Since then his solo engagements with the Orchestra have included performing The Lark Ascending under both David Hill and Sir Andrew Davis. He has recorded the John Jeffreys Violin Concerto with the Philharmonia and Paul Bateman. In addition he has acted as violinist/director with the Philharmonia and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
Established as a sought-after chamber musician, he has performed and recorded Bartók's Contrasts with Mark van de Wiel and Yefim Bronfman; and has recorded Rachmaninov piano trios with Mats Lidstroem and Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Collaborating with those artists already mentioned as well as many others including Min-Jung Kym and Jamie Walton, he performs in major venues such as the Mozartsaal, Vienna; Salle Gaveau, Paris; and Wigmore Hall, London.

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Min-Jung Kym (piano)

Steinway Artist Min-Jung Kym is quickly establishing herself as an innovative and musically-insightful aritst. She has performed with leading orchestras and musicians from across the world including Barry Wordsworth, Nicholas Collon, Pierre Amoyal, Alison Balsom, Nicholas Daniel and the Haffner Wind Ensemble, Mark van de Wiel, Mats Lidström, Leon Bosch, Joy Farrall, Andrew Haveron, Thomas Carroll, Sergey Levitin, Adrian Brendel and the sopranos Ailyn Pérez and Susan Bickley. Min-Jung was the ‘pianist of choice’ of the legendary violinist Ruggiero Ricci, with whom she collaborated between 2002 and 2005. Min-Jung has appeared at many leading venues including the Barbican Centre, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, St. John Smith’s Square, De Montfort Hall, Brighton Dome, the...
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Steinway Artist Min-Jung Kym is quickly establishing herself as an innovative and musically-insightful aritst. She has performed with leading orchestras and musicians from across the world including Barry Wordsworth, Nicholas Collon, Pierre Amoyal, Alison Balsom, Nicholas Daniel and the Haffner Wind Ensemble, Mark van de Wiel, Mats Lidström, Leon Bosch, Joy Farrall, Andrew Haveron, Thomas Carroll, Sergey Levitin, Adrian Brendel and the sopranos Ailyn Pérez and Susan Bickley. Min-Jung was the ‘pianist of choice’ of the legendary violinist Ruggiero Ricci, with whom she collaborated between 2002 and 2005.
Min-Jung has appeared at many leading venues including the Barbican Centre, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, St. John Smith’s Square, De Montfort Hall, Brighton Dome, the Queen’s Theatre, Abbaye de Fontfroide, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Jascha Heifetz Society in Los Angeles, Cheltenham Festival, Holders Festival (Barbados), Broadwood International Festival, Albeniz Festival (Comprodon, Spain), as well as the Chichester Festival. Other venues include performances at the Emilie Bustani Hall in Al Bustan, Lebanon, the Salerno Opera House (Italy), the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus in Gran Canaria, Palais de Chaillot, Salle Gaveau and UNESCO in Paris, the Princess Galyani Concert Hall in Thailand and the National Museum of Korea in Seoul, South Korea.
In 2008, Min-Jung was invited to perform with the world renowned Philharmonia Orchestra, which was received with such acclaim that she was immediately invited to perform with them again the following season.
Min-Jung’s performances have led to fruitful collaborations with international designers, notably Zuhair Murad, Schiaparelli, Lie Sang Bong and Gustavo Lins who have all sponsored dresses for her.
Min-Jung is also a dedicated teacher and is regularly invited to give masterclasses in many parts of the world. She is also in demand as a jury member of many piano and chamber music competitions.

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Philharmonia Orchestra

The Philharmonia was founded in 1945 by EMI producer Walter Legge, and has worked with a who’s who of 20th- and 21st-century music. Finnish conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali took up the baton as Principal Conductor in September 2021. The sixth person to hold the title, he is known for his expressive, balletic conducting style and irrepressible energy. Herbert von Karajan, Otto Klemperer, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Arturo Toscanini, Riccardo Muti and Esa-Pekka Salonen are just a few of the great artists to be associated with the Philharmonia, and the Orchestra has premiered works by Richard Strauss, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Errollyn Wallen, Kaija Saariaho and many others. Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, in the heart of London, has been the Philharmonia’s home since 1995. The Orchestra also has residencies at venues and festivals across England, each embracing a Learning & Engagement programme that empowers people to engage...
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The Philharmonia was founded in 1945 by EMI producer Walter Legge, and has worked with a who’s who of 20th- and 21st-century music. Finnish conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali took up the baton as Principal Conductor in September 2021. The sixth person to hold the title, he is known for his expressive, balletic conducting style and irrepressible energy.
Herbert von Karajan, Otto Klemperer, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Arturo Toscanini, Riccardo Muti and Esa-Pekka Salonen are just a few of the great artists to be associated with the Philharmonia, and the Orchestra has premiered works by Richard Strauss, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Errollyn Wallen, Kaija Saariaho and many others.
Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, in the heart of London, has been the Philharmonia’s home since 1995.
The Orchestra also has residencies at venues and festivals across England, each embracing a Learning & Engagement programme that empowers people to engage with, and participate in, orchestral music.
The Philharmonia’s international reputation is built in part on its extraordinary 76-year recording legacy, which in the last ten years has been built on by pioneering work with digital technology. The Orchestra’s installations and VR experiences have introduced hundreds of thousands of people to the symphony orchestra. The Philharmonia has won four Royal Philharmonic Society awards for its digital projects and audience engagement work.
The Philharmonia is the go-to orchestra for many film and videogame composers in the UK and Hollywood, and its music-making has been experienced by millions of cinema-goers and gamers. It has recorded around 150 soundtracks, with film credits stretching back to 1947.

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Clemens Schuldt (conductor)

Composer(s)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio. Together with Mozart and Haydn, he was part of the First Viennese School.    Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob...
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Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio. Together with Mozart and Haydn, he was part of the First Viennese School. Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe. At the age of 21 he moved to Vienna, where he began studying composition with Joseph Haydn, and gained a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. He lived in Vienna until his death. By his late 20s his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost totally deaf. In 1811 he gave up conducting and performing in public but continued to compose; many of his most admired works come from these last 15 years of his life.

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Felix Mendelssohn

Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn is often compared to Mozart. Both of them were child prodigies, both had a talented sister and they both died at a young age. Mendelssohn, who as a child also painted wrote poetry, was born in small family which converted to christianity from judaism. As a composer he preferred looking back, rather than forward: his main examples were Bach, Handel and Mozart. It was Mendelssohn who retrieved Bach from oblivion and pushed for a revival of his music, which still lasts today. One century after its premier, Mendelsson performed the St Matthew Passion for the second...
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Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period.

Mendelssohn is often compared to Mozart. Both of them were child prodigies, both had a talented sister and they both died at a young age. Mendelssohn, who as a child also painted wrote poetry, was born in small family which converted to christianity from judaism. As a composer he preferred looking back, rather than forward: his main examples were Bach, Handel and Mozart. It was Mendelssohn who retrieved Bach from oblivion and pushed for a revival of his music, which still lasts today. One century after its premier, Mendelsson performed the St Matthew Passion for the second time ever, in 1829.

Three years, earlier, on his 17th, he had already composed his masterfully overture A midsummer night's dream op. 21, based on Shakespeare's play. Today, it is still considered as one of the absolute masterpieces in all of the orchestra reperoire. His Violin Concerto op. 64 belongs to the most beautiful works of the 19th century as well. During his travels through Europe, he wrote his brilliant Italian Symphony, Scottish Symphony and the overture The Hebrides.

Although Mendelssohn had a prosperous career, his weak physique made him emotionally vulnerable. The death of his favourite sister Fanny became fatal: Mendelssohn died in the same year, at the age of 38.


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