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“...the most remarkable aspect of her playing was its relaxed, casual effortlessness. Her tone was pure, lovely and expressive in all registers, at any speed. Taking her virtuosity entirely for granted, she never used it for show or effect, turning even the unabashed bravura pieces into music...”
--- Edith Eisler, New York Concert Review ---
The versatile Korean violinist/violist Ye-jin Han has performed throughout the US, Canada, South America and Europe extensively and praised for her “pure, expressive tone” and “effortless playing” at her Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall debut. Dr. Han has been prize winner at many competitions including the Citta di Brescia International Violin Competition in Italy, Five Towns Music and Arts Foundation Young Musician Competition, and Lilian Fuchs Memorial Chamber Music Competition in New York. She is a concertmaster of Bergen Symphony Orchestra and recently played her third concerto with the Orchestra as a soloist. Dr. Han holds a DMA from Stony Brook University and currently holding a private studio, which has produced many competition winners and musical leaders at conservatories and State/local youth orchestras.
Eunok Kim, a native South Korean, is a candidate for a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in classical piano performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. She received her Masters of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music with Dean’s List honors, and earned a full scholarship to study for her Bachelor of Music degree from Keimyung University in South Korea, and graduated as valedictorian.
As a celebrated classical pianist, she has a rapidly blossoming career as a soloist, chamber musician, and collaborative artist. She played outstanding performances in notable competitions and won accolades at prestigious competitions like the New York Artists International Competition, National International Competition, East Coast International Competition, Manhattan International Competition, Rutgers Chamber Music Competition. She has performed at famous venues, including the Kaufman Music Center and Lincoln Center in the United States. She was also selected to perform as a soloist with many renowned orchestras, including the Banatul Philharmonic Orchestra from Romania and Keimyung Symphony Orchestra in South Korea. As an active collaborative artist by working a piano accompany assistant at Rutgers University, she has performed as an accompanist with diverse choirs, including New Jersey Senior Choir, Peniel Women’s Choir, Full Gospel United Church Choir, IN2 Church Praise Team, End of the Earth Church Choir, and Keimyung University Choir.