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Duo Dolce to Perform Friday at 7:30 p.m.

September 4, 2010

Green Center Dusk.jpgSeptember 4, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Duo Dolce -- comprised of DePauw faculty cellist Yeon-Ji Yun, and guest pianist Phoenix Park-Kim -- will perform a delightful repertoire of music on Friday evening, September 10.  The concert, featuring selections by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, and Saint-Saëns, will be held in the Green Center for the Performing Arts' Thompson Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m.  The program is presented free of admission charge and is open to the public.

Yeon-Ji Yun is an active soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and clinician and a member of the DePauw School of Music faculty. In her most recent concert tour, Yun traveled to Asia where her performances in China, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea included a series of popular master classes Yeon-Ji Yun wb.jpgand concerts. In 2008, Yun's performance of three Brahms cello sonatas with pianist Nariaki Sugiura was lauded a huge success as was a 2007 performance of the "Walton Concerto."

As a clinician, Yun has led cello classes at universities throughout South Korea, China and the United States. Yun also teaches at Indiana Wesleyan University. She has competed and won top prize in numerous international competitions such as the Indiana University Travel Grant Competition and Concerto Competition, the Chunchu Music Competition, the Seoul National Competition, the Nanpa Music Competition, and the Korean-American Competition. In 2008, Yun received a Paganini Special Mention at the Ibla World Competition. Her compact disc, Love Songs, was released earlier this year and features her performance on a 1766 Guersan French cello.

Phoenix Park-Kim enjoys a successful career as soloist, chamber musician, collaborator, and teacher. In 2005 she joined the faculty at Indiana Wesleyan University as assistant professor of pianomusic. Park-Kim teaches Applied Piano, Class Piano, and Keyboard Literature, and serves as the coordinator for the accompanying program. She also performs in a variety of music festivals including the Aspen Summer Music Festival, the ARIA International Summer Academy, and the Summer Music School in Siena, Italy. In addition to giving traditional concert hall performances, Park-Kim is committed to sharing music with underserved audiences and to helping in the exposure of lesser-known music compositions. Recently, Park-Kim was awarded a Lilly research grant, enabling her to research music compositions by African-American writers. Her next recording project will illuminate results from this research.

For more information about this event and others, visit the DePauw University School of Music online.

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