March 8, 2014 | 7:30 P | Orchestra
Theme: Music of the Early 1770's in Austria
Symphony No. 17 in G Major, K. 129 W.A. Mozart
Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra in B-Flat Major, K. 207 W.A. Mozart
I. Allegro Moderato
Ji Young An, Violin
Symphony No. 43 in E-flat Major "Mercury". H.I/43 F.J. Haydn
HENRY SHIN has steadily built a reputation as versatile conductor of his generation. A strong proponent of bringing music to underserved youth in Los Angeles, he serves as the music director and conductor of Harmony Project Orchestras. Mr. Shin is also is the assistant conductor of the Elizabeth Mandel Music Institute (EMMI) Chamber Orchestra at the Crossroads School in Santa Monica, under Maestro Alexander Treger. Prior to his arrival in Los Angeles, he served as assistant conductor of the University Symphony Orchestra at UC Berkeley and the San Francisco Civic Symphony. During the summer months, Mr. Shin serves as music director of the UC Berkeley Summer Symphony. He has also been music director of the San Francisco Arts Education Project’s Event Players, a premiere children’s musical theater troupe, leading sold-out performances of Carousel, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma!, and On the Town. In the Fall of 2009, Mr. Shin was a prizewinner at the prestigious International Competition for Young Conductors in Besançon, France – notable alumni to include Seiji Ozawa and Osmo Vänskä.
A pianist and cellist, Mr. Shin has studied conducting with David Milnes, John Barnett, Carl St.Clair, and Neal Stulberg, among others. He has also worked alongside Kurt Masur, James Conlon, Marin Alsop, Gustav Meier, Daniel Lewis, and Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. In 2006, he received the UC Berkeley’s Alfred Hertz Memorial Traveling Fellowship, which enabled him to be a conducting apprentice at the Deutsches Nationaltheater und Staatskapelle Weimar in Germany under Carl St.Clair. Mr. Shin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Berkeley, his Masters degree in conducting from the USC Flora L. Thornton School of Music, and currently completing his doctoral studies at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.
Korean-born violinist JI YOUNG AN began her musical training on the piano at the age of 5, switching to violin at the age of 11. At the age of 13, she moved to Paris, France to continue her musical studies. In 2007, Ji Young graduated from the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris where she studied violin with Olivier Charlier, obtaining the conservatory’s first prize and following it up with a year of specializing in chamber music under Marc Coppey. Furthering her studies in the US, Ji Young has received a full scholarship from UCLA for her Master’s and DMA studies, under the tutelage of Guillaume Sutre, and was awarded the Elaine Krown Klein Fine Arts Scholarship, as well as the Mimi Alpert Feldman Scholarship. She has participated in several masterclasses with renowned artists such as Midori Goto, Martin Chalifour, and Renaud Capuçon. Ji Young has been in great demand as a guest artist and lecturer for the afternoon concert series at Pierce College and beginning January 2014, she has been appointed Lecturer of Violin at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, replacing Professor Movses Pogossian during his sabbatical.