Public Master Clinicians
Victoria Chiang, viola
Victoria Chiang has performed as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician across North America, Europe and Asia. Her most recent recording of the viola concertos of Stamitz and Hoffmeister was released by Naxos to critical acclaim. Other recordings include Pleyel Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola also on Naxos as well as a recording of Shostakovich and Roslavets Viola sonatas. She has performed as soloist with the National Philharmonic Orchestra, The National Gallery of Art Orchestra, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Romanian State Philharmonics of Constantsa and Tirgu Muresh, the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, the Acadiana Symphony (Lafayette, LA) and the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Chiang has collaborated as guest artist with Guarneri, Takacs, Tokyo, American, Arianna and Pro Arte String Quartets, and with members of the Emerson, Cleveland, and Juilliard String Quartets. She has been a regular guest artist at the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, a frequent guest on the Bargemusic series, and has given solo performances in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and at the XXV, XXXVIII and XL International Viola Congresses.
Ms. Chiang is a founding member of The Aspen String Trio. The group concertizes internationally, and was Ensemble in Residence at the University of Baltimore for six seasons. Currently a member of the artist/faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the Aspen Music Festival, Ms. Chiang has given master classes throughout the world. Formerly on the faculty of The Juilliard School and the Hartt School of Music, and a former member of the board of the American Viola Society, her students hold significant positions in orchestras, in string quartets, and on conservatory faculties across the US and in Europe. Additionally, Ms. Chiang has taught at the Perlman Music Program: Winter Residency in Sarasota, Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, Domaine Forget, Great Wall Festival (Beijing) among others.
Ms. Chiang earned the Master of Music degree and Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, and the Bachelor of Music degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Her principal teachers include Heidi Castleman and Masao Kawasaki, viola; and Dorothy DeLay and Kurt Sassmannshaus, violin.
Learn more about Ms. Chiang at http://www.victoriachiang.com/
Born in Tokyo and beginning her musical career in Montréal and New York, violinist Karen Gomyo has recently made Berlin her home. A musician of the highest calibre, the Chicago Tribune praised her as "...a first-rate artist of real musical command, vitality, brilliance and intensity".
A major highlight of the 2021/22 season is Karen’s subscription debut with New York Philharmonic, performing Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with Dima Slobodeniouk, who stepped in for Semyon Bychkov. Under Maestro Bychkov Karen will also perform the Shostakovich with Czech Philharmonic, returning to the orchestra having debuted only last season. Other highlights include returns to Bamberger Symphoniker, Mozarteurm Orchester Salzburg and the symphony orchestras of Toronto and Detroit. Last summer Karen returned to Los Angeles Philharmonic performing at the Hollywood Bowl under Gustavo Dudamel.
In Europe Karen has worked with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, WDR Sinfonieorchester, Dresdner Philharmoniker, Polish National Radio Symphony, Orchestre Symphonique de Radio France, Danish National Symphony, Kristiansand Symphony, BBC Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Further afield her popularity in Australasia continued over the last few seasons as she toured with New
Zealand Symphony and appeared with West Australian Symphony Orchestra in Perth, Tasmanian Symphony and in recital at the Sydney Opera House.
Already well established in North America Karen has performed with Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra and the symphony orchestras of San Francisco, Dallas, Cincinnati, Montréal, Vancouver, St. Louis, and Washington D.C.
Strongly committed to contemporary works, Karen gave the North American premiere of Matthias Pintscher’s Concerto No. 2 Mar'eh in 2015 with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington under the baton of the composer. In May 2018 she performed the world premiere of Samuel Adams’ new Chamber Concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen to great critical acclaim. The work was written specifically for Karen and commissioned by the CSO’s ‘Music Now’ series for their 20th anniversary.
Karen has had the pleasure of working with such conductors as, Sir Andrew Davis, Cristian Măcelaru, David Robertson, David Zinman, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Hannu Lintu, Pietari Inkinen, Jaap van Zweden, Jakub Hrusa, James Gaffigan, Karina Canellakis, Leonard Slatkin, Louis Langrée, Mark Wigglesworth, Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla, Neeme Järvi, Pinchas Zukerman, Thomas Dausgaard, Thomas Søndergård, Vasily Petrenko and Yannick Nézet- Séguin.
She is a champion of the Nuevo Tango music of Astor Piazzolla having regularly collaborated with Piazzolla’s long-time pianist and tango legend Pablo Ziegler, as well as with bandoneon players Hector de Curto and JP Jofre. In 2021 Karen released ‘A Piazzolla Triology’ on BIS Records, recorded with the Strings of Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire and guitarist Stephanie Jones. It follows Karen’s first project with BIS, a collection of works by Paganini and his baroque predecessors recorded with guitarist Ismo Eskelinen, released in 2019.
A passionate chamber musician, Karen has also collaborated with Kathryn Stott, Leif Ove Andsnes, James Ehnes, Antoine Tamestit, Emmanuel Pahud, Lawrence Power, Christian Poltéra, Alisa Weilerstein, Tine Thing Helseth, Lars Anders Tomter, Eric le Sage, Daishin Kashimoto, Paul Meyer, and the late Heinrich Schiff. She gave a three-week tour of Australia with Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and has also joined Jeremy Denk at his Milton Court/Barbican residency in London. She has also been a regular at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark.
Karen participated as violinist, host, and narrator in a documentary film produced by NHK Japan about Antonio Stradivarius called The Mysteries of the Supreme Violin, which was broadcast worldwide on NHK WORLD.
Learn more about Ms. Gomyo at http://www.karengomyo.com/
Karen Gomyo, violin
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Augustin Hadelich is one of the great violinists of our time. From Bach to Brahms, from Bartó k to Adès, he has mastered a wide-ranging and adventurous repertoire. He is often referred to by colleagues as a musician's musician. Named Musical America’s 2018 "Instrumentalist of the Year," he is consistently cited worldwide for his phenomenal technique, soulful approach, and insightful interpretations. Augustin Hadelich’s 2020/21 season culminated in performances of the Brahms Violin Concerto with the San Francisco Symphony, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. These were the Sirst performances played by the full ensemble to a live audience in Davies Hall in 15 months. In the summer of 2021 he appeared at the Aspen, Colorado, Grant Park and Verbier festivals, as well as at Bravo! Vail with the New York Philharmonic.
Augustin Hadelich’s 2021/22 season started off with stunning debut with the Berlin Philharmonic (ProkoSiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2) with Gustavo Gimeno on the podium. Shortly thereafter, came the European premiere of a new violin concerto written for him by Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy. Other highlights of the 21/22 season include being named Artist-in-Residence with the Frankfurter Museumsorchester and continuing his residency as Associate Artist with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester (Hamburg), as well as debuts with Orchestre National de France, Prague Radio Symphony and the Warsaw Philharmonic, and return engagements with the Danish National Orchestra, Finnish Radio Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Mozarteumorchester (Salzburg), Munich Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, St. Louis Symphony and WDR Orchestra (Cologne).
Augustin Hadelich has appeared with every major orchestra in North America, including the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the San Francisco Symphony. In Europe he has performed with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra (Munich), Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Danish National Symphony, Orquesta Nacional de Españ a, Oslo Philharmonic, the radio orchestras of Denmark, Finland, Norway, Cologne, Frankfurt, Saarbrü cken and Stuttgart, and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. Engagements in the Far East include the Hong Kong Philharmonic, New Zealand Symphony, NHK Symphony (Tokyo), Seoul Philharmonic and Singapore Symphony.
Augustin Hadelich has collaborated with such renowned conductors as Thomas Adès, Marin Alsop, Stefan Asbury, Herbert Blomstedt, Karina Canellakis, Thomas Dausgaard, Stéphane Denève, Thierry Fischer, Alan Gilbert, Gustavo Gimeno, Hans Graf, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Manfred Honeck, Jakub Hrů ša, Carlos Kalmar, Louis Langrée, Hannu Lintu, Cristian Măcelaru, Klaus Mä kelä , Jun Mä rkl, Juanjo Mena, Ludovic Morlot, Andris Nelsons, Sakari Oramo, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Peter Oundjian, Vasily Petrenko, Carlos Miguel Prieto, David Robertson, Donald Runnicles, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Michael Sanderling, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Leonard Slatkin, Lahav Shani, John Storgå rds, Nathalie Stutzmann, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Krzysztof Urbań ski, Osmo Vänskä , Edo de Waart, and Jaap van Zweden, among others.
Augustin Hadelich is the winner of a 2016 Grammy Award – “Best Classical Instrumental Solo” – for his recording of Dutilleux’s Violin Concerto, L’Arbre des songes, with the Seattle Symphony under Ludovic Morlot (Seattle Symphony MEDIA). A Warner Classics Artist, his most recent release is a Grammy-nominated double CD of the Six Solo Sonatas and Partitas of Johann Sebastian Bach. One of Germany’s most prestigious newspapers, the Süddeutsche Zeitung, boldly stated: “Augustin Hadelich is one of the most exciting violinists in the world. This album is a total success.” A long and stellar review follows these opening comments. Other CDs for Warner Classics include Paganini’s 24 Caprices (2018); the Brahms and Ligeti violin concertos with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra under Miguel Harth-Bedoya (2019); and Bohemian Tales, including the Dvořá k Violin Concerto with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra conducted by Jakub Hrů ša (2020). He has also recorded discs of the violin concertos of Tchaikovsky and Lalo (Symphonie espagnole) with the London Philharmonic Orchestra on the LPO label (2017), and a series of releases on the AVIE label, including a CD of the violin concertos by Jean Sibelius and Thomas Adès (Concentric Paths), with Hannu Lintu conducting the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (2014).
Born in Italy, the son of German parents, Augustin Hadelich is now an American citizen. He holds an Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Joel Smirnoff. After winning the Gold Medal at the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, concerto and recital appearances on many of the world’s top stages quickly followed. Among his other distinctions are an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2009); a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in the UK (2011); the Warner Music Prize (2015); a Grammy Award (2016); as well as an honorary doctorate from the University of Exeter in the UK (2017). He has recently been appointed to the violin faculty at Yale School of Music.
Augustin Hadelich plays the violin "Leduc, ex-Szeryng" by Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù of 1744, generously loaned by a patron through the Tarisio Trust.
Learn more about Mr. Hadelich at http://www.augustin-hadelich.com/
Cellist Eric Kim has a diverse career performing throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and the Middle and Far East as a recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist with orchestra. He joined the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music as professor of cello at the beginning the 2009-10 academic year. He served as principal cello of the Cincinnati Symphony from 1989 to 2009 and has also held principal cello positions with the San Diego and Denver symphonies.
Having made his solo debut at age 15 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Kim was a featured soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra on its critically acclaimed tour of the Far East and has appeared as soloist with the symphony orchestras of Cincinnati, Denver, and San Diego. He has collaborated as soloist with such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Sergiu Comissiona, Lawrence Foster, Alan Gilbert, Paavo Jarvi, Gianandrea Noseda, and Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, and has appeared in recital in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
Active as a chamber musician, he has performed with such artists as Emmanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Yefim Bronfman, Susan Graham, Lynn Harrell, Stephen Hough, Jaime Laredo, Menahem Pressler, and Gil Shaham, as well as collaborating with members of the Emerson, Guarneri, and Orion string quartets. At the invitation of violinist Pinchas Zukerman, he performed with Zukerman at the festivals of Athens (Greece), Mostly Mozart (N.Y.), Schleswig-Holstein (Germany), and Verbier (Switzerland). He has participated in several tours with Zukerman to South America and Israel as a member of the Pinchas Zukerman and Friends chamber ensemble. Highlights include chamber music debuts at Carnegie Hall, Boston's Symphony Hall, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, performing both Brahms Sextets with Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, and Michael Tree, among others.
Kim can regularly be heard at the festivals of Angel Fire (New Mexico), Aspen, La Jolla, Orcas Island (Wash.), Sangat (India), Santa Fe, and Savannah. He has made several recordings for the RCA, EMI, Telarc, and Koch labels.
As a teacher, he has students in major orchestras throughout the world. He is a regular teacher and performer at the Aspen Music Festival and School as well as the Music Masters Course Japan program held in Yokohama and Tokyo.
Born of Korean parents in New York City, Kim grew up in Illinois, where he began piano studies with his mother at age five. At age 10, he began cello studies with Tanya L. Carey.
He received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Leonard Rose, Lynn Harrell, and Channing Robbins. Upon graduation, Kim received the first William Schuman Prize, awarded for outstanding leadership and achievement in music.
Eric Kim, cello
Internal Master Clinicians
Jonathan Boen, horn
Jonathan Boen has held the position of Principal Horn with the Lyric Opera of Chicago since 1979 and the Grant Park Orchestra since 1998. He began his career with the Denver Symphony at the age of 21, and is the former Principal Horn for the Music of the Baroque and Chicago Philharmonic orchestras. He has served as Guest Principal Horn for the Dallas and Milwaukee Symphonies and the Santa Fe Opera. Mr. Boen has performed with the Chicago Symphony and with the Israel Philharmonic at the request of Zubin Mehta, and with the Chicago Brass Quintet, Chicago Chamber Players, Rembrandt Chamber Players, Contemporary Chamber Players, MusicNow, Colorado College Summer Festival, Sanibel Music Festival and Midsummer’s Music.
Widely recognized as one of the most technically proficient players, his experience at the opera adds a layer of soaring lyricism to his interpretations not commonly found in performances today. As guest Principal Horn for the Dallas Symphony, critical acclaim from Paul Robison hailed Mr. Boen: "...the horn section never sounded better. The playing of each of the five was virtually flawless...this was some of the most glorious horn ensemble playing I have ever heard.” Gregory Sullivan Isaacs adds: "Special kudos have to go to the horn section under the leadership of guest principal Jonathan Boen...and a special gold star must go to the horn trio that accompanied Leonora's big aria 'Abscheulicher!' It has rarely, if ever, been better played."
In demand as both a recitalist and orchestral soloist, Mr. Boen is especially known for his performances of works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Britten, Cherubini, Handel, Mozart, Poulenc, and Strauss.
To critical acclaim, he premiered Jan Bach's Horn Concerto in 1983, a work written for him by the late renowned Illinois composer. In 2004, Mr. Boen revived the concerto in a historic performance and recording - under the Equilibrium Records label - with the Chicago Philharmonic under the direction of Maestro Larry Rachleff.
In 2017, Jonathan Boen performed the world premiere of the “Legacy” horn concerto by Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis with Maestro Carlos Kalmar and the Grant Park Orchestra in Millennium Park. The horn concerto was commissioned jointly by the Grant Park Music Festival and the Liverpool Symphony Orchestra (UK) for their principal hornists.
Mr. Boen recently released his latest recording entitled “French Horn Recital from 24 Preludes, Op. 11 by Alexander Scriabin” with pianist Craig Terry on the Orpheus Classical label. His original horn/piano transcriptions of the Preludes are available on Spotify, Apple Music, and most streaming sites. Jonathan Boen’s artistry has been heard in multiple live WFMT Chicago radio broadcasts with the Lyric Opera, Grant Park and Music of the Baroque orchestras. He has been active in Chicago's commercial recording studios, having performed more than 1,000 jingles for radio and television airing nationwide. Jonathan also was a featured guest on the Studs Terkel program in 1983.
Mr. Boen has given master classes throughout the United States, England, and Japan. He currently serves on the faculty of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Laura Miller has been a member of the Lyric Opera Orchestra since 1984, and holds the position of Assistant Principal Second Violin with the Grant Park Orchestra. A former member of the Music of the Baroque and Chicago Philharmonic Orchestras, she began her career by winning a one-year position with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Laura began her musical studies on the piano and started violin lessons with Clemens Faber of the Cleveland Orchestra, continuing with Margaret Randall and David Cerone at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University as a student of Distinguished Professor of Music, Josef Gingold. Additional studies included summers at The Meadowmount School of Music, The Sarasota Music Festival, The Tanglewood Music Festival, and The Colorado Music Festival, serving as Assistant Concertmistress of the CMF Chamber Orchestra.
As a chamber musician, Laura frequently collaborates with colleagues, especially in the Violin/Harp repertoire and has performed the Brahms Horn Trio on numerous occasions. She has been active in the Chicago recording studios, performing on many national television and radio commercials.