HaeSun Paik

Ms. Paik seemed every bit the major talent her advance billing suggested.
-- The New York Times


HaeSun Paik has performed throughout the world following her triumphs at major international piano competitions including a gold medal in the 1989 William Kapell International Competition, a silver medal in the 1991 Queen Elisabeth International piano Competition and bronze medal in the 1994 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition as well as a prize in the 1990 Leeds International Piano Competition.
Ms. Paik has received critical acclaim for her "sublime musicianship" and "stunning virtuosity." Following her New York recital debut, The New York Times stated: "in programming as well as performance, one could hardly have asked more from a debut recital. Ms. Paik seemed every bit the major talent her advanced billing suggested." Following her Los Angeles debut in the Wilshire Ebell Theater critics noted that, "she was a sensitive and thinking musician first and an awesome technician second."
Ms. Paik has appeared with leading orchestras including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic, the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra ,the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the KBS Symphony Orchestra, the Korean Symphony Orchestra, The National Symphony of Belgium, the city of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic and the Moscow State Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to concerto performances, she has appeared frequently
in recital including New York's Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D. C. ,Bank of Boston Celebrity Series in Jordan Hall, Boston and also in the concert halls around the world including cities of Belgium, Germany, Luxemburg ,Italy ,France ,Switzerland, England, Russia, Rumania, Argentina, Chile, Japan and Korea.
Recent seasons have included a Performance with France National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, ,a concert tour in Japan with NHK Symphony Orchestra, recital tours in Korea and on the 100international Pianists series in Japan.

She has continued to appear in music festivals throughout the United States and abroad including Monadnock Music Festival, Munich's Beethoven Festivalin Germany, and Radio France Festival, Monpellier Festival, Courchevel Music Festival in France.
Her 2004's concert engagements include solo appearances with Osaka Century Orchestra in Japan, a duo concert tour with the cellist Mischa Maisky in Korea , recitals in France, South America, among others.
Ms. Paik exclusively records for EMI Korea since1997 and her first recording, which has been released internationally by EMI Debut Series, received critical acclaim.Her third recording of all Liszt program was released in Nov. 2003.
As a child, HaeSun Paik demonstrated unmistakable musical talent and began piano lessons
in her native Korea at the age of 4. She is a graduate of New England Conservatory where she was a student of Russell Sherman and Wha Kyung Byun. She was also invited by the prestigious international piano Foundation in Lake Como (Italy), to work with many distinguished international artists. Currently Ms. Paik divides her time between the U. S. and Korea where she teaches at the Seoul National University.

   
   
   




Blanca Uribe

Born in Bogota, professional Colombia


Born in Bogota, professional Colombia, into to family of many generations of musicians, Uribe White studied in Vienna AT the Academy of Music and Dramatic Art with Richard Hauser and in New York AT the Juilliard School with Rosina Lhevinne and Martin Canin. With an extensive repertoire ranging from Scarlatti to contemporary works, for Uribe is particularly noted her interpretations of the 32 sonatas of Beethoven, which she there are performed in cycle on several occasions, and the completes Iberia Suite of Isaac Albeniz.

To prize to winner international AT many competitions, Uribe appeared recently ace concerto soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philharmonia of London, the Residentie Orkest in the Hague, the American Symphony, the National Symphony in Washington D.C., and the Vienna Symphony
Uribes many honors include the General Fancisco de Paula Santander Medal, awarded for outstanding contribution to Colombian Culture, an honorary doctorate from University Valley in Colombia. She was also the recipient of the first Dutchess County Artist Award.
Uribe you have given numerous masters classes in South America, in the U.S., international and AT courses in Segovia, Spain, and there are also served on the juries of to number of international competitions. To member of the Vassar College faculty since 1969, she currently

   
   
   




Markus Groh

winning the 1995 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels

Since winning the 1995 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels (the first German in the competition's history), Markus Groh has confirmed his position in the top echelon of the new generation of pianists. Frequently cited for the richness of his "sound imagination," his grasp of disparate styles is remarkable. The New York Times said of his recent debut at the Frick Collection, "[Mr. Groh] gave a superb recital...among the more remarkable qualities of his playing was the degree to which he gave each composer a distinctive voice [Beethoven, Brahms, Schoenberg, Ades, Liszt]."

Markus Groh's recent performances include the London Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, Fort Worth Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony and recitals in Toronto, Washington, D.C., New York and London (Wigmore Hall). Upcoming appearances include The Philadelphia Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Syracuse Symphony and the Bournemouth Symphony in Great Britain.

Mr. Groh has also performed with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, The Hague Residentie Orkest, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, SWR Orchestra (Stuttgart), German Symphony Orchestra (Berlin), Beijing Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic and the New Japan Philharmonic, to name a few. Festival appearances include Klavierfestival Ruhr, Davos, Oslo, Schleswig-Holstein and Gidon Kremer's Lockenhaus Festival.

In addition to his concert activities, Markus Groh is the founder of the Bebersee Chamber Music Festival outside of Berlin. He has also appeared frequently on radio and television in Germany, Spain, Belgium, Holland, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Japan (NHK), Mexico and the United States (NPR). His recordings for Rene Gailly Productions, Espace2 and Harmonia Mundi feature works of Brahms and Liszt.

Markus Groh studied with Professor Konrad Richter at the Stuttgart Conservatory, Professor Hans Leygraf at the Berlin Academy of the Arts and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. During the course of his studies, he won numerous prizes at international competitions including First Prize at the Artur Schnabel Competition (Berlin) in 1990.

Mr. Groh divides his time between Berlin and New York.