Ms. Paik seemed every bit the major talent her advance billing
-- 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.
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
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,
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)
Mr. Groh divides his time between Berlin and New York.