Wednesday May 6th 2.00 pm
Elly Suh (violin)
Paganini: Caprice no 11
Widmann: Etude III (2002)
Paganini: Vars on ‘Nel Cor Piu Non Mi Sento'
Bach: Andante—Sonata No 2 BWV 1003
Beethoven: Piano trio in B flat Op 97 'Archduke'
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Korean-American violinist Elly Suh has distinguished herself internationally as a performer and winner of numerous renowned competitions. She was named the 1st prize winner of the 2016 Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition in Lviv, Ukraine and the 1st Grand Prix winner of the 2017 Concours International de Musique de l'Orchestre Philharmonique of Morocco, as well as top prize winner in the Leipzig International Bach Competition (Germany, 2018), Premio Paganini International Violin Competition (Italy, 2015), Michael Hill International Violin Competition (New Zealand, 2015), Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition (Russia, 2013), and the Naumburg International Violin Competition (USA, 2012). She was also awarded Special Prizes at the 2018 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (Best Paganini Caprices and Best Encore) and 2018 Singapore International Violin Competition (Bach prize).Praised as “a sensitive and absorbing interpreter” (Musical America), Elly has performed at the Salzburg Festival, Lincoln Center's “Focus Festival,” and Pro Arte Musical “Young Virtuosos Series,” and has appeared on PBS's Live from Lincoln Center and NPR's From the Top. Most recently she performed in Carnegie Hall in the “Paganini Honors Paganini” tribute concert. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Elly began violin lessons at age five and entered the Juilliard Pre-College Division at the age of ten. She completed her Bachelor and Master of Music studies at The Juilliard School and Postgraduate studies at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg and Manhattan School of Music.
The prize-winning Trio Opal was founded in 2017 at the Royal Academy of Music. They were nominated to represent the Royal Academy in the 2018 Intercollegiate Piano Trio Competition in Birmingham, in which they were awarded first prize. They were also finalists in the inaugural Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Festival in November 2018. Recently, they have awarded the 3rd prize in the Trondheim International Chamber Music competition 2019 and are invited to be back to the Festival in 2020. They have performed at venues including Wigmore Hall, Colston Hall, the Ivor Gurney Hall in Gloucester, the Royal Academy of Music, St Mary's Perivale, St Barnabas Church, Ealing, St.Martin-in-the-Fields and many more in the U.K. In Summer 2019 they were invited to the Lake District Summer Music Festival, Rye Arts Festival, Dartington International Summer School and live broadcast on the BBC radio 3 “In Tune”. Their future engagements include concerts at the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal Birmingham Conservatory, St. Mary's Perivale, and the Barnes Music Society. In February2020 Trio Opal will take part in the Chamber Music in Residence scheme of the Britten Pears Young Artist Program in Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh. After graduating, they were invited to be Cavatina-Trio-In-Residence as a fellow ensemble at the Royal Academy of Music and are continuing their work as Chamber Music Fellows in the academic year 2019/20.
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