CONCERTS & SCHEDULE

Concert Series No.4
Benefit Concert for
Human Trafficked Children 
in support of House of Refuge - Joshua 20
Saturday June 15th, 2019 at 7pm
LOTH Rolling Hills Covenant Church Community Center

LOTH Rolling Hills Covenant Church Community Center

735 Silver Spur Road

 Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

TICKETS & DONATIONS

**As a courtesy to others, we encourage

all children under the age of 6 to remain

outside the performance area. **

PROGRAM

Franz Schubert          Fantasie in F Minor, Op.103, D.940


I.   Allegro molto moderato
II.  Largo
III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
IV. Finale. Allegro molto moderato

                                     

                                              Young Yoo, Piano

                                              Hye-Won Cho, Piano

                                              Intermission

Astor Piazzolla           Libertango

                                      Café 1930
                                      Nightclub 1960 
                                       
                        

                                             Hana Kim, Violin

                                             Petar Chekardzhikov, Guitar

                                                  

 

Astor Piazzolla        Tango Ballet for String Quartet

Tempo di Tango

La Calle

Encuentro Olvido

Cabaret

Soledad

Allegro

                                           Hana Kim, Violin

                                           Loránd Lokuszta, Violin
                                           Colleen Sugata,Viola

                                           Ginger Murphy, Cello      

PERFORMERS

Young Yoo, Piano

Young Yoo has been primarily active as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. She has given concerts throughout the United States and South Korea. She performed at Jordan Hall with Youth Philharmonic Orchestra of New England Conservatory and has given concerts at Gardner Museum in Boston, Paul Hall in NY, Zipper Hall in CA as well as Seoul Performing Arts Center and Kumho Arts Center in South Korea. Her many awards and honors include second prize in the Grace Welsh International Piano Competition, First prize in the Harvard Musical Association Competition, Orleans 20th century International Piano Competition in France and many other competitions throughout the United States and South Korea.

A native of South Korea, Young Yoo received her Bachelor's and Master's degree at the Juilliard School as a student of Yoheved Kaplinsky. She received the Joseph Fidelman Scholarship and Vladimir Horowitz Scholarship while she was in the Juilliard School. 

In addition to performing, she has been an active teacher for more than 15 years in Los Angeles and the South Bay area and serving as a member of Music Teachers Association of California South Bay branch. She is also a founding member and artistic director of Confido Music Society.

Hana Kim, Violin

Hana Kim is currently a member of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. Previously having held a position in Charleston Symphony, now a resident of CA. Hana also enjoys the eclectic works of a freelance musician in Los Angeles and Orange County, playing regularly with the Pacific Symphony and various ensembles.

Originally from Korea,  she has spent most of her teens in London studying the violin under the violinist Simon Fischer, then continued her studies in New York at The Juilliard School pursuing her Bachelors and Masters programs under the former and current members of the Juilliard String Quartet: Robert Mann, Earl Carlyss and Ronald Copes.

She is also one of the founding members of Confido Music Society.

Loránd Lokuszta , Violin

Born in Transylvania to a musical family, Hungarian violinist, Lorand Lokuszta begin his professional career at the age of twelve when he made his solo debut with the Tirgu Mures National Philharmonic Orchestra in Romania. In 1991 he had the privilege of joining the orchestra for several years after which he earned regular engagements with several other full-time professional orchestras both in Romania and Hungary as well. As winner of the XVth Weiner Leo International Competition in Hungary he became acquainted with Vilmos Szabadi who became his teacher and mentor. In addition to his solo and orchestral experience he has been an active chamber musician as well, representing music academies and professional orchestras at festivals and international concert tours throughout Europe. His main chamber music teachers were Ferdinand Weiss and UNESCO prize winning teacher Sandor Devich. As soloist, chamber musician and orchestra member he has recorded under Electrecord and Zephyr labels and has toured mainly in Romania, Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, United Kingdom and France. His most important teachers in the United States include Heiichiro Ohyama, Nina Bodnar and Philip Setzer of the Emerson String Quartet.

Lorand moved to California and lives in Los Angeles since 2003, working as a member of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and the Motion Picture recording industry.

Dr. Hye-Won Cho, Piano

Dr. Hye-Won Cho’s brilliant technique and sensitive musicality has garnered her countless accolades worldwide, including first prize at the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, the grand prize at the Peninsula Young Artist International Competition and the top prize at the ARTS Competition, sponsored by the National Foundation for Advancement in Arts in Miami Florida.  Dr.Cho has performed as recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with orchestra at prestigious venues around the world, including Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center and the Juilliard Theatre in New York; Walt Disney Concert Hall, Wilshire-Ebell Theater, Zipper Hall and Schoenberg Hall in Los Angeles; and the Gewanthaus in Leipzig, Germany.  She also performed on the prestigious Myra Hess concert series at Preston Bradley Hall in Chicago.  Her performances have been broadcast on NPR, WFMT 98.7 in Chicago, and KUSC 91.5 in Los Angeles. Most recently, Dr. Cho performed Brahms First Concerto with the Los Angeles Doctors’ Symphony.

Dr. Cho received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from UCLA and both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School in New York. She is currently on the piano faculty at Occidental College. She is also a founding member and concert program coordinator of Confido Music Society.

Petar Chekardzhikov , Guitar

Petar Chekardzhikov began playing the guitar at the age of 9 in his home country of Bulgaria. He is the recepient of many National and International Competition awards in Europe and the US. As a member of Four of A Kind Guitar Quartet and Triada Guitar Trio, Petar has given well over 800 concerts in Europe and the US, including several extensive concert tours. With  these groups he has released three CD albums, the latest one being broadcast in over 140 radio stations in the US and abroad. Throughout the years he has collaborated with many world-renowned artists such as Scott Tennant, Roland Dyens and the Grammy winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet to name a few. Several prominent guitar composers have written compositions for him and his trio, among which Fantasia Concertante for Three Guitars and Orchestra (Rossen Balkanski), Concierto Para Tres Guitarras, Cuerdas y Timbal (Maximo Diego Pujol), and Varna-Future Memories (Roland Dyens). 

In 2007 Mr. Chekardzhikov completed his Master‘s Degree in Music Performance and since then has been teaching and performing extensively throughout Southern California. This year Petar  Chekardzhikov celebrates 30 years of sharing his passion for guitar with his audience and students.

Colleen Sugata , Viola

Originally from Pennsylvania, Colleen Sugata moved to Southern California in 2009. Since then, she has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Santa Barbara Symphony, and is a member of the Long Beach Symphony, New West Symphony, and Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra. She also frequently records scores for movies and television.

Prior to moving to Southern California, Colleen performed regularly with the Pittsburgh Symphony for three full seasons. She has been on numerous tours with the Pittsburgh Symphony, including performances at Carnegie Hall, and their extensive European tour in 2010 which resulted in the recording of the Brahms symphonies.

Colleen received both her BM and MM degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a scholarship student of Professor Jeffrey Irvine and Lynne Ramsey. She has studied French and Chinese, and uses both languages in her musical travels. Colleen and her husband live with their two children and rescue dog. Ms. Sugata is honored to take part in this concert for a worthy cause. 

Ginger Murphy , Cello

Ginger Murphy received a B.A. in cello performance from Northwestern University. As a student, she received her first professional experience playing in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the All American Pops Orchestra of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Upon graduation she relocated to Los Angeles where she is an active freelance performer.  She can be heard playing on over 200 albums/soundtracks, including such diverse artists as Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Christina Aguilera, Josh Groban, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and George Benson. She was the cello soloist on Josh Groban's 2011 world tour. She can be heard playing cello solos on TV shows like This Is Us, Chicago Fire, and the Young and the Restless, and can regularly be seen backing vocalists on The Voice and American Idol.  Around Los Angeles, she  also performs regularly with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony and Opera, and Muse/ique.  

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