Ji Eun Jenny Lim, violin
Timothy Steeves, violin
Katrina Chitty, viola
Jonathan Lo, cello
Lee Duckles, cello
Schubert String Quintet
Dates and Tickets
Fri, 20 Nov 2020, 13:00
Highlands United Church, North Vancouver
Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 14:00
Anvil Centre, New Westminster
Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 16:30
Anvil Centre, New Westminster
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
String Quintet in C major, D956
About Schubert String Quintet
Ji Eun Jenny Lim
As the winner of The Artist’s International competition, Ji Eun Lim was awarded a debut recital at the Carnegie Weill hall the following year; and also made her debut at the Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center with the Juilliard Orchestra after winning the Juilliard competition. In Korea, she made her debut with Leipziger Kammer Orchester in the 2001 Seoul International Music Festival, and also was the soloist with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra in the New Year’s Gala Concert. Ji Eun has appeared with numerous orchestras, toured playing recitals, chamber music concerts and international festivals in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, England, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, and USA.
After her education with Gerard Kantarjian in Canada, Ji Eun achieved her Bachelor’s, Master’s degree and professional studies program under the guidance of Hyo Kang at the Juilliard School in New York. Her studies continued with legendary artists such as Arnold Steinhardt(Guarneri Quartet), Donald Weilerstein(Cleveland Quartet) and Norbert Brainin(Amadeus Quartet).
For more than ten years, Ji Eun taught violin and chamber music at YonSei University and HanYang University in South Korea, and also at Montpellier International Music Academy and International Sommerakademie Schloss Heiligenberg.
Canadian violinist Timothy Steeves has performed throughout North America and Europe as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and advocate of contemporary music. He has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and the Salzburger Festspiele.
Timothy has previously he served as Concertmaster of the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Assistant Concertmaster of the New York String Orchestra Seminar, and Concertmaster for the world-premiere recording of Darius Milhaud’s Oresteia of Aeschylus. Timothy’s chamber music collaborators have included Pierre Amoyal, Andrés Cárdenes, Nancy Ambrose King, Steven Mackey, and Paul Schoenfeld and he has also toured both Canada and the United States as a duo with pianist Jani Parsons and with soprano Alexandra Smither.
A passionate advocate of contemporary music, Timothy has given the world premieres of dozens of works. He is the founding violinist of the new music ensemble Latitude 49 with which he has toured all over the United States. The ensemble’s debut album, Curious Minds, was released in 2017.
Timothy is a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award and a Laureate of the 2015 Canada Council Musical Instrument Bank Competition. He is a Doctor of Musical Arts Candidate at Rice University having previously attained both a Bachelors and Masters of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Michigan. Timothy’s primary teachers include Edmond Agopian, David Halen, Cho-Liang Lin, Nick Pulos, and Stephen Shipps.
Katrina Chitty, a native of Langley, BC, joined the Vancouver Symphony viola section in 2019. Katrina originally began her musical education on the violin at age four – and only a couple of years later, became one of the youngest members to join the Surrey Junior Strings.
This early introduction to orchestral life inspired her throughout her musical studies, and several years later she was accepted at the Conservatoire Darius Milhaud in France to further her musical education. Following that, Katrina attended Wilfrid Laurier University for her bachelor’s degree, studying with Jerzy Kaplenek.
Finding that a switch to viola better suited her, Katrina then completed her master’s degree at McGill University under the direction of André Roy. She spent a year performing chamber music around the world on cruise ships with her quartet, and then spent several years freelancing in Toronto with the Toronto Symphony, National Ballet, and Canadian Opera Company. Katrina is now happy to call Vancouver her home.
When not on stage, Ms. Chitty serves as a Logistics Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves.
Formerly the Principal Cellist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Lee received his early training in the San Francisco Bay Area and a degree in performance from the University of Illinois. An active soloist and chamber musician, he has performed in festivals in BC, Ontario, Alaska, Washington, California, Colorado, and South Korea. For the past 35 summers, he has been the Principal Cellist of the Cabrillo Music Festival of Contemporary Music in California. In Vancouver, Mr. Duckles has enjoyed an association with the Vancouver Academy of Music, The University of British Columbia, the Vancouver New Music Society – (a founding director and performer), the Masterpiece Music Series, and The Vancouver Chamber Players. He has recorded for the CBC, both as a performer and arranger, the Musical Heritage Society of America, Heliodor, Polydor, and Skylark Records. He is currently the Co-Director of the Vancouver Chamber Players and President of the Vancouver Cello Club.
Canadian cellist Jonathan Lo has performed in venues such as Stern Auditorium in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre at the Canadian Opera Company, Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory of Music, and the Paleis Het Loo. He has appeared as soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Northwest, Burnaby Symphony, and the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra. His chamber music collaborators have included Geoff Nuttall, Dasol Kim, Robert Levin, Louis Schwizgebel, Georgy Tchaidze, and the late Lynn Harrell; additionally he has worked closely with composers such as Oliver Knussen, Shulamit Ran, and Osvaldo Golijov.
From 2013 to 2020, he was the founding cellist of the Rolston String Quartet, winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, Cleveland Quartet Award, and the Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition. Praised for their “maturity and cohesion rivaling the best string quartets in the world” (Musical Toronto), they performed throughout North America, Europe, and Israel, in such concert halls as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Koerner Hall, Wigmore Hall, and Esterhazy Palace. Festival appearances include Spoleto Chamber Music Series, LaJolla SummerFest, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Lucerne Festival, and the Schwetzingen SWR Festival alongside artists such as the Carter Brey, Gary Hoffman, Cho-Liang Lin, Miguel da Silva, Dimitri Murrath, Paul Neubauer, and the Dover and St. Lawrence String Quartets.
Jonathan has given masterclasses at the University of Toronto, University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, and La Jolla SummerFest. He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School, and the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, as well as fellowships from the Glenn Gould School and the Yale School of Music. Jonathan has had masterclasses with Mischa Maisky, Steven Isserlis, Raphael Wallfisch, and Timothy Eddy. His major teachers include Norman Fischer, Desmond Hoebig, Andrés Díaz, Joel Krosnick, Steven Doane, Rosemary Elliott and Audrey Nodwell.