The Project Ensemble:
Ji Eun Jenny Lim - Violin
Jae-Won Bang - Violin
Emilie Grimes - Viola
Lee Duckles - Cello
Cristian Markos - Cello
Schubert: String quintet in C major
Schumann: Piano Quintet, Op.44
Schubert: String quintet in C major
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 as soloist with numerous orchestras including Leipziger Kammer Orchester, Italian Chamber Orchestra, Corelli Chamber Orchestra, Novgorod Philharmonic, Irkutsk Philharmonic, Aspen Baroque Orchestra, Lake George Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, Busan Philharmonic, Korean Symphony and many other major orchestras in South Korea. She toured playing recitals, chamber music concerts and international festivals in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, England, Finland, England, 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 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. She is currently on the faculty of Vancouver Academy of Music.
Korean-Canadian violinist Jae-Won Bang has been playing the violin since the age of five. At age thirteen, she made her orchestral debut performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the White Rock Festival Orchestra in Canada. Since then, Ms. Bang has since appeared as a soloist, chamber musician, and ensemble player on stages across the world, such as the Weill Hall and Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D. C., Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, Izumi Hall in Osaka, Japan, Kawauchi Hall in Sendai, Japan, Esplanade in Singapore, and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, Italy. In 2012, Ms. Bang was featured as a Next Young Artist on CBC Radio2 in Canada.Ms. Bang has performed in numerous festivals and programs, such as the Aspen Music Festival, Banff Centre for the Arts Masterclasses and Chamber Music Residency, Long Beach Mozart Festival, Juilliard at Aiken, ChamberFest at Juilliard, Bach360 in the Greene Space at WQXR (New York), Atlantic Music Festival, Maestro Foundation’s Chamber Music Series in Santa Monica, Domaine Forget Chamber Music Session and the Morningside Music Bridge in Canada, Mozarteum Summer Academy in Austria, Enghien Musical Encounters in Belgium, the Encore School for Strings in Ohio, Sarasota Music Festival in Florida, Kneisel Hall Festival in Maine and the New York Strings Orchestra Seminar at Carnegie Hall. As a chamber musician, she has collaborated with renowned musicians such as Martin Chalifour, Paul Coletti, Steven Dann, Clive Greensmith, Gil Kalisch, Ronald Leonard, and Arnold Steinhardt.
A versatile musician, Ms. Bang has performed as a visiting fellow for the Yale Baroque Ensemble on baroque violin (2010-2011), and also as a contemporary music fellow at the Atlantic Music Festival. In the 2013-2014 season, she was appointed as a section violin member of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in Canada, and is now a core member of the Quodlibet Ensemble, based in New York.
Ms. Bang has obtained her Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the Colburn School in Los Angeles, CA, under the tutelage of Robert Lipsett. She completed her Master of Music (also in Violin Performance) at the Yale School of Music with Ani Kavafian, and has also received a MMus in Historical Performance at the Juilliard School under Monica Huggett, Robert Mealy, and Cynthia Roberts. She is currently studying with Cho- Liang Lin at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.
Emilie Grimes has been an active orchestral and chamber musician since she first began playing the viola at age twelve. Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, she holds a Master’s of Music degree from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Montréal. Her teachers have included Michael Tree, Steven Tenenbom, and Neal Gripp.
Emilie has participated in numerous festivals including the Banff Centre Masterclasses, the Sarasota Music Festival, the NAC’s Summer Music Institute, the Domaine Forget Chamber Music Festival, and the Music Academy of the West. She has toured with the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra in Germany, and served as Principal Viola of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada as a recipient of the orchestra’s Leadership Award. She has been featured in the My First NAC showcase, and has appeared on WQXR, New York City’s classical music radio station, playing Baroque viola with Juilliard’s historical performance ensemble. Emilie has been a member of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra since 2012, and is currently the Acting Associate Principal Viola.
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.
Romanian-Canadian cellist Cristian Márkos earned his B.Mus in Music Performance from the Music Academy in Bucharest, Romania. He went on to the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee for post-graduate studies with Mr. Wolfgang Laufer, late cellist of the renowned Fine Arts Quartet. For the 2012-2013 concert season, Cristian joined the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal Cellist . As an accomplished symphony and chamber musician, he has toured with the Mont Blanc Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the late Maestro/cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, and as a soloist Cristian has performed on stages in Romania, France, Germany, Austria, Greece, Italy, United States, and Canada.