French Suite No.3 in B minor, BWV814 Johann Sebastian Bach
Ha-Young Sul – (Sweden ) Age 26
Conservatoire de Musique de Geneve, Switzerland
“Reflets dans l'eau” from Image Book I Claude Debussy
Toccata, Op.11 Sergei Prokofiev
Jacquelyn Weitz – (U.S.A.) Age 20
Montana State University - Billings, U.S.A.
Piano Pieces, Op.118 No.2 & No.3 Johannes Brahms
Etude-Tableaux in C sharp minor, Op.33 No.9 Sergei Rachmaninov
YouYou Zhang – (China ) Age 20
The Curtis Institute of Music, U.S.A.
Variations in D major, Menuett von Duport, KV573 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Nayoung Kim – ( Korea) Age 27
Hochschule fuer Musik und Theater Hannover, Germany
Der Müller und Der Bach (The Miller and the Brook) Schubert-Liszt
Der Erlk ö nig (The Erlking) Schubert-Liszt
Sergei Kuznetsov – (Russia ) Age 25
Texas Christian University – U.S.A.
About the Performers
Ha-Young Sul – Born in Sweden, Ha-Young won the First Prize of the 45th International Steinway Competition in Hamburg when she was 7 years old. Since then she has received many awards in Sweden. She made her concerto debut at the age of nine with the Trellebrog's Forenings Orkestra. At the age of 11, Ha-Young was selected as a representative of Sweden to perform with the BRT Filharmonisch Orkest in Belgium. This concert was televised throughout Europe. She has appeared several times on Radio and Television, and has performed in many summer festivals in Sweden, Denmark, Israel, Germany, France, Switzerland, England and South Korea.
Jacquelyn Weitz - Jacquelyn has been the recipient of many honors and awards in national and international piano competitions. As a high school student, she represented the Northwest division as a National Finalist in the MTNA Competition in Ohio. In 2002 Jacquelyn won the Outstanding Musician award at the Bartok-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev International Competition. Last year, she was chosen as a finalist for the William C. Byrd Concerto Competition in Flint, Michigan. Jacquelyn was also awarded two performances with the Missoula Symphony Orchestra after winning the Missoula Symphony Association Concerto Competition. Jacquelyn intends to pursue a career as a concert pianist.
YouYou Zhang - YouYou Zhang studied piano when she was five in Shangahi, China. After numerous awards in her native country, she enrolled in The Curtis Institute of Music in USA in 1998 when she was fourteen years old and studies with Seymour Lipkin completing her Bachelor's Degree. In 2002, she won the first prize of "Pennsylvania Young Artist Competition" in USA as well as the first prize of "Connecticut Young Artist Competition" in 2003. She was also one of the Finalists in "Busoni Piano International Competition" in Italy, 2002-2003. In 2003, she performed Tchaikovsky Concerto with New Artists Philharmonic in Colorado, and in 2004 with Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra.
Nayoung Kim - Korea born pianist Nayoung Kim received her musical education in Korea. She continued her studying at the University for Music and performing arts in Vienna and is currently in Germany. Nayoung is prizewinner of numerous national and international competitions in Korea, Austria, Germany, Italy and France. She gave her debut recital at the age of thirteen in Korea, since then she gave concerts as a soloist and also with orchestra and chamber musicians, as a pianist in the Kim Trio (with her sisters) in Austria, Germany, Italy, UK, Korea and Australia.
Sergei Kuznetsov - Sergei Kuznetsov has performed extensively throughout the world, both as soloist and chamber musician. Notable events included winning First Prize in the "classical legacy" competition in 1996, which led to an invitation to perform in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory as part of the celebration of the Jubilee of Moscow. In 1999 Sergei was a prizewinner in the Caltanissetta Chamber Music Competition in Italy. Since 2002 Sergei has participated in numerous competitions. In May 2004, Sergei won Third Prize in the China International Piano Competition, Beijing, China. At present he is a scholarship student at TCU under the tutelage of Dr. Tamás Ungár.