Sunday, December 11, 2022 - 3:00 PM
An Avery Fisher Career Grant winner and BBC Next Generation Artist, this violinist has been called ‘superb’ by the NY Times. Performing at Hudson Hall, Murray is renowned for the elegance of her playing supported by an effortless technique.
Beethoven: Spring Sonata, Op. 24
Jeffrey Scott: Transparencia
Beethoven: Kreutzer Sonata, Op. 47
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Described as “superb” by The New York Times, violinist Tai Murray has established herself a musical voice of a generation.“Technically flawless… vivacious and scintillating… It is without doubt that Murray’s style of playing is more mature than that of many seasoned players… “ (Muso Magazine)
Appreciated for her elegance and effortless ability, Murray creates a special bond with listeners through her personal phrasing and subtle sweetness. Her programming reveals musical intelligence. Her sound, sophisticated bowing and choice of vibrato, remind us of her musical background and influences, principally, Yuval Yaron (a student of Gingold & Heifetz) and Franco Gulli. Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2004, Tai Murray was named a BBC New Generation Artist (2008 through 2010). As a chamber musician, she was a member of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society II (2004-2006).
She has performed as guest soloist on the main stages world-wide, performing with leading ensembles such as the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Symphony Orchestra, and all of the BBC Symphony Orchestras. She is also a dedicated advocate of contemporary works (written for the violin). Among others, she performed the world premiere of Malcolm Hayes’ violin concerto at the BBC PROMS, in the Royal Albert Hall.
As a recitalist Tai Murray has visited many of the world’s capitals having appeared in Berlin, Chicago, Hamburg, London, Madrid, New York’s Carnegie Hall, Paris and Washington D.C., among many others.
Tai Murray’s critically acclaimed debut recording for harmonia mundi of Ysaye’s six sonatas for solo violin was released in February 2012. Her second recording with works by American Composers of the 20th Century was released by the Berlin-based label eaSonus and her third disc with the Bernstein Serenade on the French label mirare.
Tai Murray plays a violin by Tomaso Balestrieri fecit Mantua ca. 1765, on generous loan from a private collection.
The Korean pianist, Hee-Kyung Juhn, was born in to missionary parents. She lived her teenage years in South America, and was later trained in the USA. She attended The Juilliard School (MM) in New York City, where she was a recipient of Van Cliburn Piano Scholarship and Gluck Fellowship, and has participated in music festivals such as Tanglewood, Aspen, Bowdoin, and Yale Piano Summer Institute. At the University of Indiana (DM), she studied with Leonard Hokanson, a pupil of legendary pianist Artur Schnabel.
In addition to her numerous solo and chamber appearances, Hee-Kyung Juhn has collaborated with many outstanding musicians, and has appeared on concert stages in South America (Brazil, Paraguay), Europe (Italy, Belgium), Asia (Korea, Japan) and throughout the USA. She made her orchestral debut at the age of 16, playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Ciudad de Asunción.
A versatile pianist, Hee-Kyung Juhn has worked as an opera coach (Centro Lírico del Paraguay, University of Indiana), staff accompanist (Juilliard School, DePauw University), and music director and organist (IU Campus Ministry, UCSB Episcopal Campus Ministry). As an academic, she taught full-time at the Music Department of the University of California in Santa Barbara from 2001 to 2007. She has performed J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations (BWV 988) at the University's Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall to considerable acclaim She has also served as associate faculty in Collaborative Piano at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara. She is the new Director of Keyboard Studies at Henderson State University.