Sue Jean Park & Jacob Clark
November 22nd 2009, 3:00 p.m.
Shuck Recital Hall, River Campus
Sue Jean Park (violin) and Jacob Clark (piano) will be performing the following:
George Frederic Handel (1685 - 1759) Violin Sonata in D major, Op. 1, No. 13
Richard Strauss (1864-1949) Violin Sonata in E flat major, Op. 18
- Allegro ma non troppo
- Andante cantabile
Bela Bartok (1881-1945) Rumanian Folk Dances
- Allegro moderato
- Molto moderato
George Gershwin (1898 - 1937) Transcribed by Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987)
- Selections from Porgy and Bess
- Summertime and A Woman is a Sometime Thing.
- My man's Gone Now
- It Ain't Necessarily So
- Tempo di Blues
Sue Jean Park - Violin
Born in Seoul, South Korea, violinist Sue-Jean Park began her studies on the violin with her mother. She graduated from Seoul National University, Yale University and the University of Texas at Austin where her primary teachers included the legendary violinist, Erick Friedman, Vincent Frittelli, Kyung-Hee Yoon and Jeong Jun-Soo. She also received instruction in chamber music from the Tokyo String Quartet, Miro Quartet, and Peter Frankl. In addition Dr. Park has participated in masterclasses from artists such Leon Fleisher, James Buswell and the Guarneri Quartet. Dr. Park is currently concertmaster of The Jackson Symphony, TN and previously served in that capacity for orchestras such as the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra (UNESCO Artist for Peace), Seoul Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul National University Symphony, The University of Texas at Austin Symphony Orchestra.
As an orchestral musician, Ms. Park performed in Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Holland (Concertgebow Hall), Switzerland (Verbier Festival), Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the Philippines under the baton of Sir Neville Mariner and Kurt Mazur. She also was the associate concertmaster of the Rome Festival Orchestra in Italy and a principal violin of Yale Philharmonia, Pacific Music Festival Orchestra in Japan, and the Victoria Symphony, TX. In addition Dr. Park held positions as a tenured member of the Austin Symphony and the Austin Lyric Opera Orchestra, TX. As a concerto soloist, Ms. Park played with the Jenesses Musicales World Orchestra, Seoul Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jackson Symphony and Paducah Symphony. As a solo recitalist, she has performed recitals in Seoul and several U.S.states. She has won competitions both in the US and Korea in both solo and chamber music categories. Besides a performer, Dr. Park is a dedicated educator and is serving as Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky
Jacob Clark - Piano
Pianist Jacob Clark received his musical education primarily in Texas, completing his BM, MM, and DMA in piano performance at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Clark has been awarded prizes in several competitions, mostly notably being named a prizewinner in the 2004 Sidney Wright Accompanying Competition, and the 2004 Janice K. Hodges Contemporary Piano Performance Award. Currently Dr. Clark is on the faculty of the Levine School of Music in Washington D.C. where he teaches both group and individual piano. An active performer, he has presented recitals in venues such as the historic Church of the Epiphany in Washington D.C., the Mansion at Strathmore, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Delta State University, Murray State University and the Capital City Christian Church where he performed his Washington concerto debut with the Washington Sinfonietta.