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Faculty Artist Series presents Kyung Hak Yu, Elizabeth Parisot, and Ole Akahoshi March 26

March 4, 2010

10-03-26_yu-parisot2Violin sonatas by Mozart and Franck, plus the Mendelssohn Trio in D minor

The Yale School of Music presents a Faculty Artist Recital featuring violinist Kyung Hak Yu, pianist Elizabeth Parisot, and cellist Ole Akahoshi on Friday, March 26, 2010 at 8 pm in Sprague Hall. The longstanding duo of Yu and Parisot will open with Mozart’s violin sonata in B-flat major, K. 454. The Franck violin sonata, written for the virtuoso Eugene Ysaÿe and one of the composer’s best-known works, will follow. Akahoshi, who also performs frequently with Parisot, will join for Mendelssohn’s Trio in D minor,

All three performers are graduates of the Yale School of Music as well as longtime members of the faculty. Together, they have performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Yale Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Shinik Hahm.

The recital will stream live at music.yale.edu/media. Admission to the performance is free. For more information, visit the Yale School of Music’s website or call the concert office at 203 432-4158.

About the Artists

Elizabeth Parisot, piano, received her DMA from the Yale School of Music in 1973 and has served on the faculty of the School since 1977. She has appeared in solo and chamber music concerts at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), the Hispanic Institute (Madrid), and the Jerusalem Music Center. With her husband, Brazilian cellist Aldo Parisot, she has toured extensively. She has toured Korea and Italy with violinist Kyung Hak Yu and Taiwan with Erick Friedman and Aldo Parisot. She has also performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Janos Starker, and Ralph Kirshbaum. A collaborative artist with cellists for many years in concerts, master classes, and competitions worldwide, Ms. Parisot was named “Grande Dame du Violoncelle” by the Eva Janzer Memorial Cello Center at Indiana University. Elizabeth Parisot has numerous recordings to her credit on the Musical Heritage Society, Serenus, Phonodisc, Delos, and Albany labels, among others.

Kyung Hak Yu, violin, holds a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the Juilliard School of Music. She studied with Paul Kantor, Dorothy DeLay, and Emanuel Zetlin. She has taught at the Aspen Music Festival and was an assistant to Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard Pre-College Division. She gave her New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall as a winner of the Artists International Competition. Ms. Yu was Concertmaster of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra from 1988 until 1999. She has appeared as soloist with the Seattle Symphony, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Yale Philharmonia, and Yale Symphony Orchestras, and has performed recitals in New York, Connecticut, Seattle, Aspen, Korea and Sicily.

Cellist Ole Akahoshi from Germany has concertized on four continents in recitals and as soloist with orchestras, including the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Symphonisches Orchester Berlin. His performances have been featured on CNN, NPR, WQXR, Korean Broadcasting Station, and numerous German radio stations. He has performed in Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Kennedy Center, Suntory Hall and Tsuda Hall (Tokyo), Seoul Arts Center, Wigmore Hall, and Berliner Philharmonie, and has recorded for the Albany, Bridge, New World, Composers Recording Inc., Calliope, and Naxos labels. Akahoshi studied at Juilliard, with Aldo Parisot at Yale, and with Janos Starker at Indiana University. The principal cellist of the Sejong Soloists, he is also a member of Seiji Ozawa’s Saito Kinen Orchestra and the Tokyo Nomori Opera. Akahoshi is on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music and the Yale School of Music.