YSM’s Charis Piano Trio wins strings prize at Coleman Competition

Helen (Hyerin) Kim, violin

The Charis Piano Trio – Helen Kim, violin; Yoonhee Ko, cello; and Jeong-ah Ryu, piano – won the top prize in the strings division at the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition, held Saturday, April 24 in Los Angeles. The trio was coached by cellist Ole Akahoshi, a member of the Yale School of Music faculty as well as a graduate of the school.

In this year’s Coleman Competition, the Alice Coleman Prize was awarded to the Red Line Sax Quartet of the Eastman School of Music; the Coleman-Saunderson Prize for Woodwinds and Brass was awarded to the QuadrATOMIC Saxophone Quartet of Duquesne University; and the Coleman-Barstow Prize for Strings went to the Charis Trio.

The judges for the 2010 competition were: Susan Greenberg, flute; Marc Johnson, cello; Douglas Masek, saxophone; Edith Orloff, piano; and Michael Tree, viola. The competition took place on April 24th in Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium. The winners presented a formal concert on Sunday, April 25th. View the official results page HERE.

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Published April 27, 2010
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Messiaen Centenary Celebration at Yale

Dec 13: Yale Pianists perform Messiaen’s Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus

Twenty-movement work is a high point of the contemporary piano repertoire

The Yale Schol of Music presents Messiaen’s most important piano work, Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus, performed by eleven of the School’s most promising graduate-level pianists on Saturday, December 13 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall, 470 College St (at Wall St), New Haven.  This concert is part of the Messiaen Centenary Celebration at Yale.  Vingt Regards, composed in 1944 for Messiaen’s second wife, Yvonne Loriod, is considered one of the most significant works of the twentieth-century piano repertoire.  Here it will be performed by Jeannette Fang, Wei-Jen Yuan, Reinis Zarins, Jason Wirth, Amy Yang, Martin Leung, Jeong-ah Ryu, Lulu Yang, Katsura Tanikawa, Juan Carlos Fernandez-Nieto, and Lindsay Garritson.

The Messiaen Centenary Celebration at Yale will honor the hundredth birthday of influential French composer Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) with numerous events exploring the breadth and depth of his work. Sponsored by the School of Music, the festival takes place from Monday, December 8 to Sunday, December 14, 2008, encompassing Messiaen’s birthday on December 10.  William Purvis, a member of the YSM faculty and interim director of the Collection of Musical Instruments, is artistic director. Information on the Messiaen Centenary is available at www.yale.edu/music/messiaen.

Admission to the concert is free.  For additional information, please call the Yale School of Music Concert Office at 203 432-4158 or visit the Sprague Hall Box Office during regular business hours.

Published December 11, 2008
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