In alphabetical order
Winton Choi, piano
Winston Choi was recently the winner of the Orleans International Piano
Competition (for 20th Century music) in France. Included in his prize are
solo recitals and concertos in France, Spain and Argentina, as well as
recording contracts with Empreinte Digitale France (the complete piano
music of Elliott Carter) and Quadro Frame Italy ("1980" in the Yearbooks
of the 20th Century Piano series). Currently a doctoral student of Ursula
Oppens at Northwestern University, his previous studies have been with
Menahem Pressler at Indiana University.
Tim Christie, violin/ viola
Chris Younghoon Kim is the founding artistic director of Brave New Works.
He has served as assistant conductor of the Louisiana Philharmonic in New
Orleans. He is currently a professor at Tufts University in Medford, MA
and also serves as artistic advisor and conductor of the newly formed
Kalistos Chamber Orchestra based in Boston. This season he will guest
conduct Honolulu Symphony, Toledo Symphony and the Louisiana
Violinist, Maria Sampen
is a native of Bowling Green, Ohio. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan, where she was a scholarship student of Paul Kantor in the School of Music. She completed her Masters of Music
degree at Rice University in May, 1999 where she studied violin with Kenneth Goldsmith and chamber music with Paul Katz and Norman Fischer. She is currently working on her doctorate in violin performance at the University of Michigan. Ms. Sampen made her solo debut with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra in Ohio. She has since performed as concerto soloist with the Illinois Symphony,
the Evansville Philharmonic, the West Shore Symphony, the Pontiac Oakland Symphony and the Michigan Pops Orchestra and was named winner of the concerto competitions at both the
University of Michigan (1996) and Rice University (1998) and received second prize in the William Byrd International String Competition (2000). She has spent her summers performing as a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and the Tanglewood Music Festival as well at the Mozarteum Sommerakademie in Salzburg,
Austria and the Interlochen Arts Camp. An active proponent of contemporary music, she has worked with many composers including Pierre Boulez, William Bolcom, John Harbison, Bernand Rands and William Albright and has performed as violinist/violist in the new music ensembles at the Aspen Music Festival, the
University of Michigan and Rice University. Ms. Sampen concertizes frequently with her parents--saxophonist, John Sampen, and composer/pianist, Marilyn Shrude--with whom she made her New York City debut at Lincoln Center's Bruno Walter Auditorium in June of 1996.
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