Chaconnes, Divertimento & Rhapsodies Joo Yeon Sir & Irina Andrievsky

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Label: Rubicon Classics

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

Artist: Joo Yeon Sir & Irina Andrievsky

Composer: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968), Pancho Vladigerov (1899-1978), Bela Bartok (1881-1945), Igor Strawinsky (1882-1971), Tomaso Antonio Vitali (1670-1745), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

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  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1759): Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004:
  • 1Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: V. Chaconne15:15
  • Tomaso Antonio Vitali (1663 - 1745):
  • 2Chaconne in G Minor11:04
  • Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Divertimento from Suite from The Fairy's Kiss:
  • 3Divertimento from Suite from The Fairy's Kiss: I. Sinfonia (Arr. for Violin & Piano)06:43
  • 4Divertimento from Suite from The Fairy's Kiss: II. Danses Suisses (Arr. for Violin & Piano)04:20
  • 5Divertimento from Suite from The Fairy's Kiss: III. Scherzo (Arr. for Violin & Piano)02:58
  • 6Divertimento from Suite from The Fairy's Kiss: IV. Pas de Deux (Arr. for Violin & Piano)03:16
  • 7Divertimento from Suite from The Fairy's Kiss: IV. Variation (Arr. for Violin & Piano)01:04
  • 8Divertimento from Suite from The Fairy's Kiss: IV. Coda (Arr. for Violin & Piano)02:05
  • Bela Bartok (1881 - 1945):
  • 9Rhapsody No. 1 for violin & piano, BB 9409:35
  • Panchu Vladigerov (1899 - 1978):
  • 10Bulgarian Rhapsody for violin & piano "Vardar"08:15
  • Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895 - 1968): Concert-Rhapsodie Figaro on Rossini's "Il barbiere di Siviglia":
  • 11Concert-Rhapsodie Figaro on Rossini's "Il barbiere di Siviglia": Largo al factotum06:18
  • Total Runtime01:10:53

Info for Chaconnes, Divertimento & Rhapsodies

Joo Yeon Sir’s debut album Suites & Fantasies (RCD1003) received simply fantastic reviews when released in 2017. ‘A dazzling debut. This young player melds technical assurance with rare artistic sensibility in this showcase album’ said The Observer . ‘Joo Yeon Sir is impressive’ BBC Music Magazine.

"Joo Yeon Sir is truly a class act" Classical Ear.

Chaconnes, Divertimento & Rhapsodies is inspired by the close working relationships between composers and virtuoso violinists from the eighteenth century to the twentieth; and each piece also owes a debt to earlier music, whether folk melodies, Baroque variations, or the works of nineteenth-century composers.

Yoo Yeon Sir, violin
Irina Andrievsky, piano

Joo Yeon Sir
Described by Strad Magazine as "exuberant... seductive... with bravura and oodles of personality" Korean-born British violinist Joo Yeon Sir is winner of the prestigious Arts Club Karl Jenkins Classical Music Award in association with Classic FM, and the Royal College of Music's President's Award. She has performed at Royal Albert Hall with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Karl Jenkins, the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Manchester Bridgewater Hall, Fairfield Halls and at St James's Palace in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales. She has regularly appeared live on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM.

Her repertoire is striking and diverse. This season she has played concertos by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Barber, Dvorak, Sibelius, Walton, Bruch and Brahms; other concerto repertoire includes Haydn, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and a particular interest in 20th century works - Prokofiev, Khachaturian, Korngold, Britten, Schnittke, Shostakovich and Nielsen. In recital she is equally at home in solo violin repertoire (Bach, Ysaye, Kreisler and Paganini) as she is in close collaboration with piano or guitar (the latter as one half of Snowden-Sir Duo). Her collaboration with Sir Karl Jenkins has resulted in two works especially written for her unique sound and personality - Lament for the Valley (which became part of his choral work Cantata Memoria) and Chatterbox! (originally for violin/piano, but now also orchestrated for violin/string orchestra).

Aged sixteen, Joo Yeon was overall Grand Prix Laureate at the Nedyalka Simeonova International Violin Competition in Bulgaria, where her gala performance was broadcast on Bulgarian National Radio. In 2015-6, she was selected for the St. John's Smith Square Young Artist Residency, and has been a recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Emily Anderson Award, the Making Music Philip & Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists and selected for the Tillett Trust Young Concert Artist Platform. Following studies with Dr. Felix Andrievsky at the Purcell School of Music and at the Royal College of Music, where she twice won the Concerto Competition, Joo Yeon was also Constant & Kit Lambert Junior Fellow (awarded by The Worshipful Company of Musicians), and presented a sold-out concert series of the complete Beethoven Sonatas for Violin and Piano (with 10 different pianists) as part of her Fellowship.

Also a composer, Joo Yeon won the coveted title of BBC/Guardian Young Composer of the Year in 2005 and her works have been premiered and performed at Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Cheltenham Town Hall and on BBC Radio 3. At present, she is working closely on transcriptions and compositions with her violin-guitar duo partner Laura Snowden, supported by International Guitar Foundation Young Artists Platform, and her latest work written for the duo (Scherzo) was premiered on BBC Radio 3 to celebrate International Women's Day 2017.

This season's highlight include the Deutsche Grammophon CD and world premiere of Sir Karl Jenkins' Cantata Memoria - For the Children, her solo CD 'Suites & Fantasies' (due for release in May 2017 on Rubicon Classics) with her duo partner Irina Andrievsky, a return to Royal Festival Hall with London Concert Orchestra and her debut with London Mozart Players.

Joo Yeon plays on a Matteo Goffriller violin kindly provided by Georg von Opel.

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