THE MUSICIANS CLUB OF NEW YORK
HA YOUNG JUNG, DOUBLE BASS
First Prize Winner
2013 Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Liederkranz Concert Hall
6 East 87th Street
New York City
Sonata in A minor Op 36 – Edvard Grieg
Dichterliebe (selections) – Robert Schumann
Four Pieces for Double Bass and Piano (selections) – Serge Koussevitzky
HA-YOUNG JUNG, DOUBLE BASS
“The best double bass playing I have ever heard.” – Ida Haendel, CBE
"Ha Young is a top talent on the double bass, among the very best I have ever seen." – Timothy Cobb, Principal Bass, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Double Bass Chair, The Juilliard School
“Disarming prodigy, who achieved the rare distinction of making her instrument seem worthy of solo status.” – Michael White, The Daily Telegraph
Double bassist Ha Young Jung has captivated audiences and music critics alike with her dynamic and engaging performances. Her list of national and international competition successes is considerable and includes the Silver Medal in the Serge Koussevitzky International Double Bass Competition in 2007 (St. Petersburg, Russia), First Prize in the International Society of Bassists’ Competition in 2007 (Oklahoma City, USA), the Grand-Prix in the International String Competition in 2006 (Moscow, Russia), and was selected to be the Solti Foundation’s Musician of the Year in 2006 (Belgium).
Ha Young has performed as a soloist and chamber music in notable venues around the world, including Cadogan Hall (London), Grieg House (Bergen), Opera House (Tel Aviv), Philharmonic Hall (St. Petersburg), Tchaikovsky Great Hall (Moscow), and The Wigmore Hall (London) and She was a guest artist in various national and international music festivals, including the Bergen International Festival, the Eilat International Festival (Israel), the Hardanger International Music Festival (Norway), and Wimbledon International Chamber Music Festival (London). As an orchestral musician she has worked with many distinguished orchestras performing in venues including Alice Tully Hall (New York), Carnegie Hall (New York), and Barbican Centre (London).
She has appeared as a soloist with the Royal Philharmonic, Moscow Virtuoso Chamber Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra, Yonsei Sinfonietta, and the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra.
Ha Young has studied at the Royal College of Music, The Juilliard School, and Yale University. Her principal teachers include Timothy Cobb, Rinat Ibragimov, Chang-Hyoung Lee, Tom Martin, and Don Palmer. She was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in 2009 under the auspices of the ESU Scholarship and has been a member of the Razumovsky Academy since 2006, where she was the recipient of the Razumovsky Trust Scholarship and works regularly with Oleg Kogan. At the Academy, she performed in masterclasses with Ida Haendel, Vadim Repin, Alexander Chaushian, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Pavel Vernikov and Maxim Rysanov.
MILES FELLENBERG, PIANO
Hailed by Cleveland Classical as performing with “fiery energy” and with a "proper blend of swooning fervency and cool control" by the Santa Barbara News-Press, American pianist Miles Fellenberg is regularly invited as a soloist, collaborative partner, conductor, and educator throughout the United States and abroad. Most recently, he has performed at Alice Tully Hall, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Harvard University, Yale University, and Jersey City University. This past summer 2013, Fellenberg performed and presented masterclasses in Shenyang and Beijing (China), California, and Oregon. He appears on the recently released CD “A Place Toward Other Places” with clarinetist Richard Hawkins and conductor Timothy Weiss (now available on iTunes).
A truly passionate and dedicated teacher, Fellenberg has taught, coached, and mentored students across four continents. His private students have gained entrance into major conservatories, universities, and summer music festivals and have been recognized at the local and national level. He is the Founder and Executive/Artistic Director of the New Jersey Young Artist Piano Competition, which offers gifted pre-college pianists in the tri-state area the opportunity to attend a series of workshops, masterclasses, and compete for significant cash prizes (www.njyapc.com).
Fellenberg was a collaborative piano fellow at the Music Academy of the West as a recipient of the Mary A. Kana Endowed Full Scholarship and has served as a staff pianist for the Central City Chorus, Castleman Quartet Program, Oberlin-in-Italy summer program, and the New York Summer Music Festival. He was a guest artist-in-residence at the Franz Liszt Conservatory in Quito, Ecuador, and taught masterclasses for high school students at the Shenyang Conservatory. Fellenberg is currently on the faculty at the Church Street School for Music & Art and the Brooklyn Center for the Musical Arts, where he serves on the jury for their annual piano competition. He has directed the piano program at the Rappahannock Summer Music Camp since 2008. He has coached singers and instrumentalists, taught piano, and lectured on numerous music and music-related topics around the world.
Fellenberg has studied at Manhattan School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, and The Juilliard School, where he was the recipient of the David Garvey Scholarship and the P. & A. Shaffer Scholarship. His principal teachers include Jonathan Feldman, Margo Garrett, Phillip Highfill, James Howsmon, and Arkady Aronov.