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Kent Keyboard Series Continues with Cleveland Orchestra's Lee Performing Brahms with Steinway Artist Wong

Posted Feb. 14, 2011

Kent State's Hugh A. Glauser School of Music features the next in the series of concerts presented by the Kent Keyboard Series on Sunday, February 20th at 5 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. The concert will feature Steinway artist-in-residence, Jerry Wong performing the complete Brahms Violin Sonatas with associate concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra, violinist Jung-Min Amy Lee. Ludwig Recital Hall is located in the Music and Speech Center at 1325 Theatre Drive in Kent. Cash or check is accepted. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door.

Associate concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra, violinist Jung-Min Amy Lee.Born in Seoul, Korea, Jung-Min Amy Lee joined The Cleveland Orchestra as associate concertmaster in March 2008. A soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age fifteen, Ms. Lee holds a bachelor's degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and a master's degree from the Juilliard School. Ms. Lee is a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two program, participating in tours, a digital concert series and recordings, and educational outreach. Amy Lee won first prize in San Francisco's Irving M. Klein International String Competition and at the Corpus Christi International Competition for piano and strings. She has performed with the Santa Fe Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, the National Gallery Orchestra, and Germany's Baden-Baden Philharmonic. She is a member of the Omni String Quartet, founded with three fellow members of The Cleveland Orchestra: Alicia Koelz, Joanna Patterson, and Tanya Ell.

Professor and Steinway-artist-in-residence, Jerry Wong.Jerry Wong, a graduate of Indiana University, Peabody Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music, where he completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree, Mr. Wong's major teachers have included Menahem Pressler, Ann Schein, Sara Davis Buechner and Byron Janis. Wong has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia in such prestigious settings as the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, National Concert Hall of Taipei, National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., Opera City Hall in Tokyo, PianoForte in Chicago, Shriver Hall in Baltimore and Weill Recital Hall in New York City. As an avid chamber musician and collaborative pianist, he has toured extensively with trumpeter Joe Burgstaller (formerly with Canadian Brass), performed an all-Schubert recital with violinist Werner Hink (concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic) at the Pacific Music Festival in Japan and appeared with the flute duo ZAWA! at the Ithaca Flute Institute. He performs regularly at Kent/Blossom Music, where he has been featured with violinist Soovin Kim, the Miami String Quartet and members of The Cleveland Orchestra. Mr. Wong presently holds the position of Associate Professor of Piano at Kent State University in Ohio. During the summers, he is co-director of the Piano Institute at Kent State and a member of the Kent/Blossom Music faculty. In 2009, the Akron Arts Alliance awarded him Outstanding Artist in Music for his frequent performances in northeast Ohio, as well as his work as an educator and advocate of the performing arts. For more information, call the Concert Hotline at 330-672-3609.

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For more information contact:

Effie A. Tsengas, etsengas@kent.edu, 330-672-8398