By Alan Mayers
Producer, Performing Arts Council
Returning to the Performing Arts Council’s Classical Series on Sunday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel, pianist Andrew Jonathan Welch will accompany Haerin Jee in a recital of music for violin and piano by Mozart, Respighi, Ravel, and Massanet.
Pianist, conductor, and composer Mr. Welch previously appeared here with the Artemesia Trio. He performs regularly at the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, and local embassies and universities. At home as both a soloist and collaborator, he has appeared with performers at the Phillips Collection, members of the Excelsa Quartet, and the Washington Bach Consort, and with recital partners including Carmen Balthrop, Richard Giarusso, and Noah Getz, with whom he has recorded for Albany Records. He is also Director of Music Ministry at Dumbarton United Methodist Church in Georgetown.
Haerin Jee began her studies at the age of 11 in her native Korea with the concertmaster of Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra. She has won competitions including the prestigious Korea Mozart Competition, awarded first place out of all middle school, high school, and college student players. In America, she majored in music and studied violin at Howard Community College. Haerin has played in small chamber groups and with orchestras including Columbia Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, and the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra, serving as section violin, principal second violin and assistant concertmaster, and as a soloist in numerous concerts and special occasions. She is currently studying with David Salness at University of Maryland pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree with full scholarship.
Tickets for this performance are included as part of the classical series subscription, or can be purchased for $8.00 at the door as long as they are available.