Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, December 11
7:30 PM
Anderson House | Society of the Cincinnati
2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

2019 KCC Year-End Concert with Three Korean Virtuoso Musicians

Presented in partnership with the Embassy Series
Wednesday, December 11 at 7:30 PM
Anderson House | Society of the Cincinnati
2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
Join an exclusive wine & dinner buffet and explore the historic Anderson House following the program (ticket purchase required)!
In partnership with The Embassy Series , the Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. proudly presents a special Year-End Concert featuring celebrated classical musicians Youjin Lee (violin), Min Ji Kim (cello), and Do-hyun Kim (piano). This concert, part of the K-Classic Series, spotlights the next generation of outstanding Korean musicians, demonstrating their talent and skills as rising stars in the classical music world. Join us as we close out the year in style and reflect on the accomplishments of 2019 with this special performance and dinner reception held in one of Washington, D.C.'s most prestigious and ornate venues, the historic Anderson House mansion.
Anderson House is a National Historic Landmark that has served as the Society of the Cincinnati's headquarters since 1938. Visitors can experience the history and splendor of Gilded Age Washington is this 1905 Beaux Arts mansion built as the winter home of Larz Anderson, an American diplomat, and his wife, Isabel. Designed by the Boston firm of Arthur Little & Herbert Browne, the house was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1996.
The Embassy Series made its debut In 1994. Since then, the Series has worked with over 200 ambassadors, hosted over 600 concerts in 73 different embassies involving more than 800 international artists from 80 countries and over 300 artists from the D.C. area. By extending public access to the embassies in the Nation’s Capital, the Series offers its audience the opportunity to participate in a cultural exchange – to watch and listen to a musical performance that highlights the contributions of a particular country. Each educational and musical experience is accentuated by a reception immediately following the concert, where guests are encouraged to interact with the featured artist(s) of the evening and the diplomatic community. For more, v isit https://www.embassyseries.org .
About the Artists
Violinist Youjin Lee is making a name for herself as an artist with a deep sense of musical purpose and virtuosity. She has been a prizewinner at some of the world's most prestigious competitions. At age 17, she won first prize in both the Stulberg International String Competition and the Irving M. Klein International String Competition. More recently, she was awarded 1st Place and the audience prize at the Washington International String Competition, 2nd Place at the Seoul International Violin Competition in Korea, 3rd Place at the Munetsugu International Violin Competition in Japan, and was a prize winner at the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Germany. 
Cellist Min Ji Kim, born in 1995 in Incheon, Korea, began playing the cello at age six. She studied at Seoul Arts High School and later at Korea National University of Arts with acclaimed cellist Myung-Wha Chung. Since 2014, Kim has continued her studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel, Switzerland with Ivan Monighetti and Sol Gabetta. She has won prizes at various international music competitions including the Concours d’Interprétation Musicale de Lausanne in 2017. In 2018, she won the 2nd Rahn Music Prize for String Instruments and was awarded 2nd Place at the International Paulo Cello Competition in Helsinki, Finland. Kim also won the Frans-Helmerson Prize from the Kronberg Academy and the Migros Culture Percentage Study Prize, as well as being a Rahn Kulturfonds scholarship holder since 2018. She has performed with orchestras including the Incheon Philharmonic and the Suwon Philharmonic of South Korea as well as the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. As a soloist and chamber musician, Kim has given concerts in Europe and Asia.
Pianist Do-Hyun Kim (“Nick”) displays incredible depth of artistry with a wide-ranging repertoire. His upcoming debuts in New York and Washington, D.C. on the Young Concert Artists Series feature a program of music he grew up listening to, culminating with Chopin's Op. 25 Etudes. Other upcoming performances include the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 and the Beethoven Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra with the Albany (Ga.) Symphony Orchestra. Kim received the special prize for best performance by a pianist at the Semi Finals of the 2019 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. In its coverage of the competition, Gramophone described him as a “widely admired” young artist.
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