Annual Tanya Prochazka Tribute Recital
Dongkyun An Cello
Sarah Ho Piano
Sunday, February 25, 2018
$35 Adult | $25 Senior [65+] | $10 Student | BUY TICKETS
Korean-born Canadian cellist Dongkyun An received his first musical education from Chun-Ja Choi in Korea at the age of 13. After moving to Edmonton, he received important guidance from Tanya Prochazka, Colin Ryan and David Tutt.
Most recently, Dongkyun has studied at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Switzerland under world renowned English cellist Raphael Wallfisch, with additional Baroque studies under Swiss cellist Martin Zeller. In addition, he has attended cello classes with international artists such as Pieter Wiespelwey, Gary Hoffman, Shauna Rolston, Hans Jensen, Gavriel Lipkind, Matt Haimovitz, Aldo Parisot and Anner Bylsma.
A frequent prize winner, Dongkyun An won 1st prize at the 71st Concours OSM (Montreal Symphony Orchestra). He has also been a winner in the International Johannes Brahms Competition and the Prague Spring International Cello Competition. Over his years of study, he has been supported by grants and scholarships from the Sylvia Gelber Music Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Ann Burroughs Music Foundation and the Winspear Fund for Music.
Dongkyun has performed with the Pilsen Radio Philharmonic, Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Edmonton Youth Orchestra. He has enjoyed frequent collaborations with the world renowned Israeli cellist Gavriel Lipkind and the Lipkind Quartet. Recent highlights include a Carnegie Hall debut recital at Weill Recital Hall.
Canadian pianist Sarah Ho has performed in recitals and festivals across Canada, the USA, and Europe as a soloist and ensemble player. In August of 2016, she, along with Edmonton’s Windrose Trio, became the first Canadians
to perform at the Harbin Summer Music Festival in Harbin, China. Frequently heard on CBC, Sarah has performed with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra.
Sarah is a graduate of Indiana University and Yale University, where she studied under Menahem Pressler, and Claude Frank. Sarah resides in Edmonton, and is on the faculty of the MacEwan University Conservatory of Music. She is a founding member of the Edmonton Recital Society and continues to serve on the artistic committee.
he is also a busy mother of two sons, Markus and Sebastian. An avid runner, she also enjoys long distance racing in her spare time.