Due to ongoing concerns around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and in response to the guidance issued on March 12, 2020 by Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health advising postponement or cancellation of gatherings with more than 250 persons, the following recital has been postponed.
The Edmonton Recital Society greatly regrets the necessity of postponing this concert; we do so in recognition of the need to preserve the health and well-being of our patrons.
We are in the process of rescheduling this recital and will update our audience in the coming days through our website, newsletter, and social media channels.
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Sonya Shin Violin | Sarah Ho Piano
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Today would have been our Emerging Artist recital, featuring Sonya Shin, violinist. We aren’t able to bring you all of the music Sonya had planned to perform, but we hope you will enjoy this clip of her, playing the music of J.S. Bach.
We hope to see all of you back at our recitals, when it is once again safe to be in concert halls. Until then, we hope the music that is shared by artists online brings you joy and peace.
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Praised for her “big tone and attractive sound”, Korean-Canadian violinist Sonya Shin started her violin studies at the age of five. In recent years, Shin has won many top prizes in local, provincial, and national competitions such as the Canadian Music Competition, and the Kiwanis Music Festival.
At age 17, Shin made her debut with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra performing Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen. Other notable solo performances have been with Edmonton Chamber Orchestra and Edmonton Philharmonic Orchestra. Along with solo performances, Shin was Concertmaster of the Edmonton Youth Orchestra for four seasons. She has attended many international music festivals including Morningside Music Bridge, Casalmaggiore International Music Festival in Italy, National Arts Centre – Young Artists Program, Heifetz Institute of Music, and the Aspen Music Festival.
Shin currently studies at the Manhattan School of Music under Patinka Kopec. Her previous teachers are Robert Uchida, James Keene, and Anne Mcdougall. Other influences include Andrew Dawes, Andrew Wan, Martin Beaver, and Grigory Kalinovsky.
She is generously supported by the Korean Canadian Foundation scholarship, Alexandra M. Munn scholarship, the O’Neill Foundation, Ranald & Vera Shean Memorial Scholarship, and the Winspear Fund scholarship.
Sarah Ho has performed as soloist and ensemble player across North America and Europe. She has performed with orchestras including the ESO, the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. A frequent participant in summer festivals, she has appeared at Schleswig-Holstein in Germany, Harbin Summer Music Festival in China, New York’s Weekend of Chamber Music and The Banff Festival of the Arts. Sarah is a graduate of Indiana University and Yale University where she studied with Menahem Pressler and Claude Frank.