Concerts at the Abbey 2020 Musicians
Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, violinist Geneva Lewis performs throughout the United States and Europe and has been a member of many prize-winning ensembles, including the Chimera Quartet and the Incendium Quartet, and is a current member of the celebrated Callisto Trio.
Ms. Lewis has earned top prizes from such competitions as the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the St. Paul String Quartet Competition, and performed at the Marlboro Music Festival and the Ravinia Steans Institute for Piano and Strings. As a soloist, she has performed with such orchestras as the Pasadena Symphony and the Diablo Symphony Orchestra, among others.
Atlantic Symphony Orchestra was pleased to welcome Ms. Lewis as our guest concert master during the 2019/2020 season. We are excited to announce that she has recently been accepted to the extremely prestigious Artist Diploma program at the New England Conservatory of Music.
Ms. Lewis plays on a 1731 Carlo Antonio Testore violin, generously on loan from the Ravinia Steans Music Institute.
Born in Davis, California, multiple award winning cellist Eunghee Cho currently holds the Joyce & Donald Steele Chair as Principal Cello of the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, and frequently performs as Principal Cello with Cape Symphony, Unitas Ensemble, and Symphony by the Sea.
Mr. Cho has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras around the country and has collaborated in performances with artists such as Midori Goto, David Shifrin, Elton John, François Salque, and the Borromeo String Quartet. He has performed as a guest artist with A Far Cry, Da Camera Society, and the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento and is Artistic Director and Founder of the Mellon Music Festival in Davis, CA.
Mr. Cho graduated magna cum laude and as a Steven & Kathryn Sample Renaissance Scholar from University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music and earned his Master’s degree at the New England Conservatory of Music. He is currently enrolled in NEC’s Doctor of Musical Arts Program under the tutelage of distinguished pedagogue Laurence Lesser.
Mr. Cho plays on a 1930 Anselmo Gotti cello on generous loan by the Colburn Foundation.
On the roster of Young Steinway Artists since 2010, pianist Sahun Hong has been a featured soloist with ORF-Vienna, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Camerata New York, and Fort Worth Orchestras, among others, and has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Vienna Musikverein, Merkin Hall, and the Kennedy Center.
Mr. Hong was the 2017 Vendome Prize winner at Verbier, Second Prize winner at the International Beethoven Competition Vienna, and a finalist in the American Pianists Awards.
An avid chamber musician, Hong is the pianist of the award-winning Trio St. Bernard, has appeared in numerous chamber music festivals, and recently collaborated in performance with Itzhak Perlman, Colin Carr, and Ani Kavafian, among others.
Mr. Hong graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University (TCU) with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance. He is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.
Mr. Hong plays on a Yamaha C7 Concert Grand piano generously supplied by Bergsten Music Co..