Joo Yeon Sir: Suites & Fantasies

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Joo Yeon Sir: Suites & Fantasies

Label:

Rubicon

Catalogue No:

RCD1003

Discs:

1

Release date:

26th May 2017

Barcode:

5065002149022

Length:

77 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Joo Yeon Sir: Suites & Fantasies


Britten:

Suite Op. 6

Falla:

Suite populaire espagnole

Frolov:

Concert Fantasy on Themes from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Op. 19

Milhaud:

Cinéma-Fantaisie d’après Le Boeuf sur le toit, Op. 58b

Schnittke:

Suite in the Old Style


Joo Yeon Sir (violin) & Irina Andrievsky (piano)

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Read our exclusive interview with Joo Yeon Sir about the recording here.

Korean-born British violinist Joo Yeon Sir is a name to watch. Also a composer, Joo Yeon won the coveted title of BBC/Guardian Young Composer of the Year in 2005 and her works have been performed at major venues and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. She has received a Royal Philharmonic Society Emily Anderson Award, and been selected for Making Music’s Philip & Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists and a Tillett Trust Young Concert Artist Platform.

Following studies at the Purcell School and at the Royal College of Music where she twice won the Concerto Competition, Joo Yeon was also Constant & Kit Lambert Junior Fellow 2014-2015 (awarded by The Worshipful Company of Musicians), presenting a sold-out concert series of the complete Beethoven’s 10 Sonatas for Violin and Piano cycle with 10 different pianists at RCM.

Future highlights include debut appearances at the Royal Festival Hall and Wales Millennium Centre and a Young Artist Residency at St. John’s Smith Square.The Strad magazine reviewing a Wigmore Hall concert commented: "Exuberant…feline and seductive, rattling off the fiendish cadenza with bravura and oodles of personality". That personality comes to the fore in this eclectic and emotionally wide-ranging recital of suites and fantasies by a group of composers you won’t often find together on a concert programme. Britten’s youthfully precocious Suite Op 6, Milhaud’s suave ‘Le Boeuf sur la toit’ and Frolov’s effervescent fantasy on themes from Gershwin’s ‘Porgy & Bess’ rub shoulders with Schnittke’s affectionate hark back to the baroque and de Falla’s passionate 'Popular Spanish Songs'. She plays on a Matteo Goffriller violin kindly provided by Georg von Opel. This recording was produced by Andrew Keener.

Alfred Schnittke: Suite in Old Style: I. Pastorale

I. Pastorale

II. Ballet

III. Menuett

IV. Fugue

V. Pantomime

Manuel de Falla: Suite popular española: I. El paño moruno

I. El paño moruno

V. Nana

VI. Canción

VII. Polo

III. Asturiana

IV. Jota

Benjamin Britten: Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6: I. Introduction

I. Introduction

II. March

III. Moto perpetuo

IV. Lullaby

V. Waltz

Darius Milhaud: Cinéma-Fantasie after Le Boeuf sur le toit, Op. 58b

Cinéma-Fantasie after Le Boeuf sur le toit, Op. 58b

Igor Alexandrovich Frolov: Concert Fantasy on Themes from Porgy and Bess, Op. 19

Concert Fantasy on Themes from Porgy and Bess, Op. 19

The Observer

11th June 2017

****

“Joo Yeon Sir clearly has a bright future. This young player melds technical assurance with rare artistic sensibility in this showcase debut album...She displays real poise in her reading of Alfred Schnittke’s nostagic Suite in the Old Style”

BBC Music Magazine

August 2017

***

“This first disc by the young British Korean Joo Yeon Sir is impressive, showcasing a firm-toned, agile and fearless playing style by a violinst who is willing to take risks on unfamiliar works, and who has a clear rapport with her pianist.”

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