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Pitnarry S.

Cello (Masterclass only)

Cellist Pitnarry is a dynamic soloist and chamber musician and has been praised in Strad magazine for her beautiful tone and passionate interpretations in her New York debut recital at Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall. She has toured throughout the United States, Europe, and her native Korea. Pitnarry has performed as soloist with the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) Symphony Orchestra, the Yale Symphony Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the Queens Symphony Orchestra, and the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra. She has also appeared at many of the leading international festivals including the Ravinia Festival, the Edinburgh and Dartington Festivals (England), Colmar and Evian Festivals (France), Banff Festival (Canada), and the Piatigorsky Seminar. Pitnarry was the recipient of a Fulbright Grant to Germany, which allowed her to participate and perform in several European festivals such as the Manchester Festival, the Kronberg Festival, and the Ensemble InterContemporain Summer Festival, where she played solo cello under Pierre Boulez.

 As a chamber musician, Pitnarry has toured throughout South Korea with the Chung Trio. She is a recipient of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Prize and is a founding member of the Soyulla Duo, along with her husband, violinist Kyu-Young Kim. The Soyulla Duo won the prestigious McKnight Fellowship in 2002 and has toured throughout the United States and Korea. Ms. Shin can also be heard on the Grammy nominated recording of Dominick Argento's music on the Gothic label. Ms. Shin's other projects have included collaborations with Yo Yo Ma at the Tanglewood Festival on the Silk Road Project, the American premiere of Paul McCartney's production of "A Garland For Linda" to help raise money for cancer research, and touring with the Mark Morris Dance Company as solo cellist.

 

Pitnarry has served as co-principal cellist with the London Symphony Orchestra and as acting principal of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. She has also played with the New York Philharmonic and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. She is currently a member of the Minnesota Orchestra. She received her musical education at the Curtis Institute of Music, Yale University Music School, where she received the Aldo Parisot-Yo Yo Ma Prize upon graduation, and the Juilliard School of Music. Her teachers include Myung Wha Chung, David Soyer, Aldo Parisot, Jerome Carrington, Maria Kliegel, and Karine Georgian.

Haydn Cello Concerto

in C major - Allegro Molto