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K-Classic Spring Concert featuring the Calore Trio

The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. welcomes the Calore Trio for a K-Classic spring concert and reception on Friday, March 21, highlighting three rising stars of classical music to the American public. 

The Calore Trio’s Ahreum Kim (violin), Young Eun Lee (cello), and Hyewon Ryu (piano), each born in Korea and currently studying music at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, will present a compelling program of Western classical and Korean music: Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49, Piazzolla’s Primavera Porteña (Buenos Aires Spring) from the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, the Korean traditional Gagok (가곡) song Hometown Spring (고향의 봄), and a new arrangement of the iconic Korean folk song Arirang, arranged by Sung Min Ahn. A light dinner reception will follow. 

K-Classic recitals and performances hosted by the Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. feature exceptional young classical musicians from Korea and the United States, presenting an international repertoire of western and Korean music for the American public. K-Classic programs aims to enhance classical music appreciation and ties between the arts communities of Korea and the United States. 

Admission is free but an RSVP is required to attend. Suggested attire is business casual / evening.

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K-Classic Spring Concert featuring The Calore Trio

Musicians: Ahreum Kim (violin), Young Eun Lee (cello), and Hyewon Ryu (piano) 

When: Friday, March 21 @ 6 p.m.

Where: Korean Cultural Center Washington D.C. (2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW)

How: RSVP Required

Suggested Attire: Business casual / evening

About the Performers 

Korean-born Violinist Ahreum Kim began playing the piano at age 4, the violin two years later, and was accepted into the prestigious Young Artists Performance Academy at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada as a scholarship student at age 13. Completing her degree of Doctor of Musical Arts, as well as her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, her debut collaboration with the Columbia Orchestra earned her praise from the Baltimore Sun. During her studies, which were partly funded by the Maryland State Distinguished Scholarship for Talents-in-Arts and the Sejong Scholarship Foundation of America, Ahreum was awarded with the J. C. Van Hulsteyn Award in Strings, Career Development Grant, and the Diversity Recognition Award from Johns Hopkins University and the Diversity Leadership Council. As a chamber musician, Ahreum’s influential coaches include Michael Kannen, Alan Stepansky, Alexander Shtarkman, and the Peabody Trio.

Cellist Young Eun Lee graduated from the Seoul Arts High School and Seoul National University’s College of Music as a valedictorian and is currently completing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Peabody Institute. She has won first prize in numerous competitions such as the Kukmin Ilbo Competition and the Strad Competition while appearing as a soloist for the Moscow Philharmonic, the 20th Soloist Ensemble Anniversary at Seoul Art Center, and the Embassy of Singapore in Washington, D.C. She has worked with notable cellists including Steven Isserlis, Laurence Lesser, Suren Bagratuni, Marion Feldman, and David Garett.

Pianist Hyewon Ryu obtained her Bachelor’s degree at Yonsei University and her Master’s degree at the Peabody Institute, where she is currently completing her Doctoral degree. She made her debut in Seoul with the Romanian National Symphony Orchestra at the age of 13 and collaborated with prestigious orchestras including the Korea Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and the Prime Philharmonic Orchestra. She was awarded at numerous competitions including the Baltimore Music Club Competition, the Samick-Bernstein Piano Competition,  and the Rucell C. Wonderlic Piano Competition.