Artists for Beethoven
Sanghee Sania Cheong (violin), Stefan Kropfitsch (cello), Lilyana Kehayova (cello) and Sangwook Park (piano) will be on the stage of the Beethoven Society in October 29th.

Date: 29/10/2018
Time: 19:30h
Location: Bank Austria Salon im Alten Rathaus, Wipplingerstraße 8, 1010 Vienna
Contact: +43 676 541 5241

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Ludwig van Beethoven, Romance, G-Dur Op.40 /1

Friedrich August Kummer, Duo für 2 Celli, Op. 22/1  
I. Allegro
II. Andantino
III. Allegro scherzoso
David Popper, Polonaise de Concert, Op.14

Ludwig van Beethoven, Klaviersonate "Pathetique", c-moll op.13
II. Adagio cantabile

Joseph Haydn, Divertimento in D für Cello und Klavier, (arr. G. Piatigorsky)
I. Adagio

Ludwig van Beethoven, Gassenhauer-Trio, Op.11 B-Dur
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio
III. Tema: Pria ch’io l’impegno. Allegretto – Var. I–IX

Samuel Sangwook Park Biography
Samuel Sangwook Park is Vienna-based korean pianist.
He began studying the piano at the age of 6 as a hobby.
He studied piano (Bachelor Degree) at 'Music and Arts University of city of Vienna (MUK) ' under Prof. Roland Batik
He also graduated piano duo (Master Degree) at 'University for Music and Theater Rostock, Germany' under Prof. Hans-Peter Stenzl and Volker Stenzl.
since 2018 he is studying piano (Master Degree) at 'Music and Arts University of city of Vienna (MUK) ' under Prof. Jura Margulis. piano duo at 'University for Music and Theater Rostock, Germany' under Prof. Hans-Peter Stenzl and Volker Stenzl (the pianoduo Stenzl is one of worlds-Leading piano duos)
He participated in many Masterclasses by Vitaly Margulis, Paul-Badura Skoda, Menahem Pressler, Andrei Jasinski, Jacques Rouvier, Daniel Barenboim, etc.

Samuel Sangwook Park has appeared in major concert halls throughout the world since :
Wiener Konzerthaus Vienna, Wiener Musikverein Vienna, Rudolfinum(Dvorak Hall) Prag, Nichols Concert Hall Chicago, Konzerthaus Berlin, Herkulessaal Munich, Philharmonic Hall Bratislava, National Theater Bucharest, Opera House Cairo, Lisinski Hall Zagreb, Philharmonic Hall Gdansk,
Seoul Arts Center, etc.

As a soloist Mr Park has performes with St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra (Russia), Adana Symphony Orchestra (Turkey), Kharkiv Philharmonic Orchestra (Ukraine), Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra (USA), Slovakia Philharmonic Orchestra (Slovakia), Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Republic), Romanian National Radio Symphony Orchestra (Romania), Zagreb Soloists (Croatia), Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra (Monaco), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (Germany), etc.

Samuel Sangwook Park won many prizes at the International Music Competitions ; International Franz Schubert Competition in Rouse (2nd Prize),
Internatioal Chamber Music Competition 'Vittorio Gui' in Florence (Special Prize), International Music Forum for Arts and Education (1st Prize),
International Ischia piano duo competition (1st Prize),
in 2015 he won the 2nd Prize at prestigious International ARD Music Competition in Munich, Germany
in 2016 ; International 4 hands piano competition in Monaco (1st Prize)
in 2017; International Franz Schubert competition in Jesenik (1st Prize and the special prize for best rendition of Schubert's work)

Biography of Sanghee (Sania) Cheong
Sania Cheong started to play the violin at the age of 6. Since then she has dedicated herselfto becoming a professional violinist.
She won many awards in various national competitions including; Kookmin daily newspaper,Eumyeon, Music Journal and Strad. Of particular note were her outstanding performances inthe Hanseo University Competition and in the Brahms Competition in which she won firstPrize.

At the age of 10, Ms. Cheong played the Mendelssohn Concerto with the PrimePhilharmonic Orchestra, demonstrating her remarkable talent and musicality at a young age.As a result of her success in numerous competitions, she has played with orchestras suchas the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Korean American Youth Orchestra, State SymphonyOrchestra of St.Petersburg, North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest SymphonyOrchestra MAV, Pskov Philharmonic Orchestra Russia, Kharkov Philharmonic orchestra,Rome Symphony Orchestra, Nürnberg Symphony orchestra of Germany in various worldrenowned concert venues, such as Smetana hall, Rudolfinum in Prague, Hercules hall inMunich, Philharmonie in Berlin and Goldensaal in Musikverein in Vienna.

Ms. Cheong has taken part in several international music festivals, including Leipzig MusicFestival, France Pontlevoy Festival, Beethoven Festival in Teplice and the 1st, 2nd GreatMountains Music Festival where she was recognized as a superior player. In the NagoyaMusic Festival in Japan, she was awarded a prize in the competition.

In February, 2010, Cheong, including the Italian pianist Mr. Marco Schiavo and the greatcellist Mischa Maisky were invited by Nuernberg Symphony Orchestra to play the BeethovenTriple concerto. In July 16, 2011, She was invited to play the Concerto again with cellistMischa Maisky and his daughter Lily Maisky with Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra at theCesky Krumlov International Music Festival. They also performed the Brahms DoubleConcerto which was filmed by Czech national broadcast and released on live DVD.

On the 11th of May 2014, Sania performed Vivaldi´s Four Seasons with Kalisto Ensemble inNovomatic Forum, Vienna, consisting of members from the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra.

Ms. Cheong has completed her master degree at the University of Music and PerformingArts Vienna and continued her study in Moscow with Sergey Kravechenko at TchaikovskyConservatory. From October 2016 she will start teaching at University for Music andPerforming Art in Vienna.

Biography of Lilyana Kehayova
Bulgarian cellist Lilyana Kehayova is the Principal Cello of chamber orchestra "Camerata Orphica" in Vienna and general secretary of International Music Academy Orpheus Vienna. She has been honored to perform chamber music concerts with musicians such as Mario Hossen (violin), Gerard Causse (viola), Boris Mersson (piano), Wladimir Kossjanenko (viola), Dominique de Williencourt (cello), Raffaele Mallozzi (viola), Romain Leleu (trumpet) and others. She has performed in venues such as Musikverein (Vienna), Athenaeum (Bucharest), Rudolfinum- Dvorak Hall (Prague) and Palau de la Musica Catalana (Barcelona).

In 2014, Lilyana was invited to participate in the prestigious "La Musicale/Williencourt Croisirama" festival, where she performed six solo and chamber music concerts in six different countries on the Danube river coast.In April 2016 she played a duo recital with Mario Hossen in the spring concert cycle of Botin Foundation in Santander.  In March 2017, Lilyana is invited to play the Triple Concerto from L.v.Beethoven with the famous Austrian pianist Johannes Kropfitsch under the direction of the conductor Marius Stravinsky.

Ms. Kehayova has won numerous solo and chamber music competitions throughout Europe among which first prize of the Vienna Conservatory Competition "Fidelio" (2013), first prize of "Concertino Prague" (Czech Republic, 2006), and others. In 2012 she was honored with the grand scholarship of the Austrian foundation "Alban Berg".Currently, she is pursuing her Masters degree in cello performance in the Vienna Conservatory studying with Lilia Schulz-Bayrova.

Biography of Stefan Kropfitsch
In early years begin of cello lessons with Prof. Tobias Kühne, pupil of Andre Navarra.Diplom with highest distinction on the “Hochschule für Musik” of Vienna.Winner of numerous prizes as the Dr. Karl Böhm Prize of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

Stefan Kropfitsch performs as Soloist worldwide with such orchestras as MozarteumOrchestra of Salzburg, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Festival Strings of Lucerne,Orchestra of Südwestdeutschen Rundfunk, Niederösterreichischen Tonkünstlern,Philharmonic Orchestra of Ljubljana, Philharmonic Orchestra of St. Petersburg RadioSymphony Bratislava, Rome Symphony.Numerous Radio recordings with EMI and Gramola.

Stefan Kropfitsch is cellist in the world wide known piano trio “ Jess-Trio- Wien”. With hisensemble he played concerts in all important music centers of the world.Since 24 years he performs in an own concert-cycle with his Jess-Trio in the “WienerKonzerthaus”.Numerous LPs and CDs with the labels EMI and Gramola.Nummerous dedications of contemporary composers and intensive collaboration withHerbert Willi, Alfred Schnittke, Rainer Bischof, Heinrich Gattermayer, ThomasDaniel Schlee, Meinhard Rüdenauer, Gerold Heitz, Carlo de Incontrera, TomaszSkweres, Julia Purgina, u.a m.

Since 2004 he is Professor for Violoncello at the University of Music and performing Arts inVienna.2006 he was appointed as Director of the Department of Strings of the University of Music inVienna.Member of Jury in nummerous international Competitions (Gradus ad Parnassum/Österreich, Osaka International Music Competition, The International Competition„Premio Trio die Trieste“, International Antonio Janigro Competition,Internationaler Musikwettbewerb Pacem in Terris- Bayreuth, Prima la Musica,International Brahms Wettbewerb Pörtschach).He plays on a Joseph Gagliano Cello 1766, Naples, Italy.