The 27th Annual Music Festival at Walnut Hill

July 19 to August 12, 2018

Concerts and Master Classes
Admission free. Suggested Donation $5 at door


Saturday, July 28, 2018, 7:30 PM

at Delbridge

Jiyoung Lee, cellist
Victor Cayres, pianist





Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011
Gavottes 1 and 2

Francois Francoeur: Cello Sonata in E Major
Adagio cantabile
Allegro vivo
Tempo di gavotta
Largo cantabile

Leoš Janáček: Pohádka Fairy Tale for Cello and Piano


Frédéric Chopin: Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65
Allegro moderato


Steinway piano provided by M. Steinert & Sons

Meet The Artists
Jiyoung Lee, cellist

Korean cellist Jiyoung Lee is known for her passionate interpretations, musical depth and sensitive performances. As a soloist, her performance credits include such orchestras as Korea’s Seoul Symphony Orchestra, New York’s Hudson Valley Philharmonic and New Jersey’s Bergen Philharmonic. An avid chamber musician, she has played at numerous festivals, including Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, Music at Menlo, La Jolla Summer Fest, Music From Angel Fire, Lake Champlain Champlain Chamber Music Festival, Perlman Music Program, Sarasota Music Festival, Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland, Seiji Ozawa Academy in Switzerland, and the Great Mountain International Festival, Korea.

Highlights of her last season include chamber performances at Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival in Vermont, solo recitals at New England Conservatory in Boston and Walnut Hill High School.

Jiyoung Lee's 2015-2016 season included chamber performances at Caramoor’s Evning Rising Star Series where she collaborated with Pamela Frank, and Peter Wiley. Other highlights include a premiere of Yoomi Pack’s double concerto for viola and cello with string orchestra with New York Classical Players, and a solo recital in Williams Hall at New England Conservatory in Boston.

Her previous season (2014-2015) include a debut with Bergen Philharmonic playing Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor in November, two recitals in Wilson Theater and Paul Hall at the Juilliard School, and a performance at Weill Recital Hall as the 1 st Prize winner of the 2014 New York International Artist Association Cello Competition. An active season for chamber collaborations Jiyoung performed at New York City’s Fall for Dance with the Orion String Quartet, violinist Cathy Cho and violist Matthew Lipman, and at Caramoor Evning Rising Star Series with Shmuel Askenazi. Moving into dance and theater realms, Lee worked with choreographer, Nathan Madden at the Brooklyn Dumbo Dance Festival, and participated in theatrical productions with the Ensemble for the Romantic Century at BAM Fisher and at the American Institute for Economic Research.

In addition to the New York International Artist Association Cello Competition, Ms. Lee’s honors and awards include: winner, the Bergen Philharmonic Young Artist Competition; 2nd Prize, the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Competition, Harbin, China; winner, The 2012 Juilliard Schumann Concerto Competition; winner, the 2012 Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition, and 2nd Prize, the 2012 Hellam Young Artist Competition, Springfield, MO. Additional awards include First Prize at the prestigious 2004 Korea Times Cello Competition, and first prize at Korea’s 2004 Ehwa Press Competition.

Her recent solo performances include Lincoln Center’s Wednesday at One series in Alice Tully, two solo recitals at New York City’s Harvard Club, Korea Society, and as a soloist with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. Chamber music performances include appearances at Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Lincoln Center’s Wednesday at One series in New York, Ravinia’s Steans Institute of Music, La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest, the Perlman Music Program, The Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland, and Music from Angel Fire.

Born in Seoul, Korea, Jiyoung Lee studied piano before turning to the cello. At 16 she made her professional debut as soloist with one of Korea’s major orchestras, the Seoul Symphony Orchestra. Following studies at the Seoul National University, Ms. Lee movedto the United States in 2007 to study at The Curtis Institute of Music with Peter Wiley, then cellist of the world renowned Guarneri String Quartet. While at Curtis, Ms. Lee held the Joseph Druian Fellowship, and was principal cellist of Curtis Symphony Orchestra in her final year. She also attended The London Master Classes in Great Britain, where she studied with Ralph Kirshbaum at Royal Academy of Music in 2010, and 2013. In March 2013, she worked with David Geringas in Interlaken, Switzerland. While earning her Master’s Degree at The Juilliard School as a student of Timothy Eddy, she served as principal cellist of the Juilliard Orchestra. She also received the prestigious Artist Diploma at The Juilliard School studying with Joel Krosnick. Currently, Jiyoung is pursuing her doctoral degree in Musical Arts at the New England Conservatory with Laurence Lesser.

Current as of February 2018

Victor Cayres, pianist

Hailed as “spirit of a leader!” by La Liberté (Fribourg, Switzerland), Brazilian pianist Victor Cayres has earned praise for concerts with the Sine Nomine string quartet and as soloist with such orchestras as the Boston Pops and Brno Philharmonic in the Czech Republic. He has been a guest artist at Banff Center for the Arts in Canada, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Claflin University, Western Washington University, and has released CDs for Albany Records, Parma Records, Centaur Records, with works by American contemporary composers David Owens, Joseph Summer, and John H. Wallace. Mr. Cayres frequently performs in Brazil, Europe, and in prestigious venues in the U.S., such as Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall and Jordan Hall, and Chicago’s Preston Bradley Hall. His concerts have been broadcast live at Brazil’s TV Cultura channel, Boston’s WGBH 99.5 All Classical, and Chicago’s WFMT Fine Arts Radio.

Victor Cayres has appeared as soloist with NEC Philharmonia, Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Pro-Musica, Boston University Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Petrobras Pró-Música, Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira, Orquestra Sinfônica and Orquestra de Câmera at University of São Paulo, collaborating with such conductors as Ronaldo Bologna, Mark Churchill, Marc David, Ryan Haskins, Gil Jardim, Keith Lockhart, Norton Morozowisk, Donald Palma, Roberto Tibiriçá, and Jan Zbavitel. Under the direction of Theophanis Kapsopoulos he has toured Czech Republic and Switzerland with the Orchestre des Jeunes de Fribourg.

Mr. Cayres has gathered several prizes in national and international piano competitions, including the 8th Iowa Piano Competition, Boston University Concerto Competition and Richmond Piano Competition, 18th Leoš Janáček International Piano Competition in Brno (Czech Republic), Gina Bachauer South American Competition, Nelson Freire International Competition, Petrobras International Competition, Magdalena Tagliaferro Competition, Artlivre International Competition, as well as European competitions such as Sommerfestspiele Klavier Wettbewerb in Murten, Switzerland.

Mr. Cayres studied with Brazil’s leading pianists: Roselys Alleoni, at the school of music Maestro Ernst Mahle, and Gilberto Tinetti and Eduardo Monteiro at the University of São Paulo. He also studied for one year at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany, while appearing in concert venues in Switzerland. He has performed in masterclasses for John O’Connor, Steve Drury, Philippe Entremont, Stephen Kovacevich, Dai Uk Lee, Ronan O’Hora, and John Perry, among many others. He currently serves on the piano faculty at New England Conservatory Preparatory School and at Boston University School of Music.

B.M., University of São Paulo, with Gilberto Tinetti and Eduardo Monteiro; independent studies at Staatliche Hochschule für Muzik in Karlsruhe, Germany; M.M. and G.D., New England Conservatory, with Wha Kyung Byun, chamber music with Richard Stoltzman; D.M.A., Boston University, with Anthony di Bonaventura and Boaz Sharon; D.M.A Dissertation advisor: David Kopp, "The Piano Works by Leopoldo Miguez (1850-1902)."

Thank you for your generous contribution to
Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts

Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
Lincoln, Massachusetts
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