Internationally renowned violinist Chee-Yun returns to the Music Center at Strathmore to play Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4, a composition of delightful melodies and subtle wit. Born in Korea in 1970, Chee-Yun moved to America at the age of 13 and was quickly admitted to Juilliard. Making her Carnegie Hall debut as a soloist at the age of 15, she launched a career that's seen her record nearly a dozen albums, perform with the greatest orchestras in the world and dazzle audiences on five continents with her flawless technique. This concert begins with Sibelius' Rakastava (The Lover), a charming suite for string orchestra, and cuminates with Tchaikovsky's popular Serenade for Strings, which the Russian composer once proclaimed was written "from inner compulsion, from the heart."
Piotr Gajewski, conductor