Richard O'Neill with Sonnet Ensemble

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Carolin H. Hume Concert Hall at San Francisco Conservatory of Music

50 Oak Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

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Richard Yongjae O'Neill is performing with Sonnet Ensemble in San Francisco Bay Area. The concert will be held at San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall on October 19th, 2019 at 8 pm.


Program

F. Mendelssohn - String Symphony No.5

M. Bruch - Double concerto for Violin and Viola

-Intermission-

A. Arensky - Variation on a Theme of Tchaikovsky Op.35a

M. Bruch - Romanze for Viola and String Orchestra

A. Piazzolla - Le Grand Tango for Viola solo, String Orchestra and Piano

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Violist Richard O'Neill

Praised by the London Times as "ravishing" the New York Times for his "elegant, velvety tone" the Los Angeles Times as "energetic and sassy...exceptional" and Seattle Times as "sublime" VIOLIST RICHARD O'NEILL has distinguished himself as one of the great instrumentalists of his generation. An Emmy Award winner, two-time Grammy nominee, and Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, he has achieved recognition and critical acclaim not only as a champion of his instrument but as a social and musical ambassador as well. He has appeared as soloist with the London, Los Angeles, Seoul, and Euro-Asian Philharmonics; the BBC, KBS, Hiroshima and Korean Symphonies; the Moscow, Vienna, and Württemberg Chamber Orchestras; Alte Musik Köln, Kremerata Baltica and Sejong with conductors Andrew Davis, Miguel Harth Bedoya, Vladimir Jurowski, Nicholas McGegan, Eiji Oue, Francois Xavier Roth, Vassily Sinaisky, Leonard Slatkin and Yannick Nezet-Seguin. Highlights of this season include collaborations with Gidon Kremer, concertos with Kremerata Baltica and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, a European tour and complete Beethoven String Quartet cycle with the Ehnes Quartet, and the 10th anniversary of DITTO, his chamber music project and festival in South Korea.

As recitalist he has performed in many of the greatest halls of the world including Carnegie, Alice Tully, Avery Fisher, Kennedy Center, San Francisco's Herbst Theater, Wigmore Hall, Salle Cortot, the Louvre, Madrid's National Concert Hall, Buenos Aires' Teatro Colon, Tokyo's International Forum and Opera City, Osaka Symphony Hall and Seoul Arts Center. An Artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as well as Principal Violist of Camerata Pacifica he frequently collaborates with the world's greatest musicians including Emanuel Ax, Jeremy Denk, Leon Fleisher, Gidon Kremer, Warren Jones, Garrick Ohlsson, Menahem Pressler, Daniil Trifonov, James Ehnes, Boris Giltburg, Steven Isserlis, Edgar Meyer and The Juilliard, Emerson, Borromeo, Szymanowski String Quartets, among many others. Festival appearances include Marlboro, Aspen, Bridgehampton, Casals, Chamber Music Northwest, Dresden, Great Mountains, La Folle Journée, La Jolla, Mecklenburg, Menlo, Moritzburg, Mostly Mozart, Music Academy of the West, Prussia Cove, Saint Barthélemy, Saratoga, Seattle, and Tongyeong.

A UNIVERSAL/DG recording artist, he has made eight solo albums that have sold more than 200,000 copies and has remained for over a decade one of the best selling South Korean recording artists with multiple platinum disc awards. Dedicated to the music of our time, he has worked with Mario Davidovsky, Jo Kondo, Chris Paul Harman, Matthias Pintscher, Christopher Theofanidis, George Tsontakis, Melinda Wagner, John Zorn, and has premiered works composed for him by Kera Auerbach, Elliott Carter, John Harbison, Huang Ruo, and Paul Chihara. As artistic director of DITTO he has introduced tens of thousands to chamber music in South Korea and Japan: on its first international tour DITTO sold out Tokyo's International Forum and Osaka Symphony Hall.

The first violist to receive the Artist Diploma from Juilliard, he holds a Bachelors of Music from The USC Thornton School of Music magna cum laude and a Masters from The Juilliard School. In 2007 he was honored with a Proclamation from the New York City Council for his achievement and contribution to the arts. He serves as Goodwill Ambassador for the Korean Red Cross, The Special Olympics, and UNICEF, runs marathons for charity and serves on the faculty of The Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara.

No food, No beverage, No alcohol, No smoking



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Carolin H. Hume Concert Hall at San Francisco Conservatory of Music

50 Oak Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

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