The Carnegie Mellon School of Music will begin its 2013-2014 season on September 15 at 8:00 pm at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. Andrés Cárdenes, Artistic Director of Orchestral Studies, will lead the Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic featuring last year's concerto winner, Mimi Jung. The concert will consist of Verdi's La Forza del Destino Overture, Tchaikovsky'sViolin Concerto in D Major, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A Major.
Mimi Jung started violin at the age of four and a half with Mrs. Nan Kim. At the age of eight, she was accepted as a student by the well-known Italian violinist, Roberto Cani. She has been part of the Colburn Chamber Orchestra as the co-concertmistress as well as the American Youth Symphony. Mimi was a semi-finalist of the Spotlight Music Competition in Los Angeles and has been named the first place winner of the Edith Knox Concerto Competition. Mimi was also a prize winner of the American Fine Arts Festival International String Competition and received the Audience Prize and Director's Award from the International Concerto Competition. She was a recipient of the Los Cancioneros Master Chorale scholarship and was featured in the 2013 Los Cancioneros concert series. She is now entering her sophomore at CMU and is a student of Professor Cyrus Forough.
Tickets for the concert are $5 (general admission) and can be purchased in advance here or by calling 1.888.71.TICKETS. In celebration of the new season, a post-concert coffee and dessert reception will be held in the grand foyer of Carnegie Music Hall and is open to all ticket holders.
For up to date information about the upcoming season, please visit music.cmu.edu/events