Doo Woong Chung
A native of South Korea, string bassist Doo Woong Chung (b. 1987) began his studies at the age of 16. He studied intensively at Hanyang University and Seoul National University, where his mentor was Young Soo Lee, Co-Principal Double Bassist of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Chung won a full scholarship (with maintenance scholarship) to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London) where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Double Bass Performance, studying with Rinat Ibragimov. Doo Woong has won many international competitions and prizes, including the Won-Kwang University Competition 2005 and the Phone Classic Competition 2006 (South Korea). He was nominated as the “Talented Young Instrumentalist” at the London Symphony Orchestra Strings Academy. This led to many engagements and concerts where he appeared in major venues in the United Kingdom, including Wigmore Hall and the Barbican and Livery Halls (Guildhall). He has been a guest performer with the Seoul Philharmonic and has appeared as soloist on Arte TV (classical channel) in South Korea. Doo Woong was invited to play as a member of a string quintet and chamber orchestra, performing music by the highly lauded Brett Dean broadcast on BBC Radio 3. He won the string competition at UT Austin in 2013-14 and he played the Nino Rota Concertante for double bass with the UT orchestra as a soloist. He is currently working on his Master’s degree as a fellowship student in Double Bass Performance in the studio of DaXun Zhang at the University of Texas, Austin – Butler School of Music. Doo Woong Chung will play the first movement of Koussevitzky's Double Bass Concerto, Op. 3.
Haeni Lee is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Violin Performance at the University of Texas at Austin, under Professor Sandy Yamamoto. Born in 1992 in Seoul, Korea, she began playing the violin at the age of seven. She attended Sunhwa Arts School (2004-2007) and Sunhwa Arts High School (2007-2010) studying with Jong chul Kim with top honors. In 2010, she was accepted to Seoul National University, where she worked with Ju-young Baek and received her Bachelor of Music degree. Haeni Lee is also the recipient of several prizes and awards, including a Sungjung National music competiton and Eumyoun music competition. In Korea, she played in the Agnus Dei Ensemble with Ju-young Baek in the Seoul Art Center at IBK Hall. In 2014, she moved to the United States to earn her Master of Music degree with Mauricio Fuks at Indiana University as a scholarship recipient. While at Indiana, she was a concertmaster of the IU Chamber Orchestra and also performed as a soloist with th IU Concert Orchestra after winning the departmental concerto competition. For the past several summers, she has participated in Spain music festival and Texas Music Festival. Haeni Lee will perform the first movement of Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 6.
Eunhie Eunice Lim is a first year graduate student in the University of Texas at Austin Artist Diploma program, studying with Professor Bion Tsang. She received her master of music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2016, studying with Richard Weiss (first assistant principal cello of the Cleveland Orchestra). She was born in Seoul, South Korea, and began to study cello at the age of eleven. She earned her bachelor’s degree 2010 at the Korean National University of Arts where she studied with Myung-wha Chung and Hyung-won Chang. In the spring of 2013, she completed her professional studies diploma at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Stephen Geber (retired principal cello of the Cleveland Orchestra). She is an associate principal cellist of Round Rock Symphony orchestra. In addition, she served as principal cellist of both the Korean Youth Symphony and Absolute Orchestra in 2013. Ms. Lim has won the Sung-shin University, the Strad, Eumyoun, and Seoul Baroque chamber music competitions and actively participates in competitions world-wide. She has also performed master classes with Bernard Greenhouse, Miklos Perenyi , Alice Weilerstein and most recently with Clive Greensmith. Her repertoire includes concertos of Dvorak, Shostakovich, and Schumann. She enjoys performing and strives to engage her listeners and touch their hearts. In her free time, Ms Lim enjoys watching international films and spending time at the gym. Eunhie Lim will perform the first movement of Schumann's Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129.
Originally from Santa Barbara, California, Camille Schiess is currently getting her Master’s Degree at the University of Texas studying under the direction of Brian Lewis. Camille previously got her Bachelor’s degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she studied with Axel Strauss and Wei He. Camille has given a wide variety of performances in solo, chamber, and orchestral concerts. She is a three time winner of the Granada Music and Arts Soloist Competition, soloing with members of the Santa Barbara Symphony. Other solo performances include playing with the Santa Barbara City College Orchestra. Camille was given the rare opportunity to perform with her youth chamber ensemble for the acclaimed cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. Camille is a violin instructor at the University of Texas String Project and occasionally subs for the Santa Barbara Symphony. Beyond experience as a performer she centers her career around teaching children and inspiring their creativity in music. Camille Schiess will perform the third movement of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64.