miclot Chamber music society
Dr. Jinyoung Susanna Paik
Jinyoung Susanna (Choi) Paik is the music director of Miclot Production; a nonprofit theater organization where she collaborates theatrical plays with live instrumental performances. Dr. Paik is also the founder and artistic director of Floutes, a flute ensemble formed out of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Since its establishment in 2015, she has led the ensemble to perform all throughout the United States and South Korea and performed the world premiere of Joel Hoffman’s “Self-Portrait with Orlando” at the 44th National Flute Association Convention in San Diego, California. In addition, Dr. Paik is the coordinator and founding member of the nationally recognized ensemble the New York Flutists.
As an accomplished soloist and orchestral musician, Dr. Paik is the winner of the Piccolo Masterclass Competition at the 43rd NFA Convention held in Washington, D.C. She travels globally every year, notably teaching at the 35th Concert World Jeju Music Festival in South Korea and attended Festival MusicAlp in France, where she studied with professors from the Paris Conservatory. Dr. Paik was also invited to perform at Treetops Chamber Music Society where she played in the masterclass with renowned musician Charles Neidich. She had also played in the masterclasses for the Berlin Wind Quartet, Laurie Sokoloff, Jennifer Gunn, Susan Hoeppner, and Gary Schocker. She has performed several recitals and concerts at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, Werner Recital Hall, Watson Hall, Cohen Studio Theater, Hubbard Recital Hall, and the Purchase Recital Hall.
Dr. Paik’s musical education started at LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, then continued on to Manhattan School of Music, Pre-College studying under Soo-Kyung Park and Bonnie Lichter. She earned both her BM and MM in Flute Performance at SUNY Purchase under Dr. Tara O’Connor. She then attended New York University for her Advanced Certificate while serving as an adjunct instructor at NYU’s Steinhardt School. She received her DMA in flute performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Dr. Bradley Garner. Dr. Paik has been the recipient of numerous awards, including Achievement in Chamber Music from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Sydney O. Perlman Award for Advancement in Music, and LaGuardia Outstanding Performance Award. In addition to New York Flutists and Floutes ensemble, she holds assistant principal position at the New York Wind Orchestra.
Dr. Beakyu Kim
Baekyu Kim, pianist, has impressed audiences worldwide with his unique artistry, a blend of commanding technique and gentle musicality. Praised by the Journal News for his “soulful expression,” he has been invited to perform in chamber recitals and at numerous festivals throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
In 2002, Dr. Kim received the designated honor of “Young Artist” for solo piano from the Korean Music Journal, and in 2008 he won the Honors Competition at Boston University. After winning the “Special Presentation Award” from the Artists International Competition, also in 2008, he made his successful Carnegie Hall debut in 2009, performing a program that included the world premiere of “Lutine” by American composer Richard Cornell. In 2016, he had his second solo recital at Carnegie Weill Hall. In addition to Weill Recital Hall, he has also performed at Salle Cortot in Paris, Lille, and Strasburg in France, Freiburg and Karlsruhe in Germany, Sejong Art Center and YoungSan Art Center in Seoul, and Kangwon University and Mozart Hall in Korea. Currently based in Boston, Massachusetts, he is a member of Trio Klaritas and the leader of Boston Soloists Ensemble.
Dr. Kim has performed at numerous venues along America's East Coast, including several local concert series in Boston such as the Kleshinsky, Park Avenue Congregational Church, St. Johns Bowdoin St. and Jamaica Plain, as well as performances at the Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood Music Center, Southern New Hampshire University, Bradley Estate Concert Series in Canton, the Purchase Piano Festival, and in the Dancer in Mocomoco project in New York City. He has also performed at the Hawaii Public Radio station Concert Series and Encino Chamber Music Concert Series in LA.
Dr. Kim earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Chung-ang University, and continued his studies in France at the Ecole Normal de Musique de Paris, where he studied with Micael Wladkowski. He later earned the diploma, diploma superieur and the perfectionnement diploma from the Conservatoire National de Versailles, studying with Edda Erlendsdottir. Relocating to the United States, Dr. Kim earned his Master’s Degree at SUNY Purchase, studying with Stephanie Brown, and later his Doctoral Degree at Boston University, where he studied with the late Maria Clodes and Gila Goldstein
Suyeon Lee, Violist, has been active teacher and a performer in the Boston area for more than a decade. Dr. Lee is the coordinator as well as music instructor at St. Antoine Daveluy Parish at Corpus Christi, Auburndale, MA. She organizes concerts series as well as establishes and develops curriculums for group of classes from pre-k to high school students. As an accomplished musician, Dr. Lee traveled around the world attending music festivals including MusicAlp in France, Le Domaine Forget International Music Festival in Canada, Killington Music Festival and Summit Music Festival, where she developed her love for collaboration with other musicians.
As a soloist and chamber musician, Dr. Lee has performed solo recitals as well as concerts at The Juilliard School Paul Hall, Keller Room, MIT Kilian Hall, Brown Hall and most notably Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City. Dr. Lee has appeared in numerous masterclasses with one of the greatest musicians, including Pierre-Henri Xuereb, Karen Ritcher, François Paradi, Pinchas Zukerman and Thomas Riebl. Dr. Lee’s passions for chamber musician developed throughout her musical career as she played for the world renown ensembles including Muri String Quartet, Borromeo String Quartet, Tokyo String Quartet and performed at the James Buswell’s Mozart Viola Quintet Seminar and the Julliard Quartet Seminar.
Dr. Lee’s musical education began at an early age, she attended The Julliard School of Music, Pre-College Division studying under Eugene Becker, as well as LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City. She then continued her education at the New England Conservatory of Music earing both BM and MM in Viola Performance under Marcus Thompson. Dr. Lee then went on to study with Edward Gazouleas at the Boston University where she graduated with DMA in String Performance.
Dr. Suyeon Lee
Cellist Hwakyung Kay Jang, a native of South Korea, has performed throughout the United States of America and Korea. Ms. Jang received a bachelor’s and a master’s degrees in Music Performance from Manhattan School of Music under the guidance of Professor Marion Feldman with scholarships. She also received doctorate degree of Musical Arts from Boston University under the tutelage of Professor Michael Reynolds.
Dr. Jang was the first prize recipient of Barbara Krakauers Award from Associated Music Teachers League, Inc. Moreover, she won the Young Musician competition and had a privilege of performing at Weill Carnegie Hall in New York City. She played “A Tribute to Pablo Cassals Cello Collaboration” directed by Marta Cassals Istomin and Bonnie Hampton. Dr. Jang also performed under the direction of Richard Aaron, Youngchang Cho, Anita Leuzinger and Richard Tunnicliffe at master classes. She is not only an internationally renowned soloist, but also an active member in various orchestras. She performed in Haffner Sinfonietta, New England Repertory Orchestra. Dr. Jang also participated in Kurt Masur’s conducting seminars and orchestra performances.
Dr. Jang is the founder of V.I.E.W foundation (Visual art, Instrumental music, Eye and ears, Witness and testify) that encourages local artists and embraces communities. She has been a cellist of Boston Ensemble Soloists since 2017. Also, Dr. Jang recently joined the string faculty at Western Wyoming Community College and Powers Music School.
Dr. Hwakyung Kay Jang
Dr. Karl Ørvik
Karl Ørvik, violin and viola, has appeared in solo and chamber music recitals throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Norway and South Korea. He has been a concerto soloist with the Bangor, Racine and Green Bay Civic symphonies, and has extensive experience as a concertmaster and section player with numerous other orchestras in New England and the Midwest. An enthusiastic chamber musician, he is a former violinist with the Boston Public Quartet, and concertizes frequently with Stonehill College’s resident faculty ensemble, the Stonehill Trio. As the founding violinist of Trio Klaritas, he has performed on concert series in Boston, New York City and Los Angeles, as well as at the Tanglewood Music Center and Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall.
Mr. Ørvik has taught violin and viola in a variety of settings, and he works easily with students of all ages and abilities. He is an adjunct professor of violin and viola at both the University of New Hampshire and Stonehill College, and a long-time member of the string faculty at the historic Community Music Center of Boston, where he was the recipient of the 2017 Marilla MacDill Prize for Teaching Excellence. In the summers he teaches at the UNC-Asheville Chamber Music Workshop in North Carolina, the Point Counterpoint music festival in Vermont and the Youth and Muse festival in Boston. He has been published in theASTA Journal, and is the author of New Scale Method, an innovative scale method book for advanced violinists and violists.
A native of Canada, Mr. Ørvik has studied with many distinguished musicians, including Roman Totenberg, Stephen Majeske and Calvin Wiersma, and members of the Muir, Cleveland, Cavani, Fine Arts and Portland string quartets. He holds performance degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Lawrence University, and in January of 2012 he received his DMA from Boston University.
Dr. Heeyeon Chi
Korean pianist Heeyeon Chi has performed in Canada, Germany, Luxembourg, Russia, Switzerland and in the United States, where she recently appeared at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall. She has been awarded several prizes in piano competitions, such as International Keyboard Odyssiad Festival & Competition, Brandshaw & BuonoInternational Piano Competition, Canadian Music Competition, Burnaby Clef Society Competition, and Burnaby Concerto Competition. Highlights of her previous engagements include appearances as soloist with the New England Repertory Orchestra conducted by Tiffany Chang, Orchestre des Jeunes de Fribourg conducted by Theophanis Kapsopoulos, guest artist at Banff Centre Arts Program, Eastern Illnois University, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Program. Ms. Chi is currently on the piano and chamber music faculty at New England Conservatory Preparatory School and Continuing Education.
B.Mus., McGill University, with Marina Mdvani; M.M. with Academic Honors and G.D., New England Conservatory of Music, with Victor Rosenbaum; D.M.A., Boston University, with Boaz Sharon.
Dr. Jean Huang
"Left speechless after having the chance
to watch and listen to Jean Huang close up." –The WBUR-FM (2020).
Taiwanese violinist Jean Huang's active performing career has brought her to concert halls internationally and throughout the United States. Huang holds Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral of Musical Arts degrees in Violin Performance with honors from the New England Conservatory with the Doctoral thesis topic "A Performative Analysis and the Critical Edition: Francis Poulenc Violin Sonata," under the guidance of Sean Gallagher and Pascal Rogé. Passionate for teaching, Huang currently maintains a private studio in Boston, with students ranging from six years old to adults. She also serves as the violin faculty at the New England Conservatory School of Continuing Education and preparatory school.
–The Boston Musical Intelligencer (2019).
Maintaining an active professional career, Jean serves as the concertmaster of the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra and has received recognition for her leading and artistry by Cape Cod Times and other prominent music critics. Jean also serves as a member of the Phoenix Orchestra (Boston), where she participated as the principal violinist and performed 16 episodes of the "Chronophone" online chamber music series on Twitch during the pandemic, covering the western music history from pre-baroque to modern era. Praised for her poised and expressive playing, Jean enjoys performing standard repertoire and contemporary music. She also works as the first violinist in CØDA contemporary ensemble and gives regular concerts at the Old South Church in Boston.
“A consummate artist -- so poised, in control,
expressive, and exciting and moving to listen to” –Victor Rosenbaum (2018).
Jean loves performing, believing music can provoke the wildest imagination. As a result, she often looks for a three-way connection between composer, performer, and audience. Jean is recognized for her lecture-recitals discussing topics such as "Musician's role," "Baroque Dances," and "Evolutionary Violinist." During those recitals, she combines virtuosic violin playing, her musicology background, and multi-media commentary that audience members of all experience levels can understand.
Wishing to become a musician rather than merely a violinist, Huang delves into all aspects of the field. In the summer of 2013, she took violin-making lessons and created her first violin, based on a Guarnerius model. She enjoys everyday coffee and often wanders around the Greater Boston area for new inspirations from nature in her sound.