EUN-SUN LEE began her violin studies in Seoul, Korea, and continued in Los Angeles, California, where she received first prize in the American String Teachers’ Association Competition. She received her Bachelor and Master Degrees from The Juilliard School in New York City, where she was a scholarship pupil of Dorothy Delay. In 1994, she received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California as a teaching assistant to Eudice Shapiro. Dr. Lee’s solo and chamber music recitals throughout the United States include performances in New York City for the Beethoven Society, the Metropolitan Museum, Carnegie Hall, Kaufman Concert Hall at the 92ne Street Y, Lincoln Center, the Centennial Celebration Series of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and at the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado. She has been invited as faculty and soloist at the Hidden Valley Seminars in Carmel, California, and was the Assistant Faculty and Assistant Concertmaster at the Waterloo Music Festival in Elizabeth, New Jersey. In the summer of 1997, Dr. Lee was a faculty member and concertmaster of the International Workshops Orchestra and the Eduard Melkus Ensemble at the 26th Annual American String Teachers’ Association International Workshop in Stavanger, Norway and at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts. Dr. Lee is on the South Carolina Arts Commission Community Tour and Approved Artist Roster, and has released a CD with her violin/piano duo partner, Fabio Parrini. Among other venues, the duo has performed at the Korean Cultural Service in New York City, Pepperdine University (CA), and Point Loma Nazarene University (CA), where Dr. Lee also conducted a master class. Dr. Lee is recognized in 2004 and 2005 “Who’s Who among America’s Teachers” and has received many awards, including the Individual Artist Grants from The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg, and the South Carolina Arts Commission. In 2004, she was selected as one of the founding artist members on SouthernArtistry.org. (www.southernartistry.org) Dr. Lee is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Wofford Chamber Players at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
FABIO PARRINI’s activity, developed mostly across Italy and the US, includes recordings, radio and TV broadcasts (with solo programs for the Italian National Radio in Rome and the German Swiss Radio in Zurich), solo recitals, chamber music, collaborative work, and concerto performances with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Lecce, the Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, the Orchestra da Camera di Belluno, the Orchestra of the Conservatory of Padova, the Heritage Chamber Orchestra, the Greenville Symphony Chamber Orchestra, the Carolina Youth Symphony, the Foothills Philharmonic, the Hendersonville Symphony and Youth Symphony, and the Clemson University Symphony. His CD releases feature solo repertoire and collaborations with violinist Eun-Sun Lee. His collaboration with Keowee Chamber Music, started in 2007, includes performances for the 2008 and 2009 KCM summer festivals and for the International Chamber Music Series at Furman University. He is a Steinway Artist, and was selected for SouthernArtistry.org and for the South Carolina Arts Commission's Community Tour, Showcase, and Approved Artist Roster. Other credits include first prize at the national competitions of Galatina, Osimo, and Cagliari in Italy, the Richmond Competition at Boston University, a Fulbright Grant, a Kahn Career Entry Award, and other prizes. Mr. Parrini is grateful to the Metropolitan Arts Council of Greenville, the Arts Partnership of Spartanburg, the SC Arts Commission, North Greenville University, and many friends and collaborators for supporting his performances and recordings.
Mr. Parrini is Professor of Music and Piano Coordinator at the Cline School of Music at North Greenville University and has taught master classes for the NGU Piano Seminar, the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, Clemson University, the Longy School of Music, Emporia State University, and the Point Loma Nazarene University Piano Institute in San Diego. He holds degrees from the Conservatory of Padua and Boston University and has studied with Anthony di Bonaventura, Micaela Mingardo, Gyorgy Sandor, Bruno Mezzena, and Adriana Rognoni.
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