Friday 24th November
Cochran Hall, Kirkcudbright
Adults £15, Under 26s £0
Fontanelli Work for solo cello
Beethoven Sonata in D
Nicholas Jones, Cello
As a chamber musician, recitalist and soloist he performs and teaches regularly around the UK and in
Europe, including the Festivals in Ireland, St. Cyprien Festival – France, Valdres Festival – Norway, Siena
Music Festival – Italy, where he gave the world premiere of a new work by Italian composer, Simone
Fontanelli. From 2001 – 2006 he was a teacher/performing artist at the Bowdoin International Music
Festival, USA. He was cellist of the Bochmann Quartet for eight years and was also principal cellist of
the English String Orchestra, with whom he was a frequent soloist and director. In 1987 he founded that
Aberystwyth International Music Festival and Summer School, which he directed for 15 years. He now
directs the string course there.
Min-Jung Kym, Piano
Min-Jung Kym has acquired an internationally recognised reputation performing with some of the
leading orchestras and musicians and has enjoyed collaborations including with (amongst others) Barry
Wordsworth, Alison Balsom, the Haffner Ensemble, Pierre Amoyal, Leon Bosch, Joy Farrall, Andrew
Haveron, Sergey Levitin, Adrian Brendel, Thomas Carroll, Mats Lidstrom and the soprano Susan Bickley.
Min-Jung was the ‘pianist of choice’ for the masterclasses of the legendary violinist Ruggiero Ricci.
A former Purcell School scholar, Min-Jung made her London solo concert debut at the age of twelve at
the Royal Festival Hall. She went on to study as a scholar at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating
with the Eric Brough and Elsie Horne prizes. In 2004 Min-Jung was honoured with the Freedom of the
City of London and elected a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. Further recognition
was given when Min-Jung was awarded the Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM), an
honour bestowed to alumni of the Royal Academy of Music, who have distinguished themselves in the
music profession and have made significant contribution to it in their particular field.