2015 Winners Christine Suh and Alexandra Woroniecka To Be Featured At LIU Post Chamber Music Festival This Friday

Festival Chamber Orchestra Concert

LIVS_Blog_LIUChamberLIU Post Chamber Music Festival
Friday, July 24 – Tilles Center 8pm
featuring the Festival’s 2015 Concerto Winners

The LIU Post Chamber Music Festival, which is celebrating its 34th Summer Season this July, will conclude on Friday, July 24 with the Festival Chamber Orchestra in a performance at Tilles Center.

LIVS_Blog_tillesFeatured on the final concert will be the winners of the Festival’s Concerto Competition – violinist Christine Suh who will perform the final movement of Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, and violinist Alexandra Woroniecka who will perform the opening movement of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. Both Christine Suh and Alexandra Woroniecka are from Great Neck.  The Festival Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Susan Deaver, will also perform Mozart’s Overture to La Clemenza di Tito and Haydn’s Symphony No. 103 “Drumroll” along with a final piece featuring all of the Festival’s Participants.

The LIU Post Chamber Music Festival is an intensive, three-week program that focuses on the study and performance of the standard chamber music repertoire, and includes a concert series with performances at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and Hillwood Recital Hall by The Pierrot Consort, the faculty ensemble-in-residence at LIU Post.  The LIU Post Chamber Music Festival is presented in conjunction with the School of Visual and Performing Arts and the Department of Music at LIU Post.

Further information may be found at www.tillescenter.org or through the LIU Post Chamber Music Festival at (516) 299-2103 or the Festival’s website at www.liu.edu/post/chambermusic.


LIVS_Blog_ChristineChristine Suh - Violin

1st Place Winner
Festival Concerto Competition
(Upper Division)

Christine Suh, age 16, began studying violin at the age of 3. She has just completed her 9th year as a student at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division where she studies with Mrs. Julie Becker. She is a past recipient of the Max Reger Endeavor Education Scholarship, Hansoree Scholarship, and Dianne Danese Flagello Scholarship.

Christine has served as concertmaster in the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Concert Orchestra as well as the Repertory Orchestra. She also served as Principal of the Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras. Recently, Christine's piano quintet from Manhattan School of Music received First Prize in the chamber category at the International Grande Music Competition. At the age of 12, she was awarded 1st place in the MSM Precollege Concerto Competition for ages 12-15 and performed the Bruch Concerto No. 1 in G Minor with the Symphony Orchestra.

Christine has served as concertmaster of her high school’s String Orchestra. She has been selected All-Country for the past 6 years and served as concertmaster in the All-Country Orchestra last year. Christine has attended the LIU Post Chamber Music Festival for several years as a Tilles Scholar and placed 2nd in the Concerto Competition Precollege division in 2012. Christine enjoys listening to music and drawing art.


LIVS_Blog_AlexandraAlexandra Woroniecka - Violin

1st Place Winner
Festival Concerto Competition
(Younger Division)

Alexandra began studying the violin at 3 years of age, and by the age of 10 had her solo debut with a professional chamber symphony orchestra. She has served as concertmaster of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra: Nassau Concert Orchestra, Long Island String Festival Orchestra, and was a recipient of the Educational Grant from Concert Festival, Inc.

She was featured as Next Generation Artist in 2013 and 2014 Omega Ensemble performance series. In 2014 she was a Finalist of the Forte International Music Competition, and the Grand Prix Winner of Concert Festival at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. In 2015 she was one of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra Concerto and Vocal Competition Finalists. Alexandra is a co-founder of The Paderewski Quartet, with which she performed in New York City cultural and concert venues and charity fundraising events organized by The Children's Smile Foundation, and The Polish Gift of Life Foundation.

She performed at the 2015 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Young Musicians Concert. Alexandra has participated in violin master classes at the Summer Violin Institute at Northwestern University, Bienen School of Music in 2014 and 2015. In September 2015 she will join the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division as a student of Julie Becker. Alexandra loves also to sing.


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