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Jinsun Min, Zoe Stedje and Adam Collins

violin, cello and piano

Jinsun Min, Zoe Stedje and Adam Collins
Jinsun Min, Zoe Stedje and Adam Collins

Time & Location

31 Aug 2023, 13:20

St Ann's Church, 18 Dawson St, Dublin 2, D02 YV57, Ireland

About the Event

Jisun Min, Violin Zoe Stedje, Cello Adam Collins Piano Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30, No. 3 Shostakovich Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40 Adam Collins Sudoku Piece for Piano Trio JISUN MIN is a violinist from South Korea, studying at the RIAM’s Professional Mentorship course after completing her Recital Artist Diploma. She previously studied at the Korea National University of Art where she graduated with Preliminary Conservatory, Bachelor and Master degrees. She has won a number of national awards and competitions, also appeared as leader of many Orchestras in Korea from 2012 to 2019 until she decided to study abroad in Ireland. She has been leader of the RIAM Philharmonia since 2019. She was awarded the Colin Staveley Memorial Medal at RIAM's Maura Dowdall Competition 2020. Nominated as winner of the Dublin ChamberFest for four years running. Recent performances include chamber music at Galway Mid-winter Festival, playing at the Tullamore Gramophone Chamber Society and Wexford chamber festival 2022-2023. She was Nominated by RIAM and given solo opportunity at the Limerick Rising Star Gala concert and she is lined up to play the Rising Star Recital at West Wicklow chamber music festival 2024.  Jisun regularly works with professional orchestras in Ireland Currently working with the NSO, Wexford Festival Opera, Ulster Orchestra. etc. In Ireland, she studied with Fionnuala Hunt (2019-2021) and then continued studying with three teachers, Mia Cooper, Sarah Sew and Historical Performance with Claire Duff at the RIAM (2021-2023). Since she has been 14 years old, Jisun Min plays an Italian-American violin built by Frank J. Callir in 1920. ZOE STEDJE began her cello studies when she was five with Judith Jones. She then progressed to Peter Hanley, Sharon Nye, Peter Sebestyen and then studied with Christopher Marwood in the Royal Irish Academy of Music for her BMus. She was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland from the year 2013-2016 where she was the principal cellist in 2016. She has also been a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland in the summer of 2016 where they toured the United Kingdom, one of the venues being the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms. She was principal Cello of the Ulster Youth Orchestra in 2017 and is currently their principal cellist for this year coming. She has played in the cello section in the Royal Concertgebouw as part of an event run by the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland.  Zoe performed her first solo recital at the age of seventeen in St Mary’s Cathedral Limerick and has performed there again in 2017. She has been a prize winner in both Feis Maitiu and Feis Ceol. In Feis Maitiu, she has won the U 12 Cello, the U 18 Cello and the Senior Cello She has received both second (2018) and third (2015) in the Violoncello Concerto competition. Zoe studied for one year with Martin Johnson through the RIAM Professional Mentorship programme and, since 2021, has been studying for a masters in Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum in Augsburg, Germany, under the tutelage of Hyun-Jung Berger, Julius Berger and Edward King. She has previously taken part in masterclasses with Julius Berger at the International Summer Academy at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg.  ADAM COLLINS studied organ, piano, clarinet and music theory at Schola Cantorum, St Finian’s College under the tutelage of Gerard Lillis, Marie There Cotter and David Birmingham. He enrolled as a part time student at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in 2011. There, he studied piano with Hugh Tinney and harpsichord and organ with David Adams, obtaining multiple prizes in Dublin's Feis Ceol as well as NI International Organ Competition. He was organ scholar at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Dublin from 2013-2014, where he worked intensively with the Palestrina Choir and studied organ with Gerard Gillen. He went on to be organist at Cathedral of Christ the King in Mullingar, a role he served for three years. In 2019, Adam took lessons in fortepiano in the Hague with Bart van Oort, Petra Somlai and Richard Egarr. From 2021 - 2023, he completed his degree in piano at RIAM with Peter Tuite. Adam has keen interest in historically informed performance practices and is an experienced continuo player, both on harpsichord and organ. Previous continuo performances include Haydn's The Creation (Guinness Choir), Handel's Messiah, (Mullingar Choral Society, Dublin Bach Singers, Palestrina Choir, RIAM Chorale), Bach's St John Passion (Dublin Bach Singers) and several years as the principal continuo player for Fishamble Sinfonia. He has also played organ in RIAM opera's production of Cavalli's Ormindo as well as working as repetiteur for RIAM Opera, Irish Youth Opera and Opera in Castalia among others. Adam performs regularly as an accompanist and collaborative pianist in Ireland and enjoys working with singers and instrumentalists alike. He studied composition with Jonathan Nangle and Kevin O'Connell and is an active participant in RIAM's composition and new music department. Recently, Adam was awarded the Fidelio cup in RIAM’s Tessier Competition and the CamberFest Dublin prize for the second year running; both prizes were awarded for performances of Beethoven.

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