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Jisun Min, Andrew Sheeran, Gianmaria Tesei, Sokol Koka, Adam Collins

Piano Quintet

Jisun Min, Andrew Sheeran, Gianmaria Tesei, Sokol Koka, Adam Collins
Jisun Min, Andrew Sheeran, Gianmaria Tesei, Sokol Koka, Adam Collins

Time & Location

17 Aug, 13:20

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

About the Event

Jisun Min, Violin Andrew Sheeran, Violin Giammaria Tesei,  Viola Sokol Koka, Cello Adam Collins, Piano Programme Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13 Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat, Op. 44 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 in1920. ANDREW SHEERAN As a professional violinist and violist, Andrew Sheeran performs with ensembles including Irish National Opera, National Symphony Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra. In 2020, he was awarded Music Network’s Musician in Residence at Dun-Laoghaire Rathdown, on behalf of Ikigai, which included a broadcast of his original composition ‘Circuits’ on RTE Lyric FM. Recent performances have seen Ikigai at Kaleidoscope Night and Another Love Story. Andrew is also a member of Glasshouse, performing regularly to acclaim at The Sugar Club, IMMA and at many Irish festivals including Galway Arts Festival, Forbidden Fruit and Altogether Now. Having completed a BA (First Class) in 2015 from Royal Irish Academy of Music, he was then awarded the RTE Lyric FM bursary to undertake a Masters at UL, studying with Katherine Hunka, concertmaster of the Irish Chamber Orchestra. During his undergraduate studies, he wrote a thesis on contemporary methods for teaching violin technique, and was awarded the LRIAM Teaching Diploma (Hons). He currently teaches at RIAM and was recently appointed to a lecturer position at SETU. He has participated in many masterclasses in Ireland and abroad, including at the NCH with renowned violinist Maxim Vengerov. Awards include DLR Emerging Artist Bursary, Music Capital Scheme and the Arts Council Agility. As a composer, he was selected to commission a piece in 2023 for Ficino Ensemble. GIAMMARIA TESEI Italian-Paraguayan violinist, he began his career as a violinist graduating from the Irish World Academy of the University of Limerick - Ireland, and then moved on to the viola under the tutelage of Professor Joachim Roewer. He has been a member of numerous chamber ensembles such as the Guarani String Quartet, Mburicao String Quartet, Carragh Trio, Caleidoscopio Ensemble, among others. He has also collaborated with different musicians such as Thomas Zehetmair, Jörg Widmann, Florian Donderer and orchestras such as the Irish Chamber Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Camerata Ireland, Irish Baroque Orchestra and Irish National Opera. SOKOL KOKA graduated the cello in the class of Professor Rocco Filippini in the Conservatory “G.Verdi” of Milan, Italy. Later he got a Masterclass Diploma in chamber music from Hochschule fur Musik und Theater, München. He was the recipient of Rheinland-PfalzFoundation for chamber music "Villa Musica" and joined also the masterclasses of Georgy Kurtag in Prussia Cove. Apart his chamber music activity, Sokol has been from 1997 to 2008 member of the Symphony Orchestra of Milan “G.Verdi”. In 2009 he moved to Dublin and since then is a freelance chamber music, ballet and orchestra musician with RTESO, RTECO, UO and Wexford Festival Orchestra. Sokol has a long time collaboration as a soloist in Italy with the Orchestra “Ars Antica”, he was engaged in experimental theatre productions with the theatre company “Alma Rose” in Milan, he was a solo performer with “I virtuosi ambulanti” in the realisation of the Salonoper “Wertheriade im Feenreich”, a joint project from the city of Eisenstadt, The Ballet-Akademie of the “Hochschule fur Musik und Theater München” and Universidad Autonoma Madrid, with a tour of concerts in Esterhazy Castle in Eisenstadt, Augsburg theatre, Auditorio Nacional de Musica Madrid etc. Sokol got very positive critical reviews following his australian tour with the singer Camille O’Sullivan. He collaborates constantly as a soloist with the violinist Vladimir Jablokov, the “Arco” string quartet in Belfast and recently is having a series of concert in duo with the pianist Nolween Collet. 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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