Huh Trio

   

The sisters Seung-Yeun, Hee-Jung and Yun-Jung Huh, natives of Seoul Korea, number among their country’s most prominent musicians. Since its formation in 1996 and its debut concert in Seoul Arts Center, which was broadcast live on television, the Huh Trio has come to be considered one of the most promising ensembles of its generation. The perfect harmony among the sisters and the intensity of their music-making contribute to the trio’s fascination. The Huh Trio has performed at various prestigious concert series and chamber music festivals in Korea and abroad, and has also appeared with the country’s leading orchestras. The trio’s interest in contemporary music has born fruits in its notable performances of a diverse repertoire, including the world-premiere of works by leading composers such as Peter Wettstein, Seuk Hee Kang, and Young Jo Lee. The trio has performed representing the Korean government in Cambodia, the Philippines and several cities in Europe, including Geneva, Brussels, Luxemburg and Zurich. In 2011 in Germany the trio completed its first CD recording, with trios of Haydn and Shostakovich. The CD will be released in 2012  under the label of Acustica Records. Besides their activities in the area of chamber music, the three sisters are also sought-after soloists.

 
   

Seung-Yeun Huh

   

Since the age of sixteen, Seung-Yeun Huh, the trio’s pianist, has lived in Europe, where she initially studied with Gunter Ludwig and Karl-Heinz Kammerling and subsequently with Maria Curcio in London and Pavel Gililov. After winning the 1st prize at the Tortona Agimus International Competition and the 2nd prize at thr Ostuni International Competition, she made her debut at the Carnegie-Weil Recital Hall in New York, and she was also selected as a Steinway Artist. Seung-Yeun Huh has since appeared regularly in the USA, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Korea. Her intensive work with leading conductors and orchestras, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonic, the Bielefeld Philharmonic, the Philharmonic State Orchestra Halle, the New Philharmonic Westfalen and the Kurpfälsiches Chamber Orchestra under David Zinman, Adam Fischer, John Curro, Wolfram Krist, Peter Kuhn, Johannes Wildner, Heribert Beissel and Marcus Bosch, has had an important impact on her artistic development. Her recordings of the complete Mozart sonatas and piano pieces were released  by Ars Musici between 1998 and 2002, and a two-CD set with the complete ‘Années de Pèlerinage’ by Liszt was released on the same label in cooperation with Deutschlandfunk in 2006. 2013 ACUSTICA RECORDS released a recording of Seung-Yeun Huh with the three last piano sonatas by Franz Schubert. Along with her outstanding activities as a pianist, Seung-Yeun Huh also received Master’s degree in Cultural Management in Switzerland. She currently serves as the prorector of the Conservatory of Music in Zurich.

 
     

 

Hee-Jung Huh

   

Hee-Jung Huh, the trio’s violinist, won Korea’s most important competition for young talents at the age of fourteen. Soon thereafter she moved to Germany to continue her studies with Igor Ozim in Cologne, and then with Adolphe Mandeau and Vladimir Mendelssohn at Folkwang Music College in Essen. Since  winning a prize at Kawai Trophy Agimus International Competition, Hee-Jung Huh has performed regularly in Germany, Korea and Bulgaria. She gave numerous recitals in Korea and appeared as a soloist with the Zurich Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Prague Mozart Orchestra and numerous orchestras in Korea. She actively participates in various chamber music ensembles such as the Hwaum Chamber Orchestra and the Sori Ensemble. After releasing her first album ‘Communion’ with classical guitarist Jang-Hum Bae, the two of them were invited to perform in numerous cities in Korea. Since returning to Korea in 1996, Hee-Jung Huh has taught at the Korean National University of Arts, Yonsei University, Daejin University, and the Sunhwa Music and Arts High School. She has served as a full-time faculty member at Anyang University. Currently she is on the faculty at Seoul Art College and teaches at the Seoul National University and Suwon University.

 
     

Yun-Jung Huh

   

Yun-Jung Huh, the trio’s cellist, studied with Channing Robbins at the Juilliard School and with Aldo Parisot at Yale University. She won the first prize at both the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition and the Haydn Cello Competition at Juilliard. During her studies in New York, she received a New Jersey Governor’s Award and a full scholarship to the Aspen Music Festival. As a soloist, she has appeared with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and major orchestras in Korea. She has given numerous recitals in the US, Korea, and Australia. Her many years of intensive work in the area of chamber music led to performances at Kennedy Center and at Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Festival. She was also invited to be a member of the International Sejong Soloists, an active string ensemble appointed for several years as the ensemble-in-residence at the Aspen Music Festival. She has released two solo albums, ‘Cello Blossom’ and ‘Arioso’. She is currently teaching at Ulsan University and Sookmyung Women’s University.