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Release: Nov. 30, 2001
Craioveanu, Han Will Perform Works For Violin, Piano At UI Dec. 13
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Violinist Mihai Craioveanu and pianist
Mansoon Han, faculty members at Hope College in Michigan, will perform works
by Ravel, Franck, W.H. Ernest and Enescu in a free concert at 8 p.m. Thursday,
Dec. 13 in Clapp Recital Hall on the University of Iowa campus.
The program -- the Ravel and Franck sonatas, Ernsts
Variations on "The Last Rose of Summer" for solo violin and Enescus
Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 -- duplicates the program of their upcoming concert
in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York.
Craioveanu, who was born in the Transylvanian city of
Sibiu, Romania, has been active internationally as both a violinist and a
conductor, including appearances at the Edinburgh, Banff and Bodensee festivals.
His performances have been broadcast on network television in America, Australia
and Europe, and he has been featured on the international channels of Radio
Free Europe and the Voice of America.
He was educated at the University of Music in Bucharest
and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he was a winner
of the international Concert Recital Diploma. He was also a scholarship student
at the International Summer Music Institute at the Franz Liszt Conservatory
in Germany and the International Music Festival "Jeunnesse Musicale"
At Hope College Craioveanu was a founding member of the
Anchor Trio and was Music Director of the Holland Symphony Orchestra for five
years. He also often returns to Romania, where he has been a soloist with
the Bucharest National Radio Orchestra, the Transylvania Philharmonic Orchestra
and the Moldavian Philharmonic Orchestra.
Mansoon Han began her piano studies at the age of six
in Seoul, Korea. She has won numerous competitions, including the Yook Young
Competition, the Piano Music Competition, and the Nan Pa Music Competition.
After receiving her bachelors degree from Seoul National University
she moved to the United States to study with renowned concert pianist Ann
Schein at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, where she received
both masters and doctoral degrees. She won a number of awards at Peabody,
including second prize in the Yale Gordon Competition, the Clara Ascherfeld
accompanying award and a Peabody Scholarship.
Han has also participated in the Aspen Music Festival,
the Orford Arts Center and the Kent Blossom Summer Chamber Music Festival.
She has worked in master class with Menahem Pressler, Leon Fleisher, Abbey
Simon, Jorg Demus, Marc Durand and Sergei Dorensky.
An avid chamber musician, she has collaborated with members
of the Maia Quartet; with Peter Landgren, Principal French Horn with the Baltimore
Symphony Orchestra; and with soprano Hyunah Yu, 1998 Naumberg Competition
finalist. Among her upcoming projects will be a performance in January 2002
at Carnegie Hall's Weil Recital Hall in New York City with violinist Mihai
Their concert is presented by the UI School of Music,
part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts
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