Cello Piano Duo Concert

Performers Imjeong Choi and Minhae Lee

Imjeong Choi (left) and Minhae Lee (right)

Concert details

Program

Ludwig van Beethoven 
Sonata for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 102, No. 1

Robert Schumann 
Adagio and Allegro for Piano and Horn in A-flat major,  Op. 70

Franz Liszt
Totentanz S. 126 (piano solo version)

Performers

Imjeong Choi (cello) 

Imjeong Choi is a South Korean cellist. She graduated from Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea, with a bachelor of music degree, in addition to receiving an education of music degree.

In South Korea, Choi worked in Boseong Girl’s Middle School as a cello teacher, and completed an internship at Muhak Middle School. She received first prize in the Hanyang Chamber Music Competition, and was a member of the Seoul Metropolitan Youth Orchestra.

In the United States, Choi earned her master’s degree in cello performance at MSU in 2019. She spent a summer working in the Ohio Light Opera, and she participated in MSU Summer Study Abroad in Todi, Italy, where she held a performance. She also toured Hong Kong, China, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Japan as a member of the Asian Youth Orchestra. Since 2018, Choi has been a member of the Midland Symphony Orchestra.

Currently, Choi is pursuing her doctor of musical arts degree in cello performance at MSU, where she studies with Suren Bagratuni.

Minhae Lee (piano)

Pianist Minhae Lee is the winner of the Chicago North Shore Musicians Club scholarship, the Honors Concerto Competition at Michigan State University (MSU), the New Tang Dynasty Television International Piano Competition, the "Golden Classical Music Awards" International Competition, the Taegu Broadcasting Corporation Daegu Broadcasting Corporation Competition, and the Daejin University Piano Competition.

Lee completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yonsei University in Seoul. She also attended the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, and the Manhattan School of Music, where she was awarded a full scholarship to study with Dr. Solomon Mikowsky. As a collaborative pianist, she has held a position of collaborative pianist staff at the Jeju International Brass Competition, Manhattan, in the Mountain Summer Festival, Manhattan School of Music, Michigan State University, and the Aspen Music Summer Festival. 

Lee is an adjunct faculty member at Alma College, and is a piano faculty member of the Community Music School at Michigan State University, in addition to giving lessons for the Aspen Music Summer Festival Passes and Lessons Scholarship program. She holds a doctoral degree in piano performance from MSU, where she is currently completing her second doctoral degree in collaborative piano, and her second master’s degree in piano pedagogy.