2 July 20.30 St. Martin's Church

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Bokjoo Suh-Cho
was born in Seoul, South Korea. She received her first music education in piano at the High School for Arts and Music in Seoul. After that she completed the EWHA Women’s University and College for Music. In Europe she studied at the Cologne University of Music (Kölner Hochschule für Musik) with Professor Günter Ludwig, where she completed her studies with a final exam in piano performance. In Cologne she also received the diploma and passed the concert exam in her major subject, Song Interpretation, with Professor Hartmut Höll, the partner of Dietrich Fischer Dieskau. Bokjoo Suh-Cho finished her studies with a degree in piano at the Wiener Musikhochschule with Professor Paul Badura. She received her chamber music education from the Amadeus Quartet in Cologne.

As a pianist, she is known for her many concert performances which have earned her a name and reputation in music circles: a soloist performance with the Seoul National University Orchestra and the Seoul Philharmonics. She also performed at numerous piano recitals in Seoul, Bonn, Cologne, Vienna and Iceland and at chamber music concerts in Switzerland and Austria, Seoul, and the German cities of Essen, Cologne and Bedburg. She also held a musical evening (featuring Schubert's 'Die schöne Müllerin’) and a TV recording broadcast by WDR Cologne. She demonstrated her rich knowledge and skill at the concert held in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Max Bruch (trio concert) at the Cologne Philharmony and as official piano accompanist at the international competition for violin and piano which is held by the Georg Kuhlenkampff Foundation. 

Since 1991 Suh-Cho has been a full professor at the Carinthian State Conservatory of Music, and chamber music takes up an important part of her work. 

Saewon Suh was born in Seoul in South Korea. He began his musical career at the High School for Arts and Music in Seoul. He continued his studies at the Seoul National University, MHS Cologne and the Bern Conservatory, where he earned a soloist diploma. His professors were, among others, Lee Jong-Suk in Korea, Igor Ozim in Bern and Cologne and the Amadeus Quartet in Cologne. He is the prize winner of the prestigious Tschumi Music Prize awarded by the Musikgesellschaft Bern. Critics raved about his performance, saying that "… he mastered the task with perfect technique, unthinkably subtle tonal culture and surprising intensity, clear, persuasive bow strokes and mature lyrical and dramatically-gripping  expressiveness.” (Der Bund, Bern, 1990) 

Suh won awards at several national and international music competitions (including the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition in Sion and the Tonger Contest in Cologne). Saewon Suh gave numerous chamber music concerts and recitals in Kora and Europe with renowned international musicians, including Johannes Kropfitsch, Elisabetha Kropfitsch, Stefan Kropfitsch and Tamas Varga (soloist cellist with the Vienna Philharmonics). As a soloist, he performed with the Bern Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul National University Faculty Orchestra, Carinthian Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Chamber Orchestra, Austria-Korea Philharmonics, Cologne University of Music Orchestra, Academia Ars Musicae Chamber Orchestra and practically all city orchestras in Korea and with symphony orchestras of the cities Bucheon, Incheon, Kwangju and Cheongju. As a soloist, he also collaborated with the Viennese Music Society. His repertoire contains the works of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Paganini, Brahms, Sibelius, Prokofiev and Alban Berg. Professor Suh has regular classes in Austria (Sankt Paul im Lavanttal, Imst), Bled Italy (Verona) and Korea (University Dongguk in Seoul, University in Ulsan) and one of the most popular professors of the time. Since 1991 he has held the post of a full professor at the Carinthian State Conservatory of Music.

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