National Symphony Orchestra Violinist Featured in UE Guest Recital

Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2012

Violinist Joel Fuller, a member of the Washington, D.C.-based National Symphony Orchestra, will perform a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 24 in the University of Evansville’s Wheeler Concert Hall.


The concert is free and open to the public, and the program includes works by Debussy, Faure, Bach, and Ysaye. Pianist Jiyoung Oh will accompany Fuller.

Prior to joining the National Symphony Orchestra, Fuller served as the assistant principal second violin of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. He also spent three years as the assistant concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic, enjoying many opportunities to solo with the orchestra there. As a chamber musician, Fuller was the first violinist of the University of Michigan Graduate String Quartet and founding member of the Sonare and Vanderbilt String Quartets. He is currently a member of the IBIS Chamber Music Society and Musica Aperta ensembles in Washington, D.C.

As a student, Fuller was awarded a three-year orchestral fellowship to attend the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado. He was one of only two to receive the honor for the 2001 summer season. He received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Music degree in violin performance and chamber music from the University of Michigan. Fuller has won numerous awards and competitions including the ASTA competition and both the University of Wisconsin Concerto Competition and the University of Michigan Concerto Competition. He is honored to play on the “ex Powell” Omobono Stradivari violin, generously loaned to him by the John C. Schroeder trust for musical excellence.

Pianist Jiyoung Oh is a member of the faculty at the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C. Oh received her Doctorate in Musical Arts from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music as a Chancellor’s Fellow and her Master of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the U.S. and Canada, and participated in summer festivals including the Aspen School of Music and the International Holland Music Sessions in Bergen. This past year, she was an interim piano faculty member at James Madison University where she taught piano and doctoral piano seminars. Prior to that, she taught at Lewis and Clark College and Indiana University. She was also a former adjudicator at the Virginia Music Teacher's Association State Competition. Oh is also a freelance pianist in the greater D.C. area.

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