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DSO String Quartet
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YOGA + LIVE MUSIC

DSO String Quartet

Tuesday, July 13, 2021—7:00pm

Tuesday, July 13, 2021—7:00pm
2 hours

Practice yoga outdoors to live music performed by DSO ensembles! A Detroit Yoga Lab certified instructor leads a limited-capacity socially distant group yoga session in the DSO’s Sosnick Courtyard open to all skill levels. Experience the bliss of warm summer air, and the sense of community that comes from safely enjoying live music and yoga with others. Namaste.

The health and safety of our patrons, musicians, and staff is our top priority, and event attendees should follow protocols that keep us all safe. The DSO is following all current recommendations by the State of Michigan for masks. Please visit dso.org/safetyplan for more information.

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Artists

Jiamin Wang

First Violin

Jiamin Wang is one of the most talented violinists who has emerged rapidly in recent years from China. This past spring she was invited by world-renowned composer/conductor Tan Dun as a soloist to play his "Water Passion" with MDR Radio Choir. She was also asked to play his Hero Concerto for violin and orchestra with the National Orchestra of Madrid, Spain in 2010.

While still in school, Jiamin was the recipient of several scholarships and international awards. She won the “Youth Performance Award” in the 8th National Professional Violin Competition in Qingdao, 2006. In 2007, she won second prize in the Bucharest Romania International Violin Competition. In July 2009, she graduated with excellence from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Professor Xuan He, and was awarded a scholarship to continue post-graduate studies. In the same year, she also won the orchestra fellow audition of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

During her studies, she was the concertmaster of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music’s Youth Symphony Orchestra. After finishing her master’s degree, Jiamin entered Bard College Conservatory of Music, studying with Weigang Li. She also had master classes with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Ani Kavafian at Bard.
Jiamin started learning the violin with her mother at the age of 6. As a soloist, she has performed with the Singapore Festival Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra. She is also very active in chamber and contemporary music. Since 2010, she has performed more than 100 concerts in Tan Dun's "Water Heavens" in Shanghai as the first violin in the string quartet.

Eun Park Lee

First Violin

A native of Seoul, South Korea, Eun Park Lee joined the DSO in March, 2006.

Winner of the Starling Awards Competition, she has worked with distinguished artists such as Joseph Silverstein, Pamela Frank, Isidore Cohen and Malcom Lowe; as well as the Tokyo, Juilliard and Emerson String Quartets. She made her solo debut with the Madri Chamber Orchestra in Korea, followed by several others--including the Woodlands Symphony Orchestra, while serving as their concertmaster of 2001-02.

During school, Eun served as concertmaster of the Eastman Philharmonia, Eastman School Symphony and Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra. She has been invited to many international music festivals, and has served as concertmaster at the Tanglewood Music Center; assistant concertmaster at the Pacific Music Festival in Japan, New York String Seminar and Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany. She was the guest associate concertmaster for the Daejeon Philharmonic in Korea in their Mozart and Mahler Festival, and was invited as one of the youngest guest artists for the Music in the Mountains Festival in Colorado.

As an active chamber musician, Eun is a former member of the Artésan String Quartet, giving numerous performances and also appearing with the faculty of the Eastman School of Music. In Texas, she appeared frequently as a performing artist at the Spectrum Chamber Music Series. Outside the classical music world, she has been a member of the GG Electric String Quartet’s performing artists, performing around Texas, Florida, New Orleans and Las Vegas.

Eun began playing the violin at the age of 9 and continued her studies at the Sun Hwa Arts School. In 1996, she moved to the States—-entering the Eastman School of Music, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree, and studying with Charles Castleman. She earned her Master's Degree at Rice University with Kathleen Winkler, with an award for full tuition and the C.Lummis Award. She was a member of the Fort Worth Symphony prior to joining the DSO.

Glenn Mellow

Viola

Born in Chicago, and raised in Skokie, IL, violist Glenn Mellow received his bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University and obtained a master’s degree from Indiana University. He studied with Abraham Skernick at Indiana for three years, taking a year off to teach viola in Brazil, play Principal Viola in the Orquestre Sinfonica de Minas Gerais, and perform with a string quartet. He also studied with Laurence Shapiro of the Fine Arts Quartet and Harold Klatz of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and has attended the Casals Festival in San Juan and the Blossom Festival. Prior to his appointment to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in September 1980, Glenn served as Principal Viola of the Evansville Philharmonic and the Owensboro (Kentucky) Symphony.

When not playing with the DSO, Glenn is active as a viola teacher and performs chamber music in the Detroit metropolitan area.

Robert Bergman

Cello

Robert Bergman began his tenure with the DSO in the summer of 1989. He previously served as Assistant Principal Cello for two seasons with the Sacramento Symphony and has held the positions of Principal and Assistant Principal Cello of the Tanglewood Orchestra, Principal Cello with the Chicago Civic Orchestra, Assistant Principal of the Springfield (Mass.) and Hartford Symphonies.

Robert received his bachelor’s degree in 1986 from the Oberlin College Conservatory, studying cello under Richard Kapuscinski and piano with Joseph Schwartz. Also an accomplished pianist, Robert has served as dance accompanist for ballet and modern dance classes at Amherst College, Mt. Holyoke College, Smith College, Harvard University, University of Massachusetts (Amherst), and Oberlin College. When not performing, Robert enjoys teaching privately and cello building.

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