Camille POON started to learn the violin at the age of six. Studying under Ms. Jue Yao, a virtuoso violinist from China, she managed to attain FRSM (in violin) by the Diploma Board of ABRSM in 2009 and the Fellowship of the Trinity Guildhall in 2008. Camille participates actively in competitions. She has won the Third Prize of Concerto Audition in the 14th Osaka International Music Competition as well as the Gold Award (violin open class) of the Hong Kong Bauhinia Cup Strings Competition 2012 in which she was granted a chance to play Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole with the Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Orchestra at HK Cultural Centre.
In her three years’ studying Bachelor of Music in the Hong Kong Chinese University (2011-14), Camille was invited to be one of the solo performers in ‘Rhapsodia—Mary Wu and CUHK Chung Chi Wind Orchestra’ as well as playing the solo violin of Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola in ‘Chung Chi Orchestra Fall Concert 2013’ at Lee Hysan Concert Hall, CUHK. In addition, she is also a frequent performer in various master classes of maestros including Kyung Sun Lee, Glenn Dicterow, Alissa Margulis, Daniel Gaede and Earl Carlyss etc. Furthermore, she was awarded the Talent Development Scholarship 2013/14 in recognition of her outstanding performance/achievements in Music by the HKSAR Government, Chung Chi Class Scholarship, ‘Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry Music Fund’ Scholarship, China Soong Ching Ling Foundation in 2013 and a full scholarship to attend Kirishima International Music festival in 2012. Having received a scholarship to study Master of Music in Indiana University in 2014, Camille is now furthering her study of violin performance in Jacobs School of Music under the tutelage of renowned Prof. Kevork Mardirossian.
Besides, Camille is interested in ensemble playing. She was awarded ‘Outstanding Performance’ and ‘Excellent Performer Prize’ in the 1st Alice and Eleanor Schoenfeld International String Competition Chamber Music Open Senior Division. She was elected to perform in the ‘International Journey of Strings’ in J.F Kennedy Centre ( in Washington D.C.) in 2011. Moreover, she was the Concert Mistress of both Pro-Arte Orchestra of Hong Kong and Chung Chi Orchestra of CUHK in 2012-14. She is now the first violin player in both Indiana University’s Philharmonic Orchestra and Conductor Orchestra in the U.S.
Pianist Maria JEE was born in Korea. She started piano at the age of 4, won several national competitions in her teens. She has performed to great acclaim in her native Korea, United States and now, Hong Kong. In great demand as a collaborative pianist, Jee has appeared in chamber music performance with a variety of artists and collaborate at master classes with Rostropovich, Midori, Sarah Chang, Vadim Repin, Ning Fung, Choliang Lin, Leonidas Kavakos and many master performers. Also, her solo performance have been praised enough to give recital at the 2010 Chopin’s 200 immemorial concert in Hong Kong at the invitation of Polish embassy. She has also been a judge for Hong Kong International Invitation Piano Competition since 2012. Jee earned her master degree in piano accompany and chamber music at the San Francisco Conservatory, For several years, she collaborate with Camilla Wicks, the living legend violinist. Jee won the best piano accompanist prize in Schoenfeld International String/Chamber Competition at 2013, also performed prestigious international string competitions such as The Menuhin International violin competition, ARD International competition.
At present, she is a faculty accompanist at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Art.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Sonata No.1 in D major, Op.12
Johann Sebastian Bach
Violin Partita No.3 in E Major, BWV 1006
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