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Brother and sister to perform in summer concert

Young siblings, and multiple music competition winners, Christine Yesol Jeon (cello) and Samuel Woosol Jeon (piano) perform over two dates next week as part of the Tiromoana summer concert series.

The programme for Samuel's solo recital on Friday, January 15, includes works by Schumann, Beethoven, Ravel, and Cesar Frank.

Accompanied by the brother and sister's aunt, Mijin Jeon, on Sunday, January 17, Christine will perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Bohuslav Martinu.

Now 13 years old, Christine started learning the cello as a six-year-old, and piano from age five with Aunty Mijin Jeon. In 2016 and 2018, she participated in the National Concerto Competition.

Earlier this year, she and Les Apaches piano trio made the national final of the NZCT Chamber contest where they performed the Ravel Piano Trio in A minor. Christine recently performed in a solo recital sponsored by the Maurice Carter Charitable Trust.

Samuel also began to learn piano from age five and violin from age six. In 2017, he won the National Concerto Competition's most promising Cantabrians award and made it to the semi-finals in 2019.

In 2018 he won the Ruby Hay Piano Scholarship. He also made the NZCT chamber music contest semi-finals in 2017 and 2018 and the finals in 2019 and 2020. The 17-year-old has had masterclasses with Jian Liu, Read Gainsford and Michael Houstoun and aspires to be a concert pianist and orchestral conductor.

Tiromoana summer concert series presents performances by pianist Samuel Woosol Jeon on January 15 at 7.30pm. Cellist Christine Yesol Jeon performs on January 17 at 2.30pm. Tiromoana, 41 Winifred Street. Adults koha. Children and students free. For planning purposes, email your interest to Jack Richards at tiromoana1001@gmail.com

YOUNG STARS: Samuel Woosol Jeon and his younger sister Christine Yesol Jeon (see the following picture in this gallery) will each perform next week as part of the Tiromoana summer concert series. Pictures supplied
Christine Yesol Jeon.