Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto N.2 in D-Dur
Wolfgang A. Mozart: Piano Concerto N.12 in A-Dur, kv.414
Vitaliy Hubarenko: Mono-opera "The Love Letters"
Cellist - Meehae Ryo
Pianist – Inkyoung Lee
Soprano – Yulia Petrachuk
Conductor – Yuriy Yanko
Chamber orchestra - New York Sinfonietta
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Yuriy Yanko – Conductor
Director - Chief Conductor of the Kharkov Philharmonic, Honored Artist of Ukraine, the winner of the International competition named by Vakhtang Jordania.
The works of maestro Yanko is characterized by high culture of performance, knowledge of musical styles and national schools. Crisp and clear gesture, emotional, dramatic and demanding to work with the orchestra - all that created a reputation as one of the best conductors of Ukraine. He graduated as a conductor-choirmaster Kharkov Special Music School (1980), Kharkov State University Art named by I.Kotlyarevsky (1985), as an opera and symphony conductor - National Music Academy named by P.Tchaikovsky (1991); the conductor of Academic Symphony Orchestra of Zaporozhye Philharmonic (1991-1994), artistic director and conductor of chamber orchestra of Kharkov Specialized Secondary Music Boarding School (1999-2004). Since 1994 he conducted at Kharkov Academic Opera and Ballet named by M. Lysenko.
He was conductor-producer of many plays. Since 2001 he has been artistic director and principal conductor of the symphony orchestra of Kharkov Philharmonic. In 2004 he became its director. Engagedin teaching. He received the diplomas of the regional state administration (2002, 2006), the highest award of Kharkov mayor "For diligence" (2004).
Mr. Yanko is a winner of regional rating "Kharkov Citizen of Year" (2001-2006), a regional award "Public Recognition" (2004), as well as municipal creative prize named by B.Gmyrya (2007). Famous musicians of our time (D.Bashkirov, B.Kotorovych, V.Kraynyev, D.Kramer, Y.Loyevskyy, M.Petrov, S.Stadler, N.Shtarkman, O.Knyazyev, S.Shodzhy and many others) highly evaluated conducting skills of Maestro Yanko. He has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra of Moldova, with orchestras in many cities of Russia and Ukraine. Audience from many countries knows his familiar art: Bulgaria, Holland, Egypt, Spain, Italy, Germany, South Korea, Poland, Russia, USA, France, Czech Republic and Switzerland.
Meehae Ryo – Cello
Deutsche Gramophone Recording Artist Ms. Meehae Ryo’s breathtaking technical virtuosity and captivating melody puts her as the most recognized cellist in the Republic of Korea. She endeavors to play music, which makes both herself and her audiences happy. Not only is she a beloved cellist, but she is also determined to train pupils by sharing her experiences and skills.
Meehae’s passion for music is enough to make her as one of the most preferred cellist by numerous orchestras. These include: the Wiener Concert Verein (Wiener Symphoniker Kammer Orchester), Berliner Symphony Orchestra, , Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Belgrad Philharmony Orchestra, Toronto Philharmonia, Hongkong Philharmonic Orchestra, Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra, Kaerntner Symphony Orchestra, the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Prague Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, Hradec Kralove Philharmony, Madeira Classical Players in Portugal, Kazakhstan National Symphony Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Prime Philharmonic Orchestra and Seoul Classical Players.
Meehae’s first recording was with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra under maestro Vladimir Valek as the conductor; it was a commemoration album of Schumann’s 150th death by Sony Classic. In 2013, she recorded Saint-Saëns and Elgar cello concerto with Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, which is released by Deutsche Gramphone.
She is regularly invited to be the jury of numerous international competitions, such as Beethoven International Cello, Janigro International Cello, Khachaturian International Cello, and Riga Strings Classic. In addition, she is participating in Vienna Strings International Competition in May 2019, Belgrade Cello competition in April 2020, and Osaka International Competition in October 2019.
Inkyoung Lee - Piano
Born in Seoul, Korea, Pianist Inkyoung Lee showed her talent as early as age 7, winning the nation-wide competition for young students, as well as Chosun Competition for Young and Eum-ak Chun-chu Competition during her youth.She began her professional musical studies at Yewon School, Korea’s most representative art middle school, and Seoul Arts High School, where she graduated with top honors. She received Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Seoul National University, and performed in many concerts as a pianist and an accompanist at various venues including Korea Festival Ensemble Hall, Seoul Arts Center, and Yonsei University 100thAnniversary Memorial Hall.
Later she studied with Arthur Greene at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she earned a Master of Music degree and a Doctoral of Musical Arts in Piano Performance with full scholarship. She joined in various performances as a soloist and an accompanist at Britton Recital Hall, Rackham Auditorium, Hill Auditorium, McIntosh Theatre and performed with Michigan Contemporary Ensemble and Michigan Band. Shealso studied other keyboard instruments; organ with Marilyn Mason, harpsichord with Edward Parmentier and fortepiano with Penelope Crawford, to have better understanding in all keyboard area and their historical performance practices. She performed many chamber recitals with various instruments including voice, and actively participated in summer festivals both in Korea and the States as well as in master classes for Jerome Lowenthal and Lazar Berman.
Yulia Petrachuk – Soprano
Born in Russia, Ms. Petrachuk studied at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and is a graduate of Bern Opera Studio in Bern, Switzerland.
Her debut as a professional opera singer was with the State Theater Bern, Switzerland in 2010. She has also performed with Theater Biel (Switzerland), Ash Lawn Opera Festival, Opera Ischia (Italy), Dicapo Opera Theater NYC, Great Moscow Hall, Vocal Productions NYC and Opera Camerata, Smetana Hall in Praue, Carnegie Hall in NYC and many others. Some of her main roles performed include Fiordiligi, Mimi, Violetta, Nedda, Iolanta, Tatiana, Euridice, Flaminio, Lauretta, Adina, Lauretta, Marguerite, and Donna Anna.
In 2014, she made her debut at the Carnegie Hall with Steven Crawford, pianist and assistant conductor of Metropolitan Opera.
In November 2015, Ms. Petrachuk successfully performed the World Premiere of “Yulia” (a song cycle dedicated to her by composer E. Dubois) at the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center in New York City, in collaboration with the renowned Italian pianist Carlo Pari.
In December 2016, she had a recital at the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall with American pianist Michael Fennelly.
In June 2017, she performed the role of Donna Anna in Mozart's opera Don Giovanni with the Vienna Music Festival in Vienna, Austria.
In January 2018, Yulia performed at Smetana Hall in Prague, Czech Republic with conductor Alfredo Sorichetti and New World Symphony Orchestra.
In April 2018, Yulia performed soprano solo in Brahm’s German Requiem with Easton Choral Society in Easton.
In June 2018, Yulia successfully performed World Premier of the Oratorio for the Fallen by E. Dubois in Saint-Clair in France. And in July 2018, Yulia performed at the Rossini Festival “Case Sonore” in Monteleone, Italy with renown Rossini bass Bruno Pratico and pianist Carlo Pari.
Recently, in December 2018, Ms. Petrachuk performed Soprano Solo in Christmas Oratorio by Saint-Saëns with Easton Choral Arts Society in Easton, MD.
Some of her future performances include US-premiere of the mono-opera by V. Hubarenko “The Love Letters” at Carnegie Hall in New York (July 2019), “Ah, perfido” by Beethoven at Vienna Konzerthous and Classical Music Concert at Vienna Musikverein in Austria (May 2019), Elekta's role in Strauss' opera Elektra at the Salzburg Great Hall of Mozarteum in Austria (May 2020), and many other various operatic and concert series performances in USA, Italy, Austria, Russia and France. More info: www.yuliapetrachuk.com