A Double Treat!
On Saturday, November 8, we welcomed pianist Sangyoung Kim and Victor Cayres to our Natick Mall store. The two performed Sonata for Two Pianos by David Owens as well as works by Schubert, Villa-Lobos, and Corigliano. Photos of the event will be posted soon.
About the Artists
A pianist since age 4, Sangyoung Kim graduated from the Korean National Institute of Art where she studied with Kyung Sook Lee before coming to the United States. She is now a student of Wha-Kyung Byun and Russell Sherman at the New England Conservatory of Music, where she was the recipient of the Carol and Robert T. Henderson Presidential Scholarship Award. Kim has performed in recital at the Courchevel Music Festival in France and as a soloist with the Seoul Symphony Orchestra. In 2008 she took first prize at the Bösendorfer USASU International Piano Competition. She loves to travel and hopes to visit ancient sites around the world.
Pianist Victor Cayres has performed extensively in Brazil, Europe, and the United States, earning praise for concerts with the Sine Nomine string quartet in Switzerland and as a soloist with such orchestras as the Boston Pops and Brno Philharmonic in the Czech Republic. In Boston he has appeared as a soloist with NEC Philarmonia, Symphony Pro-Musica, Boston University Symphony Orchestra, and in Brazil with Orquestra Petrobras Pro-Musica, Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira, Orquestra Sinfonica and Orquestra de Camera of University of São Paulo. He has collaborated with such conductors as Ronaldo Bologna, Mark Churchill, Marc David, Gil Jardim, Theophanis Kapsopoulos, Keith Lockhart, Norton Morozowisk, Donald Palma, Roberto Tibiriça, and Jan Zbavitel. He has toured with the Orchestre des Jeunes de Fribourg under Kapsopoulos in the Czech Republic and Switzerland.
In 2012 Mr. Cayres was awarded the Respighi Prize, the 2nd prize at the 18th Leos Janacek International Piano Competition in Brno, Czech Republic, and the Zulalian Award at Boston University. Previous achievements in 2013 included first prize at the Boston University Richmond Piano Competition, a recording project with works by David Owens on the Albany Records label, as well as concerts in Brazil, Michigan (Interlochen Center for the Arts), the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and a debut performance at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall as a soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of New York, conducted by Salvatore di Vittorio.
In the years prior to coming to the United States, Mr. Cayres won competitions in Brazil, including the Gina Bachauer South American Competition, Nelson Freire International Competition, Petrobras International Competition, Magdalena Tagliaferro Competition, Artlivre International Competition, as well as European competitions such as Sommerfestspiele Klavier Wettbewerb in Murten, Switzerland.
Mr. Cayres had the privilege of studying with Brazil’s leading pianists: Roselys Alleoni at the School of Music Maestro Ernst Mahle; and Gilberto Tinetti and Eduardo Monteiro at the University of São Paulo. He also had an opportunity to study for one year at the Hoschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany, while appearing in concert venues in Switzerland. He has performed in master classes for John O’Connor, Steve Drury, Philippe Entremont, Stephen Kovacevich, Dai Uk Lee, and John Perry, among others. Mr. Cayres studied with Wha KyungByun at the New England Conservatory, and with Anthony di Bonaventura and Boaz Sharon at Boston University. He serves on the piano faculty of the Boston University School of Music.