Schumann Drei Fantasiestücke (Three Fantasy Pieces)

I. Zart und mit Ausdruck (Tender and with expression)

II. Lebhaft, leicht (Lively, light)

III. Rasch und mit Feuer (Quick and with fire)

Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 4 in C major, Op. 102, No. 1

I. Andante – Allegro vivace

II. Adagio – Tempo d’andante – Allegro vivace

Mozart Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, K. 332

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Allegro assai

Brahms Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38

I. Allegro non troppo

II. Allegretto quasi Menuetto

III. Allegro

Joon Yoon Piano

Pianist Joon Yoon was the unanimous winner of the Guildhall School’s most prestigious award, the Gold Medal, previously won by artists such as Jacqueline du Pre and Bryn Terfel, for which he was named a BBC rising star, appearing live on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune. As an avid chamber musician, he has collaborated with prestigious musicians such as current and former members of the Guarneri, Juilliard, and Ying quartets. He has won top prizes in Campillos International Piano Competition (Spain), Verona International Piano Competition (Italy), among numerous others. His teachers and greatest musical influences are Yong Hi Moon, Robert McDonald, and Hung-Kuan Chen. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Music and The Juilliard School under full scholarship, and is continuing his studies at the Guildhall School in London as an Artist Diploma candidate with Ronan O’Hora.

Ben Tarlton Cello

Born in 1995 in Wales, Ben Tarlton studied with Sharon McKinley and Alexander Baillie before being accepted to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School with Thomas Carroll. In 2014 he received a Scholarship to study with Louise Hopkins at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After graduating with First Class honours, he was awarded a Scholarship to continue his studies there as a Postgraduate Student, with financial help also from The Countess of Munster Trust and Help Musicians UK. He has recently performed chamber music and solo performances in venues such as Milton Court, The Barbican Hall, Wales Millennium Centre and BBC’s Hoddinott Hall.