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Jupiter Quartet & Soyeon Kate Lee

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The Jupiter Quartet, the Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign which The New Yorker describes as “an ensemble of eloquent intensity,” is presented with pianist Soyeon Kate Lee in two performances on February 12 and 13 by Feldman Chamber Music Society and the Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg respectively. The ensemble will perform a vibrant and stylistically diverse program, that includes Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2; Elizabeth Maconchy’s String Quartet No. 3; and Johannes Brahms’s Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34, which the Quartet will perform in collaboration with Lee.

The Jupiter Quartet has performed in some of the world’s finest halls, including New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, Boston’s Jordan Hall, Mexico City's Palacio de Bellas Artes, Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center and Library of Congress, Austria’s Esterhazy Palace, and Seoul’s Sejong Chamber Hall. Their major music festival appearances include the Aspen Music Festival and School, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, Rockport Music Festival, Caramoor International Music Festival, Music at Menlo, Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival, the Banff Centre, the Seoul Spring Festival, and many others. In addition to their performing career, they have been artists-in-residence at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign since 2012, where they maintain private studios and direct the chamber music program. 

First prize winner of the Naumburg International Piano Competition and the Concert Artist Guild International Competition, Korean-American pianist Soyeon Kate Lee has been lauded by The New York Times as a pianist with "a huge, richly varied sound, a lively imagination and a firm sense of style," and by the Washington Post for her "stunning command of the keyboard.”