Iryna Krechkovsky and Sorah Myung perform a concert with violin and viola inside the museum.
Violinist Iryna Krechkovsky enjoys an international career as soloist, chamber music collaborator, educator, and arts executive. Sorah Myung is both a violinist and a violist. She holds a concertmaster position at La Mirada Symphony Orchestra and an assistant principle viola position at Mozart Classical Orchestra in Southern California.
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Sorah Myung, as both a violinist and a violist has a busy musical career. She holds a concertmaster position at La Mirada Symphony Orchestra and an assistant principle viola position at Mozart Classical Orchestra in Southern California. Also, she has been playing at the AIMS music festival in Graz, Austria for the last seven seasons.
As a dedicated pedagogue, Ms. Myung is in great demand as a teacher, a coach and a lecturer. She gave master classes in Suzuki violin school in Hong Kong and held an artist faculty position at Capistrano International Chamber Music Festival in San Juan Capistrano last summer. Recently she was invited to give lectures at a music college in Philippines for two weeks. Ms. Myung was an adjudicator at Irvine Junior Ensemble Music Festival, Association of Christian School International Music Festival, and New Mexico Fine Arts Festival; and she will be an adjudicator at Newport Mesa Solo & Chamber Ensemble Festival and an evaluator for Music Teachers’ Association of California Certificate of Merit program.
Ms. Myung received her BM degree from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and MM degree from Yale University School of Music. She is currently a string faculty and a chamber music coordinator at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa and a string coach at Irvine and Laguna Beach school districts.
Hailed as “lively and sensational” by Montreal’s Arts and Opinion, and “flawless” by New York Concert Review, prize-winning violinist Iryna Krechkovsky enjoys an international career as soloist, chamber music collaborator, educator, and arts executive. Celebrated for her tone, emotionality, and precision, she has performed in concert venues from Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City, to The American Church in Paris, Chicago Cultural Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, and Seoul Arts Center in Korea. She has appeared on Classical KUSC, KABC-TV Los Angeles, the Korean Broadcasting System, National Public Radio, the Public Broadcasting Service, and as a speaker/performer at TEDxChapmanU. She was also a top prize winner at the Sorantin International Competition, the Canadian Music Competition, the Kocian International Violin Competition, the Beverly Hills International Auditions, and the Canada Council for the Arts Instrument Bank Competition which afforded her a three-year loan of the 1689 “Baumgartner” Stradivari violin.
Krechkovsky has performed as soloist with the Lviv National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, the Toronto Sinfonietta, the Seoul National University Virtuosi, the California Chamber Orchestra, the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Canadian Academy Chamber Orchestra. She has collaborated with artists including Colin Carr, Paul Coletti, Robert deMaine, Glenn Dicterow, Karen Dreyfus, Eugene Drucker, David Finckel, Gil Kalish, Kyung Sun Lee, Robert McDonald, and Philip Setzer, and has performed hundreds of recitals throughout North America, Europe, and Asia with her husband, pianist Kevin Kwan Loucks, as part of the award-winning Krechkovsky/Loucks Duo. In 2012, the Duo formed Trio Céleste with cellist Ross Gasworth and served as Ensemble-in-Residence at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine, where they also directed the annual Trio Céleste Summer Chamber Music Festival.
Born in Ukraine, Iryna Krechkovsky attended the Cleveland Institute of Music and holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University where she was awarded the distinguished 40 Under Forty Alumni Award. She is Director of Education and Co-Founder of Chamber Music | OC where she curates the nationally recognized Pre-College Program – a comprehensive mentoring program for exceptionally talented musicians throughout Southern California. Krechkovsky studied with David and Linda Cerone, Philip Setzer, Philippe Graffin, and Pamela Frank, and performs on a 2007 violin by Ryan Soltis and Samuel Zygmuntowicz.
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