This event is free and ticketed.
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Special Event
Educator Night

Pre-show Reception

January 09, 2024

This event occurred as part of the 23/24 Special Event season. This is an archived view.

Meet other arts educators, learn about Hop programs, and enjoy a concert on us!

23/24 Special Event

Educators, join us for a free and informal reception. We'd love to share what the Hop has to offer for K-12 students and hear what would be helpful to you as educators. We'll be happy to offer a complimentary ticket to the concert by the inimitable duo Danbi Um & JIJI, which follows our gathering.

Questions? Please contact Aaron Rivkin, Manager of Impact and Community Alliance.

Praised by The Strad as an "utterly dazzling" artist, with "a marvelous show of superb technique" and "mesmerizing grace" (New York Classical Review), violinist Danbi Um captivates audiences with her virtuosity, individual sound and interpretive sensitivity. A Menuhin International Violin Competition Silver Medalist, winner of the prestigious 2018 Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant and a recent top prizewinner of the Naumburg International Violin Competition, she showcases her artistry in concertos, solo recitals and in collaboration with distinguished chamber musicians. In 2018, Ms. Um made her New York recital debut at Lincoln Center presented by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. After winning the 2014 Music Academy of the West Competition, Ms. Um made her concerto debut in the Walton Violin Concerto with the Festival Orchestra, conducted by Joshua Weilerstein. Born in 1990 in Seoul, South Korea, Ms. Um began violin lessons at the age of three. In the year 2000, she moved to the United States to study at the Curtis Institute of Music, where she earned a Bachelor's degree. She also holds an Artist Diploma from Indiana University. Ms. Um is a winner of Astral Artists' National Auditions. She plays a 1683 "ex-Petschek" Nicolo Amati violin, on loan from a private collection.

Praised by The Washington Post for her "mesmerizing" and "stirring" performances, JIJI is an adventurous guitarist known for her virtuosity and command of diverse repertoire. Equally at home with both acoustic and electric guitar, her concert programs range from traditional and contemporary classical to free improvisation. Through her impeccable musicianship, compelling stage presence and commitment to commissioning and performing new musical works, JIJI has solidified her reputation as a top 21st-century guitarist. In 2021, The Washington Post selected JIJI as "one of the 21 composers/performers who sound like tomorrow," and The Kansas City Star recently described her as "a graceful and nuanced player." Her performances have been featured on PBS (On Stage at Curtis), NPR's From the Top, WHYY-TV, FOX 4-TV, Munchies (the Vice Channel), The Not So Late Show (Channel 6, Kansas) and Hong Kong broadcast station RTHK's The Works. In 2016, she became the first guitarist in 30 years to secure first prize in the Concert Artists Guild Competition. A committed educator, Jiji joined the Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theater faculty as Assistant Professor of Guitar in 2018. She is also a visiting artist and adjunct faculty member at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she began as Associate Professor of Music in Guitar in August 2023. She has presented master classes and workshops extensively, including at the Peabody Institute, Eastman School of Music, Yale University and Dublin's National Concert Hall, among many others. In addition to advocating for the music of her contemporaries, JIJI also performs and records many of her own works, and she continues to develop her distinctive compositional voice.

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