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SUSPENDED: Midday Concert @ 1:00 – Noree Chamber Soloists, cellist Yi Qun Xu & pianist Yoon Lee

Mon, Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


The Moore Center is currently closed. This fact, combined with recommendations from health and government officials, means that all group programs, including SCHERZO (our adult chorus) and the free Midday Concerts at 1:00 are postponed until further notice. We do not expect any of our group programs to be continued before the beginning of the 2020-21 lesson year, WITH THE EXCEPTION of Arthur Russell Week, our small-group summer music camp in Southwest Harbor.

The health and welfare of our students, faculty, and ECMI community are paramount among our considerations during this time of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We have been carefully monitoring information from government officials and the Maine CDC, and we have decided to take a proactive approach to protect our cherished community and respond in the most effective way we can. Thank you for your patience.

ELLSWORTH – Noree Chamber Soloists –  cellist Yi Qun Xu and pianist Yoon Lee will play a Midday Concert at 1:00 on March 23 at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth, Maine. This concert is part of a series sponsored by Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI) with funding through the Onion Foundation and by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Pictured left to right: Cellist Yi Qun Xu and pianist Yoon Lee.

The program will include Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata in A Minor, D. 821 and Rachmaninoff’s Sonata for Cello and Piano, Opus 19. Both pieces will be played in their entirety. 

A NY-based chamber group, the musicians of Noree Chamber Soloists are affiliated with the Juilliard School, Curtis Institute, New England Conservatory of Music, and Manhattan School of Music.

Praised for displaying “great poise and masterful technique” and possessing “an amazing rich tone,” cellist Yi Qun Xu is the Prima Finalist of 2019 Benedetto Mazzacurati Internationals Cello Competition. She has appeared at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Marlboro Music Festival, and received honors including 2018 Sanders-Juilliard-Tel Aviv Museum Prize. A passionate chamber musician, she has collaborated with Itzhak Perlman and members of the Cleveland, Juilliard, and Tokyo Quartets. She studies with Joel Krosnick at The Juilliard School where she is the proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship. Yi Qun is an Artistic Director of Noree Chamber Soloists.

A pianist, educator, and entrepreneur, Yoon Lee is the Special Prize winner of the Anton Rubinstein International Competition. Yoon is a faculty of SUNY Purchase and Heifetz International Music Institute, as well as a staff pianist of The Juilliard School. Her performance of Beethoven has been described as “equal to Beethoven’s virtuosic demands” by New York Concert Review . She has been on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Château de Fontainebleau, and Seoul Arts Center, and featured on WQXR and KBS. Yoon Lee has played for master classes by Itzhak Perlman, Leonidas Kavakos, Steven Isserlis, Frans Helmerson, and David Geringas. Yoon has taught at Manhattan School of Music Precollege and served as a judge of Manhattan School of Music Concerto and Chamber Music Competition. Yoon received DMA from Manhattan School of Music and a Graduate Diploma from The Juilliard School. She is an Artistic Director of Noree Chamber Soloists.

This concert is part of ECMI’s Midday Concerts @ 1:00 series. Upcoming concerts will be held on April 27 – Resinosa Ensemble with Joëlle Morris, Mezzo-Soprano, Eliza Meyer, cello, and Bridget Convey, piano; and May 19 – a chamber music concert with Robert Dan, viola, & Friends. 

For more information, please call 207-664-9258 or email:  Admission is free to the public. 


Mon, Mar 23
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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