Point Grey Golf & Country Club
3350 SW Marine Dr. Vancouver, BC
Ticket Price $60 (cash only) for dinner and concert
Contact To RSVP, arrange to purchase tickets, or for more information, please contact [email protected] or Lauren at 778-822-0316.
Donations (separate from the cost of the concert and dinner): Donation cards and envelopes will be provided. Cheque, credit card, and cash donations are accepted. St. Mark’s College is a registered charity and will issue tax receipts for all donations over $20.
Cellist Brian Yoon has been described by the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) as “Canada’s next cello superstar”. Currently the Principal Cello of the Victoria Symphony, he has been a guest principal with the Kingston Symphony and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Brian also served as Assistant Principal Cello of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in the second half of the 2016/17 season.
Since winning First Prize at the 35th Eckhardt- Gramatté Competition, he has been presented in recital from coast to coast, with performances of repertoire ranging from Bach and Beethoven to Shostakovich and Metallica. As a soloist, Brian regularly performs with orchestras across Canada: his performance of Shostakovich’s Concerto No. 1 at the National Arts Centre was praised by the Ottawa Citizen as an “impressive account” with “exquisite phrasing”.
Born in South Korea, Brian started music lessons at the age of six. After immigrating to Canada, he continued cello studies with Judith Fraser at the Vancouver Academy of Music, where he was awarded the Certificate in Music Performance. He began post-secondary studies in the Faculty of Science at UBC, but later completed a Bachelor of Music at the University of Ottawa studying with Paul Marleyn, and a Master of Music at Rice University studying with Desmond Hoebig.
Having performed throughout North America and Asia, cellist Ashton Lim enjoys an exciting and varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player and teacher. First prizewinner in the 2014 Glenn Gould Chamber Music Competition, his piano trio has also won first place in the Canadian Music Competition and the Canadian National Music Festival. Ashton is a third-year Cello Fellow at the New World Symphony.
As a chamber musician, Mr. Lim has performed alongside internationally acclaimed artists such as James Boyd, Christopher Constanza, Jonathan Crow, Mark Fewer, Simin Ganatra, Jacqueline Shave and Huw Watkins. In addition, he has worked with members of the Nash Ensemble, and the Afiara, Emerson, Guarneri, Shanghai, St. Lawrence, Tokyo and Vermeer String Quartets.
As an orchestral player, Mr. Lim has performed with the Banff Festival Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company, Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the Eastern Festival Orchestra. Born and raised in Vancouver,
Mr. Lim completed a bachelor of music degree with John Kadz at the Mount Royal College Conservatory and the University of Calgary, and a master of music degree at Northwestern University, studying with Hans Jorgen Jensen.