CCM welcomes Assistant Professor of Music in Piano Soyeon Kate Lee to its faculty. Her appointment begins in August of 2014.

Soyeon Kate Lee

The internationally acclaimed Ariel Quartet will open its four-part concert series at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music at 8 p.m. on Sept. 6 in Corbett Auditorium. The concert features works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Jörg Widmann, along with a performance of Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat Major featuring renowned pianist and CCM faculty member Soyeon Kate Lee.

Named CCM’s string quartet-in-residence in 2012, the Ariel Quartet has been praised by the New York Times for its “gift for filling the pristine structures of Classicism with fire.” The talented string musicians will hold four concerts at CCM during the 2016-17 season: Sept. 6, Oct. 25, Jan. 24 and March 10.

First prize winner of the Naumburg International Piano Competition and the Concert Artist Guild International Competition, 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.” She will join the Ariel Quartet for the season opening performance on Sept. 6. See full concert program details below.

The Ariel Quartet is comprised of Alexandra Kazovsky, violin; Amit Even-Tov, cello; Gershon Gerchikov, violin; and Jan Grüning, viola. The Quartet was formed in Israel 18 years ago when its members were young students, and they have been playing together ever since. Recently awarded the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, the Quartet serves as the string quartet-in-residence at CCM where they direct the chamber music program and perform their own annual series of concerts.


BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
JÖRG WIDMANN: String Quartet No. 3 (“Hunting”)
SCHUMANN: Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44
Featuring Soyeon Kate Lee, piano


8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6

Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Tickets are $25 for general admission, $15 for non-UC students and FREE for UC students with valid ID.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-Box Office! Visit for CCM Box Office hours and location.

Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit Additional parking is available off-campus at the U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit


CCM Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

The Ariel Quartet’s 2016-17 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contributions of Anonymous, The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander, Mrs. William A. Friedlander, Dr. & Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bloom, Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. & Mrs. Paul G. Sittenfeld, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman, Mr. & Mrs. Theodore W. Striker and The Thomas J. Emery Memorial.

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